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Re: PVC Wire for a secondary?
I've tried it on a 4" x 24" secondary, and it worked OK. I used 22AWG
stranded, vinyl insulated hookup wire. The main problem is the insulation
takes up space, so the turns-per-inch density is rather low compared to
magnet wire. This will drive the frequency way up. I think mine resonated
at 700kHz. You can compensate by using a fatter coil form. For example, 6
inch diameter plastic pipe instead of 4 inch.
At 04:19 PM 06/09/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Original Poster: "David Mills" <dave-at-g7uvw.freeserve.co.uk>
>Are there any major disadvantages in using PVC covered wire for a
>The only problem I can forsee is that the capaciance of the secondary
>will be altered due to the thicker wire insulation spacing the turns out
>Any ideas / anyone done this?