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Old 09-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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You can use the windings in a transformer for inductance, maybe not ideal because that would be fairly space inefficient for the amount of inductance you get. Worth a shot for testing, definitely. I wound one using a steel quick link. You really need a lot of inductance to keep the cap manageable. I ended up with a ferrite rod and that worked even better than iron, but cost more and are more fragile. Once it's potted, it won't matter, though.

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