How to create device that makes electrical discharge

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How do I build a device that creates
An electrical discharge between wires? I can build an oscillator. Do I
Connect an oscillator to a transformer and connect the transformer to a pair of wires?
 

BvU

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You have a choice: build a van de Graaff generator, or -- more along the lines of your post -- study how a car ignition system generates a spark in spark plug.

If you are interested in the physics workings, post a more specific question in this or in a new thread.
 

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How do I build a device that creates
An electrical discharge between wires? I can build an oscillator. Do I
Connect an oscillator to a transformer and connect the transformer to a pair of wires?
Can you tell us more what you are trying to do? What configuration of wires do you mean - are they parallel or pointing their ends to one another? What size of spark do you want?
 
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The device creates an electrical discharge.
The wires are parallel and the electrical
Discharge lasts as long as I hold a button down. How do I build that?
 
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This circuit works well.



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davenn

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I assume that you want to make an arc through air? The problem with this is that it requires high voltage to do that. Unless you know a lot about electronic circuits, this can be quite dangerous. This is particularly true if you want a constant discharge. It is also hard to do from a technical, cost, and reliability perspective.
 

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Sending the OP a PM to ask a few questions...
 

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