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Ramped DRSSTC
« on: June 12, 2023, 04:17:41 PM »
I was working on the tuning of a ramped coil using the labcoats circuit board. I was getting decent results but I had
purposefully wound the secondary coil below 300kHz. The result was more branched sparks.

Part way through this tuning process I turned up the PRF of the staccato interrupter to maximum ie highest pulse rate.
The circuit died with both IGBJTs dead.

I am puzzled as to the cause. I was monitoring the Vce of one device with a diff probe and the voltage spikes at low rep rate
were about 300 volts. The current through the primary was a bit over 50 amps. The IGBJTs are FGA60N65SMD and are rated
at a maximum Vce of 650V and IC of 120 amps.

I am kind of at a loss to decide what to look for when I get the unit up and running. The only thing I can think of is that the
interrupter is getting screwy at high rep rates.

The only other data I have that I can't fully explain is that I am using the output of the interrupter to trigger the scope. When
I look at that waveform it should be a simple 5 volt digital pulse but when I raise the power theer is a lot of noise on the signal
correlated to the operating frequency. I thought this was due to the fact that the 10x probe I am using has a large loop inductance
and should be picking up the secondary radiated energy. Could this be coupling back into the circuit and causing issues?

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2023, 06:56:25 PM »
Can you probe the primary current and capture it together with the bridge output voltage on the scope?

I'm not convinced by the use of antenna feedback together with a resonant primary in any Tesla coil. I'd be worried about losing soft switching in the primary, and given the use of IGBTs and 300-ish kHz switching frequency this would be a very bad thing indeed.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2023, 07:33:59 PM »
Power dissipation goes up approximately linearly with pulse repetition frequency (slightly worse in practice as hearing causes slower switching and higher loses). Are you sure you didn't just put too much power into the die? The IC rating of for a single 1ms pulse, it makes no guarantees about what happens with high frequency switching, especially during hard switching which is almost certainly occurring with secondary feedback as the secondary frequency is pulled further from the primary by steamer loading.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2023, 09:15:21 PM »
Two thought provoking replies.

Anders,

I can do this. By bridge output voltage do you mean the voltage across the primary tank or the Vce of one IGBJT.
Also, should I be zoomed in on a few cycles to check phasing? If so, at the start or finish?

Mike,

I was not aware of the spec being for a single pulse of 1msec. Is it a 1msec off-on-off pulse or a 1msec frequency burst?

Maybe I should bypass the antenna feedback and use primary feedback.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2023, 12:32:33 AM »
It's a single off-on-off pulse, however looking at the datasheet I can't find any mention of the 1ms, I may be misremembering, or it might have been specified that way for a different part.

Looking at the datasheet SOA graph it has lines for up to 10ms (and you could infer that it would be ok out to about 100ms), but with the usual notes that that is for a single pulse with Tc = 25°C which is very difficult to achieve in practice. When switching at hundreds of kHz, switching losses can be expected to be significant.


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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2023, 02:41:01 AM »
Mike,

In other words, read the manual dummy :-)

I admit to not looking at the data sheets all that carefully. I'd do a deeper dive tomorrow. Thanks much for the ideas.
I did replace the transistors today and the thing is making low PRF sparks.

Cheers.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2023, 05:20:11 AM »
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It's a single off-on-off pulse, however looking at the datasheet I can't find any mention of the 1ms, I may be misremembering, or it might have been specified that way for a different part.
Many IGBT datasheets list 1ms as duration for specifying peak current.  Other datasheets just say duration limited by power dissipation.  Peak IGBT (and diode) currents are the only reference to 1ms I normally see.

Are you using an 8:12:12 ratio GDT?  Do you have any resistors across Vbus divider caps (caps connected to other side of primary) or across IGBTs to help initial voltage be center-supply?  Is there any capacitor across Vbus (from low-side emitter to high-side collector)?  Just looking to understand your build better to suggest possible causes for fried parts.

Do you know what duty cycle you were running at max PRF?  Are you confident that the interrupter never stops at high line voltage (middle of line half cycle)?

