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Step1:TheDangersYouMustKnow...

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Aplasmaspeakerisnotoy...

HealthHazard
Unliketheordinaryspeakers,theplasmaspeakeraredangeroushighvoltage
device,doNOTattempttobuildthisdeviceunlessyouknowwhatyouare
doing...AnddoNOTevenattempttobuildoneifyouhaveheartproblemsor
weakheartorwearingapacemaker,becauseonelittleshockfromthisthingcan
putyouout...
Iamnotresponsibleforanyinjuriesordeathscausedbythisdevice.

Whyshouldyouknowallofthis?itisbecauseyoucanONLYliveonce,andno
more...
Ifyoudon'tthinkthatyoushouldn'tbuildone,justwatchmoviesofitworking
instead,muchbetterthanriskingyourlifetobuildandoperateone.
Ifyouthinkyouareokaytobuildonewithoutkillingyourself,thenmoveonto
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Sincetheplasmaspeakergenerateshighvoltages,thereisachancetherewill
behighvoltagespikesonthelowvoltagesideofthedevice,whichcangetonto
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Step2:Schematics

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Igottheideafromscopeboy'swebsite(http://scopeboy.com/index.html)onhis
flybackdriver(http://scopeboy.com/tesla/flyback.html)section,buttheschematic
wasquitecomplexandbuyingfourMOSFET'sisalittletooexpensiveforme...

SoIsimplifiedthedesigntousingoneMOSFET.

Igetalotofcomplainantsofthisprojectisnotworkingverywelloratall.This
newdesignWORKs,however,formostpeopleitmaynotwork.Thisisdueto
theMOSFET(andsomeothercomponents)ispoorquality.

Ijustrecentlyfoundoutthatmanufacturewhomakesthecomponentssellthe
bestqualityonestoothermanufacturesandsellthepoorerqualityonestothe
wholesellersandretailers.Forthisproject,thebestgradeMOSFET'siscritical,
anditcanonlybegottenbysalvagingoldelectronicdevices,unlessyouare
willingtopayforthousandsofcomponentsforthemanufacture...:)

Step3:So,HowDoesItActuallyWork!?!?!?

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Ok,vocdevesermuitocuriosocomoooradorplasmafunciona...

Nota:Estainformaotcnico,puleestaetapasevocnoentende...


OTL494agecomoumosciladoreummodulador,quegeraumaaltafreqncia
(5KHza45KHz)paraconduzirotransformadorflybackparafazerarcosdealta
tenso.Entoquandovoclhedoudio,oTL494modulaafreqnciaaudio
nafreqnciaelevadaprincipal.Agoraotransformadorflybackestsendo
conduzidopelaaltafreqnciaepelafreqnciadeudio,equandooarco
produzido,oarcovibraoarcomoudioealtafreqnciacriandosons.
produzido,oarcovibraoarcomoudioealtafreqnciacriandosons.
Sevocsintonizarseopotencimetro22K,aaltafreqnciaaumenta,quando
sevaimaisaltoque20KHz,nopodemosouvilo,masapenasafreqnciade
udio...

Euesperoquevocpodemeioqueentenderisso..

Etapa4:Oquevocprecisar...

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Vocvaiprecisardeummontedecoisasparafazeroaltofalanteplasma...

Peas:
TL494dechip(FolhadedadosparaTL494)
(http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet2/c/0hoe562z3844z85q9ppxcz3t33k
y.pdf)
200uF(ou220uF)capacitoreletroltico50v
47nF250v(outensosimilar)capacitor
100nFcapacitor50v
10nFcapacitor50v
2.2KResistor1/4W
10ohmResistor1/4W
UF4007diodo(ououtrodiodorpidoqueclassificadocomo1A(oumais)e
500v(oumais)
10K1/4Wpotencimetro(mesmacoisaqueumresistorvarivel)
22K1/4Wpotencimetro(mesmacoisaqueumresistorvarivel)
Tomadadeudio
Fios
IRF540MOSFET(outrosMOSFET'scomclassificaessemelhantesdevem
funcionar)
Dissipadorgrande
TransformadorFlyback(podeserencontradoapartirdeCRTantigo.)
Fontedealimentao12v(paraTL494oscilador/euuseiumabateria9v)
12vto40vpowersource(fortheflybacktransformer)
Breadboard(fortesting)
Veroboard

IboughtmostofmyelectronicpartsfromFarnell(http://www.farnell.com/).

