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    Oh ok that's cool.

    I wasn't trying to come across as an idiot and appear to be putting down your design, it was just trying to understand the reasoning for the inductors and so on

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    DC-DC inductor boosting is fine just needs some careful thought. The tricky part is getting the circuit to handle the current needed. You can't get around the basic physics that a weapon using x amps at y voltage is after the inductor is going to demand 1/3Y and 3X before it. Also DC-DC boosting is prone to failing or overheating in high power setups. Just suggesting that you make sure that this setup will definitely be able to provide the power needed.

    Sources: DC boosting is very common in coilgun making, spent my last few weeks researching it.

    EDIT: The voltage limits are to do with regulations concerning what is low/high power equipment. I believe the 72V is the threshold. If there were robots using over 72V it would affect the event insurance or precautions needed to be taken I presume.

    You can pretty much boost up to a few kV still with minimal fire risk.
    Last edited by Shakey; 16th May 2013 at 16:45.

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    Forewarned is forearmed, cheers.

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