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especially during hard switching which is almost certainly occurring with secondary feedback as the secondary frequency is pulled further from the primary by steamer loading
Hard switching can be either hard on-to-off (usually better) or hard off-to-on (usually more problematic, both for spikes and power dissipation).  Might be changing between those two as you change tuning and/or as arc builds.  I used to think SSTCs were almost always hard-switched on-to-off.  Appears to not be so universal.

Since this is listed as a DRSSTC, hard switching is likely changing modes (before to after current zero crossing for on-to-off to off-to-on).  Also difficult to predict what maximum primary current will be as tuning changes.  At resonance, arc loading is limiting primary current, not much else to limit current.

Random thoughts and questions.  Please feel free to answer whatever is convenient.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2023, 05:22:03 AM by davekni »
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2023, 09:27:25 AM »
Exactly, the voltage across the primary tank, so between the two outputs of the bridge, along with a sample of the current (which could be taken with for example a 30 turn CT into an ohm or so). The time scale should be fine enough to see the phasing between voltage and current, to see that there is ZVS and moderately close to ZCS throughout the whole burst.

Peak current and duration from the datasheet doesn't really apply here, as that's a single pulse thermal rating, i.e. what current for 1 ms will bring the die up to Tjmax starting from 25 C. In the presence of switching losses, this number no longer applies, and a pulse rating has to be extrapolated from transient thermal impedance and loss estimation, taking into account the rise of T_case from the average dissipation.

These calculations can be tedious and hard to do without knowing the actual waveforms and switching conditions, but as a point of reference we can compare conduction and switching losses in case soft-switching is completely lost. At 50 A, conduction losses at Tjmax would be around 90 W. If we assume 10 ms pulse length, transient thermal impedance is around 0.18 k/w, so the junction will rise around 16 degrees above the case temperature, this should be fine. Hard-switching losses are listed as 2.86 mJ at 60 A, Tj_max, and at 300 kHz this would represent 300e3 * 2.86e-3 = 860 W, bringing the junction 150 C above the case temperature for 10 ms pulse length. Real world conditions will likely be different depending on the actual currents and switching phase angle, but this should illustrate that switching losses with IGBTs are much more important than conduction losses, so any peak current figures from the datasheet become meaningless when soft switching is lost.

These are also frequencies where forward recovery in IGBTs can start to become dominant, so even having ZVS and ZCS, you can't assume that switching losses will be zero. But this is a minor effect compared to the regular switching losses.

For this circuit, I'd strongly consider changing the circuit to primary current feedback, as it's much simpler to guarantee soft-switching under real operating conditions with primary feedback. There's a reason antenna feedback was ditched with the introduction of primary resonance in SSTCs, and primary current feedback has been the standard solutions since early 2005 or so.
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2023, 03:11:51 AM »
David,

Check on the GDT 8:12:12. No resistors yet. I gather they balance the initial charge on the voltage divider caps?

I'm confused about the extra capacitor across Vbus. Would it not tend to smooth the ramp effect? Or is the current
being drawn so large that this doesn't happen?

Attached are labcoatz schematic. That is the circuit board I'm using.



This is loneoceans Ramped SSTC schematic.



He is using a 680uF capacitor.

I am just getting started with the circuit so am not sure that the interrupter is working correctly at high rep rates. It's on the list.

Anders,

I did a quick look at the current and voltage waveform you suggested. My initial capture was so strange that I don't want to post it yet.
It looks more like a modern dance routine than a square wave. I'd like to make sure that it's real before I post.

Sorry.

And I intend to look into primary feedback. My only antenna based coil was a CW coil that worked just fine with antenna input but
other tried at it ended with switching to transformer feedback.

Cheers.




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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2023, 03:40:35 AM »
Hello Alan,

Regarding Loneoceans ramped SSTC, he omits the 680uf cap in the ramped build. Take a look at the last couple of pictures of the final build and PCB. You can see it is not soldered on the PCB.

