Re: RE- Secondary wire & insu

Subject:      Re: RE- Secondary wire & insu
       Date:  Mon, 9 Jun 1997 09:28:04 +1200
       From:  "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
Organization: Wellington Polytechnic, NZ
         To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

Hello Alfred,

> I wasn't making a wholesale dismissal of modern enamel insulation, I 
> was just pointing out that with the more efficient coils being built
> there is no commercialy available insulation that will hold up with 
> out spacing the turns and personaly in comparing identical 
> secondaries with bare wire, modern enamel and double cotton coated
> (all being coated with polyurethane when done) the coils wound 
> with double cotton coated wire perform better ie. longer discharge, 
> thicker sparks and more branching.

Considering the normally high Q's of typical secondaries, how do you 
explain this performance?