Control High Voltage Outputs?

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HighVoltage!

Joined Apr 28, 2014
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I am trying to control output for high voltage circuits. The voltage I am dealing with ranges from 400 - 6kVAC. Are there High Voltage Switches and or Contactors for this application with a 24VAC to 120VAC coil?
 
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LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
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If you have to ask this question, you should call in a professional Electrical Contractor.
Answers might be provided for very Low-Current / High-Voltage projects.
Just remember that you can be rendered instantly DEAD without warning.

How much Current are you working with ?
What is the character of your Load ?
Is a lower Actuation-Voltage available ?
 

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HighVoltage!

Joined Apr 28, 2014
151
ust remember that you can be rendered instantly DEAD withou
If you have to ask this question, you should call in a professional Electrical Contractor.
Answers might be provided for very Low-Current / High-Voltage projects.
Just remember that you can be rendered instantly DEAD without warning.

How much Current are you working with ?
What is the character of your Load ?
Is a lower Actuation-Voltage available ?

How much Current are you working with ? LESS THAN ONE AMP.
What is the character of your Load? AC VOLTAGE.
Is a lower Actuation-Voltage available? IF YOUR REFERING TO COIL VOLTAGE, YES (24VAC - CAN CHANGE DEPENDING ON WHATS AVAILABLE)
 

LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
510
6000-Volts is nothing to play around with !!!

Is this Voltage generated by a Transformer ?, or what exactly ?

1-Amp = 6000 Watts, that's serious power .....

You didn't answer about the Character of your Load, only that it's "AC",
well that's very-slightly less deadly than DC, but it doesn't say much ......
Is your Load Inductive or Capacitive ?,
or is it strictly Resistive ?
Are you dealing with a Jacobs-Ladder, or maybe a Neon-Sign ?
Maybe a Tesla-Coil ?, or a Car Ignition-System ?
What are you trying to accomplish here ???
Knowing the EXACT desired outcome makes a huge difference.
 

Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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These are very high voltages which, if there is any appreciable current can easily be deadly. If you are inexperienced in how to switch them, undertaking a project to do that without expert assistance seems very risky.

Can you explain the application so we can help you vet the method you are choosing? The proper way to do it will vary with what you are trying to accomplish. Can you describe the problem you are tryin got solve?
 

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HighVoltage!

Joined Apr 28, 2014
151
ct to do that without expert assistance seems very risky.

Can you explain the application so we can help you vet the m
6000-Volts is nothing to play around with !!!

Is this Voltage generated by a Transformer ?, or what exactly ?

1-Amp = 6000 Watts, that's serious power .....

You didn't answer about the Character of your Load, only that it's "AC",
well that's very-slightly less deadly than DC, but it doesn't say much ......
Is your Load Inductive or Capacitive ?,
or is it strictly Resistive ?
Are you dealing with a Jacobs-Ladder, or maybe a Neon-Sign ?
Maybe a Tesla-Coil ?, or a Car Ignition-System ?
What are you trying to accomplish here ???
Knowing the EXACT desired outcome makes a huge difference.
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Load = Capacitive
AC Voltage Test Set (Variac used to raise and set voltage)
 
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