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where to buy soft iron rods

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Ken Williams, Jun 28, 2009.

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  1. Ken Williams

    Ken Williams Guest

    anyone know where I can buy soft iron rods in various sizes and shapes?
    Seems to be a nightmare to find anything.

    thanks.
     
  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    these days a good substitute is mild steel.
    I'd try a hardware outlet, if they dodn't have what I wanted I'd go to
    a metal supplier like "metalcorp"

    steel tie wires are mild steel, fencing wire is not
    many bolts are mild steel.
     
  3. Don Stauffer

    Don Stauffer Guest

    I used to cut lengths of wire from coat hangers and bundle them to make
    a soft iron core.
     
  4. Ken Williams

    Ken Williams Guest

    I'm in canada. ebay doesn't seem to have much when I search for "soft
    iron core".
     
  5. Ken Williams

    Ken Williams Guest

    What about pulsed DC? thats considered AC?

    Its for electromagnet coils that will be pulsed with DC. I want a good
    iron core to concentrate the magnetic flux.
     
  6. Steve R.

    Steve R. Guest

    Tehn you need mu metal. Hard as hell to find!


    Steve R.
     
  7. alchazz

    alchazz Guest

    Coat hanger wire is made out of soft iron. Cut to length and pack into a
    cardboard ( or whatever ) tube and wind your coil on that.

    You should be able to find a lot of them. They seem to multiply in
    closets. ;-)

    Al
     
  8. paul-r

    paul-r

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Is there a simple test to test the difference between mild steel and soft iron?
     
  9. sunset_palms

    sunset_palms

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    Jan 18, 2011
    I have a bunch of them. I had to buy them in bulk from Bangladesh.

    You can go to eBay to get them The item # is 300435220310

    Also, if you'd like to check out my YouTube page, I do a lot of work with electromagnets and magnetic motors there.

    Channel name: Jzsd14me
     
  10. sunset_palms

    sunset_palms

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    Jan 18, 2011
    I have a bunch of them. I had to buy them in bulk from Bangladesh.

    You can go to eBay to get them The item # is 300435220310

    Also, if you'd like to check out my YouTube page, I do a lot of work with electromagnets and magnetic motors there.

    Channel name: Jzsd14me
     
  11. sunset_palms

    sunset_palms

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    Jan 18, 2011
    I have a bunch of them. I had to buy them in bulk from Bangladesh.

    You can go to eBay to get them The item # is 300435220310

    Also, if you'd like to check out my YouTube page, I do a lot of work with electromagnets and magnetic motors there.

    Channel name: Jzsd14me
     
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