The Proton 1100 Degaussing Wand is designed to provide maximum security level degaussing. A multi-polar design insures permanent data erasure for a wide range of magnetic media. It has been tested and approved for erasure of both Longitudinal (LMR) and Perpendicular (PMR) magnetic storage devices up to and including 5000 Oersteds.
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For disk drives, diskpacks, drum memories and other magnetic media.
The Proton 1100 Degausser Wand is designed to provide maximum security level media degaussing for a wide range of magnetic media.
Conventional magnetic recording devices (recording heads) cannot provide the flux density required to totally erase magnetic signatures. The magnetic information remains in the media after conventional erasing techniques and reformatting procedures. Only a high-energy magnetic circuit that provides a full-cycle (+ – + -) field can reliably erase this remnant magnetic information to a full security level.
A magnetic shield is provided for safe storage of the degaussing wand.
Proton 1100 effectively degausses disk drives, diskpacks, drum type memories, floppies and any flat-surface magnetic memory.
The Proton 1100 has been tested for Perpendicular Magnetic Disk Storage Devices and can securely erase up to and including 5000 Oersteds

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Dimensions19.05 × 5.6 × 1.8 cm


NSA Evaluated, DoD Approved, Made in the USA


NONE – Fixed High Energy Magnetic Field


Shielded Case: Tempered Steel Wand: 1020 Aluminum

Magnetic Flux Density

12, 000 Gauss

Magnetic Field Intensity

5, 000 Oe

This handheld Proton 1100 degaussing wand device is used for removing accumulated magnetic fields. It is mains powered, and generates an AC magnetic field which can be used to degauss a magnetic shield or other equipment that has become magnetised through exposure to magnetic fields.

With degaussing wands you have to remove the covers of the hard drive and erase the platters inside manually.

Steps for using Proton 1100 Degaussing Wand:

  1. You simply take the degaussing one out of the protective shield.
  2. Take the platter where all the data is held.
  3. Now wipe maintaining contact with the disk from the middle to the perimeter 3 times as per NSA requirements.
  4. This action will demagnetize the disk, sanitizing it and erasing all data stored on the disk.
  5. After completion make sure to place the wand back in the protective sheild to prevent any stray magnetic feild escaping.