The force on a given length of wire in a magnetic field increases when:
For any given combination of current and magnetic field strength, the force is greatest when the direction of the current is 90° to the direction of the magnetic field. There is no motor effect force if the current and magnetic field are parallel to each other.
The direction of the force can be found using Fleming’s left-hand rule.
Hold your thumb, forefinger and second finger at right angles to each other:
In which direction will this wire feel a force?
With forefinger (magnetic field) pointing left to right, and second finger (current) pointing down, your left thumb (force) will point towards you. This is the direction in which the force acts.