Originally posted by Aaron Cake:
<STRONG>I believe they need around 150V or so....One thought I just had would be an old camera flash board. Remove the capacitor
and you have a source of about 150V where the old capacitor was connected. These things usually run on 1.5V, but I have run them on 3V to roughly double the output current. A small linear regulator will work to provide the correct input voltage.
Of course, I have never actually done this, so I don't know if it will work. But I don't see any reason why it wouldn't. Plus, these camera boards are available at any photo place that deals with disposable cameras pretty cheaply...ie. free.</STRONG>