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Any tips on winding a toroid properly?

Every time I try to wind a toroid for a circuit, it never works or it is very temperamental and does not cooperate with me. Any advice on how to wind a better toroid?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks! 

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Did you try winding the toroid using the directions in this link that's the link I used to wind my first one.
transistorguy (author)  coolpizzadude6 years ago
Yes, I actually followed those directions in making my first one too! However I had to remake the toroid several times to get it to work.
Did you try this link link it says that you should evenly space the wire the around the toroid.
Are you using the proper toroid and transistor then.
transistorguy (author)  coolpizzadude6 years ago
Transistor-yes, toroid- I bought from radioshack, cut off their wires, and wired them myself. These are the ones I use: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3097455
I am figuring are correctly winding them and connecting properly.
orksecurity6 years ago
You are using insulated wire, right?
transistorguy (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
Insulated or enameled wire. I use both.
Insulated wire can make the coil more lossy, that's why enamelled is used.
Its a good idea to wind the wire onto a thin shuttle that you can pass through the core and keep wire tension.
transistorguy (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago
I have yet to try that, thanks! I usually just cut a long length of wire and thread it through the toroid by hand.