1ea. 10uF Electrolytic Capacitor, large Black unit with polarity marks1ea. 470pF Capacitor, 471 Marking1ea. 0.1uF Capacitor, 104 Marking1ea. 0.01uF Capacitor, 103 Marking2ea. (1 extra) Neon Bulb, Large 1.9mA bulb and one small 600uA unit.Decide which Exciter variation you wish to wire onto the circuit board.The SEC-015-1 Circuit Board is a dual-purpose circuit board. Two different versions of SEC Exciters can be configured on this board; 1) the basic work horse 15-3 Exciter andthe expanded 15-20 Demonstration Exciter.It is suggested that you configure your initial circuit in the most minimum form (SEC 15-3) and Expand to a (SEC 15-20) if and when desired. If you begin with a 15-20, the retrofit to a 15-3 will require board rework and this is not advised as it can jeopardize theintegrity of the board and foil.The 15-20 Exciter is for all practical purposes a research board to demonstrate howExciters can be configured using a single wire while powering multiple stages of circuitry. It is not recommended to initially populate the circuit board as a 15-20 unlessthe primary goal is to study the operation in a research setting.The following image (Fig: 1) shows a SEC 15-3 and it’s parts layout and is to be usedwhen you add components to the board.
Note: Look at the layout and locate the two jumper wires, labeled #1 and #2. The #1 jumper is included in the parts package with your diodes and transistor. The jumper #2is taken from one of the trimmed diode leads after the diode is soldered into the board. Jumper #2 is only used in a SEC 15-3 and is not present in a 15-20. If you are going to build a complete SEC 15-20, disregard Jumper #2 as it will not be used.
If you are not familiar with electronic components and the polarity and value markingsthey contain, you should spend some time with one or more basic electronics books toacquaint you with the various components.Take special care in bending the leads on the Chokes, if you improperly bend them sothat they are stressed when inserted or you pressure them into their mounting holes, theycan be damages. These are fragile ceramic components and require care when mounting.The circuit board has band markings for all diodes and the diodes are markedaccordingly, so insure the diode matches the circuit board when mounting. The 1N4148diodes are glass, use care and properly bend the leads before mounting.The transistor has a flat side and the flat side is matched to the flat side of the circuitboard symbol. The transistor is mounted in the left most transistor slot. The right slot isnot used for the SEC 15-3/20 circuits.