By popular demand, I've added this page.
For the power components, one word - EBAY.
EBAY EBAY EBAY. There is no way this project could have been remotely affordable without it. For the IGBT's, the most reliable source is CTR Surplus, who goes by the usernames ctr_surplus
, and lisa_ctrsurplus
. CTR Surplus also has a constant supply of large electrolytic capacitors, snubbers, and heatsinks used in this project.
The capacitors are also from CTR Surplus - a search for "Eurofarad" works wonders.
Copper tubing is best purchased from Home Depot (assuming you live in the US). They have prices that beat most Internet sources.
The toroids can be from Magnetics, Inc
or TSC Ferrite International
Miscellaneous small components can be purchased from Digi-key
has very good prices on transistors, far lower than most other suppliers.Submitted by MITERS for the Instructables Sponsorship Program