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Pot Magnets

Pot magnets are one of the more commonly known types of Neodymium magnets that we at Radial Magnets offer. We are proud to say we feel you will be pleased with the outcome of when you use our pot Neodymium magnets due to their beneficial characteristics.

What is a Pot Magnet

A pot magnet is when a permanent magnet, like Neodymium, is placed inside a steel casing. It is the casing that is referred to as a “pot,” which is where the name comes from. The permanent magnet, such as Neodymium, produces a strong magnetic field even when inside the shell. This power is created without electricity and becomes more intense than it would be with the Neodymium magnet alone. Magnetic field lines are able to glide with ease in the air surrounding the magnet. It is the steel part around the pot magnet that produces and conducts these magnetic field lines to the corresponding material. When magnetization occurs, the field lines come together.

Where Are Pot Magnets Used?

Pot magnets should be used indoors in order to remain long-lasting. If not inside or in a dry spot, a neodymium pot magnet can rust. However, these types of pot magnets can reach high temperatures before losing their magnetism. Neodymium is able to reach 80 degrees Celsius before beginning to lose its ability to attract. When a fixative is used to seal the shell on Neodymium pot magnets, the glue and steel may become hard but prone to breakage if in heat as high as this. This is why pot Neodymium magnets are recommended for indoor use, where they have the ability to maintain their properties of strength.

Why Is the Shell Needed for A Pot Magnet?

The steel shell amplifies the capabilities of the permanent magnet. It does this by adding more strength and power from the steel. For projects that may require maximum strength, our Neodymium pot magnets can be useful.

Where Have I Seen Pot Magnets Before?

Store Signs – You’ve most likely seen pot magnets before, even if you didn’t know that’s what you were looking at! Pot magnets are common in grocery and retail stores because they are strong enough to hold up thick ads and signage. The way pot magnets are used for this is by being attached to the ceiling and having thick thread or wire attached to the sign.

Lights – Just like how store signs can be hung with pot magnets at the ends, lights can be hung with them as well. Lights can be hung from the above ceiling and have Neodymium pot magnets at the top supporting them by preventing them from falling to the ground.

Display – Signs can be attached with pot magnets for display. Whether at art exhibits, museums, or book sales, using pot magnets for display signs is quite common. The signage may have pot magnets attached at each corner onto the surface it is desired to stick to.

Hanging – Sometimes a pot magnet can be attached to a hook, which can be used for holding material. This can be extremely helpful so that you don’t lose your keys, pet’s leash, or jacket.

Door Catches – If you are looking for a great way to prevent a door from slamming, then try using a pot magnet as a door catch. It is a simple but effective way of getting the door to close without all of the ruckus and it will stay closed until opened again.

Additional uses for Neodymium pot magnets can include being used for construction involving trades with interior work, metals, and machinery to name a few.

Why Can’t Pot Magnets Be Pushed Against Each Other?

The reason that Neodymium pot magnets cannot stick against each other completely is because the magnetic force will not allow for it. Each Neodymium pot magnet has the the same polar property, which is why one end will only contact with its opposite pole on the other side. When the same poles are pressed together, they do not attract but instead pull away. Less than half of the pot magnet may be able to come together with another Neodymium pot magnet, where the magnet can be seen attached only to the side of the other.

With a multitude of uses for Neodymium pot magnets, these Earth Rock magnets prove handy. Instead of having heavier products, equipment, and materials constantly or at risk of falling, using Neodymium pot magnets to keep objects hanging or materials intact can be a lifesaver.