secondary coil insulation
Does anyone on the Tesla list know what would be a good high voltage
coating for the secondary coil? I,m looking for something that will
have low dielectric losses. I was thinking about useing epoxy resin as
a coating. Am I barking up the wrong tree?
[ I'm replying here because of convenience and because I can, not because I
feel that my opinion is better, more important, etc.
I suggest a product that you can find in the paint and varnish section
of your hardware store. It's Behr Super Gloss Build 50, which is a two
part water clear coating. It smells like epoxy as I recall, and can put
on a 50 mil coating in one shot (hence the name). If you used a
mechanical apparatus to turn your secondary, put the coil back on it,
start it turning, and put the mixed up stuff on it, and let it rotate for
about 4 hours while it cures.
For performance reasons a coating is not necessary according to several
people on this list. Others feel otherwise. My personal opinion is that
I need it because I'm more likely to drop, scuff, nick, or otherwise
injure the coil, so a good 50 mil armor coat is necessary. -- Chip ]