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From: email@example.com (Gene De Guzman)
Subject: Re: HELP WITH INDUCTION SETUP
Date: 17 Nov 2002 13:23:57 -0800
References: <3DD40746.4C3B0E33@xympatico.ca> <3DD5B234.ACC7FB27@xympatico.ca>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 17 Nov 2002 21:23:58 GMT
I wanted to use the principle of induction (step-down) for
electrolysis of water. I had this "weird" idea that I could induce a
low volt with high current in a secondary coil and use this for
electrolysis of water ... the induced low voltage will flow as a
continuous pulse of milliseconds apart.
I've seen how a car ingnition coil could induce 12,000 to 24,000 volts
with very low current (step up) to drive/crank a car engine and I was
planning to use
the same principle to get a reversed result of low voltage with high
I guess, it's only possible if superconductors are used ... can use
use water to form a coil? ... water is a conductor (isn't it?) and
could be places in a coil made of glass and continuously flowing and
being cooled by a fan ... is this idea dumber?
Joseph Legris wrote in message news:<3DD5B234.ACC7FB27@xympatico.ca>...
> Gene De Guzman wrote:
> > Dear Joseph,
> > Many thanks to your suggestion.
> > Could you let me know how I coulb make or to buy a precisely timed
> > pulse controller?
> > I will try to answer your questions to the best of my untechnical
> > knowledge:
> > 1) Is the core saturating magnetically?
> > ---> There is a very strong magnetism on the core whenever the switch
> > is turned ON.
> > 2) Are the resistances of the coils low enough?
> > --->I use a 1 millimeter wire with a lot of turns and another 3
> > millimeter with with fewer turns. The wires don't heat-up when I turn
> > the switch on/of.
> > Could you explain what you mean by:
> > 12 Volts/55 Amps = 0.22 Ohms or less (unlikely).
> > 1.2Volts/550 Amps = 0.0022 Ohms or less (forget it).
> > A car ignition coil can induce 12,000 DC Volts with a very low current
> > so if I use your formula ... 12,000 Volts / say 1 Amp = 1 Ohm ... this
> > is a high resistance but the coils does not burn ... am I wrong?
> > Please be gentle ... I really don't know much.
> > 3) How are you measuring the pulsed voltages and currents?
> > ---> I am using an oridinary Voltmeter and an Ampmeter. How much does
> > an oscilloscope and a current probe cost and what size to I need?
> > Does an oscilloscope work with DC?
> > As I understand it, I need an oscilloscope to that I will know
> > prescisely when to turn off the switch ... and this is when the
> > current reaches its peak which the oscilloscope will display ... is
> > this right?
> > Thanks again.
> > Gene
> Excuse the double post.
> If you really want to build a high-powered pulse transformer you had
> better find someone experienced in electronics who can supervise you
> directly - it is much too complicated for a beginner.
> What is the intended application? There may be a simpler route.
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