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By: Mehdi Sadaghdar

Hi, I received a few messages from you guys about this videos that somebody made high-voltage generators and I thought to myself. I do need a high voltage power supply because I have my own reasons now. I have made a bunch of super high voltage circuits, like my home, a trainer that makes tens of kilowatts or my Tesla coil or Van de Graaff machine that make hundreds of kilowatts. But I want something that circuit doesn't break down so easily and it's more efficient should be easy to do.

The concept is quite simple: in all voltage, inverters, no matter what type of input you have DC or AC. First, you have to convert it to AC, then using some type of circuit, like typically a transformer you convert the AC level to whatever is suitable for you and use it as is or send it through a rectifier and use it as DC and using my knowledge, It should be quite easy to design a very good, an efficient circuit, Hey look. My friend J from plasma channel made it ten thousand volts ac supply back in 2017. I'm late well better late than never.

Let's see how it does it he's pulling his high-voltage transformer out of an air purifier device and he's gon na drive it with a fluorescent light ballast interesting fifteen thousand volts. He promised ten thousand volts he's over delivering. Look at those arcs. Damn.

Let's do it. Oh wait: I need a transformer and a ballast. Oh wait. I have a ballast, the hell is ballast transformer.

I guess I could use my ignition coil transformer. I liked those transformers, though oh wait, I have them no. There we go like two three years ago. One of you shipped me three of these transformers that, due to poor packaging, their cores were broken, but I should be able to glue them back so tanks.

Now I get to use them, one of them is good. Actually, you just have to figure out how the hell these work well on the ballasts, they show the wiring. Well, basically, the way the ballast works is that, for you tie its input, dummy always wire up before powering your circuit or maybe even think, a little bit beforehand. Well, if you haven't watched my flora satellite video, yet here's how fluorescent lights work.

Basically, there is a small voltage across filaments that run some current through them, so they warm up and vaporize mercury inside the lamp and makes it easier for the electrons to jump around. Then there is a much larger voltage between the filaments that results in plasma flowing into the lamp and blue and light up. So we just have to figure out which wire does what I'm not sure how high the output voltage of the ballast is. So I'm going to use my differential probe that can take up to 700 volts.

Hopefully that's enough - and I was thinking I haven't - done - a keysight scope giveaway in a long time. So let's do that. My sponsor keysight is not only the provider of fantastic tool. They put a ton of effort to raise people's knowledge.

They just started a great free, keysight university online program, where you learn tons on not to shove your probe in the wrong spot, with their help. All of you away one beautiful power supply, which I don't have and two of these fantastic scopes to enter the draw you just sign up for free for keysight University at learn, keysight.com page /, electrode bowl and you can learn how to use these and the supply. I don't have because these deserve a good home. These long wires make me nervous.

So, according to the diagram, it can turn on. Two lamps yellow goes to one side of the lamps and red and blue to the other side, and this is just the AC input. So should be able to turn it on and electric tape. Is your friend just cover all the exposed wires? Okay? Well, we can't cover all the wires.

We need to measure them. Oh my god, I'm an idiot well, first wire, then power. I don't see any proper voltage between anything. How does this ballast work tons of different transformers, as you can see, and I also notice the views there? Why is the fuse broken to short it now? Okay, short at the fuse.

Now, if the circuit is working, you'll see something on the scope makes you wonder why the fuse went to start with. Oh I'll, come on. Ballast is gone. What do I do now? Hey? I just realized these CFL lights work the same way.

There is a tiny ballast in them that turns on the light, but don't know if it's strong enough to run my high voltage supply, but we can try it's a terrible idea, though it exposes all the high voltages. So never try this at home. Quite dangerous. Look at these tiny, tiny, transistors running the transformer.

I don't know if they were strong enough. Well, let's measure the voltage before disconnecting the light ready, let's plug it in Hey, it turned on. Ah, there you go well, you can't see it, but it's 150 volt peak, which is less than the city power, which is like 170 volt peak. What's the point of this, then, maybe if I remove the light, the voltage Rises there, we go like the big fluorescence.

The tiny CFL has two wires for each filament, and then this is the ballast circuit. We shall plug it in and measure the voltage unloaded. I think the unloaded voltage is too high and the circuit blows up. I have to cut another light: damn it isn't life just as easy, as everyone else shows in their videos to plug it in and it works okay.

So my transformer primary is around 5.3 million Henry and I noticed that my voltage frequency was around 60 kilohertz, which makes the primary impedance around 2000 ohms. So it should be safe enough to connect my transformer directly to that circuit. Well, I don't really know if my transformer can work well with 60 kilohertz, and not only that if my transformer arcs at the output, it shorts all the energy, so it might blow the circuit. Well, at least, let's see it had bit of arcing action before the whole thing blows up.

Nothing did it blow up already? No, do we even have output voltage? The hell is that is it overloaded, such a video nothing's working? Fine, let's see if using one of these transformers makes any difference so many pins and I don't know which one is which I'll just go with the one winding with the largest inductance. To make sure I won't break my puny ballast, and I know this thick wire at the top - is my high voltage output and the other side of the second door. It would be one of these pins which we will figure out. Let's hope this palace is still not broken and we might see some arcing action ready and nothing.

Why am I always stuck it's such a horrible situation. Look at that there is a very tiny arc to some of the pins. Hmm. Maybe I picked the wrong primary.

Maybe I should go with the smaller inductances. Well, I accidentally disconnected the load and blew up my second ballast too so down to the third one. This point. I think this video is just too painful to watch okay here we are again this time.

I'm gon na pick up a small inductance for my primary, which means the highest turn: ratio between primary and secondary and it'd make you my ballast, but at least maybe I get some arc here. We go again. If there's anything, we shall see together and nothing again even worse. Now, I'm gon na try every single primary and see which one creates an arc.

