Insulating Conductive Cores With TEFLON Tape
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
The core of a conductive MgZn read/write head may be insulated using a small piece of TEFLON* tape. The core on the head is wound with a very fine wire that creates a small coil which produces a magnetic signal that is used to read and write on the surface of a magnetic disk. The wires in this coil are coated with a thin layer of insulation. If this insulation is removed or nicked when being wound around the core, any exposed wire coming in contact with the core will create a short.