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How can I make a simple oscillator to power a transformer? Answered

For the longest time, I've wanted to screw around with high voltage stuff but I didn't know how to make an oscillator. So can someone help me with this?

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appoloBest Answer (author)2009-08-08

The most versatile oscillator uses a 555 timer IC available from most electronic hobby shops. It's a very versatile chip and you only have to add a few components to get started. Enter 555 oscillators into the search box. If this is your first project and you want to experiment further invest in a 'Bread Board' to build your projects on, no soldering necessary and you can just place your parts into the connection points. Dead easy and quick_ideal for experimenters. Have fun but beware of the hazards! Regards

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ben123324 (author)2011-03-16

easiest way is to find an old neon sign transformer, and you can fin d them at a sign shop, or if someone has an open sign or something that the want to give away. amazing1.com also sells a variety of typed of hv output devices.

another way is to buy a 120v ac to 12v ac step down transformer. this will give you an output of 12v miroring the 50-60hz of mains.(corisponding voltages if you are european)

then the most reliable way is to but a ne555 chip. almost anyone who uses ic chips can use ne555, so ask someone or look it up, its quite simple

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lemonie (author)2009-08-06

Have you tried high voltage in the search box upper right?
People have published some useful stuff here.

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Shagglepuff (author)lemonie2009-08-07

All good stuff, but none of them tell where you should get the oscilating V from.

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lemonie (author)Shagglepuff2009-08-07

You looked at the High voltage ignition coil supply and didn't think that was any use? (555 circuit diagram)

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