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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,
>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
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
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