PO Box 716, Amherst, NH 03031Tel: 603 - 673 - 6493/4730 Fax: 603 - 672 - 5406
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: http://www.amazing1.com
It is assumed the builder is familiar with the use of basic shop tools and has had intermediateassembly experience.
The pulser is built on a metal chassis 10 X 17 X 1.5” of #22 gauge galvanized steel. It uses a 6500-volt rms20-ma current limited transformer. The layout shown should be followed as closely as possible. A higher capacity transformer can be used with an obvious change in layout size. A suggestion is to parallel connect upto four of the above transformers obtaining 80 ma of charging current. A front panel is used for mounting avoltage meter and all controls. A key switch is recommended when using around unauthorized personal.1. If you purchased a kit, it is suggested to layout and identify all parts and pieces2. Cut a piece of .1 x .1 grid perforated circuit board 6.25” x 4.25”.3. Insert components as shown fig 3-2 and solder using the leads of the components wherenecessary for the connection runs. Dashed line show wiring routing and connectionsunderside of board. Avoid bare wire bridges and potential shorts. Avoid cold solder joints as these will surelybe a problem. Solder joints should be shiny and smooth but not globby.4.
Wire Leads Table (
pre attach to assembly board ref fig 2)
To chassis ground------8” of #18 vinyl wireTo TE1--------------------4” of 20kv HV wireTo R18 resistor----------8” of #18 vinyl wireTo anodes of D3,4------12”of #18 vinyl wire (circuit ground)To T3 12VAC (2)--------8” OF #22 vinyl wireTo M1 meter (2)---------8” of #22 vinyl wire
5. Verify all wiring, correct components, orientation of all diodes and semiconductors and electrolyticcapacitors C1, and 2,4,5,7. Check quality of soldering, shorts and cold solder joints. Solder joints should beshiny and smooth but not globby. Double check before powering up!!
Note factory assembled and tested control boards model # HEPBORDE are available on request
Sub Assembly of Spark Switch
(Fig 3-2)A. Fabricate BASE1 from a 4 3/4 x 2” piece of 20 gauge galvanized steel. Bend a 1/2” lip as shown.B. Fabricate (2) BRKT1 Brackets from a 2 1/2” x 1 1/4” piece of 20 gauge galvanized steel. Bend a 3/4” lipas shown.C. Fabricate (2) BLK1 Blocks to a 3/4” x 1 x 1 1/4” size from PVC or similar material. Must have goodinsulating properties.D. Fabricate (1) BLK2 Block to a 3/8 x 3/8 x 3” size from virgin Teflon material. Must support the highvoltage trigger pulse.E. Carefully solder the COL1 collars to the BRK1 brackets. Jig up a fixture to guarantee coincidental,alignment of the tungsten electrodes when completed. You will have to use a propane torch or a super hot iron for this step!F. File off the sharp points on eight #8x3/8 sheet metal screws. (This is necessary to prevent the PVCmaterial from flashing over due to corona)G. Trial position the parts, locating and drilling the necessary holes for assembling together. Follow the figurefor proper locations.H. Attach large LUG1 block lugs to either the two sides or lip section of brackets BRKT1. Note the contactmust be positive as current pulses are in the Kilo amps!I. Preset the main gap to 1/16” and the trigger gap to 1/8”.
It is suggested to look over the “ setup information” sheet for the various applications and settings of the spark gap.