Spark generator

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Dream-, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. Dream-

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    I am making a small battery operated spark generator for a xmas gift. It's a simple 555+transformer+transistor. It works moderately well but I am wondering: what is the best way to limit the current to keep it at a safe range? I have tried just adding a resistor in series with the output spark gap but that makes the already tiny spark a bit smaller, but there may not be a way around that.

    Just want to hear ideas.
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    The safety of a spark ganerator can not be garanteed.

    Bertus
     
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