SSTC using microwave oven inverter? Answered
I recently obtained a microwave oven inverter and I've been doing a lot of research trying to figure out how to power it. The microwave I found came with schematics and a decoder for the button membrane so I am able to operate the main control board and the MICOM board outside of the unit (with slight modifications) but I have yet to test the inverter in fear of blowing it up. Currently my question is can I build a 555 PWM to cheat the CPU or bypass it completely? if not then I suppose I could use the microwaves original circuitry to do so but I'd like to build a nice solid state tesla coil with it if possible.
Instructables is being retarded and wont let me add notes to my pictures
image one - Main control board to the left, MICOM control board in the middle, Iverter on the right
image two - Slight modifications to power the board outside of the microwave
image three - Used decoding chart to operate main circuit without button assembly
image four and five - Showing the output of the MICOM board going to the CPU on the inverter and settings of Oscope (channel A)