Re: Secondary wire & insulation

Subject:       Re: Secondary wire & insulation
       Date:   Fri, 6 Jun 1997 15:03:42 +1200
       From:   "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
Organization:  Wellington Polytechnic, NZ
         To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

Hi Mad Coiler,
                My recipe for a good secondary wire-wise: close wind 
with  polythermaleze coated magnet wire with a copper gauge at least 
3 skin-depths diameter at the lowest frequency the coil will be 
running at. Normal secondary Q's are so high that secondary losses 
are not really an issue in final performance (IMO).


>   From:    "Mad Coile{" <ts5815-at-devrycols.edu>
>     To:    Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

> Alfred, are you suggesting bare copper wire? What kind of wire has
> everyone had the best results with? - I am assuming mag wire. I thought 
> Tesla coils needed a good number of turns/inch and to be tightly wound.
> The use of insulated wire other than mag wire seems to go against this.
> Would appreciate any clarifications.
> T.Stewart