Re: primary width
In a message dated 1/9/99 7:45:34 PM Mountain Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> The average radius, width, and number of turns are the only measureable
> parameters required. Inductance is a matter of length not size. Copper
> strapping will have the same inductance as copper tubing. What will be a
> factor to consider is that copper strapping is going to have pointed ends
> compared to using a tubular conductor. I would expect this to promote
> between adjacent turns or to the secondary, but, there may be a contruction
> method where arcing is not a problem. Others who have actually built one (
> some have) would be the best to comment on arcing.
It seems to not be a problem. I have seen both copper and aluminum strip
used for a primary and neither had an arc problems.