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Re: Aluminium Magnet Wire for Secondary

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

That's the problem, this wasn't an individual I bought it from. It is a wire manufacturing company, supposedly. I guess they were just getting rid of wire that failed quality control or something. Caveat emptor! When using the Internet of course, you really have no idea of who you are dealing with. It could be a little old lady with a PC and an Internet connection in a closet somewhere!! {:-)
Think Positive

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: Aluminium Magnet Wire for Secondary

> Original poster: Karl Lindheimer <<mailto:karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Paul,
> It sounds as if you got a "bad" roll of wire. I have not had any
> problems with magnet wire I buy from standard electronic suppliers,
> however, you will pay more.
> Karl
> On Apr 23, 2005, at 10:24 AM, Tesla list wrote:
>>Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <<mailto:pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>OK, magnet wire. I bought 3 lbs. of 26 AWG magnet wire on E-Bay. It
>>was advertised as high temperature wire. When I started winding the
>>coil, I noticed that every so often, I would feel a small bump, as if
>>the insulation (varnish or whatever) had formed a little run or
>>something. I checked with my mini microscope and sure enough, it is a
>>small bump of varnish. Is this common with magnet wire? I don't
>>remember running across this with wire I have salvaged from motors and
>>such and they all tend to have small bends in them from where they
>>were wound in the motor. Also, my son, who has incredibly sharp
>>eyesight, said he saw a spot without any insulation. Sure enough, when
>>I looked with the microscope, there was a tiny spot of bare copper
>>about the size of the end of a pencil lead. Did I get a supply of wire
>>that was a "second" or failed qmsnip...