Rectifier Schematic; is this correct?

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  1. polandbear193

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    This is a rail gun. Switches are missing in this diagram (i.e. this is basically a "basic" diagram).

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    Is this diagram correct? If its not correct, can someone please fix it? The LED is there so that when the caps are done charging, it would light up.

    Also, what's the Faraday rating (in uF) for the reservoir capacitor?
    And what type of inductor am I looking for?
    http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?N=254416
    Also, what diode am I looking for?
    http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?N=4932184

    Thanks.

    P.S. What type of relay am I looking for, to charge/fire this thing? If possible, please help me search Mouser... :/
     
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Where did you find the schematic?
    Do you know the volatges used can be lethal?

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. polandbear193

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    I made it along w/ a friend. Yes, we both know of the dangers, but still want to do the project. We bought all the important equipment already (i.e. the 10 Caps, plexiglass, the rails, etc.); just need finalization of this circuitry.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    I have looked in the internet and think it is NOT SAFE to continue.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  5. eblc1388

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    Rail gun project calls for extreme careful engineering discipline as so many things can go wrong and the consequence are deadly.

    I agree to comments by bertus and this thread should be locked.
     
  6. Dave

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    I have closed this thread pending moderator review as we look at the suitability of this in-line with item 2 of the forum rules. polandbear193, please feel free to contact me via PM if you want a more thorough reasoning for this action, I would be happy to be more specific over that medium.

    I will forward my conclusions from the review in due course.

    Dave
     
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