Introduction: Ways to Get Magnet Wire!

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Beleive it or not, there are actually many things you can get magnet wire from. What is magnet wire? Magnet wire is a thin (usually around 20-30 AWG) wire that is used to pass electricity through to produce a magnetic field. Notice though, that some of the things on this list (marked with a "*") could be dangerous for the every day person to take apart, so do so with caution, because I am not responsible for any injuries or death from taking apart the things marked by a "*"

Things that have magnet wire

-Fans- Almost any fan you take apart will have LOTS of magnet wire.

-Computer moniter*- I'm talking about the OLD computer moniters, not the laptop moniters.

-Televisions*- Again, not the new flat screens, I mean the older ones.


-Transformers*- Almost any transformer will work. Although, good luck getting it out of the core.

-Digital alarm clocks- There is a small transformer inside with magnet wire.


Many other things also use magnet wire, but these are just a few. If you like, please vote for in the electronics tips and tricks contest!!!


rimar2000 (author)2012-07-29

Some of these are good ideas, but speakers have only a few cm of wire. Unless you are talking about the very old electrodynamic speakers.

tesla man (author)rimar20002012-07-29

Yes, but it still is magnet wire...

TracyM32 (author)tesla man2015-10-20

what if you don't have those please email me at

WillieWickedly (author)2013-04-02

How do you get it out in one piece?

tesla man (author)WillieWickedly2013-04-02

Depending on what electronic it is, you can usually break the outer casing around it, and "spiral" it off. Kinda like a magnet wire spool.

profpat (author)2012-09-30

crt monitors, old tv sets and microwave ovens, i get lots of magnet wires from these appliances.. also old electric fans and ac motors..

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