Resonance analysis of a solid state controlled Tesla transformer


Taskin H., Gurleyuk S. S. , Sarac Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS AND MECHANICS, vol.35, no.2, pp.141-150, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jae-2011-1327
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS AND MECHANICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-150

Abstract

A Tesla transformer is a source that can generate high voltage with high frequency. It is also known a resonance system becomes two air cored coils. Classic Tesla transformer system consists of a high voltage generator which is usually a Neon Sign Transformer (NST), high voltage capacitor and spark gap electrodes. This paper presents mathematical analysis of the equivalent circuit, measure/calculation of its parameters, reasons of resonance, examine of resonance frequencies and a simple solid state driver with a low voltage in the primary side for a Tesla transformer.