[Lab] How do you boost voltage without a transformer?
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Thu Sep 22 08:27:55 EDT 2011
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:25:39AM -0400, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 07:51:33AM -0400, Darcy Whyte wrote:
> > I have one of these: http://mambohead.com/2011/09/3-4-vdc-to-34v-booster/
> > Anybody know how they work?
> Using an oscillator at a high frequency (around 100kHz) with
> a chain of diode/capacitor voltage doublers or a much smaller
> transformer than usual. It is a switched-mode power supply. If you
> look carefully, you can see a transformer on that board, lower right
> side, labelled "101".
Sorry, forgot to include the reference page for a voltage doubler. It
also uses an oscillator to charge the capacitor/diode ladder to do
> I'm going to try building something similar but from 1.5V DC up to 150V
> AC at 4kHz to power 2' of ElectroLuminescent wire to be self-contained
> in a bicycle wheel.
> slainte mhath, RGB
slainte mhath, RGB
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