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Old 03-01-2016, 10:16 AM
Gary T Gary T is offline
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Originally Posted by greggamma View Post
Since the metal is resisting it...
Don't know where you got that idea but it's wrong. Electrically the metal plate is pretty much the same as a jumper wire but with even less chance of offering any resistance.

Do I just need a resistor in the wire to lower the voltage going to the plate?
Thanks for any info.
You need some form of resistance -- a resistor, a light bulb, a motor, etc. -- to lower the AMPERAGE in the circuit.