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Old 10th April 2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default High inductance inductors

Hey there everyone,
I decided to join up here since my frustration at the lack of information of this topic on the web is growing at a rapid rate.

I need a 1.5 henry inductor (I know it sounds massive, but it's right for what I want to do) and I can not find a single place on the net that even makes them, let alone sells them. It's for a low voltage circuit, basically I want to convert the tone pot of my guitar to a mid-range, and need one to go from the left tab to ground.

Anyone have any idea who I could get a small number (no more than five) from?
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Old 10th April 2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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What kind of current does it need to handle? Chokes up to and past 100 henries are common in tube amps.
I'm guessing small signal, that might be a little harder to find these days. Might be able to find a 10mA or so choke though.

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Old 10th April 2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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Would this be what you're looking for:

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Old 12th April 2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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Right amount of inductance, but the current handling is too high.
I think the maximum output of my pickups is less than a volt; so I guess the current handling would be *line level*.
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Old 26th April 2003, 06:59 PM   #5
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Dont know... but it seems to me that you are looking for somthing like : http://www.geofex.com/

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Ive used some different "transformator" (use just one side of the transformator) to get what I searched for.
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Old 27th April 2003, 01:36 AM   #6
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Default if its for a low current ap

you can use a high permeability torroid and wind it yourself
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Old 27th April 2003, 11:20 AM   #7
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To wind a "torroid " as jackinnj suggested I thik would be hard, maybe he ment a ferritcore. Look it up in any eletronic supply cataloguge and see how many windings you need, but I think it would be something like 700 (or in that region)
What you need is 2 halfs of core and a boobin and copperwire (insulatet) and a small handdriven drill. The diameter of the Cu-wire depends how much losses you can accept (you'll wind up with a wireresistor ) But for your purpose take the cheepest ( somthing like a #35 or 0,1mm....
If you dont find any give me a mail I I see what I can do.

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Old 27th April 2003, 11:53 AM   #8
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Default Re: if its for a low current ap

Originally posted by jackinnj
you can use a high permeability torroid and wind it yourself
That'd work fine (no hum pickup either) but I think it would be a job only suitable for visitors to purgatory I wound up a 1.2 Henry inductor on an ETD34 core a few weeks ago and it needed about 800 turns IIRC. It has a bobbin though so that makes it really easy. That's my choice.

Ah, gammelmalle. I didn't refresh the page before I posted so I didn't see your post.
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