Oh disconnected the load again and killed my palace left with no ballast. No high voltage power supply, nothing doesn't matter, I'm gon na go buy a new improved ballast I mean. Maybe I shouldn't have been lazy and designed my own fabulous circuit, but for now let's just find a ballast. Now I guess it's okay for these puny CFL ballasts to die when there is no load, because the load and the ballast should always be together.

But for these ones there is no guarantee, there's a load, so it must not die that easily okay, so I'm just measuring between yellow and red and hopefully we'll see something - hey, hey look at this at no load, it outputs a very noisy 70 kilo, Hertz AC With peaks of plus and minus 700 volts 70 kilo Hertz, according to my pain, verses frequency graph, 70 kilo Hertz, is well above the level that would mess with your nerves and should just burn your skin. But 700 volt is not too high to burn very quickly. Should I touch it? Fine just for science, I'm gon na touch it with one finger, let's plug it in there, you go, but you never try this at home. It's 700 volts very high.

Just a quick, tap scary 70 kilo Hertz. I should have feel it could burn my skin, though it won't even arc. What am I worried about? It's the quick tap? Okay! I was right. I can barely feel it, but it's funny whoop.

I can see smoke rising from my finger, so it just burns just burns. You may see these lines where the wire touched, my skin, it burns their skin, but I can only touch it very momentarily if you touch it for any longer, not only it sets your skin on fire, but also it will get to the lower resistance tissue. Under your dead skin and everything will burn much faster, but I guess it's much less lethal than if it was lower frequency. So I'm thinking you should be safe enough to connect it across the primary of my ignition coil.

I just electrical tape all the unused wires, although I'm still not sure if my ignition coil can work at 70 kilo Hertz well, let's just hope for the best I'll momentarily plug it in while looking at the output voltage, hopefully nothing bad will happen. There was no voltage, let's disconnect and see if the ballast is dead. Still there I connected the ignition coil primary to Scopes, function, generator and checking the output at 7000 Hertz. There is nothing when I reduce the frequency only around 3 kilohertz.

I see a peak output voltage, so the ignition coil doesn't work at 70 kilo Hertz. You know the way transformers work. You can't put too low of a frequency on them because the input impedance is so low. It will short your supply, so they work in a specific frequency range and at some frequency they resonate and above that, the output just drops to zero.

Okay, no more connecting it to my ignition coil. Clearly, it's not good for 70 kilo, Hertz where's, my other transformer. I connected the output to the largest inductance I could find on this transformer, but still it might overload the ballast I'll check the voltage to let's see still nothing. This video is full of a whole lot of nothing.

None of my transformers work with this ballast. One thing I don't understand about these stupid transformers is that see what I'm applying an AC voltage to the primary? It is creating a DC voltage output, which is like 400 volts now, and if I touch the output, it can sustain that voltage and quickly drops that's. Why it doesn't shock me what ybc does it have a rectifier at the hood? What's going on in this thing? Maybe there is some sort of rectifier at the output. After all, it was used to drive a tube TV and, if I'm not wrong in those TVs, you need a DC to shoot an electron beam to your screen to make the pixels glow DC output really Wow.

Look at all those diodes at the output. I tried my high voltage ballasts on every single winding I could imagine and the best arc I got from my output to this pin was this, which is disappointing us maybe Jays balance is stronger. This is warm. Maybe his transformer is better.

I don't know. I hate dealing with random unknown components, have to design my own for my last act. I just connected my powerful ballast to my puny, CFL bulb and hopefully, if you blow up magnificently, make my heart a little bit happier. Let's see it just turned on just Burns gave away so to 4-channel, scopes, slash function, generators and one power supply that I don't have to three winners who register for free from my link? Learn keysight.com page / electro boom, where you'll get access to free online classes taught by engineers.

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15 thoughts on “Making HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY, there was an attempt…”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars playbyan1453 says:

    Good, maybe try running cfl lightbulb on lower voltage than blowing the ballast

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars playbyan1453 says:

    Good, maybe try running cfl lightbulb on lower voltage than blowing the ballast

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PillsWontHelpYouNow says:

    Did you try taping a large block of nickel ferrite to a copper wire, breadboarding it, and plugging it in?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars micro builds says:

    i was a year too late for this give away but i needed a scope. sucks to be me i guess

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaviru Perera says:

    poor mehdi , he became a phsicopath of not having a power supply and being burnt without a shocked

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Reverse_ Flash41 says:

    electroboom’s electric bill:
    tell em to brin me mah mone
    YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars autotactic says:

    I dont even fuckin know what a ballast is, but poor man, just let him have a working ballast

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Looking In With Victor B says:

    This video demotes you as a professional dumbass. I am still too inexperienced to understand the circuit in a lightbulb.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WHITEY says:

    If i was allowed to almost kill myself every week with electricity then yeah! I would do that!, probably..

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gyanendra kumar says:

    I know Sir..You have a genius mind but only for making some funny and enjoyable vdo..You hurt yourself….

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars _ CJEMM5D _ says:

    "Electrical tape is your best friend."
    I see electrical engineers and low budget cosplayers have something in common

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shadow Gaming says:

    This man has hurt him self more than the whole universe blinking

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Camilo Heleno dicie says:

    Some day, I wanna to be genial like this, or get close to Mahdi Geniality

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BrokeMastermind says:

    "It just BURNS!" A true electrician always checks twice to be sure, once to be shocked, the second to find out from where. Well done. I'll continue cry-laughing over here.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keysight Labs says:

    How inconsiderate of them to not send you a power supply! If only someone could do something about that… 🤔

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