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Wico EK magnets


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Old 06-22-2005, 09:11:17 PM
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Default Wico EK magnets

I have seen on here several times some discussion about replacing magnets with modern permanent magnets. Was wondering if anyone has ever actually done it on an EK and if so what kind of magnets used and a source for them. Thanks.
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Default Re: Wico EK magnets

I have just one question why are you replacing the magnets.The wico ek magnets usually don`t have a problem with becoming `wiped` unless they have been in a fire. the design of the poles in the mag if left assembled will keep the magnets charged. the mag gets charged on the charger fully assembled, covers and all.unless the magnets are broken or missing you can use rare earth magnets or the like or just buy new magnets that fit.
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Default Re: Wico EK magnets

At some point, Wico began using a smaller ceramic magnet in the EK, about a 3/4 inch cube, with keepers to hold it in the middle.
I'd suggest trying a voice coil (speaker) magnet. Just cut some mild steel keepers to fill the gap. Maybe a block of wood to shim on bottom to hold against vibration.
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Default Re: Wico EK magnets

I was just curious if it had been done. I have some parts of EK's but no magnets and was wondering if I could put one together.
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