How To Separate Powerful MagMod Magnets
MagMod modifiers are powered by herculean, neodymium, rare-earth magnets. We designed some MagMod modifiers, like the MagBounce, to provide easy access to those powerful magnets. Sometimes these magnets can be pulled out of their modifiers if you're storing your MagMod modifiers together in a gear bag, or using them around other kinds of magnets.
If this happens, it's possible that a couple of your MagMod magnets may make contact, which results in the often hilarious task of trying to separate your MagMod magnets from each other.
Luckily, there is an easy solution to get your magnets separated and reinstalled so you can get back to creating world class imagery!
The best way we've found to separate your magnets, is by sliding them apart. It's nearly impossible if you try to pull them apart, but sliding them should always work. You can also use the edge of a table or desk or counter to get a little bit more leverage. This is exactly the strategy we use here at MagMod to get these magnets separated from each other during the installation process. We recommend finding a counter top edge that has a sharp 90º corner as rounded corners are not quite as effective.
Here is a short video we put together showing how to get this done!
Once you've got the magnets separated, we can check the polarity of the magnets by using the MagGrip.
Using one magnetic side of the MagGrip, try attaching each magnet of the modifier. Every time the magnets connect, you'll know that those magnets are installed correctly. If one of the magnets repels from the MagGrip, that magnet needs to be flipped right side up.
In order to flip the MagBounce magnet that needs to be reversed follow these steps.
Step 1: Use your thumb on the base of the modifier, underneath the incorrectly installed magnet, and push the magnet up (and out) as far as you can.
Step 2: Use the MagGrip on the inside of the modifier to connect to the incorrectly installed magnet. You can use this method to connect to the magnet and pull it out of its slot if necessary (you may need to push with your thumb and use the MagGrip at the same time).
Step 3: Once you have the magnet attached to the MagGrip, you'll want to carefully detach the magnet from the MagGrip with your fingers (this will be easier than separating the touching magnets since the MagGrip silicone is already separating them). Be very careful to keep the visible side of the magnet in view at all times. In other words, the side of the magnet that will be going face down into the slot is the side that you cannot see. Carefully install the magnet into the slot with the correct side face down (the side that attaches to the MagGrip).
When reinstalling the magnet in step 3, you must be careful to have a firm grasp of the magnet. MagMod magnets are pretty strong and can pull other magnets out of your grasp. If that happens you could have two magnets touching each other again.