Author Topic: SSTC wıth a balast  (Read 3938 times)

Offline Emre

  • High Voltage Enthusiast
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: SSTC wıth a balast
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 06:16:47 PM »
If you're in a rush,then make a small compact circuit,as it doesn't require much components.Mount the MOSFET on a solid heatsink,bend the gate and source out a bit for more space and solder the zener diodes directly on these pins,just like the gate resistor,according to Fumeaux's schematic!Make sure nothing connects to the heatsink expect the MOSFET.Solder short,but enough wires to the potentiometer's legs and solder these to the right points.If you have long enough wire from the base of the secondary coil,solder that directly to the base too,make sure it doesn't touch other metal parts.Use the thickest wire you have as primary for a good magnetic field coupling.

The best way to try out this circuit without blowing up the MOSFET is to use a low voltage source,like a transformer rectified for DC.Add a fluorescent light bulb close to the upper end of the secondary.The first thing to do is rotating the potentiometer and see if the light bulb lights up.If it doesn't,then change the direction of the primary.If it does,find the position where the light bulb is the brightest.After you found the best point you can increase the input voltage.

If the MOSFET blows up you can either have gate overvoltage mainly due to bad zener diodes or wrong connection,or too much drain current.To decrease the drain current you can add a few more turns to the primary coil,but too much turns will decrease the length of the arcs,so use more turns while testing.

For a better design and longer arcs you should read other people's projects here and of course the websites which has most of the knowledge required to build a great Tesla coil,for example:
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/

https://www.loneoceans.com/labs/

Will try thank ypu very much! And sorry again if i sound demanding :(

How far away should the primary coil be? How many turns should i start with?

Offline Laci

  • High Voltage Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 214
  • Karma: +6/-0
    • View Profile
Re: SSTC wıth a balast
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2019, 07:22:43 PM »
The closer the primary to the secondary,the higher the coupling is ,which is essential for SSTCs.As long as you can't see sparks from secondary to primary you can move it closer.

The number of turns is really experimental.If you look at other SSTCs it moves around 10,usually less.

Many things depends on design,so try these instead of making questions that we can't answer...

High Voltage Forum

Re: SSTC wıth a balast
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2019, 07:22:43 PM »

 


