FIRST4MAGNETS | Blog

20/01/2021
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All you need to understand about eddy currents!

Magnets! Aren’t they just amazing – there are many exciting things about magnets that seem to wow people, and sometimes the only explanation you can think of is that it seems to be magic! The best place you can find out more about magnet-related phenomena is of course through our blog and YouTube. What is an eddy current? Despite what some may think, it isn’t named after an individual called Eddie – an eddy current is a spiralling electrical current that is formed in conducting metals like copper and steel.... Read More

18/01/2021
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Earth’s Magnetic Field And The Animal Kingdom

When navigating a new town, state or country the first thing we pull out is our cell phones. Unfortunately, animals do not have the luxury of GPS. Not only do our cell phones tell us where to go, it tells us where the nearest Starbucks is, the nearest mall and much more. However, in animals, a variety of species possess magnetic senses that are attracted to the Earth’s magnetic fields. Birds, fish, turtles and foxes all use the Earth’s magnetic field for specific uses such as navigation and hunting. Migrating... Read More

14/01/2021

Will Magnets Damage My Cell Phone?

Since the first personal computer it has been known that magnets are bad for all things electronic. However, we have moved on from the days of the CRT monitor, so this can’t still be the case? Are magnets actually powerful enough the seriously damage my cell phone, can they? The majority of magnets that you encounter day to day, even many of the super strong ones on the market, will not have effects in your cell phone. As a matter of fact, within the device there are a number of... Read More

12/01/2021
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How Are Magnets Used In Roller Coasters?

Roller coasters; love them or hate them, there is no denying that they bring an abundance of fun. From fast accelerations, to rapid inversions and winding layouts, they are a marvel of human engineering. But did you know magnets paly a vital part in providing these thrills? In this blog we will discuss how magnets are used to accelerate rides to high speeds and how they can be used in braking systems to ensure the ride is brought to a safe and controlled stop. Many modern day roller coasters have... Read More

08/01/2021
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Happy National Static Electricity Day!

It has been experienced by most of us, whether you were rubbing a party balloon on your head and sticking it to the wall or shuffling your feet across the floor to give your friends or family an electric shock. Static electricity has occasionally added a little spark to everyone’s day. Every year national static electricity day is celebrated on the 9th January. The day is dedicated to the observance of static electricity and explores how we may cause it. Static electricity is vastly different from the electrical current that... Read More

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers.Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process.We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products and updating... Read More