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Post subject: magnetic screwdrivers
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:54 pm
Can the magnetic field of a magnetized screwdriver hurt electronic components? I'm thinking it is not strong enough.
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:19 pm
I doubt any harm can be done by the magnetic field of a magnetized screwdriver to 99.9% of all components. However, the other 0.1% include parts like RF isolators and circulators that contain magnets, and if poorly shielded, could be affected. The el cheapo circulators in W-CDMA phones are an example of a component that could be harmed by a magnetic screwdriver.