71838Re: [softrock40] Re: Quick question about winding Transformers
- Jan 21, 2013
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Subject: [softrock40] Re: Quick question about winding Transformers
> I read that page several times before sending my first email, but it does not deal with how to interpret this very cryptic
> 0.69uH: 16T/2x8T bifilar #30 on T25-6 (yellow) 9" (top)
As I've never followed Robby's instructions I'm not familiar with following them But on the page I linked is:-
Winding specs will generally resemble the following:
5.0 uH 17T bifilar/34T #30 on T30-2 (red) (19").
This can be interpreted as:
a.. Use a T30-2 toroid (color is red and O.D. is 0.3")
b.. You will need two 19" lengths of #30 wire.
c.. For toroids, one turn is a single pass through the center hole.
d.. For binocular cores, one turn is a pass in which the wire goes in the bottom, comes out the top, goes back in the other hole
at the top, and comes out the other hole at the bottom.
e.. The transformer will have a single, 34 turn, secondary winding of 19" of #30 wire. Usually the single winiding is wound onto
the core first. Winding should be evenly spaced and ideally cover all but a 15 degree "wedge" of the toroid. Sometimes, it may be
necessary to wind over the top of existing turns where there is more wire than there is bare core left.
f.. The transformer will have two primary windings each of 17 turns of #30 wire. The term "bifilar" means to take one of the two
lengths of wire, bend it at the half-point so the resultant "hairpin" is composed of the two 9.5" long halves, and then twist the
two strands together to make a "bifilar" strand with approximately 3 twists to the inch. The bifilar windings are usually wound
AFTER (and over) the single strand winding. You should wait until you have wound it correctly before cutting the "hairpin" end of
the bifilar strand.
g.. The inductance value is provided primarily to help validate the number of turns. It is the inductance of the single-strand
Which to me seems to give a reasonable idea. And the other links on that page must give more information.
Once you have done one then it seems uneccessary to repeat the instructions. It is a one-time learning procedure.
Many others have made the coils before with only a few asking about them.
However, if you feel Robby should make things clearer then I'm sure he will be glad to discuss it with you.
73 Alan G4ZFQ
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