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Re: [TCML] aluminum magnet wire
Resistance is a bit higher, which for RF purposes is usually not good. It
would work but with somewhat reduced peak current (less bright spark) than
In 1974, I did a test matching exact quantities of copper and alum wire, and
the alum was 75 amps less peak current current on a medium size coil.
But, if the price is way low, like surplus, you could try it.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:25 PM, jimlux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Has anyone ever tried winding a secondary with Aluminum magnet wire?
> The resistance, for the same size winding, etc., would be higher, but I
> think that secondary resistive losses aren't a huge thing.
> It would be lighter weight, and potentially cheaper.
> If you got a secondary strike or racing sparks, the wire would melt easier.
> What about pricing on insulated aluminum magnet wire?
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