Re: Wheeler (Number of turns for a secondary?)
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Hollmike-at-aol-dot-com
> In a message dated 1/7/99 3:19:01 AM Mountain Standard Time,
> > >
> > > L = r^2 * N^2 / (9*r + 10*b)
> > This is also a translation to inches of the formula in metric units:
> > L = 4*pi*1e-7*pi*r*r*N*N/(b+0.9*r)
> > This is simply the formula for the inductance of a long coil (r<<b)
> > with an approximate correction factor 0.9*r added to the length b.
> > Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz
> That is pretty much the classical formula for long coils, but most TC's
> are not that geometry.
> If one wants to use metric, The wheeler formula can be altered quite
> easily. In fact you can simply put in the r and b values in centimeters and
> just divide the whole expression by 2.54.
> L = r^2*N^2/(2.54*(9*r + 10*b)), where now the dimensions are in
> The inductance is still in microhenries.
> Mike(slowly converting to metric, inch by inch )
Wheeler's approximation works within very acceptable accuracy for any
coil geometry you will encounter in TC work. I have much more accurate
expressions here, in case anyone wants one. The limit on your accuracy
may well be the accuracy with which you really know the coil dimensions.