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Old 06-13-2009, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by nilrehob View Post
I thought it had to be square-wave for Armagdn03's circuit to work, not sine-wave?
And if it's square-wave, will not the the overtones "pass" the primary tank?
Then, why is not the first light-bulb lit from the overtones?
Furthermore, I interpreted the second tank as the coil and cap in series?

Hello friends,

In reply to the quote above, square gives undertones, sine gives pure tones. What I did was with square wave, but would have worked with sine as well. I suggest building it (its rather simple) and just sitting and playing with it. Forget OU, forget anything preconceived. Just poke it, and see what it does. Try different ideas, the goal here is to first understand what you are working with, then with your knowledge build machines where you KNOW how they will work before you build. I have learned more from super simple tests, than from any book.

Another thing... The number one factor to worry about here is the time constant of the inductor, do not go over 5 times this value or your circuit will not function well.

Last edited by Armagdn03; 06-13-2009 at 07:43 PM.