Re: Power curve
Subject: Re: Power curve
From: mrbarton-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com (Mark Barton)
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 02:06:46 -0800
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>I remember building voltage doubler and tripler circuits when I was in the
>electronics business. Like needing to produce 12v or 28v when only 5v was
>available. We always had difficulty producing much current from this type of
>system - using only diodes and capacitors v.s. transformers. Since Tesla
>coils need quite a bit of current to get fast charge times on the primary
>tank capacitor, how do you resolve this problem?
The two diodes from the transformer secondary charge a filter capacitor a few
microfarads in value. From that point, a charging inductor (several
Henries) and series diode charge the TC tank capacitor.
>How much current are you able to get out of your high voltage doubler
I expect to get nearly the full transformer rating from the circuit.