secondary wire

From:  Greg Leyh [SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent:  Tuesday, April 07, 1998 5:37 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: secondary wire

Eleanor Flood wrote:

> We have a couple of thousand feet of #22 insulated stranded copper wire
> that we were considering using to wind a new secondary.  Is this an ok
> idea, or is stranded wire detrimental to the efficiency of the coil, or
> enough so to make it undesirable to use?

Lots of opinions on that one, but stranded wire has
always worked for me.  I used 12AWG stranded motor
lead wire (2.3km worth) for the sec coil pictured here: