[TCML] Inductor Construction
bunnikillr at cox.net
Mon Jun 1 06:17:54 MDT 2009
When building inductors, the windings create a magnetic field in the
core once the power is applied. Your idea would work but unfortunately
the resistance would be low in that amount of wire and the magnetic
field created would be less than optimal. Also, you need to consider the
volt to turn ratio of the inductor. General practise is to have 1-2
volts per turn/winding. Lets say you are using 240Vac to power your
transformer, thus an inductor should be wound with approximately 180 -
240 turns... and plus the wire dia. should be able to handle the
current load pulled by the transformer...
Tyler Pauly wrote:
>I apologize for my rustiness with classical physics, but here's the problem:
>I'm building an inductive ballast for a pole pig; the plan is for 200-300 turns of 8 gauge around a PVC pipe, with some welding rods taped together into a long bar sliding in and out of the PVC form.
>My question arises because I found a supplier of some cable that has 6 strands of 8 gauge insulated copper wire inside. Would I be able to somehow splice the input to connect to all 6, then use say 50' of the cable to get 300 turns effective?
>Is this feasible or not?
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