What do I have2do2a wire2let me power a9v thing from a outlet? Can a9v battery clip only carry 9v? Screw terminal uses? Answered
I'm trying to invent something. I'm realistic enough to know it probably won't work as planned and definitely won't make me rich, but I'll always regret it if I don't try.
I need to power 6 electromagnets and I want to use one cord to power them.
The electromagnets are wire wrapped around a soft iron core. They don’t need to be strong, just strong enough to activate a reed switch.
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How do I connect them all into an electrical extension cord?
Do I have to use a screw terminal?
Can a 9 volt battery clip carry more than 9 volts, or will it fry? If I properly joined a power cord and 9 volt battery clip and plugged it in, what would happen?
Would there have to be resistors? What kind?
Would this configuration with two screw terminals work? Did I misunderstand the function of the screw terminal? Is there something better I could use?
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~The electrical cord powers the whole thing. It distributes the current to all the wires.
~The reed switches prevent the all wires from sending all the currents to the light bulb.
~If I put a magnet over the AQUA wire reed switch, the circuit would be completed and current would reach the light bulb and cause it to light.
I tried to figure out how to do it on my own but when you don't know any electric components, terms, phrases, and definitions - like me - it's next to impossible to look things up.