Are the calculators magnet-proof?

General discussion about calculators, Swiss Micros or otherwise
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michaelzinn
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Are the calculators magnet-proof?

Post by michaelzinn » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:36 pm

Hi.

Can I keep the calculators next to regular magnets (e.g. refrigerator magnets)? I understand that a hard drive or floppy disk would be problematic because they store data magnetically, but do the SwissMicros replicas contain anything that could be affected?

Thanks!

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Walter
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Re: Are the calculators magnet-proof?

Post by Walter » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:56 pm

I'd dare to state that they are magnet-proof.

Reasoning: Data are no more stored in magnetic cores. Nor is any magnetic disk or the like implemented in this calculator. There are neither Hall sensors nor Reed relais built in. And there aren't any electron tubes like in your great-grandparents' radios or your grandparents' or parents' TV sets. Instead, all good'ol silicon electronics. No chance for static magnetism to influence anything.

So don't worry, be happy! Enjoy!
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