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Re: [TCML] Why copper tubing for primary?

Hi Ray,

At TC frequencies, the current flows mostly at the outer surface of a conductor, the center is essentially useless. 1/4-in copper tubing is actually lighter,  and easier to work with than  #2 solid copper, and in many places, cheaper. It also holds its shape better and is less subject to fraying than stranded wire, and is a lot easier to clean.

Matt D.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Whiteside <rs.whiteside@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, Aug 13, 2010 3:14 pm
Subject: [TCML] Why copper tubing for primary?

Obviously wherever I look people are using copper tubing for their primary
oil, but I can't figure out for the life of me why people use copper tubing
ver fairly large gauge copper. It seems copper wire would be much cheaper
nd easier to work with. Is it merely a difference in the inductance values?
aymond Whiteside
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