2000V High Voltage Low Current Power Supply






2000V High Voltage Low Current Power Supply circuit diagram

This is a high voltage, low current power supply circuit which will give you high power voltage about 2000V output from 15VDC input.

A high voltage power supply can be a really beneficial source which could be properly utilized in a lot of applications like biasing of gas-discharge tubes and radiation detectors and so on. Such a power supply could also be utilized for protection of property by electric charging of fences. Here the electric current requirement is of the order of several microamps. In such an application, high voltage would basically exist in between a ‘live’ wire and ground. When this ‘live’ wire is touched, the discharge starts through body resistance and it provides a non-lethal but deterrent shock to an intruder. The circuit is built around a single transistorised blocking oscillator. An vital element in this circuit could be the transformer. It could be fabricated on quite easily available ferrite cores. Two ‘E’ sections of the core are joined face-to-face after the enamelled copper wire wound on former is placed in it.

Here the transistor winding:


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About Power Supply
A power supply is a device that supplies electrical energy to one or more electric loads. The term of "power supply" is most commonly applied to devices that convert one form of electrical energy to another, though it may also refer to devices that convert another form of energy (e.g., mechanical, chemical, solar) to electrical energy.
A power supply may be implemented as a discrete, stand-alone device or as an integral device that is hardwired to its load. In the latter case, for example, low voltage DC power supplies are commonly integrated with their loads in devices such as computers and household electronics. More explanation about power supply can be found at wikipedia.org

This is the tutorial about "How to build an AC to DC power supply ". The video tutorial covers the basics of diodes, bridge rectifiers, and how to build simple unregulated AC to DC power supplies than can handle a few mA up to several Amps.

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