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How to use a SCR in a Coil Gun? Answered

I want to increase the power of my capacitor but i can not figure out how to add a SCR. So i was wondering if somebody can show me how.

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frollard (author)2010-11-25

The scr will just act as the firing mechanism -- dumping the power of your capacitors through a coil.

If you want more oomph, you need a bigger coil and/or bigger capacitor bank.

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seandogue (author)frollard2010-11-26

+1 and or a bigger (higher current) SCR!

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frollard (author)seandogue2010-11-26

true! -- bigger scr = higher current = dump to coil faster. There's a lot to be said for raw unadulterated power at the source :)

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Jack A Lopez (author)2010-11-25

This is crude, but it might work:
http://www.coilgun.info/mark4/scr_wiring.htm

For switching large amounts of power, something more complicated may be required, e.g.
http://www.powerlabs.org/images/scrtrigger.gif
Explanation and context:
http://www.powerlabs.org/pssecc.htm

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