Magnets causing issues with credit cards

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  1. Jbing757

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    Has any one had any problems damaging credit cards
     
  2. Yakuzagang5

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    How often do you put your iPad on top of credit cards?
     
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    The magnets are not nearly strong enough to wipe a credit card.

    And yes, I have folded the cover around my CC, swiped it across the hinge and it still works.
     
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    LOL, good question but I cringe at the prospect of some of the replies you might get :0
     
  6. Bratan

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    I worry a little that it will damage my portable HDD I carry in the same bag, but from what I know magnetic field has to be very strong or very close to media to do some damage...
     
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    Unless you're referring to another kind of magnet, neodymium (NdFeB) magnets are amongst the strongest kind of magnets in existence - strong enough that you can incur serious injury if parts of skin or flesh are caught between two magnets. I would never let any magnetic-sensitive device or item near an NdFeB.

    More info -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet
     
  8. Mtnmedic

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    Yep. +1 on this.

    The only time I've ever had an issue with magnets wiping cards was when I forgot to remove my wallet from my back pocket before entering an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) imaging room to off-load a patient onto the imaging unit table. Normal procedure is to remove all metal items, like hip tool pouches, stethoscopes, badges, pens, glasses, jewelry, and-of course-wallets. During the process of scooting this person into position on the table, my rear came close to the MRI unit several times. Not a single card in my wallet left the building unscathed, as I found out later on when I attempted to use them. Now THAT'S a magnet!

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    I have seen credit cards and magnetic parking tickets get wiped by the anti-theft demagnetizer at checkout counters, but I have no idea how strong the field strength is. (I would have guessed on the low side.)
     
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    I keep mine in my purse, but have been trying to keep my wallet and iPad at opposite sides.

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