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Hi Chip,

I was wondering if any updates... have not heard anything from my initial
reply to your post. Understand if you are busy. Just wondering.

Anyways, I am pretty familiar with this circuit and others that are similar.
I have also modified this circuit a bit a while back. And another related
one just a little. These are in my blue enclosures. I also have a very
simple basic manual controller I put together a while back also.

Speaking of basic controllers, in the past few days off and on I have put
together 2 more. Just bench tested right now. Will be doing VTTC running
tests soon...to see if I failed or succeeded.

Anyways here is a picture of my collection of VTTC controllers.


5 of them, with #6 in the works fairly soon I hope, which is based off the
original design but some "layout" differences.
All of these controllers have zero crossing detection. Some different than
others in how done.

I will be doing a new posting with pictures and maybe some video also
eventually after doing some real running on coil with all 5 current
controllers. Been a while since I have run the 304 VTTC so I want to run
them all. Coil actually has a slightly damaged secondary currently, but
still working ok with some losses...quite earlier this year I pushed it too
hard, during extreme testing I did. Windings "buckled" in a few spots. Got
too hot...the acrylic tube has warped some... Happens...not the first time
:^) I will be fixing soon with some more ideas for major changes to this
coil. I always seem to change this one around, testing/trying things.

Okay, enough rambling here...I will give more details eventually in a new

And I will be waiting to hear if any progress/info/questions from you.

Have great Holiday everyone.

Chris Reeland
Ladd Illinois USA

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020, 1:00 AM Chris Reeland <chrisreeland@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Chip,
> I am giving a link to a couple of pictures.
> Are you getting anything that resembles these pictures. One picture is at
> minimum PW and the other is maximum PW.
> Could you take a picture of what you are seeing on your scope?
> Also could we get close up pictures of the whole topside and whole bottom
> of your circuit board. Can not guarantee, but we might be able to "see" the
> possible problem(s).
> Link:
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/yWdLGUTHY8EexVwL7
> And can you also maybe get a couple of scope pictures at a few different
> PRF rates?
> Kind of like this one picture of mine at a set rate:
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/TCE9wz5ZBKHeZhG9A
> Chris Reeland
> Ladd Illinois USA
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
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