Tools:
Solderingiron
Wirestrippers
Wirecutters
Pliers
Helpinghands
Hotgluegun

Abilities:
Goodwithasolderingiron.
Canreadschematics.
Knowwhatyouaredoingwhenyouaredealingwithhighvoltage.

Step5:BuildthePrototypeontheBreadBoard

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Dowhatthetitlesays...Buildthecircuitonthebreadboard!

Whyonabreadboardandnotbuilditdirectlyontotheveroboard?

Well,itisaverygoodideatobuildtheprototypeonthebreadboardbeforeyou
solderthecomponentsontotheveroboardbecause...
Youwillgetabetterideaonhowtobuilda'real'oneontheveroboard.
Youcanmakesureallthecomponentsareworkingfine,ifnot,youcanreplace
iteasily.
Youcanmodifyortweetthecircuitabittogivetheplasmaspeakerabetter
performance.

Ibuiltmycircuitusingmysimplifiedschematiconthebreadboardthatis
connectedtothe"ElectronicLab"kitthatIgotalongtimeago.

Toconnecttheflybacktransformertothecircuit,wind5ormoreturnsofthick
solidcorewireontheferritecore.Thatwillbeyourprimarycoil.

Step6:TestthePrototype

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Afteryouhadbuiltit,goaheadandtestit!
Ifitdoesnotwork,don'tgetallfrustratedoranythinglikethat,gobackand
checkyourcircuitclosely,makesuretherearenomissingconnections,and
checkthecomponentsareproperlyconnectedtothecircuit...

Mineworksquitewell,unfortunately,theMOSFETiswastinglargeamountsof
energyintoheat,soitisblazinghot...Ihavetomaketheheatsinkbiggertotry
keepitcoollonger.Butitstillgoesblazinghotafterthreeminutesofcontinuous
operation.
Ohwell,thatismyefficientdesignsofar...

Ifyoursworkingwellwithoutverymuchproblem,thatsgreat!

Step7:BuildtheCircuit
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Afteryouhavetestedtomakesureeverythingisworking,startbuildingthe
prototypeontotheveroboard.

Ifyounoticeinthepictures,Iusean16pinsocketfortheTL494,itisreallygood
ideatousesocketsfortheIC'sbecauseyouwon'triskheatdamagefrom
soldering,andiftheICfails,youcaneasilyreplaceitinsteadofdesolderingit
andsolderanotheronein..
IalsoaddedanLEDindicator,thatisagoodideatoaddthatontoo,soyou
knowwhetherthecircuitisonoroff.TheLEDindicatorisconnectedtothe
TL494'spowersupplyline.

Afteryouhaddonesoldering,makesureyoumadeniceshinysolderjointsand
theyarenosolderbridges.Ifyouthinkitisallgoodenough,addsomedabof
hotglueontotheloosecomponentsandwiresforstrainrelief.

Step8:FinalTest

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Okay,youareveryclose...
Testyourplasmaspeakertomakesureifitisworkingornot.

Ifitsworking,letoutasighofrelivethatyoudidit!

Ifitsnotworking,don'toverreactoffrustrated,(Iknowitisveryfrustratingwhen
somethingdoesnotwork).
Afewthingscangowrongwiththiscircuit,hereisalistofsomeproblems...
SolderbridgeThatisthemostcommonprobleminsoldering.
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Afteryougotyourplasmaspeakerworking,itisagoodideatothecircuitintoa
projectbox.Iwillprotecttheelectronicsfrombeingdamagedfromforeign
objectsandprotectspeoplefromanelectricalshock.

