[TCML] winding direction
fxrays at hughes.net
Wed May 21 22:23:27 MDT 2008
Unless you are making a twin Tesla system, the winding direction is
not relevant for the primary and secondary.
Even an iron core does not care in the case of a single primary and secondary.
If you have a tapped winding then you have to pay attention to the
direction of the windings for sure.
I have used iron core transformers to add or subtract voltages by
reversing windings for certain applications.
At 06:19 PM 5/21/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>True for an iron core transformer. Not so much for a TC. To compare,
>you really need two identical secondaries wound in opposite
>directions and compare. I seem to remember someone on the list did
>this years ago and found no difference. I would bet that most
>secondary and primary winding directions are dictated by the coiler
>(is he/she left or right handed).
>I am right handed. I wind coils on a motor drive with secondary
>horizontal. I wind left to right with the wire guided over the top.
>Can you guess my sec winding direction? My primaries are flat and
>wound clockwise looking down on them.
>Well, in the end, both coils are opposing and they still works great!
>douglas smith wrote:
>>when winding my secondary does it matter if i wind it in the same
>>direction as primary
>> probably stupid question but i was reading somewhere about a
>> person that was
>> taking a nst apart to increase ma. and it mentioned something about how
>> he had to do it twice because when he reassembled it he did so
>> as to put the windings in the same direction ????
>> wondered if that applied to primary/secondary windings
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