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ABOUT MAGNETS


What are the different types of magnet available?

Electro magnets or permanent magnets. Electro magnets require electricity in order to act as a magnet. Permanent magnets emit a magnetic field without the need for any external source of power – these are the ones used in Magnohealth products.


What type of magnetic material is available?

There are 5 main types of magnetic materials: 
1 - Alnico
2 - Ferrite
3 - Neodymium Iron Boron
4 - Samarium Cobalt
5 - Magnetic rubber


What are Rare Earth magnets?

Rare earth magnets are those made out of the rare earth group of elements. The most common are Neodymium-Iron-Boron.


Which are the strongest magnets?

Neodymium Iron Boron are the strongest, and although expensive they are extremely difficult to demagnetise.


What might affect a magnet's strength?

Heat, radiation, strong electrical currents in close proximity, other magnets in close proximity to the magnet. Neodymium magnets will corrode in high humidity or high acidity environments unless it has a strong protective coating.


How long will the magnetism last?

Due to the type of magnets used in Magnohealth products, the therapeutic properties should last a lifetime, however, the average person replaces a product when it has become worn.


What are magnetic poles?

They are the surfaces from which the invisible lines of magnetic flux emanate and connect on return to the magnet.


What is gauss rating?

In engineering and the sciences the unit of measurement is often referred to as the Tesla. In magnet therapy the measurement is shown in gauss, named after Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 -1855), who worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics including number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. The gauss rating this is a unit of measurement that relates to the strength of a magnet and is connected with the density of lines of magnetic force coming from a magnet. (1,000 gauss = 1 mTesla).

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