Step9:EnjoyandImpressYourFriends!

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Well,thereistheinstructionstomakeyourownPlasmaSpeaker!Goaheadand
pumpinyourfavoritemusicthenlistenandwatchthearcdancewiththemusic
andadmirewhatyouhadbuilt...

Thenshowittoyourfriendsandfamily,Icanguaranteeyoutheywillbegreatly
impressed.

WhenmyDadfirstsawmyplasmaspeakerinoperation,hisfirstwordsaboutit
are:"Whatthef...Tha...Thatsimpossible."Heiswrong,nothingisimpossible...
Nothing.
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Hereishowyoucancontroltheplasmaspeakerwiththetwopotentiometers.

The10KpotentiometerisusedtochangetheTL494'sinternaloscillator
frequencyfrom5KHzto50KHz.Ifyouwanttoplaymusiconthearc,tunethe
frequencyupuntilyoudon'thearitandplaythemusic.Note:The10K
potentiometerdoesNOTaffecttheinputaudio(music).

Iamnottoosurewhatthe22Kpotentiometer'sjobis,butitseemstochangethe
volumeoftheaudio,fiddlewiththe22Kpotentiometeruntilyoucanhearthe
musicloudly.Note:Makingthemusiclouderwillshortenthelengthofthearc.

Step11:InterestingDischarges...

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JustalittlestoryIliketotellyouabout...

WhileIwastesting(well,playing)myplasmaspeaker,the12vbatteryisgoing
flatandthearcsarebecomingunimpressivelyshort.SoIreplacedthebattery
withmylabPSUImodifiedfromanATXPSUandputan22,000uFcapacitorin
parallelwithits12voutputandground.
parallelwithits12voutputandground.
The22,000uFcapacitorisusedtoadsorbanyhighvoltagespikesthatmay
appearontheline.

WhenIconnectthePSU'spowertotheplasmaspeakerandturnediton...

Thearcareverydifferent,insteadofastingofpurplelight,thearcflapsfuriously
anditmakesveryinterestinglightdisplay.Butthisisnotsuitableforaplasma
speaker,becausethearcsflapssomuchitjustsimplydrownedoutthemusic...

Hereisavideoofthearcs.



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Ifyouhaveanyquestions,orneedhelp,orfoundanerror,oranything,makea
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X SirCooksalot(/member/SirCooksalot) 5monthsago Reply


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Sweetspeaker!JustreadanotherIblewherethebuilderused2MOSFETs
wiredparalleltokeepthetempdownhiswasoperatingat70c,withheatsink
andapcfanthoughtthatmightbehelpfulforyourheatissue.

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MarcoMicrOchipA(/member/MarcoMicrOchipA) 11monthsago Reply

Hi,greatProject.canyoutellmethenameofthatkindofelectronics
experimentsbox?

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That'saRadioShackElectronicsLearningLab.Butthere'sallsortsof
freeplansoutthereforsimplerhomemadeversionsgoogle'breadboard
tester'or'DIYbreadboardstation',maybejust'DIYbreadboard'

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mpmic(/member/mpmic) 10monthsago Reply

CanIusea33nF400vcapacitorinsteadofthe47nFcapacitor?Ifnot,i)isthere
anywayIcanfindthiscomponentinbrokenelectronics,andii)isthereany
substitutecapacitorwithadifferentcapacitanceforthe47nFcapacitor?
Imightdaisychain2or3capacitorstogetthedesiredcapacitancewiththe
specificvoltage.Iknowthisquestionsoundssilly.

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Kpax7(/member/Kpax7) 11monthsago Reply

Thelastvideodoessays:"thisvideoisprivate"

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McBack(/member/McBack) . Kpax7(/member/Kpax7) 10monthsago Reply

Samehere.:(

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| SherylinRM(/member/SherylinRM) 10monthsago Reply

DecadesagoIseensomethinglikethis.

