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.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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!)
- MariannaLv 61 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.
- 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.
- Anonymous4 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