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Old 06-08-2019, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SkyWatcher View Post
Hi all, the bailing wire cores, painted with enamel, etc. seem to not retain the magnetism in the core.
Not sure what is added to the iron bailing wire, though when cut up in straight pieces and made into a core, it seems to not retain any magnetic flux at all.
Not sure how fast it actually releases the flux, compared to typical silicon steel cores.
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Good to know, makes sense because bailing wire is very very thin
say 40 thousandths? Then it is separated by the enamel. great

I thought about making "C" cores that way, just roll up some fine wire
and cut a notch out for my magnet. Maybe iron wire can be purchased
with an enamel coating? Humm....

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