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  • Magnets for Beacon

    The following is a good option for magnets to turn on the Beacon:
    Other shapes and sizes of Neodymium magnets will work, but this is a set of different sizes so you can experiment.
    A single 6mm diameter magnet must be approximately .25" from the side of the beacon to turn the LEDs. A single 15mm diameter magnet will activate the switch when it is approximately 1/2" away. Stacking the magnets increases the range.

    If the beacon is built per our specs and the hall effect sensor (switch) is installed with the branded surface facing outward then the switch will activate when the south pole of a magnet is brought within range of the sensor.

    The following link is to an article on determining which pole of a magnet is the south pole:
    Last edited by SeaPerch-Trainer; 11-26-2018, 11:48 PM.