Tesla Coils

Tesla coil is the popular short name for a resonant air core transformer originally invented by the Serbian born scientist Nikola Tesla. There are different topologies of Tesla coils with their own abbreviation

DRSSTC: Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil
SGTC: Spark Gap Tesla Coil
SSTC: Solid State Tesla Coil
VTTC: Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil

Kaizer VTTC I

Kaizer VTTC I
Introduction A VTTC is a Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil and it uses vacuum tubes / valves for the oscillator that is self biasing from a grid leak circuit. I chose to build a VTTC because...

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Kaizer SSTC I

Kaizer SSTC I
Introduction This is my first solid state Tesla coil, so I went with a sturdy and proven schematic made by Steve Ward. A lot of other coilers have replicated this circuit with great success and...

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Kaizer SSTC II

Kaizer SSTC II
Introduction This is a modified version of the first SSTC I built, the Kaizer SSTC I. It uses the same secondary, topload and driver board. New things is a full bridge of IRFP460 MOSFETs, audio...

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Kaizer SSTC III

Kaizer SSTC III
Introduction The idea was to build a very small and compact Tesla coil as a gift for my mother that works in various science classes for the lower grades in public school. This driver circuit...

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Kaizer SGTC I

Kaizer SGTC I
Introduction This Tesla coil is my first and was build without any expenses worth mentioning, its the prototype from which I learned a lot about Spark Gap Tesla Coils, high voltage and where to find...

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Kaizer DRSSTC I

Kaizer DRSSTC I
Published on: Nov 9, 2010. Updated on: Mar 17, 2020 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....

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Kaizer DRSSTC II

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...

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Kaizer DRSSTC III

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,...

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DRSSTC design guide

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...

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Kaizer VTTC III

Kaizer VTTC III
Introduction A VTTC is a Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil and it uses vacuum tubes / valves for the oscillator that is self biasing from a grid leak circuit.   Safety WARNING!: Working with electricity is...

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Kaizer DRSSTC IV

Kaizer DRSSTC IV
WARNING!: Working with electricity is dangerous, all information found on my site is for educational purpose and I accept no responsibility for others actions using the information found on this site. Read this document about...

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Musical SSTC/DRSSTC interrupter

Musical SSTC/DRSSTC interrupter
All credit for this article goes to Martin Ebbefeld from ctc-labs.de, after he closed down his website we made an agreement of me hosting some of his content. I translated his article as best as...

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SSTC design guide

Published: July 15, 2019. Updated March 19, 2020. This article is to point out some of the design decisions and calculations that is different from a DRSSTC, so this article will not contain a description...

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Universal Driver 1.3b

Universal Driver 1.3b
This content originally created by Steve Ward (stevehv.4hv.org) is re-posted with his permission. Having built a few DRSSTC drivers using IGBT bricks, I realized what a pain it was to build the large gate driver...

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Universal Driver 2.1b

Universal Driver 2.1b
Some of this content is originally created by Steve Ward (stevehv.4hv.org) and is re-posted with his permission. Steve Wards work with phase lead compensated drivers is most likely based off the work that Finn Hammer...

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