From: Malcolm Watts[SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 1997 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Primary Qs
Hi Jason, all,
> From: Jason Judd[SMTP:Jason.Judd-at-anu.edu.au]
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 1997 10:42 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Primary Qs
> Hi Malcolm,
> I have a few half dead neons and was wondering about rewinding them. I
> don't know much about the windings though. How many turns does each leg of
> the secondary have ?. If the ratio is around 1 volt per turn then you would
> need 7500 turns on each side to get 15KV. How are you going to wind it and
> with what guage wire ?
> Please keep me/us informed with this.
Wilco. I will be depotting/examining the core this evening. If
suitable, I plan to do as I did for the flyback transformer - build a
pair of bobbins with a plexiglass pipe and lexan for the endcheeks
(can be welded with methylene chloride (thanks Richard Hull and Kim
Goins!). I have a small hand cranked winding machine available. I have
wound a 22,000 turn transformer secondary to repair a demo unit here.
However that took months and was tedious. I will use the lathe on
slow speed and pile wind in all probability. I don't yet know what
turns/Volt is. I certainly won't be using ultra small wire. Options
are many at this stage.