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Especially for DRSSTCs where we can be switching 4x the rated max current or more, it's important to maintain zero current switching. The interrupter doesn't have any constraints for when it turns on/off, so almost definitely it will turn off when the primary current isn't zero. The interrupter signal feeds into the flip flop so that when the interrupter turns off, the flip flop waits until the next rising edge of the feedback to turn off the coil. This means the coil itself is guaranteed to turn off only when the primary current is zero.

Thank you very much for the clear explanation.
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Especially for DRSSTCs where we can be switching 4x the rated max current or more, it's important to maintain zero current switching. The interrupter doesn't have any constraints for when it turns on/off, so almost definitely it will turn off when the primary current isn't zero. The interrupter signal feeds into the flip flop so that when the interrupter turns off, the flip flop waits until the next rising edge of the feedback to turn off the coil. This means the coil itself is guaranteed to turn off only when the primary current is zero.
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Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC) / Turning SSTC into DRSSTC
« Last post by Simranjit on June 12, 2024, 10:23:08 PM »
Hi, I finally built my ramped SSTC (using esp32 as interrupter) which uses mains ac for ramp. Using half bridge configuration I was able to get around 7.5inch sparks at 30% duty cycle. My question is that if I add capacitor to primary this will indeed turn into DRSSTC. But now according to LabCoatz:
This is where the flip-flop comes into play: essentially, it prevents the interrupter from shutting off your transistors while current is flowing, which could kill them if you’re running in dual resonance.
I also looked at truth table of flip-flop 74HC74N. So according to my understanding we have to turn off interrupter at the next rising edge of clock/feedback. Is that correct, please help me clear it up a bit more. Also wouldn't it be better to turn off interrupter when signal is low instead of waiting for next rising edge?
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I currently do not have the UVLO jumper connected, I also read the normal voltages on every IC and regulator and 24v on the input so I don't really suspect a short anywhere
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The OCD light doesn't only shine for overcurrent, iirc it also shines for undervoltage lockout and sometimes when it's powered on before it gets an interrupter signal. Given that your 9v regulator is burning up, maybe something on the 9v or 5v rails is shorted and is pulling the 24v rail down enough to trip uvlo.
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A very simple voltage control is to use a corona gap. Position a small sphere near the top dome and ground this small sphere thru a large resistance. If the voltage of the dome rises the corona current increases and loading down the VDG voltage and if the voltage lowers the decrease in corona current lets the VDG voltage go higher. The distance between the small sphere and dome determines the voltage.
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Hey, so I need some help my UD2.7C constantly being in OCP, I’m feeding a sine wave signal of about 52kHz with an amplitude of about 3 volts into the feedback jack, for the signal I’m just momentarily shining my phone flashlight into the optical receiver, I know I’m getting a signal since the signal LED lights up every time, one thing I’ve also noticed since the beginning is the 9v regulator heating up immensely after about ~10 secs, no other IC is heating up

How I know the UD semi-works? The first time I hooked the thing up and tested it, I got a signal on the gate drive that magically vanished after I turned the UD on again.

Some help would be gladly appreciated.
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I think you can find some ideas on how to do it, from this thread on Tesla coils measuring topload voltage: https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=2625.0
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Hello! I'm working on a Van de Graaf generator project, where I want to model the orbit of 2 planets with it, simulating gravity as an electrostatic force. In order to do this, my plan is to maintain a specific charge on the van de graff generator using feedback control, sensing the voltage of the top dome, and then controlling the speed of the belt motor to maintain a certain desired voltage. However I'm having problems with how to measure the voltage of the Van de Graff generator.

I read the previous post on this topic, however I don't have access to a field mill, and I'm trying to look for a budget friendly sensor ~ Ideally something around 200-300 dollars, ideally much less though. Additionally, I'm planning to estimate the voltage from the spark length, but, I would like to be able to measure the voltage digitally to implement feedback control.

My initial plan was to use an arduino 25 range voltage sensor with a voltage divider to step down the voltage for measurement. However, I came to the thought that as soon as I touch the leads of the measurement device to the generator, the van de graff dome will lose all it's charge. Basically I want to ask if I'm correct to think this, and if there's a way to make it work in spite of this limitation. I'd really appreciate any feedback you have for me.

This is a link to the specific generator I bought. It claims to reach up to 325,000 volts, which I would like to be able to measure.
https://sci-supply.com/van-de-graaff-generator-325kv-220-240-vac-model-converter/?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw65-zBhBkEiwAjrqRMI-8Jm5gD0KK806At4YFtRegPonQgmNaM9Vs-KeSb1wpzzmqRn5REhoCZIEQAvD_BwE
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Vacuum Tube Tesla Coils (VTTC) / Re: Bigger sparks?...
« Last post by davekni on June 12, 2024, 03:32:22 AM »
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I understand the resonance...But I wonder if the turn ratio of the coils wil result in a higher transformation in voltage and thus larger sparks?
Sparks might get larger or smaller.  Depends on how well coil load impedance matches GU50's drive capability.  Your GU50 circuit has an optimum load impedance determined by drive current and voltage.  If your TC has too high impedance now, lowering it will allow GU50 to transfer more power to coil.  If existing TC impedance is too low, then lowering it further will reduce power transfer.
I find it difficult to know ahead of time what impedance a given TC presents to a drive circuit.  If wire resistance were zero (ignored) and no arc present, then the primary impedance at a resonant frequencies is either zero or infinite.  Between resonant frequencies, impedance is purely reactive.  Arc resistance makes impedance non-zero and non-infinite at resonant frequencies.  Arc size affects impedance.  Impedance affects power transfer and therefore affects arc size.
Finding optimum is a matter of experiment.  You can get close by comparing other similar coil designs posted to this forum or elsewhere.
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