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RE: PVC Wire for a secondary?

Hi John,

On 11 Jun 00, at 19:59, Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "John H. Couture" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net> 
> All -
> I believe this coil was so successful in spite of the low number of
> secondary turns was because of the superior PVC insulation (thickness)
> compared to the usual magnet wire. The output(spark)  of a Tesla coil is
> equal to the input minus the losses. The losses of the PVC were obviously
> low compared to the usual magnet wire.

I'm curious to know how you can draw that conclusion without 
comparing the performance of this secondary with another which is 
identical in every respect except for the type of wire with which it is 
wound. ?