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Power Supplies - High Voltage, High Frequency

PVM500 Plasma Resonant and Dielectric Barrier Corona Driver
High Powered Plasma Driver is Intended to Tune Out Capacitance, Allowing High Power Operation of Gas Displays, Chemical, Ion, Plasma, Ozone Cells, Vessels and Other Research Functions.



PVM500 Instructions
PVM500 Schematic
PVM500 Duty Cycle Writeup

This reliable and flexible power supply effectively drives light capacitive loads. Output power may be adjusted from 10 to 300 watts. Operates from standard wall power (120 vac 60 hz) and measures 7 x 4 x 10" weighing less than 5 pounds. Intended for hydrogen production research, corona generation, energizing dielectric barrier junctions, ozone production and other electrochemical applications.

High performance driver is well-suited for the plasma display manufacturer or experimental plasma scientist/engineer. Its multi-functionality also allows it to be used for the neon artist or experimenter with independent voltage, frequency and duty cycle control.

The universal driver can be used for single-ended and proximity gas display tubes and vessels. May also be used to check for potential damaging resonances in large gas displays. Also will indicate the power required for a particular display.

Excellent for powering ultra large neon, plasma globes and other displays, sputtering, plasma etching and treating, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating, and physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating, energizing dielectric barriers, electro-chemical reactions, and many other research functions.

Intended for capacitive loads of 5 to 200 pfd (these can be ozone, chemical, and plasma cells, gas ionizing and igniting, etc.).

Advanced Circuitry Features

  • Independent voltage control from zero to maximum output of 40kv pk-pk
  • Independent current control from 5% to maximum output
  • Independent frequency control from 20 kHz to 70 kHz
  • Large 3" ammeter monitors AC line current, indicates resonance peaking
  • Tune out the capacitance that is often a problem found in plasma systems
  • Adjustable wave form duty cycle function allowing a wide range of operation/display textures
  • Maximum output power over 300 watts
  • Short circuit proof by built-in leakage reactance
  • 120vac 50/60 Hz input (240 vac versions available with auto step down transformer, below)
  • Powers the smallest to the largest neon/plasma displays
  • Measures 7" x 4" x 10" and weighs less than 5 pounds

Additional secondaries are available for those who need to go 1nf, 10nf, 100nf and >1µfd capacitances. Or please contact us with your requirements if your cell capacitance does not fall within our standard ranges.

Important: This model is an advanced system and can overpower your display or damage the output transformer. We do not offer refunds on this equipment, but can of course repair any problems that might occur. Please contact us if you have any questions.

- Ready to use ... $499.95
- Optional step-down transformer for international customers operating at 220VAC wall power ... $69.95

Universal High Voltage Modular Power Supply
Excellent for small voltage multipliers, charging Mark generators and other HV applications

This sweetheart of a circuit has many features that can make it a priceless tool for the high voltage researcher and experimenter. Circuit operates on 11 to 15 volts DC drawing 3 amps under full load allowing portable battery or 115 volts AC via a converter.

Output voltage is a 60 kHz high frequency current that is fully short circuit protected. The high frequency also makes possible low storage energy voltage multiplier stacks for high voltage dc sources as well as being an excellent plasma driver when used direct. Output current is fully adjustable via a control pot.

Unit is excellent for powering neon and all types of gas filled vessels using one or two electrodes or can power objects simply by proximity.

Allows total dimming without pulling of ends away from electrodes.

Provides an even distribution of light along the entire display length down to where discharge appears as a wriggling worm at it's lowest setting...NEAT EFFECT.

It easily retrofits to our voltage multipliers modules providing DC voltages up to 100 kv and currents of up to 0.3 milliampere. The current limiting and control feature make this combination an excellent choice for charging capacitors for low loss charging and 12 volt portable operation.

Module is built on a rugged printed circuit board and is mounted in a plastic channel. Complete with input jack for mating to 2.5mm regulated DC wall adapter and high volt output lead with return ground if needed.

