Saturday, August 1, 2015

Project SSTC1 - SUCCESS AT LAST !!!

Finally, my SSTC (Solid State Tesla Coil) is working.  My Driver Board and Interrupter Board have been working fine all along it has just been my high power side - the half H-Bridge board.  I have burned out many MOSFET's trying to get the Half H-Bridge Board to work, my last test (less than a week ago) burned out 2 MOSFET's - I think it may have been due to overheating.

After re-designing my H-Bridge Board again and adding heat sinks (cut from an old CPU chip heat sink) and a cooling fan - it all finally works - no overheating, no magic smoke being released just nice plasma from the coil.