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Need advice in making a coilgun :) Answered

I'm gonna make a 800v coilgun but i need some help on some things:
I wanna put a Voltage meter on my coilgun so i can see the amount of voltage stored on the capacitors, how do i put the voltage meter there?

when the coilgun is charging and at the same time i shoot something then will anything bad happen?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Connect a mater to the caps and your set. Find a stylish analog meter to put on the gun.

Just don't hold your 'trigger' down too long. Otherwise the coil may try to draw more current than the power source can safely provide.