Hi everyone, I have a 12mm long hard ferrite core that I want to use as an electromagnet. I have wound it with 0.8mm copper as tightly as I can by hand, in a single layer, but the field is not strong enough. I have placed another coil over that first coil, and then a third coil, each in parallel - branching before the core, and then re-connecting afterward - wound concentrically in the same direction, to increase the number of windings. I'm still not getting the magnetic force I need. The electrical source is a car battery with 490 cold cranking amps (CCA) -- There is no overheating now that I have 3 branches. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a winding method that will work better? Do I need higher voltage or just higher current?