Anarcmovingtomusic.Atthetimeitwashighscienceandcuttingedgestuff.I
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X Exocetid(/member/Exocetid) 11monthsago Reply
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8 IjustlovethisandTeslawouldbesoooooopleased.
Othersmayhavementionedthis(thecommentsaremany<sigh>),butthisis
alsoknownasa'singingarc'howcoolisthat?
WilliamDuBoisDuddell(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Duddell)wasthe
ElectricalEngineer(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engineering)that
firstconceivedtheideaintheearly1900's.Hewasquiteingeniousandwould
havelovedInstructables.

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jackd333(/member/jackd333) 11monthsago Reply

Justalittlesidenote:theSmithswereagreatmusictotestitoutwith!

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808Dave(/member/808Dave) . jackd333(/member/jackd333) Reply

11monthsago
Igottadisagree...Morrisey'sgotafour,maybefivemajor
scalenotefixation,whichIfindgratingatbest,soprobablynotthebest
choiceforademotrack.

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X mhepp1(/member/mhepp1) 11monthsago Reply

ThatisquitepossiblyoneofthecoolestthingsI'veeverseen.

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tbraidz(/member/tbraidz) 11monthsago Reply

Thisissocool!!Howlouddoesitget?Andwhatisthesoundqualityand
frequencyresponselike?

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Kev13(/member/Kev13) 11monthsago Reply

Prettylights,butdon'tlookatthemplasmageneratesenoughultravioletlight
toburnyourretinasout...

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NareshL33(/member/NareshL33) . Kev13(/member/Kev13) Reply

11monthsago
Goodpointbutwhatifthearcisenclosedinatraditional
speakerboxafterremovingthespeakersthemselves.Yesthefabric
speakergrillswillneedtoberetained.Perhapsdoubleduptootoprevent
leakageofUV.

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11monthsago
Mylittleknowledgeofplasmaspeakersistheyarehigher
frequencyandmightdisappearinaboxthinkofthemastweeters(?)

Giventhat,maybeUVblockingglass?FlatblackVwithaplateinfront,
like

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theUVglass?That'dprobablybealotcheaperandeasiertofind,too.

You'dwantafairlyfullspectrumblockerIexpectthesethingsspraya
LOTofRF,butdon'tknowthatforsure.AnyAMradiowillhelpyoufind
thatout.

I'llbetthatplasmaishotenoughtoignitemostflammablematerial,so
unlessyoucanexperiment,I'davoidcloth!

BestofluckwiththisIhopeitworksoutforyou!

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11monthsago
AgreewithallthatKev13.LiketheideaoftheUVglassfor
thevisualeffectstoo.TheRFspectrumcouldbecontainedinaFaraday
Cage?Closewoven'chickennetting'stuff?linedontheinsidelikethe
acousticwadding.Ormetallisedpaint.ThanksfortheverticalhornIdea
Kev13.

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kermykie(/member/kermykie) 11monthsago Reply

whydoyouuse5turnsofwireinsteadoftheprimarypinsonthetransformer
base?

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8 gentry(/member/gentry) 11monthsago Reply

Niceproject!IthinkonereasonyourMOSFETisrunninghot,andthatsome
peoplemightnotbeabletomakethisworkisthatthereisnothingtoactively
drivethegatelowduringtheoffphaseofthePWMsoittakesawhiletoswitch
off,whichmakesitdissipateabunchofpowerastheMOSFET(sourceto
drain)resistanceisbetweenonandoff.

