Can someone help me? My electromagnet wont work ):< Answered
Hello! i'm kinda new to instructables, so plz don't get mad if i post something wrong... Anyway, my magnet is misbehaving. It just doesn't wanna move anything at all. That first image up there is my electromagnet :D (sry for the low resolution, my camera is more than capable of HD, I don't know why its blurry)
How i have it powered is i'm running it off of a 5 volt AC charger. I know, I know. AC wont work for electromagnets. Well, that second picture that i got up there is a set of 4 diodes that makes the AC power turn to DC. I've got both ends of the DC power going to both ends of my magnets.
Then I turn it on, and was disappointed to see that my magnet didn't like the way i made it and decided not to work. I've also got the wire insulated and an iron core, and am also trying to pick up iron nails, but to no success. not even a budge! Sry if i'm making this long... i'm just trying to give you all the information I can ;D
(The current is also running through)