arcing electricity between a cut insulated copper wire

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braided and stranded copper wire showing the small caps that lead to the current rising to the outer surface

Magnet Wire

How do you turn a wire into a magnet?  You take an iron core and wrap it with wire.  For example, a lot of people like to take a large nail and wrap it with copper 28 gauge wire.  The wire must be looped around the nail tightly and congruously to make a solid electromagnetic field.  Then, hook up a battery to the two ends of the wire.  You will have created an electromagnet.  If you want to get crazy, you can use larger batteries and larger cores and larger wires to make something really powerful.  Caution must be taken when trying to make a powerful electromagnet. 

Here are some of the largest magnet wire manufacturers.  MS Wire and Rea Wire.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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