In this project I will show you how to create an oscillator circuit for a CCFL transformer and combine it with a couple of complementary parts like a LiPo battery, a switch and a charging board in order to make a portable arc lighter. But only proceed following these instructions if you have basic knowledge of electronics since the produced high voltage can be lethal. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all information you need to recreate the project. In the following steps though I will present you some additional information to make building this project even simpler.

Step 2: Order the Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example sellers. But the CCFL inverter that I used is only available in Germany and Austria. The worldwide link contains another inverter that should hopefully contain a decent transformer.


1x CCFL Inverter (for Germany/Austria): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/707-53477-19255-0/1?...

1x CCFL Inverter (Worldwide): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 220nF Capacitor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x IRLU3110Z MOSFET: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x UF4007 Diode: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 220Ω Resistor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 0.1mH Inductor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 3.7V 220mAh 15C LiPo Battery: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x TP4056 Charging Board: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Tactile Push Button: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...


1x CCFL Inverter: http://amzn.to/2j5g2HR

2x 220nF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/2j54Vyw

2x IRLU3110Z MOSFET: -

2x UF4007 Diode: http://amzn.to/2iVW8Sc

2x 220Ω Resistor: http://amzn.to/2iW4BVz

1x 0.1mH Inductor: http://amzn.to/2iqCM4k

1x 3.7V 220mAh 15C LiPo Battery: http://amzn.to/2i6D4PZ

1x TP4056 Charging Board: http://amzn.to/2j55yrS

1x Tactile Push Button: http://amzn.to/2iqMmnz


1x CCFL Inverter: http://amzn.to/2jqamLT

2x 220nF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/2jqg7ZR

2x IRLU3110Z MOSFET: -

2x UF4007 Diode: http://amzn.to/2hlNgBY

2x 220Ω Resistor: http://amzn.to/2jq1XI7

1x 0.1mH Inductor: http://amzn.to/2jq9ffd

1x 3.7V 220mAh 15C LiPo Battery: http://amzn.to/2jqderU

1x TP4056 Charging Board: http://amzn.to/2eUvMNO

1x Tactile Push Button: http://amzn.to/2iRokTM

Step 3: Do the Wiring!

Here you can find the schematic of the complete circuit along with a picture of my completed wiring. Feel free to use them as a reference while creating your own circuit.

Step 4: Success!

You did it! You just created your own Arc Lighter!

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<p>I can see that L3 is the 0.1mH Inductor but what are L1 and L2 for? Are they the same kind of inductor as L3?</p>
<p>awesome! :)</p>
great stuff!
<p>Parabens muito bom</p>

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