Electrical connection with Copper Wire and AA Batteries?

I need help. I am doing this project for school and I need to create an electrical current using copper wire and batteries. How should i connect the copper wires to the AA bateries. I need help. I tried connecting them but the batterie is giving off no heat or anything. The batteries have power in them. They are re-chargeable batteries.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't know exactly what you're up to, but as to how to connect the batteries...the usual way is to get a battery holder (Radio Shack sells them). You'll have to solder the wires to the terminals, of course (if you don't know how to solder, you ought to learn!)

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are lucky the battery ain't givin' off no heat.....

    Batteries, when too hot can even explode.

    This is what you do:

    Connect 2 thicker wires (say gauge 12) to your battery. Then connect a very thin and short wire to those 2 wire ends. That thin wire will get hot (and might even burn out, like a fuse). By "thin wire" I mean, dissect a flexible cable, and use just one of the many strands which are inside.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hold the copper wire over the end of a battery then use aluminum foil to hold it in place, then use normal tape on the aluminum.

    You probably will not detect heat, You can use a voltmeter on the copper wires or get some kind of LED light etc from radio shack.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    try using more turns of insulated aluminium wire because of the lower voltage, so you get a similar force make sure there is a good connection with the ends of your coil so that current is flowing

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