How to build a Tesla coil. Design, theory and compromises!

A live broadcast that I did on Sunday, February 4, 2018 with focus on designing Tesla coils with special focus on the DRSSTC topology.

Questions about the Tesla coil theory and design tools can be asked during the broadcast and I will answer them to my best knowledge 🙂

DRSSTC design guide: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/drsstc-design-guide/

MMC calculator: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/mmc-calculator/
Helical coil calculator: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/helical-coil-calculator/
Spiral coil calculator: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/spiral-coil-calculator/
Gate drive calculator: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/igbt-gate-drive-calculator/
Snubber capacitor calculator: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/snubber-capacitor-calculator/

Helical, spiral and topload calculators: http://deepfriedneon.com/tesla_frame0.html

SSTC theory: http://www.richieburnett.co.uk/tesla.shtml

JavaTC, best Tesla coil calculator around: http://www.classictesla.com/java/javatc/javatc.html

GDT design: http://thedatastream.4hv.org/gdt_index.htm
GDT troubleshooting: http://www.richieburnett.co.uk/temp/gdt/gdt2.html

Steve Ward Universal Driver 1.3: http://www.stevehv.4hv.org/new_driver.html
Steve Ward Universal Driver 2.1b: http://stevehv.4hv.org/leadcomp/UD2_1revB/

Inspiration:
Steve Ward: http://www.stevehv.4hv.org/SSTCindex.htm
Loneoceans: http://loneoceans.com/labs/
Mads Barnkob: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/

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
This entry was posted in Tesla Coils and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.