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#1 (permalink)      2/9/2015 4:46:23 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Andyk
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One short and you are done
Are those magnets replaceable? You short this atty once and the magnets will lose their strength. What're you gonna do then?
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never had a short :P
#3 (permalink)      2/9/2015 4:52:58 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Could pull the switch pretty fast if you did. That leaves a bad wrap. As with a lot of mods, you are screwed until you get that atty loose. So it's toss it or screw it. Matter of timing, I think.
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Except it's not an atty it's a mod. The magnets are part of the switch.

I've shorted mods with magnetic switches before & they haven't lost their magnetic strength.
They are still in use today.
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My understanding was that shorts could demagnetize permanent magnets if current was flowing through them. This doesn't seem to be the case here.
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I'd imagine the tube is the main conductor, not the magnets that are press fit into it...

Since they're electrified due to contact, they will lose strength over time anyway, but I doubt anything less than an auto-firing short (kills/vents the cell type short) would manage to do it.

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Heat will kill a magnet. That's what I thought he meant. A hot switch from a shorted atty.
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I have been using Fortune mod since some time.

1). One short, just one short blew the magnets away. Had to buy new.
2). Have to replace magnets each month because of the dust ruining the chrome (or whatever it is) plating from the magnets.
3). This mod has a huge potential of auto-firing in your pocket.

I may be wrong on the third one, who knows for sure unless you own one. But, the first two are valid points. Been there, done that.
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Andyk wrote:

I have been using Fortune mod since some time.

1). One short, just one short blew the magnets away. Had to buy new.
2). Have to replace magnets each month because of the dust ruining the chrome (or whatever it is) plating from the magnets.
3). This mod has a huge potential of auto-firing in your pocket.

I may be wrong on the third one, who knows for sure unless you own one. But, the first two are valid points. Been there, done that.


Isn't the current carried by the magnets in the fortune mod?

The magnets in this switch are not in the current path.


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johnny_469 wrote:

The magnets in this switch are not in the current path.


I have no information, so can't comment. But I thought the magnets are in the path. If they're not, my bad.

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Shortest path is Brass pin to the base of the switch and then to the tube itself. The magnets will still be electrified, but not in the direct path of the bulk of the current. ;-)

As Hartoled mentioned though, a short creates heat, and heat can kill a magnet pretty good too.

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