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Re: [TCML] Burnt Joint (Cap Bank)

Okay thanks for that - I'm not too bothered about transparency in the
plastic, and it appears that the transparency will cost you extra, so I'll
go for some HDPE. Black probably, should look quite smart.

Anyway before I order I need to know what minimum width I'm going to need
on the sheet, and since I need to re-wind my secondary I will probably make
it a bit wider and taller. My current secondary, at 5.6cm diameter and 27cm
tall, only has approximately 600 turns... which should be more like 1000+

If I used a 4" diameter form for the secondary, and wound a 50cm tall coil
on that, that would give me just over 1000 turns. Are those dimensions
suitable for me? My NST is 10kV, 50mA.

On 12 May 2013 19:26, Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 5/12/13 11:15 AM, Mike Gray wrote:
>> Thanks again for all the advice, really appreciate it. I've had another
>> crack this weekend and I'm happy to report partial success! I have a
>> number
>> of questions too...
>> To respond to earlier messages, I firstly cut my strike rail down a bit so
>> there's a decent (~2 inch) gap between the two ends, thanks for pointing
>> that one out. With regard to the wood framework I've used for most of it,
>> I'm going to order a load of Perspex sheeting to re-design the framework
>> altogether. Does anyone have any recommendations for this? I'm in the UK
>> and will probably just order some 15mm thick acrylic sheets from an online
>> vendor, unless advised otherwise.
> Polycarbonate rather than acrylic would be my choice.  Don't know the
> trade name in UK.  Lexan is one name in US.  It doesn't crack as easily
> when drilling holes, etc.
> If you want an inexpensive, easy to work with material for HV, I recommend
> plastic cutting boards. They're available in Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
> and Polycarbonate, and all work great.  HDPE is easy to work with (cut with
> wood working tools) and a great insulator: it just isn't clear: if you want
> that, then polycarbonate is your friend.
> You can get fairly good sized sheets of HDPE as cutting boards at a
> restaurant supply store, online, or in other places.  Around here (southern
> california) a 18x24" cutting board 1/2" thick runs about $13-15.
> Polycarbonate can be glued. PE cannot (at least not easily).
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