Re: TESLA COIL DESIGNS...
Subject: Re: TESLA COIL DESIGNS...
From: Chuck Curran <ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 19:08:50 -0600
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Bryan, Greg and Dave wrote:
> > >Does anyone have a good source for copper magnet wire? We are looking for
> > stuff up into the #12 range.
> > Thanks
> > Bryan and Greg
> I am also looking for wire to coil with, 18-20 ga.
> Dave Huffman
I've been very fortunate with finding wire--we make electric
motors at work. The snag is that the small rolls are about 250 lb.
and the big ones around 500 lb. I am just planning on winding at
work. My recommendation is to search the closest big city near you
for a motor repair shop. It seems that about 1/3 of the
distributors we have have the name "Electric Motor Repair" or
"Electric Motor Service" Inc. Try those names or the yellow
pages. They would be able to sell you the smaller amount that would
be required for a single coil, at a price lower than most other
sources. I would suggest that you try to get a wire similar to an
Essex MR200 series. This particular type has an extra heavy build
of varnish with a 200 Degree centigrade rating--it is a very good
wire. Magnet wire comes with several different varnish thickness
choices, the MR200 is the heaviest that I am aware of.