Toroidal Core wire gauge?

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Toroidal Core wire gauge?

Post by erik006 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:21 pm

Does anybody happen to know the gauge of the magnet wire that's on the small toroidal cores on the bp6? Im working on the cap fix right now (ordered caps for digikey.com) and thought i'd replace the core wire (its all black and burnt)

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Post by InactiveX » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:01 am

I don't own a micrometer, but your best bet would be to email Abit tech support. Several members on this board have got useful responses from them.

At a guess, It looks like 0.5mm for the smaller coils, and 1.0mm for the larger ones. Check with Abit.
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Post by erik006 » Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:10 pm

Thanks, ill do that ;)

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Post by InactiveX » Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:49 am

Be sure to let us know your results, erik006. This info would be good for the FAQ.
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Post by erik006 » Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:42 pm

(don't press CTRL-W when you are trying to put in hyperlinks!)

Abit hasn't responded to my question yet, so I did some research on the web.

The measurements of the smallest cores on the BP6 seem to be ~8 x ~3 x ~3 (A, B and C respectively as seen in the picture) According to this site this corresponds to either a core size of FT-23-( ) or FT-37-( ).

Since we know that we wind 7 turns around the core. We can use this chart to determine the gauge of the wire needed. In our case this should be 18 or 20.

I'll go to the local electronics store and check out the wire size, i'll most likely buy a couple of spools and see which gauge seems the best.

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Wire!

Post by erik006 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:47 pm

So, I finally got around to getting the wire.

I went over to radioshack and I found a package that contained 3 different spools of magnet wire:
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Post by erik006 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:49 pm

Here's a picture of the actual wire!

There's three different sizes in the package:

Gauge: Colour:
#22 copper
#26 green
#30 red
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Even more wire:

Post by erik006 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:50 pm

Now, replacing the wire:

First of all, this is what a burnt coil looks like:
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Yet More wire!

Post by erik006 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:50 pm

Here's what it looks like when the wire has been stripped from the ferrite core:
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The wire just keeps coming

Post by erik006 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:00 pm

The newly wound coil & a little shot of the new & the old:
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Post by davd_bob » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:54 pm

Wow, that's pretty cool. Good work.
I probably would have looked(for months)for another mobo with a coil to steal.
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Post by InactiveX » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:02 am

Very good stuff, erik006. I really think this should be in the FAQ. Hyperspace?
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Post by purrkur » Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:47 am

Definitely FAQ stuff...
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Post by hyperspace » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:38 pm

InactiveX wrote:Very good stuff, erik006. I really think this should be in the FAQ. Hyperspace?
Agreed and done. :wink:
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Post by hyperspace » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:46 pm

purrkur wrote:Definitely FAQ stuff...
I made a FAQ for the Fan Header transistor replacement thread you created. Check it out!
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Post by purrkur » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:57 pm

hyperspace wrote:I made a FAQ for the Fan Header transistor replacement thread you created. Check it out!
Nice! Thanks!
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Post by InactiveX » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:10 am

Good work fellows. :)

Hyperspace - could you fix the spelling of toroidal in the FAQ?
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Post by hyperspace » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:01 am

InactiveX wrote:Hyperspace - could you fix the spelling of toroidal in the FAQ?
[correct] toriodal [/correct] :tap:

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Post by erik006 » Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:23 pm

Happy 2005!

Thanks Hyperspace! I'm glad I could do something for the community.

PS: you spelled erik006 wrong in the first sentence:
This FAQ is dedicated to BP6er, eirk006, who provided valuable information about repairing his own damaged coils. Thanx, erik006!.
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thanks!

Post by erik006 » Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:24 pm

Happy 2005!

Thanks Hyperspace! I'm glad I could do something for the community.

PS: you spelled erik006 wrong in the first sentence:
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Re: thanks!

Post by hyperspace » Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:08 pm

erik006 wrote:Happy 2005!

Thanks Hyperspace! I'm glad I could do something for the community.

PS: you spelled erik006 wrong in the first sentence:
This FAQ is dedicated to BP6er, eirk006, who provided valuable information about repairing his own damaged coils. Thanx, erik006!.
Many thanx to those who pointed out my spelling and grammar errors! :oops:
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