I included a 1uf film cap across the AC input in my build (sstc) to help reduce voltage spikes. It did add a slight snapping sound to the arc though.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2023, 05:46:01 AM »
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No resistors yet. I gather they balance the initial charge on the voltage divider caps?
Yes, resistors balance charge.  Oscillation can fail to start if charge is too unbalanced.  I'm guessing that isn't your issue.

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I included a 1uf film cap across the AC input in my build (sstc) to help reduce voltage spikes. It did add a slight snapping sound to the arc though.
Charge-balancing resistors can also reduce that initial snap by discharging caps between line half-cycles, if resistance is low enough to discharge in a reasonable time, which does add power dissipation.

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Attached are labcoatz schematic. That is the circuit board I'm using.
That helps.  I was looking at the wrong schematic, one without "MMC".  Is MMC capacitance far below 0.68uF of voltage-splitting caps, ie. 80-100nF as on schematic?  If so, adding 1uF across rectified AC is not too important.  Adding at least a small capacitor or two there, perhaps 0.1 to 0.22 uF does help reduce parasitic inductance across supply, so help reduce IGBT Vce spike voltage.

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I am just getting started with the circuit so am not sure that the interrupter is working correctly at high rep rates. It's on the list.
Difficult to read schematics like this that show pin numbers (or not even that like the 555 chips) rather than pin function labels.  However, I don't spot anything in the interrupter portion to force the end of interrupt pulses to be at line ~zero voltage.  Without bulk caps, end of interrupt enable at high line voltage (at high line current) causes a voltage spike due to inductance in incoming line wiring.  Line inductance is higher when using a variac or isolation transformer.  TVS diodes across IGBTs may be sufficient to absorb this line spike energy, but perhaps not if repeated frequently enough.  Probably best to tune interrupter on-time to be exactly half-line-cycle long.  BTW, did you include Vce TVS diodes?  If so, what parts?  This issue of line inductance is my best guess as to what fried your IGBTs.

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And I intend to look into primary feedback. My only antenna based coil was a CW coil that worked just fine with antenna input but
other tried at it ended with switching to transformer feedback.
Secondary current feedback is another option.  Primary current feedback is especially risky without OCD.  If coil gets out of tune (due to arc load or tuning changes), primary current can increase until IGBTs fry.
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2023, 12:48:41 AM »
It was good to post this question on the forum. It has forced me to go back and start looking more critically at the waveforms
of the circuit. When I do that I am getting such crazy images on my scope that I need to spend some time with it to figure out
what is happening.

Seriously, the question at this point is not why did it fail, but rather why did it work in the first place. I'm going to force operation
with a signal generator to eliminate the antenna feed back and go from there.

But it's not worth wasting anyone's time until I get a better handle on the circuit.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2024, 03:27:18 AM »
It has been a long time since I visited this project but I am messing with it again. I've decided to take my time troubleshooting it since it
keeps popping IGBJTs. The last one I lost was kind of odd.  I was operating the coil at low power and low rep rate , tuning it, turning it off, tuning it
and at one point it just did not turn on. One of the two output devices was fried.

I am starting to suspect something is seriously wrong with the IGBJT driver circuit. It uses two UCC3732X, one high side, the other low
side (see the schematic a few posts up). I built up this part of the circuit on a separate board and am testing it to compare with the circuit on the PC board.

This brings up my question. Is it valid to simulate the IGBJT input circuit using the 5.6ohm gate resistor in series with a small cap to ground?
I'd set the capacitance equal to the Cgs of the device (in this case ~2000pF). I want to load the GDT for this testing.

Cheers.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2024, 08:52:45 PM »
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It uses two UCC3732X, one high side, the other low side (see the schematic a few posts up).
Presume here you are referring to the two GDT primary leads.  Usually high and low side refer to the two IGBTs.

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I am starting to suspect something is seriously wrong with the IGBJT driver circuit.
I'm not seeing any obvious issue.  Some such designs add schottky diodes (ie. 1N5158) from driver chip outputs to gnd and +12V to handle reverse current.  GDT inductances cause some reverse current into driver chips.  Many are not intended to handle that.  Doubt that is a significant issue here (unless GDT core is wrong material with low inductance).
1:1 GDTs can be wound with less leakage inductance, helpful for cleaner Vge waveforms.  Requires higher voltage driver chips to achieve same +-18V.
Are driver chips surviving when IGBTs fry?  For long pulses such as this ramped coil, driver chip internal temperature might be an issue.

