Ferrite cores and glue

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Joined May 7, 2010

Can Ferrite cores be repaired if there is a break ??

They have glue at the join normally and admittedly they have a machined surface which is flat as , but surely it cant be the death off it , if it breaks . Its brand new for Godsake .
Super glue is real fine and has minimal depth , Im hoping this has been done by someone else .



Joined Mar 8, 2010
If you're using it as a choke you'll have reduced performance but it won't be entirely useless.
What you're doing is adding an air gap (a snap on core obviously already has some rather large ones) and I would imagine you can easily halve the attenuation it provides or even more.
Just a few days ago I was playing around with a snap on core and a current probe and you could see it working slightly even when entirely open.


Joined Dec 5, 2009
The ferrite, once impacted, even if it doesn't break, is toast.

The changes that impact shocks have on ferrite cores of ALL types is quite significant. A crack or break can NOT be repaired without substantial change in the ferrite.

Also, once mechanically reconnected, the ferrite will be set into a rapid aging type process. It has started its downward spiral at a much faster rate.