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Help...how to get more sound by ionizing a gas with high frequency? Answered

so i am trying to make a geiger counter (if you don't know what it is...search it) and i'm kinda getting somewhere, but there is a problem.
i need to get more sound out of the bulb i'm ionizing, i am ionizing it with very high frequency and low voltage (very low) and i connected it to some speakers that i have (they run on they'r own battery so i need only signal) but its very quite and i need to make it more... louder.
So how do i do it? i'm kinda guessing i have to connect the input wire on parallel or in series with some batteries to the bulb so the high freq voltage or current would get up, and i also will put a potentiometer to get it to the stage before ionization so.... yeah thats all......thnx for all answers. (English isn't my first language btw)

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iceng

7 years ago

Every geiger counter I know uses high voltage 200V+ to ionize the bulb.
Try increasing or placing a series resistor to ground by 200 ohms it may increase your signal.

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kelseymh

7 years ago

Put a pre-amp on the output and an amplifier after that. The ionization itself doesn't make any sound at all. The discharge between HV and ground closes a circuit which triggers a speaker.

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lemonie

7 years ago


I wonder whether you're going about this in the right way...
Use an audio amplifier for more sound.

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