* Recent Topics and Posts

post Re: Help needed: HV Driver circuit
[Transformer (Ferrite Core)]
T3sl4co1l
Today at 10:29:17 PM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
petespaco
Today at 06:53:26 PM
post Re: adventures in homemade flyback bobbins.
[Transformer (Ferrite Core)]
HighVoltageRulezz
Today at 01:18:03 PM
post Re: Help needed: HV Driver circuit
[Transformer (Ferrite Core)]
HighVoltageRulezz
Today at 01:05:32 PM
post Re: Help needed: HV Driver circuit
[Transformer (Ferrite Core)]
T3sl4co1l
Today at 06:14:56 AM
post Re: Cathodes in Compact Fluorescent Lamps
[Light, Lasers and Optics]
klugesmith
July 05, 2020, 06:31:21 PM
post Re: Cathodes in Compact Fluorescent Lamps
[Light, Lasers and Optics]
HiVi
July 05, 2020, 12:30:02 PM
post Re: IGBTs keep dying (un-solved again)
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 04, 2020, 10:35:50 PM
post Re: IGBTs keep dying (un-solved again)
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
July 04, 2020, 08:56:15 PM
post Re: Next Gen DRSSTC
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 04, 2020, 04:37:32 PM
post Re: IGBTs keep dying (un-solved again)
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 04, 2020, 04:14:44 PM
post Dell PowerEdge M1000E Blade Server Teardown
[Computers, Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic, Interfaces and Displays]
Mads Barnkob
July 04, 2020, 01:52:14 PM
post Help needed: HV Driver circuit
[Transformer (Ferrite Core)]
HighVoltageRulezz
July 04, 2020, 12:37:48 PM
post Re: Easy to build Polyphonic MIDI Interrupter
[Computers, Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic, Interfaces and Displays]
Max
July 04, 2020, 12:17:47 AM
post Cathodes in Compact Fluorescent Lamps
[Light, Lasers and Optics]
klugesmith
July 03, 2020, 07:12:18 AM
post Re: What's needed to heat up 0.75 g of SiC (susceptor) mass until it turns dim-red??
[Radio Frequency]
klugesmith
July 03, 2020, 06:36:16 AM
post Re: IGBTs keep dying (un-solved again)
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
davekni
July 03, 2020, 04:20:42 AM
post Re: "Slayer exciter" analysis
[Solid State Tesla Coils (SSTC)]
acmq
July 03, 2020, 03:01:56 AM
post Re: Easy to build Polyphonic MIDI Interrupter
[Computers, Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic, Interfaces and Displays]
AstRii
July 02, 2020, 11:17:48 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
MRMILSTAR
July 02, 2020, 11:09:25 PM
post Re: Differential probe testing setup
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
TMaxElectronics
July 02, 2020, 10:57:02 PM
post Re: Differential probe testing setup
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Twospoons
July 02, 2020, 10:47:18 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
johnf
July 02, 2020, 09:03:20 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
DJthefirst
July 02, 2020, 08:01:03 PM
post Re: Easy to build Polyphonic MIDI Interrupter
[Computers, Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic, Interfaces and Displays]
Max
July 02, 2020, 07:04:55 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 02, 2020, 07:02:30 PM
post Re: IGBTs keep dying (solved for now)
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 02, 2020, 06:51:20 PM
post Re: Easy to build Polyphonic MIDI Interrupter
[Computers, Microcontrollers, Programmable Logic, Interfaces and Displays]
AstRii
July 02, 2020, 05:34:23 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
DJthefirst
July 02, 2020, 05:09:09 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
TMaxElectronics
July 02, 2020, 12:51:29 PM
post Differential probe testing setup
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
TMaxElectronics
July 02, 2020, 12:20:18 PM
post Re: How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
MRMILSTAR
July 02, 2020, 05:30:41 AM
post How to prevent secondary oxidation / Rust
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
DJthefirst
July 02, 2020, 04:16:58 AM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
petespaco
July 02, 2020, 01:02:02 AM
post Re: What's needed to heat up 0.75 g of SiC (susceptor) mass until it turns dim-red??
[Radio Frequency]
T3sl4co1l
July 01, 2020, 06:54:30 AM
post Re: "Slayer exciter" analysis
[Solid State Tesla Coils (SSTC)]
T3sl4co1l
July 01, 2020, 06:25:30 AM
post Re: "Slayer exciter" analysis
[Solid State Tesla Coils (SSTC)]
acmq
July 01, 2020, 02:47:13 AM
post Re: A three-phase "tree phase" Tesla coil
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Steve Ward
July 01, 2020, 02:43:34 AM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
aes92000
July 01, 2020, 02:33:07 AM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
petespaco
July 01, 2020, 12:03:08 AM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
aes92000
June 30, 2020, 10:34:36 PM
post Re: E-Bay Marx generator
[Voltage Multipliers]
ritaismyconscience
June 30, 2020, 09:14:06 PM
post Re: What's needed to heat up 0.75 g of SiC (susceptor) mass until it turns dim-red??
[Radio Frequency]
ritaismyconscience
June 30, 2020, 09:05:32 PM
post Re: induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
ritaismyconscience
June 30, 2020, 09:01:55 PM
post Re: A three-phase "tree phase" Tesla coil
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Weston
June 30, 2020, 08:22:33 PM
post Re: "Slayer exciter" analysis
[Solid State Tesla Coils (SSTC)]
Weston
June 30, 2020, 07:54:40 PM
post "Slayer exciter" analysis
[Solid State Tesla Coils (SSTC)]
acmq
June 30, 2020, 05:13:57 PM
post induction heater troubleshooting help
[Electronic Circuits]
aes92000
June 30, 2020, 04:08:34 PM
post Re: 100$ Thermal Camera With 32x32 Pixel. HTi HT-02D Unboxing And Test
[Laboratories, Equipment and Tools]
Mads Barnkob
June 30, 2020, 02:54:22 PM
post Re: A three-phase "tree phase" Tesla coil
[Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla coils (DRSSTC)]
Mads Barnkob
June 30, 2020, 01:04:30 PM

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 
SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal