The mangnetic properties will still be coming from the steel,
even though Nickel is magnetic, because typically plating is done
as thin as possible, so the Nickel won't contribute much to the magnetic
properties. for example, if you would have nickel plated copper or alu,
it won't have much magnetic properties.

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-----Original Message-----
From: EV [] On Behalf Of David Nelson
via EV
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:38 PM
To: Michael Ross; Electric Vehicle Discussion List
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Dissimilar metals on Headyways?

I asked Jim of Headway-Headquarters what the end plates were and he
said that they are nickel plated steel.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Michael Ross via EV <>
> Nickel is ferromagnetic also. (Hence, Alnico magnets, the Ni being
> Nickel is right there with carbon steel in magnetic permeability, but
it is
> much less susceptible to corrosion.  Stamped steel with a nickel plate
> might be a good choice, provided the plating is done well.
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM, George Tyler via EV
> wrote:
>> I had a look at the headway factory interconnects, they are plated
steel I
>> think as they are magnetic, could be nickel but they were strongly
>> attracted to a magnet so I think steel. 1mm thick, 20mm wide.

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