DRSSTC III update #3

The large 7 ringed topload and 150 cm tall secondary has been finished and adds another large piece to the big build project.

All the pictures can be seen at the bottom of the page: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-iii/

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100 Watt 6P45S amplifier update #2

The latest update to the 100 Watt 6P45S tube amplifier is about a lot of testing and fault finding have gone into the tube amplifier to correct noise and hum issues. It is now in a state where the audio amplifier itself is as stable as it will get.

Further improvements lie solely on the power supply regarding more filtering capacitance, inrush current limitation and micro controller supervision and shutdown logic to protect valves and speakers.

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100 Watt 6P45S amplifier update

The latest update to the 100 Watt 6P45S tube amplifier is about the new printed circuit boards, installation in the enclosure and a simple signal generator test.

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DRSSTC design guide update #3

Chapter 6 of the DRSSTC design guide is now online, the subject is on snubber capacitors, how to find the right capacitance based either on known inductance or a rule of thumb using primary peak current.

DRSSTC design guide

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DRSSTC design guide update #2

Chapter 4 of the DRSSTC design guide is now online, the subject is on DC bus capacitors with a primary focus on the regularly used aluminium electrolytic capacitors. A comparison with film capacitors is made and calculations to help you ensure your energy storage will hold up for your DRSSTC use.

DRSSTC design guide

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DRSSTC design guide update #1

The first 3 chapters of the DRSSTC design guide are now online.

It is a long journey to read, find documentation and write this guide. It is a work in progress that properly will last for a while before I have all 10 chapters online.

I hope you will find this guide good and helpful in your quest for building a DRSSTC.

DRSSTC design guide

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Another LCD TV repair

I repaired a Sodium LWD400-SI 40″ LCD TV, another case of defective capXcon capacitors that was sitting in a too hot power supply.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/general-electronics/sodium-40-lcd-tv-repair/

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Writing process and site updates

I am currently working on a DRSSTC design guide where I try to put together best practises, lessons learned and explanations to the different solutions used by many people. It is not a from A to Z guide on how to go from ebay to 4 meter sparks, but a hole bunch of snips and snaps of interesting theory hand picked for just DRSSTC use.
It is currently at 10 A4 pages and I expect it to end at around 20.

Updates to the site.

Interesting datasheets and application notes have been added to the file archive.
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tools/file-archive/

Aerovox RBPS snubber capacitor data added to the good MMC capacitor list: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/theory/good-mmc-capacitors/

Wire table updated with 100% skin depth frequency values: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/theory/wire-size-table/

Transistor base resistor calculator updated with PNP transistors: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/transistor-base-resistor-calculator/

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Happy new year!

I hope to learn even more about electronics in 2015, I hope I get to build more projects and I hope that I have the time to publish it all for you to read, comment and build for yourself.

Happy new year 2015!

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Kaizer DRSSTC 1 – high BPS video

A short video of high BPS ground strikes.

The entire article about this Tesla coil: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-i/

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