i intend to use a o.o1 mH for my oscillator circuit which transmits at 160.7 MHz what are the parameters which l need to consider
Hello, Take a look at this page: http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Workshop/advice/coils/air_coils.html It is a link from this EDUCYPEDIA page: http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/coilsrelay.htm Greetings, Bertus
I hope this is used as an RF choke. If it is in the tank (resonant) circuit, the value is much too high.
Get a cheap Bic pen. Take the ink tube out using a pair of pliers or dikes. These pen barrels measure 0.330" in diameter. Wind 28 gauge magnet wire on the pen barrel in a single layer, tightly spaced, 18 turns. Apply a little Superglue or the like to keep it from spreading apart/opening up. Then on top of those 18 turns, wind another 17 turns. The finished coil should be 0.230" long, and measure about 9.98uH. You can leave the pen barrel inside the inductor.
Yes, you did. I've just checked using a few online multilayer air coil calculators. Seems that there is a difference in opinion between myself and several calculators about the physical diameter of AWG 28 magnet wire; all somewhat different, likely due to the thickness of insulation. This of course affects the calculation results. One site thought 37 turns were needed, another calculated 39 turns. I don't happen to have any AWG 28 magnet wire on hand. Of course, different gauge magnet wire could be substituted, or a different size core, but the turns/layers would have to be re-calculated.
Yep, I did. Sorry about that. I used a metric version of the Wheeler formula and must have screwed up the inch to meter conversions somehow. That coil size struck me as being too small for 10 uH, but my intuition is just wrong.
If it's for the tank circuit of a 160MHz osc, 0.01uH would be more likely, let's say 4-5 spaced windings of silver coated copper wire, airform.
Wheeler's formula won't work for multilayer coils, which is what I was describing (a 2-layer coil). Wheeler's is pretty handy for single-layer coils though.
It provides a reasonably estimate for a 2 layer coil. In this case we calculate about 8.6 uH. I was just trying to get an order of magnitude estimate to check my intuition that the coil seemed too small. Of course, both my intuition and my calculation were wrong. I usually make mistakes in pairs, which really gets me into some trouble.
I hear you about the mistakes in pairs. Fiddling around a bit more with my spreadsheet, two turns of AWG 24 wire around a 0.070" form (a #50 drill bit would be perfect) works out to 9.98nH.