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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.


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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.

Posted  11/12/2012
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