Re: Help!(with wire size) Please!!
From: Rick Holland[SMTP:rickh-at-ghg-dot-net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 1997 9:52 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Help!(with wire size) Please!!
Tesla List wrote:
> From: teslaman-at-juno-dot-com[SMTP:teslaman-at-juno-dot-com]
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 1997 8:45 AM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Help!(with wire size) Please!!
> On Sun, 31 Aug 1997 13:12:58 -0400 (EDT) Teslaman-at-aol-dot-com writes:
> >From: John Berry[SMTP:antigrav-at-ihug.co.nz]
> >Sent: Sunday, August 31, 1997 2:11 AM
> >To: 'Tesla List'
> >Subject: Help!(with wire size) Please!!
> >Does anyone know if .08 mm (circumference) magnet wire is too thin
> >a Tesla Coil secondary?
> >Thank's, John Berry
> My wire table indicates .08mm wire to be equivalent to #40 A.W.G which
> is a little small for secondary coils,but would probably work OK on a
> small coil ( wind carefully as that small of wire is easy to overlap).
> #30 to #26 works well (small coil systems) but if all you have is #40
> why not give it a try?
> Half the fun of coiling is experimentation and using what you have on
> Kevin E.
I didn't answer this one earlier because I didn't have a handy way to
convert mm to awg. Since it is such a small guage, I suggest you wind
you coil as normal, then wind a second layer on the first one connecting
both coils together at top and bottom. This gives approximately the same
number of turns, but at twice the wire cross section. I have read
several posts on this list where this was done successfully. Good luck
and be safe!
The Answer is 42