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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment
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Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I know this is going to sound weird but this is somewhat depressing to me.
It is as if you have taken "the magic" out of Tesla Coils. One of the
biggest attractions of building a coil, for me at least, was the mystique
and the slightly outside the norm quality.
Having said that, however, congratulations are certainly still in order.
That is quite an accomplishment, to say the least. The question remains,
what next, maestro? Now that you have subdued the mighty Mt. Everest, what
Great work, Terry. I am truly jealous of your abilities.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 1:43 AM
Subject: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment
> Original poster: Terry Fritz
> Hi All,
> Things got a little slow lately but I am back at it again ;-)
> I have reprogrammed the DRSSTC controller now so it does the following:
> 1: Displays Pulse Width, BPS, and number of repetitions to the computer
> screen. Next time, I will add an LCD display to the controller... Also
> better rechargeable batteries and charge monitor...
> 2: Pulse Width (basically power control) can be varied from 10uS to 500uS.
> 3: BPS can be varied from 40 - 1000 BPS.
> 4: Repetitions (pulses per firing) can be varied from 1 to 20 (or any
> number really).
> There is about two seconds between bursts. Since the firing duty cycle can
> be up to 50%, I have to let it "rest" sometime ;-)
> So it fires one pulse, waits two seconds, fires two pulses, waits two
> seconds, fires three pulses... With the time between pulses and power
> level controlled to within 1%.
> The DRSSTC box's own protection circuits will have to really work now since
> the controller can send pulses trains in that would normally blow it up...
> But it should be an experimenter's "dream machine" now ;-)) The snow
> blizzard here is quickly drying off so I should get to try it out soon!!