High Voltage pages
Warning: some of these devices run from 12V, but nevertheless produce voltages high enough to shock and, under most conditions, may even cause severe damage to your health. So be careful.
Remember to use bleeder resistors for all high voltage (over 40V) capacitors.
Never get close to or touch any operating HV device. Use plastic or grounded operation panels.
Build or use any devices presented here entirely at your own risk.
Additionally please note that despite my best efforts the device descriptions given on this site may be flawed or information might be missing, so always think for yourself first. If anything regarding HV is unclear then _ask_ someone, to lessen chances of getting yourself killed in some mindbogglingly embarrassing way.
TV flybacks and car coils
- some applications
Ignition coil driver
Super flyback driver
(audio response, high power)
General TC info
Small budget Tesla Coil - 200W
Solid State Tesla Coils - x kW
- general design notes (updated)
- half-bridge SSTC
- discrete gate driver
- self-resonant full-bridge SSTC
Zero budget (=recycled) tiny
twin Tesla Coil - 75W
see some other HV sites about TCs, SSTCs, and high voltage in general
TC plans, SMPS notes, tube specs, more from various sources (i.e. these are not my publications! :-)
(C) 2001 Jan Wagner