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SSY-1 YAG Laser Build

Gryphon

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Originally my SSY-1 was being powered by some disposable camera flash
circuits and capacitors. While that does work i wanted to have something
that takes a lot less time to charge. So i rebuilt it with a ZVS driver
powering a rewound transformer for my main charger. Ionizing the lamp is
still handled by a disposable camera flash circuit but once it is charged the
single cap has enough power to ionized the lamp a dozen times over.

The whole thing is built into your typical RadioShack box and powered by my
trusty computer PSU. The ZVS draws a peak of 3A when charging, as a
result it can get the 400uF bank up to ~570V in about 3 secs which is
smokin'.

What i fail to mention in the video is that to two banks of resistors you see
on the board around the ZVS driver are what the main bank and trigger
capacitor discharge into when the two far right switches are flipped on.
This is to make sure that the capacitors dont store any charge when its not
in use and makes it safe to open and work on.

 

532 with Envy

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Re: SSY-1 Laser Build

Pretty sweet! I'v got a large scale yag and capacitor sitting on the side right now. Still need to do a lot of reading though to figure out how to trigger it.

Thanks for sharing your build! :beer::gj:
 




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