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Re: Aluminium Magnet Wire for Secondary

Original poster: tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi All,
> I have about 4 pounds of #24 aluminum magnet wire.  I was thinking of
> using
> it to rewind my small coil secondary.  I know it is somewhat more
> resistive
> and all that, but I was just wondering if anyone had actually tried it
> before and had noted any problems with it?
> I figure it will wind just like copper.  Since the enamel is the same,
> glue
> and such should stick to it fine.  The terminations are tooth washers and
> bolts so no solder is needed there.   I might have to test it to be sure I
> don't pull it too hard and break it.
> Aluminum has no real "spring" to it so it may tend to loosen more
> easily.  I think it is softer than copper so it might wind easier.
> Just thought I would check around to see if anyone knew of any special
> problems with it.

Al magnet wire seems to stretch pretty easy. I'm not sure if this cracks
and damages the insulation. I've never used it with high voltage stuff.