Coiling cable

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jbailey52, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll wait to see the side-by-side comparisons of coiled and uncoiled wire after a ground strike. Absent that, I remain a skeptic, because the inductance of coiled irrigation wire (it is inductance that blocks a voltage spike) is going to be close to zero.
     
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am sure if any of us could arrange for you to be directly involved in such an event, we would. Until then....:)
     
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Being a audio desgine engineer, your safe with your skepticism. Their are reasons for coiled wire many...... in rragation their are no critical reasons. Outside of storeing extra inches of wire for future service.
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Did you just say this out loud just now
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Being an audio design engineer leads one to think that you would:

    1) spell better or
    2) use spell check
    sorry.....

    Regardless, i would rather:

    1) coil the wire and at least benefit from the extra wire.
    2) ground the controller to a ground rod.
    3) use copper dissipation sleeves.
    4) use recommended MOVs.
    5) use ground plates or mats on more expensive controllers.
    6) read ASIC guidelines 100 - 2000 for more information.
    7) do the job to the best of my ability and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

    :)
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    your point?
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Outside of ancient radio circuits, I can't picture inductors that are simply coils of wire with an air core. Are they sometimes employed in speaker crossovers?
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I swear its the auto correct on the android......
     
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    You're not the first to screw up posting with a phone. I've seen Rooster do it all the time.:hammerhead:
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    While i doubt that it is "all the time", i have had my share. And then some. :laugh:
     

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