Youshouldbeablefixthisbyusingthesecondtransistor(Q2)oftheTL494to
pulltheMOSFETgatelowduringtheoffpartofthePWM.Todothat,you'll
needtoconnectC2(pin11)totheresistorthatdrivestheMOSFETgate,and
E2(pin10)toground.
Also,besuretowireOUTPUTCTL(Vi,pin13)toVref(+12v)sothatyou
enablepushpulloperationoftheTL494'stwotransistors,Q1andQ2.
Otherwisethey'llbeexactlyinsync(onatthesametime)insteadofexactlyout
ofphase(oneonwhentheotherisoff),andthecircuitmodsIsuggestabove
wouldburnoutyourTL494!
Tobesure,I'dliketoputanoscilloscopeonthegateoftheMOSFETtosee
howquicklyitturnsoff,butitsurelookslikeitwouldturnoffslowlyandrunhot
asis.

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Apembo(/member/Apembo) 11monthsago Reply

Excellentstuff.ExactlythesortofprojectIfollowInstructablesfor.Different,
veryinterestinganddoable.
veryinterestinganddoable.

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john.mckeown.73744(/member/john.mckeown.73744) 11monthsago Reply

Prettyboring.....

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X JaredE(/member/JaredE)

Ok.SoItriedtowatchthelastvideobutitisprivate...??? 11monthsago Reply

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babungaCTR(/member/babungaCTR) 2yearsago Reply

Cool!butwhat'stheuseofthediodeinparallelwiththemosfet?

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8 dillonxti(/member/dillonxti) . babungaCTR(/member/babungaCTR) Reply

ayearago
inmyopinionitisntreallyneededasmosfetshavediodesbuilt
intothemanyways

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Yesbutreducesheatingbyexternalizingthatfunction,and
somewhatbetter/fasteratit.

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Tohelpabsorbemfpuoseintheopositepolarity,toprotectmisfet

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Whyisthelastvideothatyouposted"private"?

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BrianK16(/member/BrianK16) 11monthsago Reply

Coolproject!Doyouthinkwemaybeabletogetmoremusical"action"outof
thearcifweaddedapartialenclosure?Enoughtoslowtheescapeofionized
air,butnotblocktheaudio?

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polofsson(/member/polofsson) 11monthsago Reply

Heat=wastedenergy.Iwouldguessthatamosfetdriverandashottkydiodeto
thepowerrailinsteadofgroundwouldbeanimprovement.
Alsothefrequencyshouldbematchedagainsttheinductanceofthe
transformerandthedutycyclerangeofthepwmtothedesired
maximum/minimumcurrent.

Forthoseofyouchoosingamosfet,thewattageofthefetisNOTthemaximum
poweritcangivetotheloadbutthepeakheatdissipation(wastedenergyinthe
fet).
Examplefromthecomments,irf3205110Ax55V=6050Wmaxswitchedload.

Inthisdesign,poorswitchingofthemosfetmaybethelimitingfactorforthe
currentsincethereisnodriverforthemosfet.Butwithoutmatchingtheduty
cycletothecurrentdraw,itmightburnupthepsu,leadsorthetransformer!xD

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wb7ptr(/member/wb7ptr) 11monthsago Reply

Interestingstuff.IthinkI'mgoingtobuildoneofthesesometimesoon.Looks
likeallkindsoffuntoplayaroundwith.

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Wow......................
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kiel814(/member/kiel814) 11monthsago Reply

Sincethemusicisbeingmodulatedontopofanultrasoundfrequencybe
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8 you'llgetMUCHbettersoundifyouintroduceaDCbiasinyoursecondary.You
wanteverythingoffsetsoitdoesn'treversepolarity.
Introducingionsintothearcwillalsohelp,aswillusingtwosharpelectrodes.

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Ican'twatchthevideo(

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mpmic(/member/mpmic) ayearago Reply

Hey,howdoyouthinkwecouldgoaboutthebuildifwereplacesomeofthese
componentswithaCFLdriver?Isitfeasible?
componentswithaCFLdriver?Isitfeasible?

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dlcoates1(/member/dlcoates1) ayearago Reply

Justcurious,isitpossibletomodifyanelectricarclightertodothissamething?

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PhilippStasiS(/member/PhilippStasiS) ayearago Reply

Hi,ihaveaproblem.Ialsobuiltthisspeaker,butwhenistartit,mymosfet
instantlydies:)itriedtotakeapulldownresistor,butitalsodoesntwork.Could
anybodyhelpme?

