Date: Fri Mar 9 15:14:25 2007
Subject: Re: Suggestions for how to store bar magnets?
More of a case that relabeling takes a pen whereas rewiring takes work. ;-)
On 3/9/2007 2:37 PM, Bill Norwood wrote:
> Hi Chele,
> Simply because that is what we do - we re-wire - it proves something.
> Yeah, I know, there is the question about whence the need to prove
> something. I guess part of it is that most of the persons who could
> manipulate labels actually couldn't do wires. Obviously not your case I am
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> Why rewire it, why not just relabel it? Mine has a N and an S labeled on
> it in black sharpie. I know that to get the North pole to be North, I
> stick it in the slot labeled N. Pretty basic.
> On 3/8/2007 10:40 AM, Paul Nord wrote:
>> My advise:
>> A) Don't worry about it.
>> B) Keep them piled randomly in a box.
>> C) But go out and buy a magnetizer. (~$150)
>> D) Take it apart and re-wire it (because they come wired the wrong way).
>> If you don't, the "N" on your magnet will attract the "N" on your
>> compass needle.
>> E) Magnetize them each time you need them.
>> On Mar 8, 2007, at 8:58 AM, Perry Godwin wrote:
>>> I would like to have some suggestions as to various ways to store bar
>>> magnets. Through neglect by faculty and previous technicians, our
>>> bar magnets are just piled in a box in random fashion. What is the
>>> correct way to store bar magnets? Most of our bar magnets are the 6
>>> inch steel type that come in pairs in a box with steel plates
>>> (getters) at either end. Should these be stored with the poles
>>> aligned or the poles reversed? Do they need to be separated? A lot
>>> of our magnets have become demagnetized, probably because of
>>> incorrect storage. Any advice you can offer would be greatly
>>> appreciated. Thanks.
>>> Perry Godwin
>>> Physics Lab Technician
>>> Lansing Community College
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>>> Tel: (517) 483-9653
>>> Cell: (517) 927-2155
>>> Pgr: (517) 232-0030
>>> Fax: (517) 483-1003
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