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This brings up my question. Is it valid to simulate the IGBJT input circuit using the 5.6ohm gate resistor in series with a small cap to ground?
Depends on simulation precision needed.  I've used this simplification frequently.  However, I use a higher cap value to include Miller charge (Ccg charge).  Use the total gate charge divided by gate voltage swing, both values as listed in datasheet.  That will be higher than Cge alone.)
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2024, 10:14:20 PM »
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It has been a long time since I visited this project but I am messing with it again. I've decided to take my time troubleshooting it since it
keeps popping IGBJTs. The last one I lost was kind of odd.  I was operating the coil at low power and low rep rate , tuning it, turning it off, tuning it
and at one point it just did not turn on. One of the two output devices was fried.
When running my RSSTC I accidentally switched the driver power off before the bridge power and it killed the IGBTs. How are you turning the coil off?

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2024, 10:29:30 PM »
ZakW,

No, always turning off the power the the bridge. Tahnks.

David,

My error referring to the high side/low side.

Since I was not able to find out what was wrong with the chips on the PCB I built up the drive section by hand. It works much better.

The question about the simulation was phrased badly. I want to use an actual gate resistor in series with the device input capacitance to load the outputs of the GDT. I went ahead and did this and the gate drive signals look fine.

Anyhow to make a long story short I am totally quitting this little horror of a project. I've built about a dozen tesla coils, some from scratch (wired up my own circuits) and some from PCB provided by other users. All worked fine with a few issues along the way.

This little rat *** has me stumped. Every time I fix one issue another comes up. I've destroyed about eight IGBJTs (I know this is small beer in tesla coils but before this coil my record was about four on one project. A full H bridge). The final straw (after I fixed an intermittent startup issue by supplying a feedback resistor to the 74HC14) was the *$%?! thing arced from primary to secondary at low power (never did that before). No bypass cap on the bridge...

Since the original goal of a weekend project building a ramped coil (easy peasy with a PC board, right?) has turned into a tiny nightmare of flaws and failed fixes to flaws I will now ignore the sunk costs and start building ships in bottles.

Cheers.

Addendum; While boxing up the little devil coil I got a dripping blood paper cut from the box. Maybe I need to do an exorcism and burn the unholy thing....
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2024, 10:45:17 PM »
Sounds very frustrating! For what its worth I have seen a lot of people have various issues with that circuit/PCB. I posted my schematic for my RSSTC if you're interested and I am currently troubleshooting a ramped DRSSTC that I also hope to share once it is done.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2024, 02:43:37 AM »
ZakW,

Yes I paid attention to your design and used some of the ideas you supplied. It was just a bunch of cascading problems that defeated me.

The funny thing was it worked the best during first light, then it blew up and I never got anywhere close again. The trend line was crap, I
would find a problem, fix it and turn it back on and the stupid thing would be in even worse shape. The arcs at first light were about eight inches
and at last light I was pulling massive half inch arcs.

Cheers.

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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2024, 10:06:58 PM »
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The question about the simulation was phrased badly. I want to use an actual gate resistor in series with the device input capacitance to load the outputs of the GDT. I went ahead and did this and the gate drive signals look fine.
Your question was worded fine.  My only suggestion is to use a larger capacitance value to simulate device input.

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Anyhow to make a long story short I am totally quitting this little horror of a project.
Frustrating, but sometimes the wise choice.  I've abandoned projects before too.  Recently one with well over 1000 hours spent on it.

Wishing you better success with your next project!
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Re: Ramped DRSSTC
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2024, 01:52:20 AM »
Sorry about the 1000 hour thing. I could not imagine how painful that must have been.

My immediate feeling on jumping whip was relief. I realized I have been dreading the project
because it just never seemed to get better. Now I just kind of bummed for a few reasons...

