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Any tips on winding a toroid properly? Answered

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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coolpizzadudeBest Answer (author)2010-10-07


Did you try winding the toroid using the directions in this link that's the link I used to wind my first one.

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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.

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user

Did you try this link link it says that you should evenly space the wire the around the toroid.

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Are you using the proper toroid and transistor then.

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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

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I am figuring are correctly winding them and connecting properly.

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orksecurity (author)2010-10-07

You are using insulated wire, right?

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Insulated or enameled wire. I use both.

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Insulated wire can make the coil more lossy, that's why enamelled is used.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-10-08

Its a good idea to wind the wire onto a thin shuttle that you can pass through the core and keep wire tension.

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I have yet to try that, thanks! I usually just cut a long length of wire and thread it through the toroid by hand.

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