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Old 11-11-2006, 06:36 AM   #85
zero
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Just got myself some 0.1mm nichrome wire (best i could get tbh) unfortunately its unsealed, but am thinking of useing some heat shrink sleeveing (since it shoudl be able to cope with 200odd degrees)

The other thing i'm thinking, because it can be usefull to use less wire, PWM units.. these work by switching on and off rapidly.. from 10% up to 90% on a simple type, now suposedly altering two of the resistors will alter the minimum and maximum "duty cycle" so if one was replaced you could go from 90% max to 40% max, this way greatly reduceing the ammount of wire needed and doign it safely..

does this make sense?

(another cx rider, and i lurve it!)
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