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    battery operated tesla coil

    I'm working on a battery operated tesla coil and im completely stumped on how to convert the dc to ac to power my hv transformer

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    because ive got everything built but the converter or inverter or whatever you call it

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    will anyone respond

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    Re: battery operated tesla coil

    In the days of Tesla they used a rotary interruptor or polarity switcher to convert the DC to AC (the DC powered the motor of the interruptor/switcher) - operating like a commutator in reverse - the more poles on the commutator the higher freq AC you could get relative to the shaft revolutions per second.
    Of course they had early AC generators too (Edison used a commutator to convert this AC to DC and all his plants were "DC") Tesla had access to single,two, three and poly phase AC from his generators. Also a relaxation oscillator relay circuit can be used to converter DC to primitive AC, Regards, Orson Cart.



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    Re: battery operated tesla coil

    Need to make some DC to AC inverter.

    See some examples.





    Lots of schematics on the internet:

    dc to ac inverter schematic - Google Search

    In order to choose some schematics need to have more details about ‘’battery’’ and power required to operate tesla coil.


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    Re: battery operated tesla coil

    i was thinking standard 1.5 volt aa batteries



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    Re: battery operated tesla coil


    see some mini Tesla Coil
    AA Battery Powered "Tesla Coil"


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