I am looking into making a strong electro magnet. I want it to be able to hold around 100 pounds of weight or more.
Would a magnetic core like this work at all? I'm planning on wrapping wire around one of these 'C' shaped ferrite cores.
How much current should I expect to be using? How many turns or windings around the core should I expect? Is 22 gauge copper solid core wire recommended?
A rough estimate would help very much. Also If there is any formula or information you could add so that I could start to answer some of these questions I would greatly appreciate it.