power correction, secondary turns, etc
Subject: power correction, secondary turns, etc
From: chip (Chip Atkinson)
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 17:20:00 +0700
I, too, have been reading Richard Quick's massive amounts of info. I
have a couple of questions that some one else could help me with.
Could someone explain how power correction capacitors work? I only know of
their "need". I don't know how they fit in the circuit, what size they
should be, or why or how they work. Could someone please clue me in? I
(and others) would be grateful.
Another question: I now have heard two ranges for the number of turns on
a secondary. I have heard between 400 and 600 and now between 800 and 1100.
My coil has 700 turns. I think this coil works well, so does it even matter
how many turns as long as it's between 400 and 1100?
Coil forms: I read that PVC is less than ideal for a core form. How about
HDPE? I know a source of HDPE pipe of various diameters: Fireworks mortars.
They come in 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 inch i.d. sizes. Is there a problem
with HDPE that I don't know about?