• space0

#### space0

Referring to following image,

Does anyone have any suggestions on which side is positive polarity?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions :>

could you explain what the picture consists of?

The bottom of the magnet, the side the compass is pointing to, is actually a south pole. A compass points towards the North pole of the Earth not because it is magnetically north, but because it is magnetically a south pole and is in the North direction.

Polarity is the most confusing concept in my understanding.

Thanks you very much for suggestions :>

Referring to following image,

Does anyone have any suggestions on which side is positive polarity?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions :>

Is that a battery in the upper part of the image? is that a magnetic compass in the lower part? If the answers are both "yes", then you cannot determine polarity of the battery using a compass.

A compass moves its needle into alignment with a magnetic field (the earth's, usually).

The polarity of a battery cannot measured using a magnetic compass. You could find the polarity of the battery using a voltmeter, for one example.

I think that is a magnet, not a battery.

I think that is a magnet, not a battery.

I think you are right

tho when you look closely at the top thing, I'm wondering if its a flip down lid that covers/protects the compass face ? see the little lugs at 180 Deg spacing

but the original question is so screwball, its really difficult to figure out what the Op really wants to know

Dave