Eb-6 Induction Furnace

Aim

To demonstrate an application of eddy currents (the induction furnace).

Apparatus

  • Cenco electromagnet
  • Variac
  • Boiler attachment
  • Water

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Induction Furnace

Description

A small amount of water (5ml) is poured into the copper boiler which is clamped over the core of the Cenco electromagnet. The variac is adjusted to supply 115 Volts. Within a couple of minutes the induced eddy currents provide sufficient heat to boil the water.

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