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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - First light ;-))

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Mike,

See Jimmy's and Steve's very first DRSSTC notes.



Dan's book is also super useful!



They can be pretty simple indeed! I think I am one of the first to use current and thermal limiting. But those are just "luxuries" ;-) A rectifier, buss caps, 1/2 bridge, and a controller circuit are all you really need.

Probably need some kind of scope but anything would be fine. I use all the fancy scope toys and such since I have them, but they don't make the coil work ;-))

At 02:11 PM 3/6/2005, you wrote:
Those arcs look hotter than hades (almost like a cw coil). I gotta build me one of these. Is there any way to build a "simple" version without alot of the protection circuits and just use huge igbt's (abeit expensive, seen some rated 6500v and 2000A, but cost $2200, ouch) and design the primary to where that limits the current? I got a xeltek 8020A 20mhz scope but no fancy toys with lots of bells and whistles. Is 100mhz absolutely necessary?

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Subject: Re: Terry's DRSSTC - First light ;-))

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Steve,

At 10:41 AM 3/6/2005, you wrote:
Hey Terry,

Congrats on some great sparks :-)

Thanks!! Worked great!!