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Re: ISSTC questions

Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-bellsouth-dot-net> 

I've never dealt with Litz before, but it would seem that you could just
hold the end to a torch flame and heat until red hot and then let it cool.
This would make removing the insulation much easier.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: ISSTC questions

 > Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
 > 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
 >  >Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation"
 >  ><dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com>
 >  >
 >  >I agree.  I think the ISSTC may benefit from increased primary voltage
 > (up
 >  >to 480VAC mains input) and using a standard pancake
 >  >type primary coil.  I am presently in the process of trying this out.
 >  >
 >  >Also, the comment by Steve regarding using heavier wire for your
 > primary may
 >  >help, but i don't think its "too" critical.
 >  >I have so far gotten 80" maximum arc and I still have my temporary 12
 > AWG
 >  >stranded wire in my primary tank circuit connecting EVERYTHING!
 >  >Eventually, i will upgrade to 4 AWG welding wire (which may increase
 >  >performance), but it must be said, that small primary wire won't
 >  >limit performance too much.
 >  >
 >  >Dan