Subject: Re: pwr.txt
From: Scott Myers <scotty-at-wesnet-dot-com>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 10:03:26 -0500
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> I have attached a .gif image of a schematic diagram for a Tesla
> power supply. This is just the part of the system to power the
> Tesla Coil and does not actually contain the main Tesla circuit.
> I am interested if anyone has any comments about the design. I
> am thinking about current limiting my main power transformers
> T1 & T2 with T3 and power resistor R2. I do not yet have T3
> but am thinking about using 2 battery charger transformers in
> series for a 28 volt drop. This should yield about 24 amps for
> T1 & T2.
I only see 2 things missing.
(1) Where are the filter capacitors? They should be behind the the
filter chokes. One side should go to the RF ground.
(2) The safety gap should have a center RF ground reference. It
should not be arcing across the transformer bushings.
Other than that, it looks pretty good. By the way, what are those 3
things that are drawn in on the left that look like transistors?
Are they supposed to be indicators or LED's?