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Re: Off-The-Shelf chokes
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
> I recollect hearing of some personages using a
> 500 ft roll of #12 THHN as a current limiting
> choke on their NST, and it was found to get warm.
> I found such rolls of wire at the local Home
> Depot for $18(and something) a roll, and so I
> begin to ponder...
> Is there just that many amps being shot thru
> the roll to cause the heat?
#12 is typically rated for 20 Amps.
> Or is this just normal dissipation?
I did not notice if the amperage was mentioned.
One factor is that wire rolled up will get
hotter than the same stretcehd out: the heat
can escape better (conduction/convection) from
wire strung out.
> Nobody mentioned if the warmth was a "abnormally warm",
> or just an average normal operation "warm".
Exactly... Need numbers... Electrical insulations
are rated for temperature withstand. Even if
'warm' if 'warm' is below the spec, then its likely
OK. (tho the inner turns will be hotter than
those 'touchable: measuring such temps is a Major
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