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Question about off the self PLASMA GLOBES

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by B Ghostrider, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. B Ghostrider

    B Ghostrider Guest

    The other day I was at the local thrift store and found in the
    electronic stuff the base unit for a plasma globe. I got it for 25
    cents. At home I took it apart and looked over the Eletronic past ,all
    seamed to be good. I was wondering if it was possible use the part
    from the unit to make a JACOBS LADDER. From what I have seen on the
    net the eletronic component are the same. Both need a flyback
    transformer and a couple power tranistors. The rest of the compments
    that are on the board of the Palsa Glode seem to be for a osolater to
    vary the freq. of the voltage. This I have seen in so schematic for a
    "climding spark". In my opionin It should work. Shouldn't it??
     
  2. It may work for a very small JL, but this usage may overload it so it may not last long.
     
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    You've got it, it cost a quarter, why not do it and let us know? Use
    a couple of paper clips, maybe. But, like Mike Harrison said, it might
    overload the supply. Maybe put a 1 Meg resistor at the bottom of each
    wire, for a current limit.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  4. Marc H.Popek

    Marc H.Popek Guest

    get your self a '30 foot' neon sign transformer... weight about 20
    pounds... outputs 35kV .35 A be careful these will take YOU out if you are
    near the output side when you fire this baby up!
     
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