Kerrigan-Lewis Litz Wire

What is Litz Wire?

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

The word “litz” is derived from the German word “Litzendraht” and refers to wire consisting of a number of separately insulated strands, woven or bunched together such that each strand tends to take all possible positions in the cross-section on the entire conductor.  This design concept results in equalizing the flux linkages, thereby causing the current to divide uniformly between strands.  The resistances ration (AC to DC) then tends to approach unity, which is desirable in all high Q circuit applications.

In essence, Litz wire is constructed of multiple strands of magnet wire that are twisted together.  Because there can be over two million combinations of Litz wire, each item from our Kerrigan-Lewis line is custom made.

Litz wire is used in many different applications such as transformers, medical equipment, coil winding, ID chips for animals, sonar equipment, hearing aids, and much more.  Interested in Litz wire for your next applications, contact your local sales rep for a quote.


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