- Joined Mar 19, 2019
I didn't change the lead lengths, I just bent them like I do with the big electrolytic caps I breadboard with. When I aligned the bent legs it's fine, If not aligned you see what I got. Didn't matter which inductor was changed as long as both pointed the same direction. Not at all what I expected, but I was very curious as to why the legs were like that as I had not seen that before on an inductor. I'll keep em like they are and chalk it down to learned something new.To be honest-- if it has a difference based on orientation, and there is NOTHING else in the component except the inductor, the reason you see a difference is because of the lead lengths, and nothing else.
If you can afford it, cut the lead lengths to the same length, and retest.
I was thinking about electrolytic markings and had already looked again closely at the inductors and these are dot marked. On the outside shrink wrap they are marked with the 3 digit code and a dot beside the code on the short leg side. I also have several other values in radial with equal length legs some completely unmarked and some with just a value code. None of my horizontal axials are marked. Never had a problem before, but this was my first Hartley oscillator with the 2 inductors in series. Unfortunately when I took the picture they are face down.The “Dot Convention”
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