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Offline ctech4285

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0-1250V 20W power supply for makers running on 5-15V
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:58:31 am »
Hello guys,
I am a big fan of seeing the reaction of a person coming in contact with 300V, seeing  few hundred Joules capacitor discharge in 100us so I build this simple FlyBack converter to play with.



It’s all open source and RC0 schematics and layout are available on Upverter: https://upverter.com/eda/#tool=schematic,designId=63aeaecec1b0d711

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/412473553/high-voltage-power-supply-for-diy-330-1000v-20w-10/

The FlyBack converter consist of a Mosfet switch driven directly by a pic controller with a On time relative to VCC. The Mosfet rise time is not too bad, in the 40ns range. A resistor feedback divider coupled with the PIC’s comparator to detect if desired output voltage is reached before every switching cycle. The output ground is not isolate.

There are some upgrades in the works because some users would like a clean output for vacuum tube audio and photo multiplier application. These are drive the converter in resonant mode by detecting zero crossing with the comparator in order to compensate for the ~pour couplings factor of the transformer causing noise and an optional output filter. Also a potentiometer adjustable output voltage from ~0-1250V. And controllable output voltage with an RC type PWM signal. (can you imagine a RC receiver with the power supply and a battery HAHAHAHAHA) Upgrading the PIC12F to something with more pins to accommodate the extra features.


Anywho let me know what you think
Andreas
« Last Edit: June 21, 2014, 06:00:29 am by ctech4285 »
 

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Re: 0-1250V 20W power supply for makers running on 5-15V
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 05:10:11 am »
Ha interesting Tim, it took me 3h staring at that to figure out how it worked

 

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Re: 0-1250V 20W power supply for makers running on 5-15V
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 11:54:07 pm »
Ha interesting Tim, it took me 3h staring at that to figure out how it worked

Its a royer oscillator (very commonly used to drive flyback transformers with  re-wound primary for HV supplies)   and a divider and op-amp for voltage regulation and a few transistors providing current limiting on the input side.   Though I do like the pull up resistors and diodes to pull down the mosfet gates instead of the typical resistor/zener to the opposite leg of the oscillator approach.

What is the transformer in the converter in the original post sourced from? It looks similar to a tazer/stun gun transformer.
 

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Re: 0-1250V 20W power supply for makers running on 5-15V
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 02:12:36 am »
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What is the transformer in the converter in the original post sourced from?
It's homemade, ferrite core with 1:33 winding ratio, the magnetic path is not closed hence high leakage induction, which is fine as long as it run in resonant mode.
 The only reason why I did this that way was because it takes us ~6 weeks to get parts down here.
 

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Re: 0-1250V 20W power supply for makers running on 5-15V
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 08:09:08 am »
Just 5 days to go!!
 


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