Can you help me with my mini E.M.P. generator design? Answered
I am currently planning on bulding a handheld E.M.P. generator (it's dangerous, I know, sorry) that is capable of killing a small devices (e.g. a small camera) at close range (<10cm). I got to the capacitor bank and wondered if 180J is enough for my needs? I also have some other questions (in no particular order):
- What is the bare minimum to kill such devices?
- Does it normally take 90 secs to charge a 90uF bank to 2kV (using a DC boost converter)? I have never designed a high voltage charging circuit before so I don't really know if I'm doing things right.
- Is my capacitor configuration good enough or does it need tweaking (e.g. more voltage)?
- How do I protect my circuitry from getting blasted by the coil?
- Is a single pulse sufficient?
- What kind of switch should I use for high voltage?
- Should I use lithium-ion batteries for supplying power?
- Should I make the frame of the device out of metal?
- Should I be using a DC boost converter for charging capacitors? If not, suggestion?
- Should my coil have a little or a lot of inductance?
Again, I am fully aware this has "Darwin Award" written all over, sorry about that, but I think this is safer than guessing around.
Thank you for reading this! Looking forward to your responds!