Solid state tesla coils - general notes

Contents

  1. Which topology?
  2. Highly recommended reading on MOSFETs and magnetics
  3. PCB layout considerations
  4. Gate drive pulse transformers, design tips and examples
  5. Switch dead time and SSTCs
  6. Pulse generators - 555 vs UC3846, L494, LM3524
  7. Impedance matching

An oscilloscope, isolation transformer, and a variac are mandatory for testing and debugging a solid state TC.

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