Author Archives: Mads Barnkob

About Mads Barnkob

Electrician, programmer, experimenter and amateur scientist with experience in industry automation, programming and all kinds of high voltage generating electronics.

Administrator of www.kaizerpowerelectronics.dk and the high voltage community forum www.highvoltageforum.net

Taking a look at the Toshiba Toughbook CF-18 vintage computer

Here is a laptop, used for field engineering work back from 2006 where it was released. I am doing a quick overview and demonstration of this laptop. A glimpse of computer history to have a record of things, as this … Continue reading

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5kJ capacitor bank fired at 12kVDC / 3.5kJ charge

Third experiment with the bank of 35 electrolytic capacitors connected in series. Results are better than theoretical estimate, which was 6000 A limited by ESR, so getting just over 7000 A is good, but the result is still a little … Continue reading

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Teardown of a IBM Blade server HS22V

Here I am doing a teardown on a IBM HS22V blade server dated back to 2010. The IBM BladeCenter HS22V blade server supports up to two multi-core Intel Xeon microprocessors and has eighteen memory-module slots, two SSD storage-drives bays, one … Continue reading

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Ericsson Radio Base Station RBS3206 teardown

The RBS3206 macro is an indoor Radio Base Station with one to four carriers and one to  six sectors at 20/40 Watt RF output power per carrier. All the boards that I have comes from the middle row in the … Continue reading

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5kJ capacitor bank fired at 2kJ charge

Second charge experiment with the bank of 35 electrolytic capacitors connected in series. The bank did however not get charged to more than 50% of its maximum holding charge, properly due to too weak power supply. More results will follow … Continue reading

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MIDI modulator for DRSSTCs

I have had the Loneoceans midi2 controller for a while, just never got around to put it together, so now I finally have it boxed up, you can see how that was done here: https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=114.0 If you want your own … Continue reading

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Hacking the IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove, measurements (part 2)

Youtube video part 2 of 5 The second part of the series of maybe 5 chapters on tearing down and hacking a IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove is now published. Click the box below to read the whole article and … Continue reading

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Hacking the IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove, teardown (part 1)

The first part of a series of maybe 5 chapters on tearing down and hacking a IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove is now online. Click the box below to read the whole article and get all the details. Hacking IKEA … Continue reading

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New online calculator: Snubber capacitor calculator

Calculate the needed snubber capacitance in order to protect your inverters IGBT/MOSFETs from too high swithcing transients, depending on your busbar layout and stray inductance. Try the new online calculator at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/snubber-capacitor-calculator/

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Ericsson Radio Base Station RBS6000 teardown

The RBS 6201 two radio shelves can be equipped with virtually any combination of GSM, WCDMA and LTE, which are available for all common frequencies. A single radio shelf can provide up to 3×8 GSM or 3×4 MIMO WCDMA or 3×20 MHz MIMO … Continue reading

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