Will a magnet disrupt the flow of electricity through a nearby wire? Answered


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I made a removable connection in a project I was working on by soldering the two wires to metal plates and hot glueing magnets onto the plates. This way the metal plates can be brought together and the magnets will hold the plates together so that there is a good connection but I was wondering if the magnets would create magnetic fields that will mess up the flow of electricity. I posted a picture showing the two plates that form the connection I am talking about.



Best Answer 8 years ago

In this setup, the effect of the magnets on electrical flow should be negligible for the current you're likely to be putting through it


8 years ago

Nope, a magnetic field can only bend the movement of charge carriers at a right angle to the movement.