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Old 08-01-2013, 02:33 AM #17
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What about the one I linked is that one good?!?


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That NST looks like it has ground fault protection. I don't think you can use a NST with GFP because of what you are doing with it. I may be getting confused though. I did read a non-GFI NST should be used.
Also the use of a Variac would make getting your laser lasing much easier from my understanding.
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I just can't find one I might just make the laser and find a psu later. Also how do I use it to pump a dye laser. There is no good sources for this stuff
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There are plenty, you need to look

There is a whole article on it on the laser FAQ, plus links to other sources.

Start with getting it to lase before you worry about lasing a dye.
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Look at my thread. There may be some useful information. Also there are two links to some very good reading on the subject. As well there have been others on the forums here that have TEA threads that will be helpful...along with the use and procurement of dye's.
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I AM looking and I can't find one. I don't know much about AC and nothing about the difference between solid state and whatever it is I'm supposed to use. I'm going to list a bunch of links and maybe one is ok to use.
1.http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=360419746512
2.http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=160962651020
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HA! Look at my title (under my name where is says laser type).

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Also I have read lots and all the links but I can't find a power supply. None of those links list where
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None of those look like they will work. The first one says Secondary Ground Fault Protection right on it. The last one you'll have to read up on, but i've found that new NST's usually have the GFI..

You could also try a neon sign store in your area. They will have knowledge of where to find a non-GFI unit and may even have one lying around. When I purchased mine I had to do some reading at the manufactures web site as well to make sure it was Non-GFI.
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What is wrong with solid state? This is more challenging than the laser.
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A TEA laser isn't just your simple weekend project, wam bam thank you ma'am here'e a laser. Otherwise, they'd be built left and right like 445's
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I know I simply would like to know why a solid state won't work.
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Also what about this one? Neon Transformer Power Supply 6kV I'm so sorry to be asking but I can't find it anywhere
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Default Re: Where to get power supply's?

You can use solid state to make a TEA Laser psu, but not a commercial one. Commercial ones have to be GFCI protected and the EMI from a spark will trigger the GFCI and shut down the psu.

I have a supplier for cheap and reliable NSTs if you need still. He's a colleague of mine who is RIT's summa cum laude in engineering and physics. I can put you in touch if you like.

The dielectric and rail electrodes are key, an error or inefficacy in either will cause failure to lase. Overhead transparencies work best, but other alternatives exist. The trick is a thin dielectric for minimal inductance. You need a super fast rise time to produce the pulses needed to get lasing.

Alternatively to the NST; you can use a cheap flyback and driver with good results. A simple 555 driven IRFP260 in single ended operation can achieve the voltages needed easily. The trick is to put a higher than normal primary turns ratio in order to lower the step up voltage. 12v supply through about 25T should do nicely for an average flyback.
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You can always walk around at a surplus store nearby.
https://www.surplussales.com/powersu.../PowerS-7.html
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Those are pricey. I found out if it's non solid state I can remove the gfi! I am so happy. I am going to buy one of the non solid state ones I listed and attempt it. I got the tut from a tesla coil site here:The Bifilar Tesla Coil
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