Re: DC vs AC TC (was Re: NST->DC Re: CGA Monitor Flyback)
> Original Poster: "William Parn" <parn-at-fgm-dot-com>
> > Original Poster: "Megavolt Nick" <tesla-at-fieldfamily.prontoserve.co.uk>
> > > Original Poster: "Marco Denicolai" <Marco.Denicolai-at-tellabs.fi>
> > > >To make a DC Tesla coil using a NST, can I use HV rectifiers on the
> > > >secondary side? Or is this a bad idea with NSTs?
> > Nope - It'll work fine, just make sure you over rate the rectifier to
> > with the transients, an LCR filter wouldn't be a bad idea either.
> On the LCR protection circuit is it better to put that on the
> NST side of the bridge rectifier or on the TC side of it?
The TC side - it needs to be a properly deisgned lowpass filter rather than
one of the standard neon protection circuits.
If you like you could use a few hundred pF of suppression caps across the
xfmr as well, but you shouldn't really need them.
> I have been a little worried about my .35 ma diodes when
> used with the 9kv-at-30ma. How far should I over rate the
A lot - I'd use at least 100ma diodes.
> Many Thanks,
> Bill Parn