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DRSSTC Reference Design 1.0 Package - Up to 6 Foot Arcs



Secrets, secrets, secrets. That is typically the name of the game when it comes to cutting edge DRSSTC technology. If you have begun searching the internet and other sources for detailed information on mid-to-high power DRSSTC Tesla Coil designs you no doubt have had no luck in finding anything very useful to help build your own DRSSTC other than a few photographs and brief descriptions.

Luckily, we have solved that problem by releasing a highly detailed reference design package which provides all necessary information to design and build your own high power DRSSTC system. Our engineers have worked over two years design and characterizing a highly reliable, commercial grade DRSSTC system that is capable of producing up to six (6) foot arcs and reproducing music using an appropriate MIDI interrupter. We include both schematics as well as mechanical drawings of the primary and secondary coils to ensure you have everything you need to reproduce this incredible DRSSTC system. We also provide complete parts lists of all components which are readily available from many different suppliers. We at Eastern Voltage Research also source many of these components and offer them directly to you. (See products below) This makes designing and ordering components and supplies for your DRSSTC as simple as clicking a few buttons on the computer!

As we said before, our engineers have spent hundreds of hours of testing and refining this design to provide one of the most highly efficient DRSSTC designs every created. This design was originally created for commercial and university use, so it is extremely reliable in its design. We have not yet experienced an IGBT failure using this design and we have literally over a 1000 hours of run-time on our original test unit!

This design recommends the use of the Eastern Voltage Research Universal DRSSTC controller. Third party universal DRSSTC drivers may be used, but we cannot guarantee their compatibility.

This Reference Design 1.0 is now available in a complete kit which has been specifically designed for university, commercial, and advanced amateur use. Please click here for the Reference Design 1.0 University Kit (PDF).

Universal DRSSTC Controller
Universal DRSSTC Controller

Universal MIDI Interrupter
Professional MIDI Interrupter

Universal MIDI 1.0 Interrupter
Universal MIDI Interrupter 1.0


Reference design package includes:


- Top level DRSSTC schematic
- Power bridge circuit
- IGBT Gate drive interface circuit and schematic
- Inrush limiting circuit and schematic
- Crowbar and safety circuit and schematic
- Basic interrupter design circuit and schematic
- Primary Capacitor design and parts list
- Parts list (electrical and mechanical components for resonator)
- Resonator design (primary, secondary, and toroid) - Drawings include dimensions, electrical specifications
- All components on parts list are readily available with distributors. Most parts can be purchased directly from Eastern Voltage Research
- Current transformer design drawings and parts list
- Gate transformer design drawings and parts list
- DXF files of mechanical components to be used for machining purposes




Reference Design 1.0 Complete Kit
Our hottest new product is a complete high power kit designed specifically for our university and experienced amateurs. This kit includes all major electrical and mechanical components to build a high power DRSSTC capable of producing up to 6 foot arcs. For more information, please click here to see a datasheet on this specific kit and what it includes.
Reference Design 1.0 University Kit Datasheet (PDF)




Reference DRSSTC 1.0 Design Package
Includes schematics, parts lists, mechanical design details, and other information. Available as printed documentation only. Electrical format is not available although .DXFs files are provided of the major mechanical components for machining, layout, and fabrication purposes.





Price varies

Universal DRSSTC Controller
This universal DRSSTC controller is the brains of a DRSSTC system and is used to control and drive the high power switching IGBTs. This particular controller was specifically designed for this reference DRSSTC system, but can also be used for virtually any other sized DRSSTC system. Click here for complete instructions and i nformation for this controller.


Click here to visit our Universal DRSSTC Controller ordering page.





Professional DRSSTC Handheld MIDI Interrupter
This is the same controller that is used in our professional Plasmasonic DRSSTC system. It includes an completely built and tested advanced microprocessor controlled MIDI converter in a plastic enclosure with knobs, silkscreen legends, and a bright orange rubber cover. For the professional!






Universal MIDI 1.0 Interface Board w/ fiber optic output
This interrupter kit features both advanced pulse operation and burst modes as well as a fully customizable advanced microprocessor controlled MIDI converter. This is the best bang for the buck as far as MIDI interrupters go. Please click here for additional information including instruction manual.



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Complete Base Unit Assembly for Reference DRSSTC 1.0
Includes CNC'd top and bottom base units, DC Bus capacitor bracket, CT and GDT brackets, and PVC stand-offs. Hardware and rubber feet included. CNC machined from 0.5" thick polycarbonate. Price based on current market price of polycarbonate.

Custom order - Please contact us for a quote




$99.99 -


Secondary Coil Assembly for DRSSTC Reference Design 1.0
This is a completed wound and epoxy coated secondary coil which is designed specifically for this reference DRSSTC system. The secondary coils are available in two varieties. The Complete coil includes professionally machined end plates with copper electrode plates for both toroid and RF ground attachments. The coil only version does not include end caps. Both options are professionally wound and coated with a durable epoxy coating.

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$109.99 - $149.99

Primary Coil Supports for DRSSTC Reference Design 1.0
These eight (8) primary supports are CNC machined out of 1/2" thick polycarbonate. They are available in two options. The standard option does not include mounting holes, while the machined option includes both mounting holes with 10-32 screw inserts.
NOTE: Mounting holes for primary supports are hand machined and therefore, we do not guarantee an overall tolerance on the spacing of these holes.


Select opton




$9.99 - $19.99

Gate Drive Board Kit
The gate board mounts directly to the CM300 IGBT through four (4) custom press-on tab connectors. This kit includes the PCB board and all components including the press-on tab connectors. Available in both PCB board only, and the full kit.

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$4.99 - $9.99

Gate Drive Transformer
The gate drive transformer is available as both a kit and a prewound completed transformer assembly.

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1000:1 Current Transformer Assembly
Professionaly built completed assemblies with a 1024:1 current ratio. Transformers are epoxied to a FR-4 transformer carrier with flying leads. Maximum current is 2000A.





$24.99 - $49.99

Reference Design1.0 Heatsink
This is the heatsink extrusion which is used for this design. It is available in both a non-machined version which includes a printed 1:1 drill template for DIY'ers, as well as a fully machined version.

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$24.99 -

Primary Capacitor Board Assembly
The primary capacitor board assembly is available as a PCB board only with PEM screw hardware, or as a complete assembly including capacitors.

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Capacitor, 0.47uF, 2kV 940C20P47K-F
These are the capacitors used in the primary capacitor assembly.



Set of 10MEG Bleeder resistors for Primary Capacitor
These are optional bleeder resistors for your primary capacitor. They can be placed in parallel with each of the capacitors in the primary capacitor assembly to bleed off energy after power is removed from the system. Set of 8






Spun Aluminum Toroid, 18" x 4.5", Seamless






Vishay 36DX, 4200uF, 250V Electrolytic Capacitor
These are new stock, high power, pulsed rated capacitors which are one of the best capacitors you can use for pulsed DRSSTC applications.




CM300DY-12NF IGBT Module, 600V, 300A
These are new stock half-bridge IGBT modules which are used in the Reference Design 1.0 DRSSTC system. They include all terminal hardware.



Power Transformer, 20VAC, 0.5A
For use with the Univeral DRSSTC Controller
115VAC 50/60Hz Input
Transformer has flying lead input and outputs
20VAC, 0.5A output
(Specified for 115VAC US power)



RBPS 2.0uF / 1000V Snubber Module






Primary Shunt Capacitor, 0.1uF, 2000V 942C20P1K-F






Bridge Rectifier Module, 35A, 1000V






Muffin Fan, Standard Size, 115VAC Input, 50/60Hz