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Subject: Re: Ignition Coil High Voltage Power Supply
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 23:47:18 +0000
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In article , P!erCer
> I am constructing an ignition coil based high voltage power supply
>to power my lifter (I have posted here before). At this point, I am
>running into problems. My lifter somehow isn't getting the proper
>power to lift, even though the sparks can be adjusted to be upwards of
>two inches long. Please help.
>My basic system is: 12 volt battery running a distributor that
>switches the coil.
>A) Is the output of my coil AC or DC? How do I check? I want pure or
>B) Why doesn't my voltage increase when I put two coils in parallel?
>C) What do you predict the waveform of my output looks like?
>I have two ideas why my lifter isn't working. One person on this
>group told me the coil was producing AC, and that would mess up the
>ion behavior around the lifter. My belief was that the pulses were
>coming too far apart to fully charge the lifter (it functions as a
>Would it help if I half-wave rectified the signal going from
>distributor to coil? Two wires go from the distributor to the coil,
>then one from coil to ground. That is why I suspect AC...though why
>would they need a ground?
>Thanks a bunch,
Think I would like a VanderGraff generator to minimise the current
Easy to build
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