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Re: Homemade litz with THHN wire?

Original poster: "Black Moon" <black_moons@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Actualy, litz wire is used due to skin effect not eddy current afaik

From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Homemade litz with THHN wire?
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:27:42 -0700

Original poster: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmdq@xxxxxxxxxx>

Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: "Mike" <mike.marcum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I tried it with smaller 36 awg magnet wire and will never attempt it again since if you try it with more than a 10-20' length you'll most likely end up with a mess. At the very least it's more time consuming than winding a 1500T secondary by hand, especially if you're trying to build up to 8 awg (100's of strands). The trick is to make sure that each and every strand is on the outside surface of the cable equally without winding it too tight (increases length of individual strands and dc resistance).

I think that the main reason to use litz wire is to avoid eddy currents in the wires. The same reason for transformer cores being made of laminated plates. So, it's not important how the wires are organized.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz