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Re: [TCML] Attaching the secondary wire to the topload
On 11/07/2012 03:27 PM, Brian Hall wrote:
What methods have you found work best for attaching that top bit of
wire from the secondary to whatever topload you happen to have?
When I am finished winding my coil, I solder the solid copper wire to a
short length of stranded wire, cover it with heat shrink tubing, then
add wire ties around the top to provide a mechanical strain relief.
After this, the whole thing is coated in multiple coats of polyurethane,
as usual, to further unify the assembly.
The stranded wire I used is whatever I have laying around; in this case
it is some 18 gauge lamp cord that I stole one conductor from.
To connect this to the topload, I strip an inch or so from the end of
the stranded wire, and tape it to the underside of the topload.
I just happen to have my coil disassembled at the moment, so here is a
picture relating to the words appearing above this line:
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