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Alternative twin wire winding scheme

Old 11-05-2006, 12:58 PM
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Default Alternative twin wire winding scheme

The reason to use more than one strand in winding a motor is that 1.) it is easier ti wind and 2.) it is mire efficient because you !QUOT!fill in the gaps!QUOT! created by a larger diameter (single) strand. However, all the articles I've seen tell you to simply wind the two strands as if they were one. Having wound many single strand motors, I would think this would be rather sloppy as you couldn't control where each strand would fall. My question:

Why not wind one strand at a time, and then terminate the windings in parallel?

This way you could dedicate all your winding skills to each strand and produce an even more efficient motor. It would also make winging the motor even easier!

Any thoughts?

Old 11-06-2006, 09:44 PM
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Default RE: Alternative twin wire winding scheme

An interesting theoretical discussion, for sure.

The last motor I wound was for a science experiment in junior high, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn about 5 years ago

One obvious advantage to winding both strands at the same time is both will be the same length when all is said and done. That means that they will be contributing equally to handling power in the motor, and will be producing exactly half the total magnetic field in the motor. Maybe it's just for ease of calculation, but there has to be some advantage to having a balanced setup.

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