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Old 17th November 2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Large spools of magnet wire

Is there a good online source for large (more than 1 lb) spools of magnet wire? I would like to wind some really big inductors and would rather not have to figure out a clean way of splicing.

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Old 17th November 2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have found a motor rewinding outfit to have all the magnet wire a person could want.
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Old 17th November 2007, 09:00 PM   #3
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You can try Alpha-Core
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really big inductors can be fairly low frequency resonators too - you may want check out advanced winding techiques for high self resonant frequencies
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Synflex offers some of the finest quality magnet wire at reasonable cost.


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Old 18th November 2007, 02:47 AM   #6
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In the past I've gotten 5lb spools of magnet wire from manufacturers like New England Wire. Search under wire manufacturers and call around to see who'll sell you less than a truckload. Don't be shocked at the prices, as copper has gone up tremendously in the last couple years. On top of that, it's not light, so shipping will be significant. IMO, if you can find a local source like the motor rewind shops mentioned above, you'll do better on price.
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Depending how big a "large" spool is, a standard 12g spool is approx. 40 to 45 lb. That's how I usually buy it, as the smaller spools are real expensive in the long haul.

Conrad is right though, copper has turned real expensive over the last couple of years
All of a sudden active X-overs and regulated PSU's has become real interesting.



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I've purchased magnet wire from cws before.

http://www.cwsbytemark.com/prices/tapeswires.php
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Old 19th November 2007, 12:32 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input guys. I will check out your suggestions.

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