Connect with us

How do you power a coil without short circuiting the battery?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Xeuscryste, Jun 25, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Scroll to continue with content
  1. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    I have a caduceus wound coil that supposedly won't get hot, I know if you connect both terminals together the battery will short circuit. So how do you send current through a coil safely? Thankyou
     
  2. CocaCola

    CocaCola

    3,635
    5
    Apr 7, 2012
    The coil is resistive, thus it offers a viable load and is not a short, in theory ;) But, I'm not sure about the 'heat up' part, why are you trying to heat it up? You might want to Google caduceus coils a bit before you dive head first into what is usually a game of smoke and mirrors ...
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  3. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    I'm not trying to heat it up I just want current passing through it. So it would be safe to connect it up to a battery?
     
  4. CocaCola

    CocaCola

    3,635
    5
    Apr 7, 2012
    You said
    Now you say
    What are you attempting to do with this coil? Hooking it up to a battery isn't going to do much of anything but drain the battery, and yes possibly 'short' out the battery...
     
  5. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    Apparently, this coil produces scalar waves, it's an experiment.. So what I'm asking is, will it make the battery explode or destroy it or something?
     
  6. CocaCola

    CocaCola

    3,635
    5
    Apr 7, 2012
    That would be the keyword, and you should take note...

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Scalar_wave

    It ranks right up there with puerperal motion from a couple of magnets...
     
  7. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    Now can I be sure my battery won't be wrecked or blow up or anything like that?
     
  8. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    25,490
    2,832
    Jan 21, 2010
    I have already answered this question tomorrow.

    It's probably not much more dangerous to connect to a battery than an equivalent length of wire. There are numerous web sites that will tell you the resistance of a given length of any size wire. From this determine the current and then the power dissipated. You need enough length of wire (or small enough voltage) to ensure that the resistance limits the current to a value that allows the heat to dissipate without large temperature increases or even melting the wire.
     
  9. Raven Luni

    Raven Luni

    798
    8
    Oct 15, 2011
    Hey - I'm still trying to do that :p
    (although I dont believe its perpetual - more like stored finite energy)
     
  10. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    What are you tryna do?
     
  11. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,813
    1,945
    Sep 5, 2009
    Time to lock this thread

    free magnetic energy, perpetual motion, purported interactions outside the laws of physics are just a waste of space on the forum

    Dave
     
  12. Xeuscryste

    Xeuscryste

    52
    0
    Jun 20, 2012
    Who ever said the laws of physics are correct? Newton? I go by Teslas theories..
     
  13. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,813
    1,945
    Sep 5, 2009
    They have served well for many many years!!

    Dave
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-