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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>
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
> 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"
> >I agree. I think the ISSTC may benefit from increased primary voltage
> >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
> >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.