New version: Posted Sept. 28, 2012.
Please disregard the old versions in the Library. There are some inaccuracies in those (and if you find any inaccuracies in this version please let me know)
Includes info in the KLH Thirteen, too.
edit: a sharp-eyed reader noticed the following goofs. Thanks Jon!
Page 6, radiodaze link is dead. (they no longer sell Plas-T-Pair)
Page 9, howardproducts link is dead. (should be http://www.howardpro...or-a-finish.php )
Page 10, charlescraft link is dead. Michael's stopped selling this for a while. It seems to be available now, but it is no longer made in Ireland--it's made in Poland. Try
Page 16, for 1 amp, 1kv diode, how about 1N4007? any diode rated above 0.2A and 400V will do. Size 1N4007 is a good cheap all-purpose 1A diode, or the 1N5399 1.5A.
Page 19, fifth paragraph, “…is 27000 ohms (2.7K)…” should read “…27,000 ohms (27K)…”
Here's an important one:
Page 19, "A 0.047mF cap was added across the switch terminals as an arc suppressor." WARNING! The suppressor cap must be rated for 250v AC
and thanks to John O'Hanlon for this one:
Page 20: Regardless what the schematic says, the resistor connected to the NE-2 neon lamp should be 100K, NOT 68K (this is probably something KLH caught mid-production and may have addressed in a service bulletin. Anyone who wants the technical explanation PM me or wait for Rev 5 in 2014).
Edited by JKent, 24 June 2014 - 06:24 PM.