[TCML] Baffle tally (was Secondary Troubles)
pslawinski at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 18:16:52 MDT 2008
I've built two secondaries. The first had no end caps, not even a cross
bar. It also didn't break out without a breakout point. The second one I
made is my 6". The reason for the flash over was my fault. I operated the
coil ungrounded with the lead inside the form. I had an end cap temp'd on
the top but it's leaky at best. I only have it press fit on the top, and I
literally hacked it out of plexiglass.
On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM, <futuret at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> I built 6 secondaries without baffles and without end caps,?I think one of
> had an internal flashover one time when I greatly overpowered the coil.? It
> didn't cause any damage because the form was made of Lucite.? When
> I say there were no end caps, I mean there was just a crossbar at the
> top at bottom, which did not fully block the form.? I can look right down
> through the form from the top and see out through?the bottom.
> I built 2 secondaries with end caps (not glued), these did not have
> any flashovers.? There were no extra baffles other than the end caps.
> I'm not sure if you're refering to end caps or extra baffles placed
> somewhere at the middle of the secondary?? I've never used such
> extra baffles.?
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