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  1. Randy Gross

    Randy Gross Guest

    Greetings:

    This question concerns the wire size used in the stator. My original plan
    called for #20 AWG magnet wire but, I was thinking that I could use a
    smaller diameter wire to increase the voltage above 120vac (more turns) and
    then step the output down to 120vac. My only concern here is how will this
    effect the generator as far as the demand for current from the load? I
    would like the generator to handle a 10 amp load.

    Randy Gross
     
  2. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    There is likely no point in doing that.
     
  3. There is nothing to be gained and the transformer losses to lose. You
    will need larger wire than 22 ga to carry 10 amperes, especially when
    it is packed into a coil.
     
  4. Randy Gross

    Randy Gross Guest

    Confirmation noted!

    Thanks Guys,

    Randy


    <>...
    : Randy Gross wrote:
    : >
    : > Greetings:
    : >
    : > This question concerns the wire size used in the stator. My original
    plan
    : > called for #20 AWG magnet wire but, I was thinking that I could use a
    : > smaller diameter wire to increase the voltage above 120vac (more turns)
    and
    : > then step the output down to 120vac. My only concern here is how will
    this
    : > effect the generator as far as the demand for current from the load? I
    : > would like the generator to handle a 10 amp load.
    :
    : There is nothing to be gained and the transformer losses to lose. You
    : will need larger wire than 22 ga to carry 10 amperes, especially when
    : it is packed into a coil.
    :
    : --
    : John Popelish
    :
     
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