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Will an induction cooker work in reverse if a hot pan is place on the coil?

  1. Sep 28, 2011 #1
    I was wondering whether an induction hob cooker would work in reverse if a hot pan is placed on the coil - so would this generate a current? I would assume not as the heat induction pan wouldn't be able to create a magnetic field in the coil?
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  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2
    You are correct....the hot pan can heat the coil, mostly via conduction, but alas a hot object won't usually produce electromagnetic induction....just a little infrared radiation...
  4. Sep 29, 2011 #3
    Yes shame it would be cool. Thanks for the response.
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