Voltage booster from 3V battery to 240~280v pulse.

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Haisong Lin, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Haisong Lin

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hi, guys.
    I want to build a voltage booster which can boost a 3V voltage to 240~280V. The circuit is shown on the attached file. But I have no idea about what kind of electronics component should I use? (like what kind of transformer should i use, what kind of transistor should i use?) This is part of my senior design project. I really have no idea about where should I start to build this circuit.
    The related paper link is here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2006/LC/B510332K#!divAbstract. I really appreciate it if anyone can give me some advises.
  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    If you got to be a senior with no idea where to start and what to do, I would ask for my tuition money back. This forum is not about work done for you, it is about you showing us your best efforts and we help you out. If you give us a picture from the internet, you'll get precious little in return.
  3. Alec_t

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 17, 2013
    Welcome to AAC!
    Since this is Homework Help, I suggest you start by telling us what topics you have studied leading up to and relevant to this project.
  4. WBahn


    Mar 31, 2012
    A senior design project is supposed to demonstrate that you have learned sufficient engineering skills to actually design something. If you really are in a "I have no idea where to start" mode, then perhaps the best place to start would be to withdraw from the program and find something more suited to your skills and abilities.
  5. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    o_OStart by taking a cheap throw_away camera apart and looking at the flash circuit. The thing you are wanting to build is in there.
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