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Re: Tricked Out Microwave Oven
Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 09:58 PM 1/20/2007, you wrote:
Original poster: mileswaldron@xxxxxxxxxxx
Is it possible to change the duty cycle of a regular Microwave Oven,
so that the maximum output power is increased beyond the maximum
that can be set by the controls?
Most microwave ovens run at 100% duty cycle when at full power.
They run on half wave rectified AC (actually, it's a voltage doubler,
but essentially, the tube is still "on" for only half the AC cycle).
(At least for standard transformer style microwaves.. the new
inverter ones are different).
I guess I need to find a microwave oven schematic, and figure out
how a magnitron works, and all that stuff, but maybe there is some
ingenious soul here; who might just share the answer.
Google for it. The electronics repair FAQ has tons of info on
microwave ovens, as does Wikipedia.
I am pondering research into a microwave amplification device based
upon Tesla resonators, standing waves, and constructive
interference. I want to modulate the frequency of microwave emissions.
You know, of course, that frequency modulation of microwave
transmitters is not a particularly unusual thing?
And, as far as needing a lot of power, you should be able to
demonstrate your ideas at any power, unless you are depending on some
inherent power based nonlinearity.