Login    Register
User Information
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Who is online

In total there are 80 users online :: 5 registered, 0 hidden and 75 guests

Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], I3IV, Juggernaut12121 based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

For Those of You Electrically Gifted, (I'm Not!)

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
  • Author

For Those of You Electrically Gifted, (I'm Not!)

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:14 am

I've been looking into electrical ignition systems for the past few days to help a buddy of mine out. I was considering a few circuit designs. First was the familiar "buzzer" design, which worked, but was rather weak. Then, I thought of this:

<img src="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a123/markfh11q/fcircuit.gif">

My question, first off, is if something like this is entirely operational and practical at the same time. The second question would be some optimization ideas and specifications. What type of resistor would be best for this? I know it depends on what type of capacitor I'm using, so I WILL say I'm using one out of a camera, which is poled. Therefore, I know my reisistor will have to be biased off of this. My question is what type of resistor?

If you don't see what's going on here, the capacitor is dumping in a complete circuit through the transformer through the resistor. This causes the resistor to "switch" the current back and forth to an alternating current, which flows through the transformer and steps up the charge on the load side. I call this the "capacitor/resistor" effect, (don't know what it's really called :oops: ), and I know it's used a lot in the electronics biz.

All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • 0

User avatar
Donating Member
Donating Member
Posts: 3526
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 25

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], I3IV, Juggernaut12121

Reputation System ©'