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Test solenoid coils easily with Magnetic Tool

Magnetic Tool is now part of the new Ref Tools app, our essential, all-in-one mobile app for air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Ref Tools gives you access to the tools, guidance, support, and information you need—on the job and in the field.   
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About Magnetic Tool

Ensuring that a solenoid valve coil is working properly, or detecting a faulty one, is an important step in many repair or installation projects. Magnetic Tool makes testing a solenoid valve coil quick and easy. Just open the app, hold your smartphone up to the solenoid coil you want to test, and watch for the wheel in the app to start spinning. If it rotates, your solenoid valve is good to go. 
If a solenoid valve is in a tough-to-reach space, you can set Magnetic Tool to provide audio or haptic feedback (or both) when it detects a magnetic field. That way, you can check on a valve without seeing your screen, so you can maneuver your phone any way you need to. 
Magnetic Tool has two modes: Simple and Advanced. With Simple mode, all you need to do is open the app and start testing—it's that simple. Advanced mode allows you to adjust the threshold tolerances of the magnetometer, which is most often used to reduce or eliminate interference from other nearby solenoid valves. 

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Magnetic Tool ("the Application") is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis for the intended purposes as determined by Danfoss only and any use hereof is at the user's sole risk. The Application and results and information generated thereby cannot substitute technical advice but must be verified by the user, they are not promises and should not be relied on as accurate data or analyses.

Danfoss disclaims all warranties and conditions regarding the Application, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, conditions of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy and non-infringement of third parties' rights. Danfoss does not warrant that the Application will meet your requirements or that the operation hereof will be uninterrupted or error-free.

To the extent not prohibited by law, in no event shall Danfoss be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, whatsoever, including, without limitation, damage to property, damages for loss of savings or profits, or loss of data arising out of any use of the Application.