RE: 2 spools?

>> Original Poster: ANTarchimedes-at-aol-dot-com
>> Could I tie the ends of two wire spools together and wind it as a
>> or must the wire all be one piece?
>I would use I single piece,If you tie two wires together there will be a
>"bump" which would most likely act as a discharge point producing a "hot
>spot" which will cause the secondary to fail and you probably have
>discharges from the bump to the primary or from the bump to the topload and
>vise-vera.....not a good thing :(
>Hope this helps,
>Kevin Dalpe

A single piece is probably best, but if you're forced to splice, have the
two overlapping segments side by side (rather than one on top, and
definitely not twisted) with no solder bumps rising above the height of the
wire (file solder down if necessary).

Gary Lau
Waltham, MA USA