[TCML] Could this be a breakout point?
Stephen J. Hobley
shobley at userfs.com
Sun Sep 7 13:06:00 MDT 2008
My goal has been to terminate the coil wire on the cylinder.
The solution you describe is what I have now, and I'm concerned about
the fragility of the coil wire.
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Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [TCML] Could this be a breakout point?
It may be a problem. You'll of course have to try it to find out. It is
best to cap the top and use the top cap for the toroid connection. I
personally would not feel comfortable with this connection. It may run
ok at first, but at some point something will cause it to breakdown
(humidity, tuning, coupling, etc..). I recommend you consider this a
temporary solution and begin looking around for a more permanent top cap
connection. It's not that difficult to make a top cap. It would be nice
if we could find a ready-made cap, but sometimes that's not possible, so
we must then fabricate something. It's at that point we start taking
these shortcuts which can end up a hasty and poor decision. But top caps
can be made from many materials (even wood if necessary).
Stephen J. Hobley wrote:
> I made some changes to the secondary today - creating a connection
> terminal for the toroid.
> But does this look like it might be creating an unwanted breakout
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