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COILGUN!!!! COILGUN!!!! NEED SUGGESTIONS Answered

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BUILDING A COILGUN AND WAS WONDERING IF MY DESIGN HAS ANY FLAWS THAT COULD KILLME!!! I AM DOING THIS AS A PART OF MY LAB FOR A PHYSICS CLASS OFFERED FOR THOSE WHO ARENT MATH MAJORS (EXPOERIMENTS +ADV HIGHSCHOOL LEVEL PHYSICS). MY QUESTION IS HOW TO CONNECT THE DIODE BANK FEEL FREE TO COMMENT. I GOT MY GROUP MEMBER TO POST THIS IN MY ACCOUNT SO THAT WE COULD SETTLE THE ARGUMENT. I THINK I CAN ATTACH THE ANODE ON THE POS SIDE AND THE CATHODE TO THE TERMINAL BLOCK TO PREVENT THE CAP BANK FROM FIRING BACKWARDS.

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lemonie

11 years ago

This is lacking information, What power source are you actually using & why do you have 5(?) diodes in series? Don't see what youve built here...

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0-Xero-0

11 years ago

make sure your wire is insulated or it could melt and blow up that happened to my friend it was funny as hell

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cazmundi

11 years ago

yeah i forgot to add that there is anotherr High voltage switch between the coil and cap bank

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akimbo m

11 years ago

Ummm... is there suppose to be a switch between the coil and the capacitor bank?