Is it OK to make magnetic coil by GAUGE 23 wire instead of magnetic wire?

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Two things:
  1. You can make a coil out of any kind of wire you want.
  2. You must insulate the turns in a coil from each other
It's "Magnet Wire" and it is designed for fabricating coils, and transformers. There is nothing special about the wire. The only thing special about it is the flexible coating on the wire that insulates the turns of the coil from one another. This allows you to get more turns in a specific volume than any other type of wire.

- A man's got to know his limitations
 
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LAOADAM

Joined Nov 21, 2018
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Two things:
  1. You can make a coil out of any kind of wire you want.
  2. You must insulate the turns in a coil from each other
It's "Wagnet Wire" and it is designed for fabricating coils, and transformers. There is nothing special about the wire. The only thing special about it is the flexible coating on the wire that insulates the turns of the coil from one another. This allows you to get more turns in a specific volume than any other type of wire.

- A man's got to know his limitations
Thanks.
What is the purpose of the coil?
That is fairly fine gauge and requires some care when winding.
Max.
Thanks.
No special purpose, some time doing project need different coil, and lack of.
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
23,224
As already stated, it is magnet wire not magnetic wire.

There is nothing special about magnet wire except that it is copper coated with insulating enamel. It is used for winding coils, motors, transformers, etc, where compactness is required. Wire with plastic insulation would make the coil too bulky for the same number of turns. (Single and multi-strand hookup wire is usually coated with tin to protect the copper from oxidation and make soldering easier.)
 
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