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whats the difference between magnetic wire and the enameled copper wire in dc power adaptor's transformers? Answered


i want to know, aside form colour, what is the diiference between retail labeled magnetic wire, and the enameled copper wire i find in a dc power pack (battery charger).

the wire i am talking about is the thicker wire,  not the thin wire that the AC power flows through.

i want to build a coilgun, but cannot afford magnetic wire, and want to know if the wire in the transformers will work.
from what ive seen the guage / size is the same, and the only seeable difference is the colour , where one is copper colour and the other is red.

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2011-05-04

There's no difference !


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iceng (author)2011-05-04

Some wires can operate at higher temperatures before the so called enamel burns off and kills the machine.


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