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Re: Stainless steel tubing for primary?
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- Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:43:55 -0600
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Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
It would work but the resistance at RF frequencies is higher which limits
your peak current. You want to maximize peak current in the primary as:
Vsec = -L dI/dt where dI/dt is the rate change of current with respect to
time. Higher current in the same amunt of time equates to higher output
> So I'm all ready to wind a nice flat primary today, and, lo and behold,
> I'm out of 1/4" copper tubing. I have a bunch of 1/2", but don't feel
> like getting arm-exercise today. I do, however, just happen to have
> about 1000ft of 1/4" stainless steel tubing in a continuous spool laying
> Any thoughts on using this for a primary?
> Performance considerations aside, I think it'd look quite cool.