Re: Aluminum magnet wire?

It converts the magnetic flux into voltage/current the same as copper magnet
wire. The disadvantage of aluminum wire is that you cannot solder to it.
Instead you have to use compression to make the connections. Quite
acceptable on a Tesla coil. You will have more trouble if you have to splice
the wire, though.

Aluminum can also be used for the primary, but copper tubing is much
to be preferred. When used as a primary material, aluminum tends to oxidize
rapidly if not treated. Ozone can be murder on certain other materials, such
as rubber.

Fr. Tom McGahee

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Subject: Aluminum magnet wire?

> Original Poster: Aric_C_Rothman-at-email.whirlpool-dot-com
>      Is aluminum magnet wire an acceptable substitute for copper magnet
>      wire in a secondary?
>      Aric