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Re: ISSTC questions

Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation" <dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com> 


I think you misunderstood me.  I *am* using solid conductor on my primary
coil.  I'm using 0.25" copper tubing.
Its the temporary connections from primary coil to the full-bridge that is
using 12 AWG right now.


 > Hi Dan:
 > Theory and experience shows that stranded wire is a poor performer
 > compared with solid equivalents.  It you're interested in squeezing out
 > the last bit of performance, Litz wire would be the thing to use.
 > There is an eBay seller that usually has some #8AWG equivalent Litz
 > wire, see
 > http://cgi.ebay-dot-com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1501&item=5702355
 > 778&rd=1.  This is the same wire that I used in my primary AC resistance
 > measurements.  Be advised that this particular wire is not directly
 > solderable without individually scraping each conductor.  And the strand
 > size is best for frequencies below 100 KHz.
 > Short of Litz, copper tubing is probably the best thing, and is easily
 > tapped to boot.
 > Regards, Gary