But it's raining here in SoCAl, always a great thing.

Cheers.

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post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
davekni
April 20, 2024, 10:23:28 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 20, 2024, 10:06:44 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
davekni
April 20, 2024, 09:21:55 PM
post Re: 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
April 20, 2024, 09:16:14 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
MRMILSTAR
April 20, 2024, 08:58:40 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 20, 2024, 06:18:26 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 20, 2024, 06:15:26 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
MRMILSTAR
April 20, 2024, 03:45:43 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Benjamin Lockhart
April 20, 2024, 06:33:37 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 20, 2024, 05:45:04 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Benjamin Lockhart
April 20, 2024, 05:34:16 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 20, 2024, 04:50:57 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Benjamin Lockhart
April 20, 2024, 04:03:55 AM
post Re: 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Benjamin Lockhart
April 20, 2024, 02:35:56 AM
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Bobakman
April 19, 2024, 09:37:52 PM
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April 19, 2024, 09:20:10 PM
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Mads Barnkob
April 19, 2024, 07:22:26 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 19, 2024, 04:46:36 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
alan sailer
April 19, 2024, 03:49:28 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Bobakman
April 19, 2024, 01:53:57 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
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MRMILSTAR
April 19, 2024, 05:24:19 AM
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Tesla Junior
April 19, 2024, 04:24:09 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 19, 2024, 04:20:35 AM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Bobakman
April 19, 2024, 04:05:28 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
alan sailer
April 19, 2024, 04:03:54 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 19, 2024, 03:19:19 AM
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[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
April 19, 2024, 03:09:29 AM
post Re: IKY150N65EH7, is it good for DRSSTC
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unrealcrafter2
April 19, 2024, 01:47:37 AM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Bobakman
April 19, 2024, 12:19:21 AM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
klugesmith
April 18, 2024, 11:33:01 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Bobakman
April 18, 2024, 11:15:15 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
davekni
April 18, 2024, 10:59:36 PM
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unrealcrafter2
April 18, 2024, 10:03:48 PM
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klugesmith
April 18, 2024, 09:53:25 PM
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unrealcrafter2
April 18, 2024, 09:50:09 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 09:15:55 PM
post Re: 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Mads Barnkob
April 18, 2024, 08:50:49 PM
post Re: 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
unrealcrafter2
April 18, 2024, 08:11:27 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
davekni
April 18, 2024, 07:28:05 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Bobakman
April 18, 2024, 06:30:30 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 06:03:57 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 05:26:13 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
NyaaX_X
April 18, 2024, 04:03:38 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 02:56:40 PM
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April 18, 2024, 06:17:15 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 05:46:07 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
MRMILSTAR
April 18, 2024, 05:18:31 AM
post Re: IKY150N65EH7, is it good for DRSSTC
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
April 18, 2024, 04:34:52 AM
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[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
klugesmith
April 18, 2024, 04:11:53 AM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 18, 2024, 04:02:44 AM
post Re: 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
April 18, 2024, 03:35:52 AM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
MRMILSTAR
April 17, 2024, 11:54:05 PM
post 100kHz CM300 gate resistor choice
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Benjamin Lockhart
April 17, 2024, 11:37:16 PM
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Michelle_
April 17, 2024, 02:29:30 AM
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MRMILSTAR
April 16, 2024, 11:56:12 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
klugesmith
April 16, 2024, 11:46:57 PM
post Re: How to get a GE Yokogawa AB40 Sync Scope to rotate without a powerplant.
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Bobakman
April 16, 2024, 10:40:11 PM
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Michelle_
April 16, 2024, 09:21:39 PM
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[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
flyingperson23
April 16, 2024, 08:04:16 PM
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April 16, 2024, 06:48:05 PM
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Michelle_
April 16, 2024, 06:18:40 PM
post Re: Small-ish 3D printed SGTC via cheap ZVS flyback build, humbly asking a couple ?s
[Spark Gap Tesla Coils (SGTC)]
Michelle_
April 16, 2024, 06:14:53 PM
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