  • Open circuit voltage to 7500 peak at 60 to 125 kHz
  • Short circuit current 10 ma
  • Input: 11 to 15 volts DC at 3 amps fully loaded
  • Adjustable current by duty cycle controlled pulse
  • 7" output leads
  • 12" input leads
  • Compact 7" x 2-1/8" x 1-1/8", weighing less than 5 oz!
  • Easily retrofits to our voltage multipliers
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- Assembled and tested ... $79.50
- Kit/Plans ... $49.50
- Paper plans ... $8.00
- Downloadable plans ... $4.00

- Power supply for GRADRIV ... $15.95
12 Volts 4 Amps, Fully Regulated. Operates from 100 to 240 vac input with a standard 3-prong US plug. 3 foot output cable with a 5 mm output plug. Included IEC power cord. CE recognized.

MINIMAX Series Modules

These low-cost, high-voltage sources operate from a 12 volt battery for field use or a wall adapter converter for normal 115 vac use (the appropriate adapters are listed with each unit, if you require a power supply). Virtually indestructible circuitry is open and short circuit protected and will withstand reasonable amounts of EMP. Output is end point grounded and is at a high frequency of 25 to 35 khz. This higher frequency allows easy conversion to high voltage DC sources using voltage multiplier stacks. The direct high frequency output can be used to power plasma and gas discharge display tubes. All models include appropriate input and output leads for easy terminations.

MINIMAX30High Voltage, High Frequency Power Supplies

3kV open circuit at 20ma short circuit (2kV 10ma under load), requiring 12vdc 800ma power (adapter not included). Full short and open circuit protection, suitable for battery operation. Full metal enclosure 2-3/8 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/8" in size with 3-3/16" mounting centers, 7" input leads and 18" output leads. This is an excellent hobby unit as it is virtually indestructible and can be used with a voltage multiplier to generate up to 20kV at 1ma with our 4-stage multiplier (CH20), or 30kV at 0.5 ma with our 8-stage multiplier (CH30) at a low safe current. It is an excellent driver for neon displays of up to eight feet, and this unit is also used as the driver for our HV250 high-voltage DC power supply which produces 25,000 DC volts.

MINIMAX30 Instructions

- 3000 Volt Module ... $19.95
10-24 @ $14.95ea.  25-99 @ $13.95ea.  100+ @ $11.95ea.
- 12vdc/.8 amp 115 vac Wall Adapter ... $8.95


High Voltage, High Frequency Power Supplies

4Kv open circuit at 15 ma short circuit, requiring 12 vdc at 1 amp. Open frame. 4-1/4" x 1" x 1-3/8". Easily generates 20 kv at 1 ma with our five stage multiplier. UL approved unit.

MINIMAX40 Instructions

- 4000 Volt Module ... $19.95
10-24 @ $14.95ea.  25-99 @ $13.95ea.  100+ @ $11.95ea.

- 12vdc/1 amp 115 vac Wall Adapter ... $8.95

MINIMAX70High Voltage, High Frequency Power Supplies

7kv open circuit at 10 ma short circuit requiring 12-14 vdc at 1000 ma. Open frame with potted transformer 5 x 1". Easily generates 30 kv at 0.5 ma with our five stage multiplier.

  • Input: 12-14vdc, 1000 ma (14DC/1G adapter sold separately, if needed)
  • Output: 7kv open circuit at 10 ma short circuit
  • Open frame with potted transformer 5 x 1-1/4"

MINIMAX70 Instructions

- 7000 Volt Module ... $34.95
10-24 @ $29.95ea.  25-99 @ $26.95ea.  100+ @ $22.95ea.
- Paper plans ... $5.00
- Downloadable plans ... $3.00

Wall Adapters for MINIMAX70:
- 12vdc/1.5 amp 115 vac Wall Adapter ... $15.95
- 14vdc/1amp Adapter with Grounding Pin for Single End Displays ... $19.95

5 Stage Low Power Voltage Multiplier

For use with above MINIMAX series, built on a 1.25 x 4" polycarbonate board with discharge limiting resistor. Open assembly is operable as is, but can easily be potted for operation in high humidity conditions.

