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RE: www.drsstc.com massive update!

Original poster: Liviu Vasiliu <teslina@xxxxxxxxx>

Try with thinner wire on the primary to ballast the

--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Original poster: "Derek Woodroffe"
> <tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sue,
> "Derek,
> That's cool, because I am doing exactly the same
> thing"
> I'm glad it's not just me then...
> The bad news is I tried at 2/3 of full power
> tonight (about 200V)
> with the primary cap, and my FET's died. I suspect
> its either I'm drawing
> more current with the primary cap in circuit that I
> was with the straight
> SSTC, or I need more over voltage protection on the
> out put of the bridge,
> At present I only have a 400V tranzorb across each
> FET. When I get chance
> Ill add with some beefy diodes to the supply rails
> and try again with my
> current pickup in circuit.
> Maybe its time to simm the coil more accurately
> with the primary cap
> and see what I'm really getting.
> As you say, You learn much more by doing it the
> hard way...
> Cheers
> Derek