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Old 1st May 2009, 03:21 AM   #1
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I found these on Digg...


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Old 22nd May 2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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The famous Ionovac tweeter has its own website, which gives very good information and resources:

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Old 22nd May 2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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Wait, that plasma arc tweeter looks different from the plasma flame tweeters I have seen before.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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It does indeed.

This looks more like a modulated stun gun. Or a mixture between a class D amp and a flyback converter. It uses a ground electrode. The plasma flame creates a corona by using a high intensity RF carrier, which doesn't use a ground electrode.

I'd like to build something like this. The design could probably be much improved. The 494 most likley isn't the best device for modulation. I'd take a look at some full range class-D modulation chips/topologies . Or, perhaps chips meant to drive flyback converters. Also, that output stage could benifit from a DRC snubber. I bet it has some voltage kick back issues as-is.
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Old 7th June 2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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any companies using these things?
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