The initializing of the circuit commences by turning on the key switch (S2). This switch is intended tokeep unauthorized personnel from having the ability of powering up this system.The key switch controls 12 volt dc power necessary to energize relay (RE1) with normally opencontacts controlling power to the high voltage transformer (T20).The controlling system as shown consists of momentary push button switches that start the chargingaction (S4) and can stop this action via switch (S5). Trigger momentary push button switch (S3)supplies power to the trigger module (TRIG10) and firing trigger gap (GAP2) initiating the main gapGAP2 thus switching the energy from the storage capacitors C10 into the accelerator coil L1. Chargingvoltage to C10 is controlled by pot (R14). Once set, the voltage will maintain its preset level untiltriggered or readjusted. Meter (M1) indicates the charge voltage and is calibrated by trim-pot (R16).Transformer (T1) supplies 12 volt ac being rectified by diodes (D1-4), filtered by capacitor (C4) andregulated by zener diodes (Z1,2) to 12 vdc for powering the control circuits. Indicator light emittingdiode (LED1) illuminates when the key switch is energized. Indicator light emitting diode (LED2)illuminates when charging of C10 is taking place. A buzzer (BUZ1) sounds when ever there is a chargevoltage on C10. This is a safety device warning the operator that a voltage exists on the storagecapacitors. Sense voltage is obtained for the meter and charge voltage control circuit via stringresistor (R13). The safety level voltage is obtained through resistor string (R15).
1. Cut a piece of .1 x .1 grid perforated circuit board (PB1) 6 x 4 1/2". You will have to drill holesfor transformer (T1) and relay (RE1)2. Insert the components as shown in figure 16-3 starting from the lower left hand corner. Countthe perforated holes for a guide. Note the polarity marks on capacitors and diodes. It is suggested touse a sockets (SO8) for the LM741 integrated (I1).3. Wire the components as shown using the leads of the actual components as the connectionsruns. These are indicated by the dashed lines. Always avoid bare wire bridges, globby solder joints.Check for cold or loose solder joints. Note the symbols indicating wires to external components andsolder junctions beneath board.
4. Assembly the resistor dividers (R13,15) from seven 1.2 meg ½ watt resistors all connected inseries and sleeved into a ¼” ID flexible plastic tubing along with the connecting leads. The leadsconnected to R30 must be rated for 10 Kv. Connect in the external components using #20 vinyl