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Old 02-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #663
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Originally Posted by ebrabaek View Post
Epoxy is not a good conductor. I was under the impression that the insulation on the wire itself was the baked on shellack. And the epoxy added strength, and stability....... At least the copper coil wires I worked with.... That was the case. But again..... I know nothing about winding a stator.....
sorry, I should have been more clear ... it was after 5PM when I posted that ...
I was thinking in terms of thermal conductivity ... not electrical ...

I know some epoxy resins are designed with thermal conductivity in mind, but for most formulations nobody cares.

I wish I had asked more questions about the potting compound Westinghouse used .... but that was a long time ago ...
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