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Tice TPT Enhanced Line Conditioner Review

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    Votes: 224 94.1%
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Coil up an AC power cord and put it in a box. This basically is creating a filament in a light bulb. Then pour in some goop. Now you have a choke which will heat up with high current passing through this device, surrounded by flammable materials. This is brilliant.
 

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Coil up an AC power cord and put it in a box. This basically is creating a filament in a light bulb. Then pour in some goop. Now you have a choke which will heat up with high current passing through this device, surrounded by flammable materials. This is brilliant.
You are almost there... use a magnet (not flammable) material...
You are designing a speaker, right?:rolleyes:
 

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It looks like a tragic waste of both the world and human resources. At least when it was an empty wooden box it had some value.
 

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Coil up an AC power cord and put it in a box. This basically is creating a filament in a light bulb. Then pour in some goop. Now you have a choke which will heat up with high current passing through this device, surrounded by flammable materials. This is brilliant.
Yep it will heat up, because in the box it's hard to dissipate the heat. But it's not a choke. It's just a series resistor and won't change much in the box.
 

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Coil up an AC power cord and put it in a box. This basically is creating a filament in a light bulb. Then pour in some goop. Now you have a choke which will heat up with high current passing through this device, surrounded by flammable materials. This is brilliant.
Actually, it won't work. If you coil up a single conductor, then you will get an inductor. If you coil a power cord with 2 conductors in it, with the current flowing in opposite directions, as it does in power cords, the inductance will be eliminated. Whether you coil up the power cord or have it in a straight line, it will make microscopic, if any difference in the cord's characteristics. RFI susceptibility might change, maybe.
 

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you take say 3 meters of this stuff and coil it up in a box. what you have is an unterminated transmission line. not an antenna.
being an open transmission line it acts as a notch filter whose frequency depends on the inductance and capacitance of the cable etc.
picking reasonable numbers for standard power cords, the notch frequency is something in the range of 30 to 80 mhz.
so it absolutely does something. if you have a high frequency network analyzer, the notch will be very noticeable.

lots of applications for filters like this. audio is not one of them.
 

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you take say 3 meters of this stuff and coil it up in a box. what you have is an unterminated transmission line. not an antenna.
It won't much matter if you coil the cable or lay it in a straight line. The results in the megahertz range will be about the same, which has nothing to do with audio or AC power cables.
 
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