- Voltage Multiplier ... $39.95
10-25 @ $33.95ea.


Single Ended or Contactless Gas Discharge Power Supplies

Single ended and current limited are intended for use with one electrode on a capacitive probe for non-contaminating laboratory applications.

These devices are excellent when combined with a Cockcroft Walton voltage multiplier for lossless capacitor charging.

High Voltage, High Frequency Power Supplies

Small thumbed sized unit operates from included 12vac 0.5 amp wall adapter. Device will power up a 36" piece of 12 mm thick discharge tube using only one electrode. Open frame construction of 3/4" height x 5/8" width x 3.75" length is easily enclosed for small laboratory applications.

  • Input: 9-12 volts, AC or DC, battery or adapter
  • Output: ~3kv open circuit
  • Plasma saber effect of “flowing light”
  • Great supply for small desktop neon artifacts
  • Simple, safe and indestructible circuitry

- Transformer ... $29.95
10-24 @ $24.95ea.  25-99 @ $21.95ea.  100+ @ $19.95ea.

Powers up to 14" Plasma Globes from 12VDC
PVM12 Instructions

INPUT - 12VDC 3A (includes 12V power supply)
OUTPUT - Variable 1k-20kV
FREQUENCY - Variable 20k-50kHz
CURRENT - Reactance Limited to 20mA

Front panel adjustable output plasma power supply, excellent for driving plasma globes up to 14" in diameter (about 1440 cubic inches) and other similar-volume plasma cells and displays such as our plasma tornado, long runs of neon tubing, etc. Single ended driver for gas-filled displays operates from 12 volt input at 3A minimum. Variable open circuit voltage of 1k-20kV with short circuit current of 20mA. Frequency is adjustable from 20k to 50kHz and is controlled from the front panel; voltage automatically adjusts to capacitive load & frequency. Unit is built on a metal chassis with plastic cover. Size is 2 x 3 x 6" rectangular with a 12" output lead and 3" input leads.

- 20kV 30W power supply ... $89.95
10-49 @ $79.95ea.  50-99 @ $72.95ea.  100+ @ $69.95ea.

Powers up to 48" Plasma Globes. Single Electrode Operation.
High Voltage, High Frequency Power Supplies

INPUT - 115 VAC at 1-2 amps (plugs directly into wall outlet); 220VAC is also available for overseas use
OUTPUT - Variable 1-20kv
FREQUENCY - Variable 20-60khz
CURRENT - Reactance Limited to 25 ma
SAFETY - Over Voltage Shutdown Manual Reset
OPTIONS - Flashing, Sound and Music Control, and Pulsed Duty Cycle Attachments Available

High-powered front panel adjustable output plasma driver is intended for larger plasma globes up to 48 inches diameter (about 33 cubic feet), or similar-volume plasma columns and large gas filled discharge vessels. (Above this volume, our PVM500 should be used.) Rectangular shaped unit is 2.75" x 4" x 10.25" deep and is built on an aluminum chassis with plastic cover. The front panel has the fuse, power control adjustment, indicator lamp, and power cord. The output end is open with a 12" 30kV high voltage wire and 4' grounding lead. Factory set open circuit voltage shutdown protects the transformer from too light and no load operation. Internal circuitry protects against short circuits. Open circuit voltage is 20kV with a short circuit current of 25 ma load lines at 125 watts of output. The power adjust control varies the frequency from 20 to 60 kHz and controls output current. Full load output line current is 1.5 amps.

This unit can also be used with a high voltage multiplier stack for obtaining DC voltages over 100kV. This setup allows current charging of high energy capacitors without the need for "lossy" current limiting resistors.

