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I am researching the power which I can create by wrapping wire around a 14 ft. copper tube and attaching the wire ends to 4 batteries. This is only a small test because I plan to use the concept in larger matters. I am hoping to see how much power is produced through this proceedure to propel metal down it's structure (as the Wright brothers used a wooden track with weights to lauch their plane, so I hope to launch small gliders using this electromagnet.) the wire consists of 7 separate strands which are wrapped around each other. I believe they are telephone wires. I took a 14 ft. long copper tube which is about 1.5 inches in diameter and wrapped the wire around the entire length of the tube at an extremely close interval. once the entire tube was covered, I proceeded to attach each end to a separate six volt battery. I had already attached four of these batteries together and now the circuit is complete. However, when I suspended a piece of copper loosely above the structure the copper was unaffected. It seemed as though the current was not causing any polarity changes to the tube. My further research depends on this process but I have little experience with such matters. Please aid me in understanding how to cause the copper's polarity to increase so I can continue. Thank you.
Re: What do I do to cause a homemade electromagnet to increase metalic polarity
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