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posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Is it safe to put a small battery-powered tesla-ball lamp thingy on a magnetic Levitron?





posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Probably wouldn't hurt anything. First question to my mind, though, is: why?



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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Well, i have a 6 year old nephew and i'm driving home this year which means i can keep the big magnet away from my computer and show him. It's about the right size and would look cool levitating. I just didn't want to zap either of them, especially the Levitron, they ain't cheap.



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Also, I do know magnets drain batteries, but the magnet's rubber coated, and who cares it's 3 rechargeables.



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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never know till ya try.... I'd try it before you get them though, just to be safe.

I DO know not to cover the globe with aluminum foil....





posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Just don't try this around your kids.... but be safe in whatever you do!



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posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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That vid was cool! Thanks!
And I already have both, I was just trying to decide what to rotate on the Levitron for my nephew.
I'm not sure he's seen a plasma ball either! I just don't want the magnet to crash and break it.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by KAOStheory
Also, I do know magnets drain batteries, but the magnet's rubber coated, and who cares it's 3 rechargeables.


Magnets don't drain batteries, unless the magnet was connected across the battery terminals as a short circuit.



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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i'll be derned yer right...another wives-tale i bought...thanks!
i'm still discouraging people from setting their cell phones and purses on my turntables or amps tho.
the big magnets can zap a card-strip or a drive



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by KAOStheory
reply to post by avocadoshag
 


i'll be derned yer right...another wives-tale i bought...thanks!
i'm still discouraging people from setting their cell phones and purses on my turntables or amps tho.
the big magnets can zap a card-strip or a drive


I'd never heard that one before, so I googled it and was surprised how many people believe it. You're right about card stripes and magnets, I use some pretty powerful electromagnets at work and have managed to ruin more than a few bank cards over the years.





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