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I have a pipe carrying electrical wiring from point a to point b. I was wondering if it is safe to have fairly heavy magnets attached to a pipe that houses electrical wiring? The magnets are N42 with a 28 lb. pull if that helps. Thank you!
Question Date: 2020-11-23
Answer 1:

I don’t think you should have any issue whatsoever. Your intuition is correct that magnetism and electric currents are related and can affect one another (example, moving a magnetic field circularly can generate an electric current, or conversely flowing electricity through circularly orient wires can generate a magnetic field). However, a stationary magnet adjacent to linear wires carrying electricity will not have a noticeable effect. It may slightly bias the electrons to flow towards one side of the wire, but this will not be noticeable.

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