[TCML] charging reactors
evp at pacbell.net
Wed Mar 4 16:54:48 MST 2009
What about a straight, stick-shaped core? Think in terms of an old-style induction coil, but with only one winding. This would greatly simplify homebrewing, as bundled iron or steel wire could be used for the core, and the winding would be a simple solenoid. Isn't a straight core like this more resistant to saturation than a shell-type core?
Answer to last question is certainly. Problem will be the size of the thing to get the desired inductance when wound with wire that can handle the current and insulated for the high voltage. Almost certainly impractical even with very modern core materials. Iron or steel wire wouldn't do - would need a large laminated stack.
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