Calculating inductance of single layer aluminum cylidrical coil

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  1. pafrazier

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    Hi,

    How can I calculate a single wound aluminum wound coil? Can you refer me to an online calculator that I can input for aluminum opposed to copper. I assume that the inductance will be different?

    Thanks
     
  2. w2aew

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    Inductance will be the same. Q will be slightly different due to different material properties.
     
  3. crutschow

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    Inductance is determined by the geometry of the current path in space. It makes no difference what is carrying the current.
     
  4. pafrazier

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    Great. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. pafrazier

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    HI,

    Is it safe to assume that the self capacitance will be the same as well?

    Thanks
     
  6. crutschow

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    For the same coil geometry and wire size, yes.
     
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