Re: primary coil windings
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 11:28 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: primary coil windings
>I don't think I understand what the differences of primary coil windings
>are besides their shape. How does each one effect performance? Which is
>best? I haven't made my coil yet, I'm still planning everything out.
>Any info would be great.
Kevin, as I understand it, a helical primary overcouples, a flat primary
undercouples, and a primary with an inclination is in between. Larger coils
will probably want a flat or inclined primary. Helical primaries should be
okay for smaller secondaries. I have a 4" diameter secondary and use a
helical primary. Another person I know with a 4 inch uses an inclined primary.
The inclined primary would probably be your best bet.