I need some insight on the best way to set up the inductor-capacitor portion of our circuit. My goal is to smooth the output from our diode bridge which rectifies the AC current input into DC current.
Here are some specifics for the output of the full-wave rectifier:
- The current going will be about 180Amps. The current coming out should preferably be maintained around 180Amps.
- The voltage going into the capacitor and inductor section will be around 16.5v to 20v at its peak voltage.
- The frequency from both the positive and negative outputs of the diode bridge will be 120Hz (since it is doubled with the rectifier).
What specific setup would you recommend to smooth this voltage and current? I know it’d be best to split the capacitors into parallel to divide the current, but I am not sure what specific capacitance they should have or the best set up to arrange them in. It is at a different scale with the high amperage and low voltage compared to other typical circuits that use capacitors to smooth the rectified DC current. If you could propose a way to do this effectively without adding too much load on the circuit, I would appreciate it.
This power supply is for my fusion reactor which uses strong external magnetic fields to trap a well of a electrons under a vacuum, known as a Polywell. It needs a smoothed output because if it oscillates to 0v on it's 120Hz positive DC output the inductors creating the magnetic fields in my reactor will be weaker and not trap the electrons as well.
Since it seems very difficult to smooth the 180A output at a steady voltage, would a possibility be to split the 180A current into several parallel circuits and then use capacitors to smooth each output with less current? What is the maximum current at 20v that a single, cost-effective capacitor could smooth? Maybe I could split the circuit into 90 parallel wire sections each with one capacitor (preferably small sized and low cost) that could smooth 2A and 20v, and then bring the smoothed outputs back to 180A at a relatively steady 20v. Is this a realistic idea?