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October 26, 2011

DIY Induction Heater

at 11:17 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


I don’t think I will be building this DIY Induction Heater that Rich from RM Cybernetics built since I am still nursing a burnt finger from a stupid soldering iron incident. 🙂 But if you are careful this could be an interesting project. We have featured a few DIY induction heaters here before and the results are incredible. Not exactly the safest project to create but there are lots of great uses for this type of device.

“The control circuit uses a method known as ZVS (zero voltage switching) to activate the transistors which allows for an efficient transfer of power. In the circuit you see here, the transistors barely get warm due to the ZVS method. Another great thing about this device is that it is a self resonant system and will automatically run at the resonant frequency of the attached coil and capacitor.”