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Author:  Sangoma [ Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:17 am ]
Post subject:  Silly question

When winding an unun

If you stack toroids, the power handling is determined by the cross section the wire goes round.

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What happens when you take two stacks, put them next to each other binocular fashion, and wind around the centrer part

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Both the above are ununs tacked together to illustrate the question (so don't look at the soldering :) ), both have the same transformation

Author:  Sangoma [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Silly question

Guess no one else knows either! :)

Author:  M0XXQ [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Silly question

Dunno Steve, hook it up to an aerial, shove 400W up it and if it doesn't cook then your design works.
The last Balun I made for HF I used a ferrite rod, it overheated and bent itself into a banana shape, needless to say I sacked off HF saucery and focused on VHF antenna systems - much more success.

Author:  M0BVL [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Silly question

Would think it's down to the volume you have in the core ,more core more power

Author:  G3TXQ [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Silly question

The temperature rise depends on the surface area more than the volume. The volume will determine how quickly it heats up, but the surface area tends to determine the final temperature.

Steve G3TXQ

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