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Re: Secondary Questions
Original poster: "Robert by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <obiwan1186-at-sunflower-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Mark Broker by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi, Jake
> >Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> >After some thought, and the help of the Tesla List. I have decided to build
> >bigger Tesla Coil than the one I currently have (1.5"X6") I have decided
> >the best size for my next coil will be 4"X24" because I have some 4" PVC
> and it
> >is the size most people seem to have the best results with. My questions
> Great size coil. Seen that size used from a single 9/30 up to about
> 12/240 (or whatever Jim was running at the Geek GRoup Teslathon the other
> >1) What size of wire should I use?
> John Freau has found excellent results with 26AWG with about 1600 turns.
> It isn't a critical value, but does have some critical ramifications,
> particularly the size of the primary inductor. Do an archives search at
> pupman-dot-com for a wealth of info. I wouldn't use anything thicker than
> 22AWG, and nothing thinner than 26AWG (unless you really want to wind 2000
> turns of 28AWG wire ;-)
> >2) How much wire would I need to wind this secondary from that size of wire?
> 1600 * 4 * pi = 20,000 feet thats 20,000 inches, 20,000 feet would wind ten
> coils. But that's only for the design I specified.
> >3) Does anybody know of a good place that sells the wire I would need to
> >this BESIDES EBAY, and at a reasonable price?
> Fay Electric Wire Co. in Oshkosh, WI -at- 920-426-0792 (no Web site). They
> quoted me $1.95 plus copper ($1.07 on ~2-19-00) per pound for 85deg C
> enamel-coated (the "normal" orangish-brown color) 22AWG magnet
> wire. Assume that the price has changed. The only drawback is that there
> is a 10 pound minimum purchase, and they ship COD (can be a drawback or
> benefit)..... You could always sell the extra on the list, or donate
> it to The Geek Group :-)
> Mark Broker
> G-5 Geek #10