Kaizer DRSSTC 3 – First light

First light test and unfortunately under horrible conditions. We finished all the cabling and other small parts, bits and missing stuff in a days hectic work that lasted all night. So we missed the opportunity of testing in darkness.

There was no tuning performed, input was limited by a smaller 6A variac, it was broad day light, foggy and wet day, the coil was just pushed outside of the garage as no cables was long enough to get it away from the tree.

Sparks are about 60-70 cm and we killed the LED christmas light chain that was in the tree, it was unplugged before we started.

Read the whole article on this coil at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-iii/

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Happy new year 2016!

I would like to thank all the readers and commenters that use the information found on this site.

You are the fuel for me to add more content and hopefully I will finish some projects I have worked on in 2015 and get to write the documentation.

2015 was a year with over 200000 visits to the site and my YouTube channel soon reaches 1 million total video views.

Kind regards and happy new year

Mads Barnkob

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Kaizer VTTC III article added

I found some old notes and a short video of a quick lash up vacuum tube tesla coil I made in a single day. I wrote the details down and drew a schematic for those interested in using small PL output tubes for similar VTTCs.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-vttc-iii/

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Old small solar panel project added

I found a little time to put together the pictures, measurements and results of a solar panel I built from broken solar cells for sale on ebay.

Not exactly a breakthrough in solar panel development, but more an eye opener on DIY solar panels, it might not always be a cheaper or better choice to build them yourself.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/general-electronics/10w-scrap-solar-cell-panel/

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Articles updated with new pictures

DRSSTC II article updated with 9 new pictures showing more details about the topload, secondary coil and construction from all sides.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-ii/

DRSSTC I article updated with 2 new pictures showing secondary termination details.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-i/

SSTC III article updated with 3 new pictures showing some details about the secondary coil and primary coil.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coi…/kaizer-sstc-iii/

SSTC II article updated with 7 new pictures showing some details about the secondary coil and topload.

http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-sstc-ii/

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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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