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Old 08-23-2013, 09:02 AM
orgonaut314 orgonaut314 is offline
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Flat wire for secondary?

My question is. When I calculated the maximum diameter of the wire based on the spacing of 60% I get 1,6mm. I know Eric advises to use 14 gauge coax and it would be perfect but also expensive.
If I could use flat wire of 1,6mm or even litze flat on the coil than I could use normal trafo wire with 6 times 0,25mm.

In 'Theory of wireless power' I read that 'the dissipation of the coils oscillation energy by conductor resistance is minimum when the ratio of wire diameter to the coils pitch is 60%.'

I assume Tesla figured that 60% out? But he used round wires so this makes me doubt if flat litze or flat wire will work.
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