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Explain in layman's terms hysteresis

  1. Jun 2, 2007 #1
    could someone explain in layman's terms hysteresis, and why this would contribute to heat in electromagnets
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  3. Jun 2, 2007 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    That is one awesome link, Jim. Thanks! :cool:
  5. Jun 2, 2007 #4
    I think I understand hysteresis, This is in relation to a tatoo machine, I posted a question which no one responded too earlier. I figured hysteresis would cause somebody to give some info. any way this is a "doorbell" circuit two coils a switch/contact with a capacitor. or an oscillating? circuit the coils magnetize and demagnetize rapidly 100 to 150 times per second. heat is my problem and how to minimize it.
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