Re-taping generator field coils

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1955fle
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Re-taping generator field coils

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Post by 1955fle » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:50 pm

I am rebuilding my generator and i am rewrapping my field coils. Anyone know what tape I should be using. Palmers book says use white cotton electric tape from any electrical store. Can't find any. Would white cloth hockey tape work?

-Carl



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Re: Re-taping generator field coils

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Post by james » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:43 pm

Carl,
I would contact Dale Cashman. He is the generator guru.
I have his e-mail address if you want it.

Jim

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Re: Re-taping generator field coils

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:13 am

I would use plain old linen gauze, and not much of it either. Wrap it with one or two layers and varnish it. The trick is not to add much thickness to the fields because the pole shoes have to press them tightly against the inside of the generator case and provide enough air gap between the armature and the fields/shoes to prevent a collision.

mike

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