PVM400 Intructions
PVM Schematic

- 20kV 150W power supply ... $199.95
5-9 @ $184.95ea.  10+@ $169.95ea.


- 20kV 150W power supply at 220V for overseas customers ... $199.95
5-9 @ $184.95ea.  10+@ $169.95ea.

Powers up to 48" Plasma Globes. Single Electrode Operation. Like the PVM400, but with Additional Features.

1. This model PVM400DELUX has a built-in controller that allows you to change the display texture over a considerable range. This feature greatly enhances the display effect by controlling the ratio of pulse on to off times.

2. Contains a 3.5 mm audio jack that accepts a 5 volt level allowing the unit to flash to any external source. Excellent effect when activated in coincidence to the base beat of any music system when using our BASEBEAT10 as shown below. Unit can be made to flash at a 50/50 rate from 1 to 30 flashes per second with the below FLASH10. Multiple units up to four displays may be activated by our 10 program ANIMATOR40 shown below.

PVM400 Intructions
PVM400 Schematic
Duty Cycle Writeup

- 20kV 150W power supply with control feature options ... $249.95
- Optional step-down transformer for overseas customers operating at 220VAC wall power ... $69.95

BASEBEAT Instructions

BASEBEAT Musical Light Flasher

ATTENTION Music Lovers!
  • Neon light tubes flash to the musical base beats
  • Neat action display
  • Great add on to existing music systems
Small control unit interfaces with our PVM400DELUX transformer (or any transformer with an audio/animation control input) and controls large plasma displays (such as our plasma globes) or many feet of neon tubing, by flashing along with the base beat of the music.
Unit is ready to use as is or can easily be housed in any suitable enclosure. Connects to the audio output of any radio. Easy to use, just turn on the radio and adjust for effect.
BASEBEAT10 - Ready to Use


Flashes a single PVM400DELUX or two in anti-coincidence, that is, one "off" the other "on" and reversing. Mating plugs fit into the PVM400DELUX unit. Enclosed in small plastic channels with access to all controls. Adjustable flash rate.

FLASH10 - Ready to Use


Four channel operation controls four PVM400DELUX's with up to ten selectable programs with a digital readout. Animation speed is adjustable. Complete with mating plugs. Enclosed in small plastic channels with access to all controls. Custom programs on request.

ANIMATOR40 - Ready to Use

Energy Probe

Radiant Energy Probe and E-Field Detector

Probe detects E fields produced by electrical activity and other unknown anomalies. Unit uses no batteries or other sources of power. Unit can also provide a three dimensional output "footprint" of medical healing machines such as LAKHOVSKY coils, High voltage generators, Ion machines, Dangerous lightning levels, Power line E field gradients, High frequency radiation from TESLA coils and similar devices. This probe is used by paranormal researchers as seen on some TV shows.

This device is for detecting strong E fields, like those from plasma globes, tesla coils, ion generators, etc. It is not intended for weak E fields, like those generated by many household items. If you need something to detect household or weaker energy fields, we suggest our IOD40.

The apparatus is electrically balanced and designed in the shape of a wand with a 2 inch brass sphere at its detecting end. The handle is 1” OD x 9” of treated polycarbonate with plated metallic tape wrapped around the ends. A red neon indicator lamp (a standard bulb that should last for years, but can easily be replaced if needed) flashes upon detection and increases as you get closer to the source, or if the source gets stronger.

Probe detects:

  • Potential free energy field locations
  • Electric fields produced by ions sources
  • Dangerous static charges
  • Paranormal and UFO energy fields
  • High frequency radiation
  • Weather phenomena lightning
  • High voltage leakage points
  • Plotting a three dimensional footprint of E-fields of HV sources
  • Detects strange and otherwise unidentifiable sources

This handy unit is easy to use and can check the validity of output energy of various healing machines and other radiating products. It is a must-have product for those working in these energy fields.

- Assembled ... $34.95