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Re: [TCML] On grounding, secondary base, and baffle gluing.

In a message dated 3/9/08 9:16:58 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
Gary.Lau@xxxxxx writes:

>I've never used internal baffles either.  I don't know, maybe  I'm lucky?  I 
believe that most folks also 
>do not use them.


>Creepage disks on the outside of the secondary are an attempt to  permit 
higher values of coupling to 
>be used before racing sparks occur.  They may achieve that,  but I'm not 
sure that this has been 
>shown to guarantee better performance.  And, they make one's  secondary a 
whole lot more fragile, 
>albeit cooler looking.

I was thinking, one way to get the benefits of both  might be to make a 
secondary form by gluing stacks of pipe and solid disks  together. Kind of 
"cup-saucer-cup-saucer-cup". :) 
    The winding could be continued across the disks by  a tiny hole drilled 
through the disks at a radius equal to that of the outside  of the tube. 
Stagger the disk holes diametrically opposite each other. And seal  the holes after 
the winding has passed through them. 
    I've seen this method used on a high voltage  resistor, where the 
multilayer windings were fine of nichrome wire, and the  form was a one-piece plastic 
-Phil LaBudde
Center for the Advanced Study of Ballistic  Improbabilities

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