1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

71 feet of 18 GA enameled copper magnet wire.

9 layers

1st layer 48 turns

2nd 50 turns

3rd 46

4th 52

5th 46

6th 55

7th 47

8th 37

9th 20 turns centered.

Cost of 100 feet of 18 GA enameled magnet wire, approx $16.

Generator coil feeds the AC voltage to the ignition coil.(edited)

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Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

WIKI this tech .

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

woah, 18 gauge? that seems huge. i use 22 for the lighting coils and 24 for the ignition coils.

is it all installed and working? did you copy the 18 ga from measuring hte wire you took off or just a guess?

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

So 401 turns?

That seems high. Are these numbers from an original coil?

I thought generator coils was usually aroun 200-250-ish turns in total (?).

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

My bad. 0.030" dia. = 21ga.

18ga was for the lighting coil.

Original coil.

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

Dirty30 Dillon /

A good piece of knowledge, although I highly doubt I will ever find myself rewinding one of these coils when you can get them so easily.

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> A good piece of knowledge, although I highly doubt I will ever find

> myself rewinding one of these coils when you can get them so easily.

Not so much availability as it is making it good or even better all on your own .

Anyone can buy a 'new' one .

BTW , it's pretty easy to wind a coil . A lot easier than waiting and paying . ;)

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

Dirty30 Dillon /

> P D Wrote:

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> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > A good piece of knowledge, although I highly doubt I will ever find

>

> > myself rewinding one of these coils when you can get them so easily.

>

> Not so much availability as it is making it good or even better all on

> your own .

>

> Anyone can buy a 'new' one .

>

> BTW , it's pretty easy to wind a coil . A lot easier than waiting and

> paying . ;)

Clicking a button and going about my day-to-day is much easier than buying the required wire, and fastidiously counting winds.

$15 + $5 shipping = $20~ to my door

Considering the cost of the wire alone is close to that, I don't think I find my satisfaction in spending more money and losing time.

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

I guess money comes a lot easier for some than others .

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

Dirty30 Dillon /

Yeah, I used my whole imaginary trust fund to buy the coil, I did.

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

I wish I could do that^ . ;)

Re: 1982 Piaggio Ciao generator coil windings specs

Who is selling a generator coil for $15?

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