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What would happen if I use superconductive wire, to connect the two terminals of a cell, or a generator?



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Actually, superconductors have a maximum current (called a critical current) which they can hold. If you put to much current in, the wire loses its superconductivity and suddenly heats up very fast, which could cause an explosion. But it would not be a very good idea.

Arthur Smith



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