How can I make a compact 800 volt power supply? Answered
I'm making (drum-roll please) a disposable camera coil gun. so far, we've gotten to the point where we have a fast enough output and enough kinetic joules to kill small game. the thing is, we should really make a more reliable power supply than the daisy-chained flash circuits we have right now. any ideas on a more compact supply that I could run off Ni-mh AA's or 9v's? is there a specific way to cannibalize a flash circuit to make it more compact? I'm good with heat-sinks. one idea i came across was to make a resonant transformer but i'm not sure how practical that is. Any ideas at all are welcome. this is the last step before we add another stage.