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Re: Aluminium Magnet Wire for Secondary

Original poster: "Brian" <ka1bbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi, in the motor shop the only problem is as you say, it has very little
spring, so it will loosen real easy, keep some vinyl elec tape pieces handy
in case you have to stop. if it kinks it will break.
alum wire wants constant tension while your winding, i use a clothespin with
felt glued to the jaws, or folded over then put in the jaws. also need a bit
of braking action on the coil to keep it from getting out of control if you
have to stop. cul brian f.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 5:16 PM
Subject: Aluminium Magnet Wire for Secondary

> 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. > > Robert Stephens sent it to me years ago, I finally will be able to use it > now ;-) > > Cheers, > > Terry > > >