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RE: [TCML] gold secondary

hi finn and guys 

thanks for that  looks like that may be an option 

 ive just recieved the quote for the gold "plated" wire  $2.04 per foot and they only have 415 feet in stock

you  know what they can do with that quote !!!

the british supplier can supply 796 meters  of gold on copper for £35.00 

looks like ill be putting my own insulation on it !

for that price i think the time and effort is worth it  

now all i have to do is find this so called uv laquer 

can anybody point me to this as i have never heard of it before 

thanks guys 

> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:27:34 +0200
> From: f-h@xxxx
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [TCML] gold secondary
> CC: 
> earl rhodes skrev:
> > finn
> >
> > thats really nice !! 
> >
> > but does the gold not flake off during operation of the coil 
> >
> > i would have thought it would come off easily when a strike happens 
> >
> > if this is not the case then i will do this instead 
> >
> > it looks really nice 
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > earl 
> > 
> Earl,
> I cannot say for sure.
> The toroid is a copper custom job of my own device, and it is first 
> chrome plated, then guilded.
> This coil has 6 breakout points, spaced 60 degrees apart on the front of 
> the toroid.
> They are individually controlled by a show controller, so that the 
> sparks are directed to different directions each time, for a more varied 
> viewing experience.
> Since the sparks originate from the breakout point, and not the surface 
> of the toroid, the toroid itself is saved from most of the burden of 
> conducting into the streamer load.
> The streamers, however, frequently leave the breakout point and wander 
> up to the top of the toroid, and in doing this, leave a slightly dusty 
> track.
> It should be noted that the coil is running 8/24 and 1/10 duty cycle, so 
> it is heavily loaded.
> What I mean to say is this: In a hobby coil, I doubt the gold will be 
> tarnished to an unsightly level.
> And flaking of the gold sounds like an improbable reaction.
> Hope this helps.
> Cheers, Finn Hammer
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