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ok so im planning on building a portable coil/rail gun. But one issue is I cant quite find a circuit that would work best to drive a custom transformer. The charger I have now is a flyback driver that I used a wall adapter to power. I just need some advice and maybe schematics.


Thanks, bud

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2012-05-03

You need some specification of what you WANT too.

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budhaztm (author)steveastrouk2012-05-07

Ok. I have about 20 caps rated for 200 volts DC of different capacitance. I need a driver that could run a custom wound transformer (or set of transformers) by using only batteries. The charge time doesnt matter.

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budhaztm (author)steveastrouk2012-05-10

Correct. And I want to get this project out of the way so I can begin on my secret project.

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steveastrouk (author)budhaztm2012-05-10

The simplest way I can think of is to get a car inverter and rectify that straight onto the caps with a diode, and a current limiting resistor.

Steve

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budhaztm (author)steveastrouk2012-05-15

That might work except I do not have an inverter. If only i had some cash

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