Robustness of the kit

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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby Alex » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:22 pm

A friend of mine lets me use his whenever.

There are services, but they tend to be extremely expensive.
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby bytecode77 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:31 am

Well, send me the CAD file, if you successfully made it :)
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby Alex » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:53 pm

I probably won't make it until my secondary caps break off though..
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby bytecode77 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:01 pm

I'll get my second secondary coil tomorrow. Another try... Will it have a better chance with super glue?
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby Alex » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:37 pm

probably not. just used some wood cylinders.
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby bytecode77 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:43 am

I tried it on my current secondary. The bottom cap broke of while the top one sticks tight as hell! I even tried to rip it off without any success. I would have damaged the toroid by the time I broke the top cap off. Looking forward for a robust construction.
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby Alex » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:30 am

hm
how about cutting a few notches in the PVC so that the glue has more to hold on to?

what's different about the two ends? was one sanded more?
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby bytecode77 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:39 pm

Maybe I didn't let the super glue dry long enough. I will let it dry for an hour or two and then see if it's stable enough. I also covered the secondary coil in varnish, as suggested by other users to prevent flashovers.
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby Alex » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:25 pm

did you coat just the wire or the entire secondary??

and what varnish are you using?
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Re: Robustness of the kit

Postby bytecode77 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:44 pm

The secondary is 99% out of wire, I coated the windings of it.

I'm using clear varnish out of a spray can.

And the super glue is rock solid! Love it :)
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