Re: Number of turns for a secondary?

to: Jason

A ratio of 4.5:1 or 5:1 will work fine with most coil designs.  The larger
machines prefer 4.5:1 to prevent primary strikes.  3:1 works also but
primary strikes increase even with a strike rail present.


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> Subject: Number of turns for a secondary?
> Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 12:09 PM
> Original Poster: Jason Zuberer <jason-at-vortexia-dot-com> 
> I have heard varying things about how to wind a secondary. What is more
> important, hight to width ratio of 3:1 or not exceeding 1,000 turns? I
> am not sure if it is coincedence but the first secondary that I wound
> was matched to come as close to 1,000 turns as possibe without exceeding
> it, but that broke the 3:1 height to width ratio. I ended up stripping
> of 4 inches of turns to increase performance, in taking off 4 inches I
> matched the height to width ratio.
> 	Is it possible to wind a secondary over 1,000 turns if the proper size
> requirements are met and still get good performace?
> 			Thanks in advance,
> 				Jason Zuberer