Multiple Capacitor Charger
Posted on Jul 31, 2015 4266
L1 and L2 are bifilar wound coils around the same toroidal core as shown in Fig. 2. There are about 25 turns of each coil. L1 is wound using a 0.5mm wire. L2 is a thinner wire.
When I reduced the number of turns to about 16, I observed that the capacitors are charged to the same voltage and the supply current increased to about 560mA from 320mA. So less inductance means higher current, but the inductive kickback (IKB) voltage stays about the same for that number of turns. IKB across L1 and L2 are shown in Figs. 3(a) and 3(b). Capacitors C3 and C4 are charged to 240VDC and 220VDC through 1N4007 diodes as a result of this effect. This is shown in Fig. 3(c). By 4beowulf7 - firstname.lastname@example.org