Magnetic Attraction Between Parallel Conductors

This video clip demonstrates the magnetic force that acts to pull parallel conductors together. This force is not normally observed at low current levels.
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  1. AKAtheA says:

    @sinuspeace try using a truck battery or a similarly sized (>100Ah) heavy-duty lead-acid battery…

  2. sinuspeace says:

    Can you please tell me what is the power supply you are using to generate 250 Amps please ? I am looking to replicate this. Thank you very much

  3. Antireign says:

    Ahhhh OK, 250 amps on #12. No wonder why the effect is so dramatic. Cool demonstration.

  4. OlsenEngrUToob says:

    That’s about 250 amps through two, parallel-connected, 12 gauge stranded conductors. At 25 amps, the magnetic forces would not give rise to much movement in this experiment.

  5. Antireign says:

    is that 25 amps on #12 wire? I’d be interested to know the specifics

  6. mysterymeatgrinder says:

    AC or DC makes no difference in this case. No matter which part of the AC cycle you’re in, the current is always going to be flowing in opposite directions, and as such the magnetic fields are always opposites, they attract.

  7. JackBoobToob says:

    No. AC current was used in this experiment. See the transformer in the background.

  8. BoldUniverse says:

    I take it that must be DC current?

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