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IGBT gate drive calculator

Published on: Feb 17, 2016. Updated: Dec 06, 2017. To insure that we switch our IGBT fast enough to lessen losses, slow enough to avoid ringing and the drive circuitry is stable we have to calculate the power, current and … Continue reading

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IGBT selection for Tesla coils or ZCS inverters

This is chapter 3 of the DRSSTC design guide: IGBTs Choosing a switch for a Tesla coil inverter is not a simple task if one looks into all the parameters given in a datasheet, and even more complex if you run … Continue reading

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DRSSTC design guide

Introduction to the guide This is a guide that aims to explain a few in depth details and best practices that one should have in mind when designing and building a Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil (DRSSTC). It is … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC III

Introduction Having already built a medium and a small DRSSTC, I feel that I have the experience and want the challenge of building a large DRSSTC system.   Safety WARNING!: Working with electricity is dangerous, all information found on my … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC II – upgraded and kicking!

After driving the small TO-247 IGBTs so hard that they eventually failed, I have now upgraded the half bridge with a couple of IXGN60N60C2D1 isotop IGBT bricks. It is tuned much better now and is giving a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC II

Introduction I wanted to build a small DRSSTC in a few days without having prepared anything, most parts are reused or scrapped from things I have found and saved.   Safety WARNING!: Working with electricity is dangerous, all information found … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC I

Published on: Nov 9, 2010. Updated on: Nov 27, 2017 Introduction Building a Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil have been the ultimate goal since I started experimenting with high voltage apparatuses 3 years ago. A DRSSTC is the modern day … Continue reading

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