Re: Copper Strap as primary circut wiring?

Yes, the copper strap would make a fine conductor for both the ground and
the tank circuit. In the tank, though, try to keep sharp cut corners to a
minimum. The sharp edge does present a greater source of corona than
normal wire, but adequate insulation should keep that from being a

On Thu, 01 Jul 1999 05:29:59 -0600 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
>Original Poster: "Coiler" <mycroft-at-access1-dot-net> 
>I just managed to pick up a bunch of copper strap/foil as scrap.
>To wit, about 50ft of 1.25" wide, 1mil thick copper.
>My first thought was to use this as my ground line, but then I 
>seeing Terry's various experimental gaps, that all seem to use
>copper foil for the connections.. so the question:
>Would it be reasonable to use this strapping (possibly doubled or 
>as my tank wiring? Especially to buss my capacitors, and to hook the 
>gap into the circut?

Yes! Not only is an excellent material to use, if you cut and fit it
carefully, it looks really esthetically pleasing.

>I use a lot of 1/4-20 brass hardware, so I could just use a hole punch
>to open the mounting hole, and then route the strap as needed.

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