DIY ZVS Flyback Driver High Voltage Generator

ZVS Flyback Driver Assembled


In this post, I will show my DIY ZVS flyback driver high voltage generator. The ZVS driver can actually also be used to make an induction heater. But in this case, I will use it to drive a flyback transformer to make high voltage. In the video below you can see a demonstration of the arcs produced by the transformer and a Jacob’s ladder.
WARNING: This circuit has the potential to kill you. Make sure you know what you are doing and know how to handle high voltage before attempting to recreate this circuit.

Hardware used:

Making It

I made the circuit according to this schematic that is quite popular and often found on the internet.
ZVS flyback driver schematic
The components used are all listed in the schematic above. I got the flyback transformer from an old TV. And the big inductor I took out of an old computer PSU. The rest of the components you can get cheaply from eBay/Aliexpress… Or you can just buy the preassembled driver boards(see links above) if you don’t feel like spending the time and effort to make your own circuit.
Here it is in action.

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