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j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988) 4yearsago Reply

DearPlasmana,

IusedmyplasmaspeakerforoverayearnowbutIhaveaproblem.
Ialwaysusedalaptoppowersupply(90watt)fortheflybacktransformerand
lastweekIboughtaheavydutypowersupply(50volt/16amps,800VA)and
nowIkilledmyMOSFET(IRF640).MyquestioniswichMOSFETcanIusefor
pullingafewhundredwattswithoutkillingit.ThemaxtheIRF640tookwas26
voltsandabout3.80amps(at30voltand4ampsitblewup).Ihada2SK1082
MOSFETlayingarroundbutthatdoesntworkverywell.Igotaverylittlearc
fromthatone.

Pleasehelpme,IreallyneedaMOSFETthatcanhandlemuchmore
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8 dillonxti(/member/dillonxti) . j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988) Reply

3yearsago
irf3205ithas110ampsofcurrenthandlingand55volts

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Igaveeightofthose,theycanmake7"arcswhenused
inthiscircuitat40volts,30amps

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8 dillonxti(/member/dillonxti) . dillonxti(/member/dillonxti) 3yearsago Reply

theremadeforcarbatteries

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CrimsonDeity(/member/CrimsonDeity) . j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988)
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It'snotreallyabouttheMOSFEThandlingcurrentbut
rathertheswitching.GetsomeIRF540'sonEbayforaboutadollara
pieceandthey're100V,30A.

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j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988) . CrimsonDeity(/member/CrimsonDeity)
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Thnxforthereply,
Igot2irfb20n50k'snow.500V20AandIguesstheycanhandle280watt
at25degreescelcius.AtleastthatiswhatIreadinthedatasheet.:)This
MOSFETworksgreatat35Vand3.4AbutIdon'twanttoblowitup,haha.
Gota50V16A(800VA)toroidaltransformerattachedtoitwithavariac
anda100V22000uFcapacitor.
ThisMOSFETdon'tgetthathotwithaCPUcoolerattachedtoitandIgot
aprettylongandloudarc.ButIguesstheMOSFETcanhandleeven
more!:)
Hereisamovieofmypowersupplyandplasmaspeaker(onlyon25V):p

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Sweetsetupandspark!=)
WheneverIbothermyselftomakeanotheroftheseIthinkI'mgonnaadd
a148wattPeltiercooler.MighthelpthosepoorMOSFETSfromdying?=)

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goodideaaboutusingacoolerbutonesideofthemgetsreally
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hotsoyourjustmovingtheproblem.improbablywrong.willthecoolside
.
beingheatedbytheMOSFETcancelouttheothersidefromoverheating.
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j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988) . CrimsonDeity(/member/CrimsonDeity)
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HeyCrimsonDeity,
Hereisjustanothervideoofmyplasmaspeakerat34voltthistime.
Thearcisnowlongerandlouder!:)
Iwillprobablycrankthevoltageupsomemoreinthenearfuture,butI
reallyhopeIdon'tpoptheMOSFET.:P
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j0ch3m1988(/member/j0ch3m1988) . CrimsonDeity(/member/CrimsonDeity)
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Thnx,Istillneedtobuildthevariac,bridgerectifierand
capacitorinabox:)
AndmaybeIwillbuildavoltandampmeterinitaswell.Looksalotbetter
thenaseparatevoltandampmeterifuaskme!:)
Iboughtthisstuffaweekagosothat'swhyitlaysalloverthefloor.:p

AboutdyingofMOSFETS,Iguessifustayinthevoltage,ampsandwatt
rangeofwhattheycanhandle,uwillbefineandkeepthemcoolas
possible.:)

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howmuchcurrentrequirementofFBtransformer...?

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howmuchcurrentrequirementofFBtransformer?

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Hi,47nfcapacitoror47ufcapacitor?

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