High energy surge power sources

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RogueRose, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. RogueRose

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    As per my other posts, I have been looking at various ways to create short bursts of energy and I keep coming back to caps. Is there any way to use mains power for this, like drawing from 240, 480v (2 or 3 phase)?

    Are there any other ways to generate high energy pulses that can be obtained from a cap?
  2. Roderick Young


    Feb 22, 2015
    It would help to know the application, or at least the specifications on the pulses you need. Is there a reason you can't use batteries?
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  3. Hypatia's Protege

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    High intensity electric/electromagnetic pulse sources are most readily realized via reactor 'discharge' schemes... Common examples being: capacitve discharge (via, for instance, 'exploding wire'/arc-flash techniques) or, alternatively, so-called 'precipitous edge' inductive surge generators --- FWIW intuitive apprehension of the unique suitability of reactors in this regard may be 'gleaned' via consideration of the analogy of electrical reactance to (kinetic) elasticity:)...

    Please be advised that 'specificity of response' is in direct proportion that that of inquiry:cool::cool::cool:

    Hope to have been of assistance
    Best regards
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  4. tcmtech

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    How high of energy burst are you needing? Defining the burst and its application makes things a whole lot easier to design around.
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