Author Archives: Mads Barnkob

About Mads Barnkob

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

Kone elevator 45 kW motor drive teardown

This is a Kone KM997160 variable frequency motor drive that is developed and used for elevators.  Kone has a long history of their own motor drives that came in more or less atypical enclosures compared to other variable frequency drives. … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC IV – a high impedance primary circuit experiment

A new article has been added that describes the thoughts, design, construction and test of a very high impedance primary circuit QCW DRSSTC, where the voltage ramp is coming straight from half wave rectified mains supply and a mains synced … Continue reading

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A new dedicated high voltage forum!

Hello everyone! The comment sections on my website have grown long with questions, advices and solutions. So I have expanded the site with a brand new forum, on a dedicated domain. We are a group of seasoned high voltage and … Continue reading

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Teardown video of HP SureStore DLT 818 tape backup station

The HP SureStore E DLT Autoloader 818 is a cost-effective high-performance tape storage solution. This system comes equipped with a DLT8000 drive, which transfers data at up to 12 MB per second (compressed), allowing servers to be backed up or … Continue reading

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Mysterious failure of a Siemens mini circuit breaker C6A (5SY41)

From one day to another this mini circuit breaker stopped working, I had been using it wrongly as a on/off switch and was wondering if there was a mechanism inside to disable it after too many on/off switches, as MCBs … Continue reading

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Teardown video of Eaton PowerWare 30 kVA UPS

Here is a video from taking apart 3 UPS units from Eaton PowerWare, these are 30 kVA units that was previously described in pictures and text in one of my earlier teardown articles: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/electronics/teardown-eaton-powerware-30-kva-ups/ 

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Teleste AC2000, teardown of a 862 MHz cable TV amplifier

This Teleste AC2000 is a cable TV amplifier that is configurable through different insert jumpers for setting up attenuation/equalization, diplex filters, return amplifier or a transponder making it remote controllable.  This is a dual 39 dB amplifier in the range … Continue reading

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Kone elevator control/power electronics panel teardown

This is a Kone Elevator control and power electronics panel dated around 1999-2000 according to stickers and test marks. It does not appear to have had a user interface, unless that was connected to the RS232 port. The front reveals … Continue reading

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SSTC and DRSSTC musical modulator

Since Martin from ctc-labs.de decided to close down his website, which was all written in German, I asked him for permission to translate and publish some of his content to keep it online and public for others to use. So … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC III update #7 – Show and tell

While we had the box open for removing the real-time current control, as you can see in the previous post, I did a walk through of how the coil is put together and what parts have been used.

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