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Offline breezetix

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Creating arcs off my variac lol, popped my igbts
« on: January 18, 2023, 08:24:15 AM »

Had to use safety gap since it was flashing over at ~20kV
Popped my igbts
Wish I could've pushed more, but maybe in the future
Hi. I'm deaf (with CI), I pretty much grew up tinkering with parts from toys, etc., got into HV at 13/14 (2015) and stepped up to more powerful stuff in 2021, got into HF/electronics pretty much since Jan 2022.

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Re: Creating arcs off my variac lol, popped my igbts
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 08:13:28 PM »
That goes beyond any other variac abuse I have ever seen!

Good job on pushing something into HV territory that was never there :)
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Re: Creating arcs off my variac lol, popped my igbts
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2023, 04:44:09 AM »
Variaс: WASTED! ;D
It reminded me how I arced small transformers from a umformer. :)
All ingenious is simple

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Re: Creating arcs off my variac lol, popped my igbts
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 04:45:46 AM »
Nice work, nice video production. 
In case we are permitted to ask about unrelated stuff on bench: Is the white insulator appearing at 3:20 home-made?
« Last Edit: January 22, 2023, 04:47:36 AM by klugesmith »

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