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What Are Neodymium Magnets?

Posted on: October 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm, in


All of our RV shades are easy to apply, adjust, and remove. This is because they use powerful rare-earth magnets to attach securely to your windshield or windows. These are called neodymium magnets. Read on to find out more about these magnets and why they work well with our windshield shades.

What are neodymium magnets?

Developed in the 1980s by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals, neodymium magnets are made from an alloy combining three chemical elements; neodymium, iron, and boron. They are classed as rare-earth magnets because the metal neodymium belongs to the rare-earth class of elements.

Neodymium magnets are widely used in various industries since they are the strongest type of permanent magnet that is commercially available. Being a permanent magnet simply means that it always creates a force that acts on other magnets and magnetic materials, not just when it is placed in a magnetic field.

The benefits of using neodymium magnets

So, why do we use neodymium magnets for our RV shades? Here are some of the key benefits of these rare-earth magnets:

  • Extremely strong – The strong magnetic field of neodymium magnets makes them incredibly useful, ensuring that your RV shades will stay in place.
  • Versatile – Neodymium magnets can be made in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making them suitable for lots of different applications. They have an extremely high power-to-weight ratio, so even these tiny magnets exert a strong force.
  • Resistant to demagnetization – Magnets start to lose their magnetization under certain conditions, meaning they will no longer work as effectively or at all. Neodymium magnets are highly resistant to this, so you can be assured that they’ll keep working.
  • Cost-effective – Neodymium magnets are reasonably low cost and incredibly long-lasting, making them a cost-effective choice for your motorhome shades.

Precautions while using neodymium magnets

The strong magnetic fields exerted by neodymium magnets are completely safe for humans, however, they can have an impact on electronics. So, if you have a medically implanted device, then we advise you to consult your physician or the manufacturer of the device in regard to handling strong magnets. We suggest you do this before ordering our product or any products using strong neodymium magnets in case they cause any problems.

If you have any questions about the strong magnets used in our RV shades, safety concerns, or how to install your windshield shades, then contact the team at Magne Shade.

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