This extremely low parts-count circuit will charge any capacitor to about 340 volts, from 5v or 6v input only !
It is compatible for charging photo-flash capacitors for high energy portable photography flash DIY units,
and also for miniature repeating strobe powered on batteries.
other uses may also include coilguns and other high-voltage applications.
Parts list and availability:
- XFT-1610 inverter transformer
- 2SD882 power transistor
- 1N4937 Fast diode
- 400v 10uF capacitor
- 1K 1/4w resistor
This kit involves High Voltage which is stored in capacitors even after turning the unit off. Never touch any of the components and always discharge the capacitor before working on it. Always keep in a well insulated project enclosure.