I think what some may be refering to is that thin box wrapping tape that has
the strands (filaments) in it, say about 3/4" wide. Most magnetics
manufacturers use Kapton tape which Mouser and others stock. It has an
orange-clear color to it, and I think 3M makes it. Not all cores need to be
taped though. Most ferrite cores for RF circuits just use magnet wire or wire
with teflon insulation, nothing more. The only reason to use it would be if the
core is electrically conductive.
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On 6/12/06 at 8:21 PM firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I've often read "wind the toroid core with fiberglas tape..." What
>the heck is fiberglas tape?
>There is fiberglass tape for patching drywall, and for covering seams
>when building a boat, and other stuff that I can find at my local
>hardware places. But none of this tape seems appropriate for winding
>around a toroid before the turns of copper go on.
>What is the right stuff, and where does one get it?
>George T. Daughters, K6GT
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