Correct Voltage for Coilgun

I am indulging in my (fairly new) interest for electronics by building a coilgun, but I'm starting off small. I've rigged three 12 v power supplies together, but is there a way to boost that to 200 v? I don't mind ordering/getting parts from electronics stores, but receiving free samples from websites is a better option for me.

As mentioned before, I am new to electronics so please pardon my absence of knowledge on the subject. Thanks in advance!

by Arzt
March 30, 2017

High voltages can be derived direct from the ac mains. You can see a way to do this at: I would urge caution in the use of mains voltages and in the use of a potentially lethal weapon.

by mikerogerswsm
March 31, 2017

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