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NevenM NevenM is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
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I'm an Electrical Engineer by training (these days I write software) but I think youd be surprised how much voltage is induced in a parallel wire, the amount is dictated by the current in the wire (which you could calculate from the energy in a spark and the length of it), And the passive wire is very high impedance (open at both ends), twisting means the wire is in the concentric field in opposing orientations so any induced voltage is cancelled. In the end I twisted 5&6 and 4&6 ie 4&5 run parallel (they are 360 deg apart) , I'm checking and original car on friday so it will be interesting to see if they are
the same. As you say it may be a minor thing but interesting all the same

Neven BE E&E
Old 10-19-2004, 05:21 PM
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