need magnet wire/damaged sec (fwd)
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 20:01:39 -0700
From: Tim Dempsey <tdempsey-at-easley-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: need magnet wire/damaged sec
Tesla List wrote:
> From: Mad Coiler [SMTP:tesla_coiler-at-hotmail-dot-com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 8:28 PM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: need magnet wire/damaged sec
> I know there has been some past posts on magnet wire sources, and I have
> checked all these past mentioned sources. I need some #28 wire and I
> want it for at the most $5 per pound. I am kinda in a hurry so if anyone
> knows were I can get some please advise me. I have checked all local
> moter shops and hobby shops and they all want $8 per pound - this is
> robbery I tell you! I am looking for a 5 or 10 lb spool.
> The truth is I developed a few burn marks on my secondary, and since it
> is wound with the wrong size wire I figure I am best of to make a new
> bigger and better secpndary. I have been using a vertical helical
> primary coil, I couldnt get near as good results with a flat or angled
> primary. I gues this may be due to the low power levels and small size
> of the coil? With a vertical pri coil I always had the problem of
> primary to secondary arcing. To solve this I slide a PVC tube over the
> whole secondary, thinking it would stop the arc over. It apparently did,
> atleast for a little while. But I had recently noticed diminished
> performance and studied the coil closely. I found two burnt spots about
> an inch up from the bottom of the secondary, both spots had burned
> through the insulation and started two melt about three turns together.
> I was surprised that this coil had enough strength to do any damage. And
> to further the problems, the coil is coated with polyurethane and
> removal of the damaged wire isnt going to be easy.
> So, please, if you know were I can get some #28 mag wire for less than
> $5 per pound please let me know.
> Tristan Stewart
I just purchase a 10lb spool of magnet wire from:
3201 Woodpark Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28206
It cost me right at $3.5 per pound plus shipping. Hope this helps.