Re: 549 transformer question

Dave Wise


I can feel the drive to create a perfect product, but primary loss is only a few percent of the total. In my case (low-tech hand winding), I was unwilling to task myself with the extra complication. I haven't regretted it.

Remember, "perfect" is the enemy of "good enough".

Dave Wise

From: <> on behalf of Chuck Harris via <>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] 549 transformer question

Both the primary and secondary will still work, but the loss is
a per turn sort of thing. Why keep a lossy primary on a good
secondary? Especially when the primary is only 60T, and can be
wound any way you want.

-Chuck Harris

greenboxmaven via wrote:
Does the primary winding survive, can a new secondary be wound over it, or is it also

On 1/29/21 17:17, Tom Lee wrote:
Chuck has done more extensive research into this than anyone I know. It appears
that it is a chemical change, not simple moisture absorption/adsorption. Must
replace or rewind.

Bruce Gentry, KA2IVY

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