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Re: Aluminium wound Pig
Original poster: "J. Aaron Holmes" <jaholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Unless the aluminum pig has something else going
against it (e.g., lots of rust or other damage), I'd
definitely go with it and save a lot of money!! Most
modern pigs are aluminum-wound, and are expected to
run 24x7 for decades. The power companies believe in
them whole-heartedly, and I have yet to hear a
compelling reason why coilers shouldn't.
I have two pigs, one older copper-wound unit and
another aluminum one. Both have performed very well
as TC power supplies and Jacob's ladders.
All other things equal (including the price), I'd
worry about %Z before I worried about winding material
(with lower %Z being preferred).
--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: Joe Smith <joesmith@xxxxxxxx>
> I can get an aluminium wound pig for half the price
> of a
> copper wound one.
> Not sure if I want to do this or not.
> Really need some advice.
> Joe Smith
> Westpoint Monitor Repair
> Westpoint, Texas