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Copper Wire Not Conducting

  1. Dec 15, 2014 #1
    I am making an inductor coil out of wire that I removed from a piece of insulated copper wire. The inductor didn't conduct and I checked the conductivity of the coil alone via a multimeter and it didn't conduct any electricity and it is a copper wire so I need to know what is going on here! Thank you!
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2014 #2
    My first guess would be that there is an insulating coating on the wire. Try to sand it a bit. If the color changes to a bright copper, then there is a coating.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2014 #3

    davenn

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    yup, probably got an enamel coating
     
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