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RE: [TCML] BIGPIG secondary dies...but may be resurected

Henry, I would agree with your perspective on this. Additionally, I believe that losses due to secondary wire resistance just aren't that significant.  I don't ever recall hearing a report of secondary wire overheating due to being too small a gauge.

Regards, Gary Lau

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Henry Hallam
> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:57 PM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [TCML] BIGPIG secondary dies...but may be resurected
> > Since the current is less towards the top of the coil, the thinner wire
> > "should" be able to handle it.
> I've never understood this.  Why should current be less at the top of
> the coil?  I understand that the voltage there is greater w.r.t ground
> than it is near the bottom, but Shirley the current is the same
> throughout the secondary.  After all, it's just a long piece of wire.
> Yours unenlightenedly,
> Henry

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