Converting a ZVS Tesla coil driver board to accept 230v AC Input

dendad

Joined Feb 20, 2016
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A 240V to 24V power supply is the way to go. That is how it is designed. There are many on Ebay and stores like that.
You must not feed that board with 240V directly. Running something like that directly on 240V sounds really dangerous. Besides that, the 240V is very low frequency and the Tesla coil runs at a much higher frequency.
Whatever you do, be very careful as it is a leathal device you are playing with.
 

dendad

Joined Feb 20, 2016
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Would it be possible to use a 20v AC directly on the circuit without modifications?
No, I don't think so. But you may get away with running 20VAC into a large bridge rectifier and maybe not need a filter capacitor but so it will be unfiltered 28VDC unregulated.
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