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mAze
07-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Hi,
I want to ask how to do the air gap for a E type ferrite core, by myself?
I know the stock ferrites can be order with the air gap already made, but it is not an option for me, as my supplier has only non-gapped cores.
The stock gaps are in the middle leg, but I have seen DIY project using spacer on the all three legs, but this will increase the EMI, right?
Also, if a need a 4mm air gap in the middle leg, how much should it be, when I divide it among all of the legs... may be in half ( 2mm) ??

Thanks

szhighstar
09-04-2012, 04:08 PM
Hi mAze, you can cut air gap by hand, we ofter mill core by hand when we make several samples.
When you make many experiments , you will get much experience.