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Air vs iron core

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Blu35tarsix, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Blu35tarsix

    Blu35tarsix

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    When adding an iron core to an electromagnet (as opposed to air) and you gain a multiplication of the magnetic field, are you getting this gain without using anymore electricity?
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    no, you are not multiplying it, you are just concentrating it in a smaller area ... so there is no gain and no additional power ( electricity)
     
  3. Blu35tarsix

    Blu35tarsix

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    Ok that makes sense. Thanks
     
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