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Re: Copper sheet primary?

In a message dated 9/13/00 10:51:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:

> Original poster: "Don Maxbauer" <dmax-at-maxace-dot-com> 
>  Has anyone tried using 3" wide by .030" thick copper sheet (available on a
>  continuous roll) for their primary conductor?  I have a 10" diameter
>  secondary, and planning to produce an eleven turn primary with a 20" inside
>  diameter and 28" outside diameter.  I noticed a similar setup is used on
>  some very high performance (30" discharges with a single 12/60 NST)
>  commercially made coils.


That type of a primary will work, although it is more work than
the traditional type probably to make.  I get 42" from a 12/30 NST
powered non-commercial coil, using 12 awg stranded wire for the


John Freau