Solen Hepa-Litz inductors

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  1. Jonathan T

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    Those of you that use these inductors (they are the stranded wire ones) how do you strip the coating off these things? THe solid wire ones are soo much easier to do. Do I have to un wind the inductor leads and strip each wire? I did ti with one of these things and it took a good hour, I DON'T want to have to do it again. Can I just rub the ends with sand paper and remove only some of the coating from the wires and hope that I get a good joint when I solder the leads together?
     
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    Never used those particular inductors. But the standard way to strip and tin Litz wire is to dip the leads in a solder pot.

    Note that good solder pots are a bit pricey
     
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    solder pot? ok, thanks
     
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    Can I just run a hot soldering iron ofer the ends of the wire?
     
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    Well I'm not buying a solderpot to strip 5 stranded inductor leads for a 250 dollar speaker project. [​IMG] There must be a better way.
     
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    There are two basic options; burn it off with a solder pot, scrape it off with sandpaper or the edge of a utility knife.

    I'm surprise that anyone would use inductors as expensive as the Hepa-Litz for a $250 project.
     
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    Well, the purists that are the members of this board pushed fo rme to get the hela litz inductors. I've never done this before. NO one mentioned that the hepalitz would be too much for an Adire kit81 speaker. That thread had probably 50 replies too. Ugh.......

    Anyway, would a butane of methane flame work to burn it off? I don't think a natural gas stove flame would melt the copper wire.
     
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    A flame will melt the wire as it burns off the insulation.

    I've told you the only two practical options. I've been winding my own inductors for about 15yrs, as a result I have a bit of experience with this operation. So use a solder pot or scrape it off........
     
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    aright

    but can I just add this, the melted solder in a solder pot is probably around 800 degrees at most, wouldn't an 800 degree flame get teh job done as well?

    I'm JUST sayin, I'm not gonna try to do this.
     
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    Solder pots are used in junction with flux. The combination of the two boils off the insulation and tins the wire.

    You might want to contact Solen and ask them about the insulation they use for the wire. Some of it is suprisingly heat tolerant.

    Good luck..........

    Regards,
    Thomas
     
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    are these the Solen inductors that are listed on madisound.com? Just want to make sure I don't get what i can't use
     
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    No Madisound sell the standard Perfect-Lay, those are made with solid core wire, not Litz wire.
     

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