Simple HVPS transformer
The transformer at left was for a second generation high voltage power supply using a tapped inductor boost converter with an output target of 170V at 40mA, sufficient to drive 8 large tubes really hard.   I went with an LP ferrite core set in a forward converter mode instead of the torroid for easier winding.  The final design became the TES1329 in a 0.95" square footprint by 0.45" high that delivered 16W (95mA @ 170V).  Way too much power for your average nixie clock which lead to the design and production of the TES1363 and TES1364 4 watt units.

HVPS Comparison

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This page last updated on January 11, 2010