From: jmuchow@SPAMMENOTcamlight.com (John Muchow)
Subject: Re: Reducing contact resistance for low volt use?
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 08:12:11 GMT
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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>>> Well, I would ask how you measure the bars, both the device, and the
My interest in the numbers was merely rhetorical...I have no way of
measuring resistance that low (and no real interest to do so). But,
that won't affect my interest in finding out the numbers if someone
else has them. :-)
>>> Actually, you can buy it in coaxial form. They are used as ground
>>>shielded power lines where the ground shields are used as shields over
>>>each line, not to pass power. Even the ground has its own run.
Sounds big (diameter-wise)...lots of limitations here.
>>>> And stripping teflon-insulated cable
>>>>isn't much fun either (most of us don't have high-temp wire strippers
>>>>and we'll never use mechanical ones).
>>> That's baloney. The precision of even the simple brand of shear
>>>type stripper is quite high enough for mil spec strips with zero
>>>nicks, when properly performed. Care must be taken, that's all. You
>>>only use the striper die to make the cut. You then must remove the
>>>stripper, and grab the strip cut portion on the insulation, not drag
>>>the stripper across the wire. Pretty simple, when done correctly, and
>>>those laser honed babies sure are. We haven't used hot strippers in
The wires in a bot get rattled around thousands and thousands of
times. You'd be amazed at how easily connections can fail. My
comment was referring to the fact that most 'bot builders wouldn't do
the stripping that carefully.
>>> Anyway, I'd buy the cheaper, smaller stuff, cut many pieces, form
>>>them, group them, and make voltage rail bars from them, your self,
>>>with all soft, non destructive bending.
The idea is on my list of possible way to approach the building of
this discharger. We may actually get started on the freakin' thing
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