Author : Anandita Goswami 1
Date of Publication :7th December 2016
Abstract: This paper has focused on the step-by-step design of a high frequency medium size (1-3 kW) air-cored resonance transformer commonly called tesla coil, that can be easily used for measurements and general research. Therefore, the task is to minimize the number of stochastic and unknown parameters influencing the device functionality and pointing out pros and cons of each solution. The physical dimension of the tesla transformer has been chosen due to cost effectiveness and availability of the regarding components. This design has mainly two units’ viz., a power supply and tesla coil. The power supply which fed the Tesla coil having voltage rating 12kV and current rating 120mA has been designed by using three microwave oven components. These components are assembled as dual MOTs voltage doubler circuit and necessary simulation has been carried out by using MicroSimSchematics for the verification of performance.