how to make a magnet with copper wire

June 16 [Mon], 2014, 10:56
Magnet wire is not magnetic! The term Magnet Wire refers to wire with a thin insulation that is commonly used in electromagnets. Magnet Wire is predominantly Copper ($1.6 bill. in 2006) but Aluminum ($133 mill. in 2006) is also used. Sometimes, the term Magnet Wire is even used in reference to the bare Copper wire that is used as the base material.

Many may remember science experiments from your youth where a nail was wound with wire, then energized with batteries thereby attracting other magnetic materials or perhaps deflecting a compass. Enameled Flat Copper Wire suppliers canada In practice, electromagnetic effects are integral to motors, transformers, solenoids, and generators - in fact, most electrically operated apparatus. Magnet Wire coils are used in the actuation of a multitude of devices from simple doorbells to household appliances, automotive components, security systems, fluorescent lights, valves and safety interlocks.

Insulation is applied to Magnet Wire in a film insulating process that insures a thin, adherent and uniform coating of polymer. The type of insulating material is chosen based on the temperature and other operating requirements or environmental conditions. Temperature ratings range from a low of 105oC for Formvar to a high of 240oC for Polyimide. California Fine Wire offers Magnet Wire coated with any of the standard insulating materials in a variety of standard or custom colors. Overcoats of Nylon or bonding (heat or solvent activated) polymers are optional. Fiber Glass Covered Wire used for large and medium sized motor Magnet Wire, as well as any other material offered by California Fine Wire is also available in bifilar, twisted or stranded configurations. However, flat ribbon wire is available as bare wire, only.

MG magnet wire can meet all of your Magnet Wire requirements from a custom prototype quantity to production demands.