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Magging a reel

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I checked all the threads about magging a reel and I find most lacking information. I guess, if you did it before ,you can understand what's going on?

A few questions:

 

1. Can you mag a reel with an aluminum spool?

 

2. How does polarity fit into the equation?

 

3. Does the magnet just get attached to the sideplates of the reel?

 

4. Do you use more than one magnet?

 

5. Last and most Important what exactly does a magnet do!!!!!

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1 - Yes, the aluminum spool is necessary since it IS NOT magentic, yet will generate and "eddy current" which is how the mags brake.

 

2 - Opposing polarities ( N S ) cause a greater braking field. For less, you can use same pole patterns, for more, more mags in N S N S configuration.

 

3 - In most homebrews, yes, however there are several threads going about an adjustale squidder mag carriage, which would not be statically attached to the sideplate.

 

4 - You can, depends on how much braking you want. Penn 525 mags have 4, and they are a contender for distance casting tournaments. Others, such as a Penn 350 have been successfully modded with one mag for fishing use only.

 

5 - The magnets, interacting with the spinning aluminum spool, cause an eddy current to form, which because of the fields density, brake the spool. The faster the spool spins, the greater the field, so mags generally only control the crucial release and beginning of the cast. Other than that description of my limited knowledge, I just know it works, and therefore am working on applying it. I'm sure you could google "eddy current or principle" and get a physics prof's definition lol.

 

Hope this helps,

 

N.

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Your last question would take pages to explaiin. It has to do with eddy currents induced in a metallic spool. But to answer your OTHER questions ...

 

YES, you can mag a reel with an Aluminum spool, YES the magnets are glued to the sideplate (or cups are glued to the sideplate, and the magnets inserted into the cups. YES, polarity matters, one NORTH, the other SOUTH.

 

Go to the Florida board to talk to the source ...GOWGE.

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If you use more than one mag, then setting them up opposite causes a greater field. If using one, polarity doesnt matter. Depends on how much braking you want.

 

N.

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Heres a static squidder mag:

 

http://www.songslinger.net/magsquid.htm

 

Heres the thread that got me working on my idea:

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=513981

 

My idea:

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=514458

 

Similar idea:

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=514532

 

I think thats about all the different ways to mag one lol. Pretty confusing wade thru on the adjustable though, thats why I have been looking for critiques/comments/suggestions.

 

N.

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