Basic litz wires are bunched in one or several steps. For more stringent requirements, it serves as the base for serving, extruding, or other functional coatings.
Litz wires consist of multiple rope like bunched single insulated wires and are used in a wide range of applications requiring good flexibility and high frequency performance.
High frequency litz wires are produced using multiple single wires electrically isolated from each other and are typically used in applications operating within a frequency range of 10 kHz to 5 MHz.
In the coils, which are the magnetic energy storage of the application, eddy current losses occur due to the high frequencies. Eddy current losses increase with the frequency of the current. The root of these losses is the skin effect and proximity effect, which can be reduced by using high frequency litz wire. The magnetic field which causes these effects is compen-sated for by the twisted bunching con-struction of the litz wire.
The basic component of a litz wire is the single insulated wire. Conductor material and enamel insulation can be combined in an optimum way to meet the demands of specific applications.