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  1. #27
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    If you can find a old hard drive the magnet in there is backed with a Mu Metal plate

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    Het thanks for that. I have 4 old hard drives, just couldn't bring myself to throw them away. Heck I remember paying $8**. for an 80 meg many years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    If you can find a old hard drive the magnet in there is backed with a Mu Metal plate

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    You might want to grind it down to a size that will hold the meter and leads.
    Too strong will eventually crack the case if you have pry it on and off.

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    Gauges still going strong with the magnets glued to the back. I am not a "super" user, probably about 6 times so far and haven't yet used the wireless at all.

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    Magnets won't bother most digital meters, but they will mess with analog meters and Hall effect probes. And if there are Hall sensors in the equipment you're servicing, it can cause problems you didn't expect.

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    Most generally just stick it on a unit not too near the electrical components

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