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I have a really nice magnetic tank bag with, what I assume, rare earth magnets. These babies are pretty strong.

I typically carry my wallet, phone and tablet (with gps) in the bag.

Got me to thinking if I might be doing any damage to my electronics with the strong magnetic field. I was wanting to carry a DSLR in there this summer but I really don't want to screw anything up.

Are there any electronic experts that can tell me beyond a reasonable doubt that my electronic junk won't be affected by the magnetic field.

FWIW I haven't had any past issues with magnetic tank bags but in this day and age our junk is so much more sophisticated than it used to be.
 
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Hmm. Interesting question. I'd kinda wonder that particularly with anything that stores data. I've had credit cards wiped by magnets, and that was how we used to wipe hard drives when I worked in IT. Flash memory may be different, though.

That said, I've carried my phone and tablet in a magnetic tank bag for a long time, and never had a problem. Not saying you won't, but I haven't.
 

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I've carried all types of electronics in various tank bags over the years without ever having a problem. That's not to say it's not possible but I've not seen any issues personally.
 

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I have a really nice magnetic tank bag with, what I assume, rare earth magnets. These babies are pretty strong.

I typically carry my wallet, phone and tablet (with gps) in the bag.

Got me to thinking if I might be doing any damage to my electronics with the strong magnetic field. I was wanting to carry a DSLR in there this summer but I really don't want to screw anything up.

Are there any electronic experts that can tell me beyond a reasonable doubt that my electronic junk won't be affected by the magnetic field.

FWIW I haven't had any past issues with magnetic tank bags but in this day and age our junk is so much more sophisticated than it used to be.
Hi. Just did over 1000 km between Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia and Sydney, Australia over 4 days with a magnetic tank bag. Not a problem experienced with any electronics. Went great. I carry my IPad and wallet with credit cards without any issues.
 

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It depends on who makes your tankbag. My tankbag is 5 years old! It's a small oxford first luggage series. It kinda looks like this:



but older. The older ones I have has magnetic shielding.
 

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Interesting... I have a Cortech Super 2.0, not sure if it has magnetic shielding or not. FYI I carry my phone in my jacket, breast pocket... in case I wreck and am thrown from the bike and can't move around I can hopefully get to it to call for help. I ride alone a lot.
 

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Never had a problem with my bag. Not sure if this is a design in all bags, but mine is designed such that its magnetism is very strong against the tank, but if I put a wrench or something IN the bag, I barely notice any magnetism taking it out.
 
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