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Why do magnets break?

You might have experienced your magnets getting damaged by a hard impact or received a magnet that was missing a piece.

Conclusion: Our magnets break because they are so strong.

A power magnet cannot withstand colliding with another power magnet; they will break. Our neodymium magnets are of high quality, so it's rarely due to a manufacturing defect. We will explain this in more detail below.

What causes a magnet to break?

Two magnets colliding: Fundamentally, both magnets have a north and south pole. Here, both magnets are surrounded by a magnetic field and can exert force within this field. When one magnet gets close to the other, the two magnetic fields begin to interact. This is where things go wrong when both magnets start to exert their force. The result is that the magnets collide and parts of them can break.

The magnet is dropped: If you drop a magnet on the floor or your package with magnets has been dropped a few times, you might also experience the magnet breaking. This is because magnets cannot withstand hard impacts or blows – much like many other things.

How can I prevent my magnets from breaking?

There are a few precautions you can take to avoid ending up with broken magnets.

Two strong power magnets should ideally not be too close to each other unless they are wrapped in, for example, bubble wrap or the magnets are already paired north pole to south pole.

If possible, try to avoid dropping your magnets.

How do I separate two magnets without them breaking?

If you need to separate two magnets that are stuck together, it is recommended to use the edge of a table. You can gently push the two magnets apart with your hand. It can be difficult to separate two strong magnets with just your hands, so using the edge of a table will be the best method. Now place the magnets at least 15-20 cm apart to avoid the two magnetic fields from interacting. Power magnets should always be handled with care as your fingers and hands can get injured by strong magnets.

What do I do if my magnet has broken?

It happens that magnets get broken during transport, but we will make sure to send you a new magnet free of charge. Please contact our customer service, and we will find a solution.

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