Caring for Your NCard

  • The NCard is nontransferable and is the property of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • It should be protected from abuse that could damage the proximity chip and antenna coil or scratch the magnetic strip.
  • It should not be punched or have stickers applied to it.

Signs of a Bad NCard

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Fading image

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Warping/cracking from sitting directly on it

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Warping from putting it through the washer & dryer

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Punched hole through its chip

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Breaking from misuse in magnetic readers

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Damage from chewing on it

Care of Proximity Cards

Proximity cards contain an antenna coil and integrated electronic chip therefore, care should be taken to guarantee the card's functionality.

Please Do:
  • Place in a wallet, purse or other protective holder.
  • Clean with a soft, non-scratching cloth.
Please Do Not:
  • Use the card for anything other than its intended purposed.
  • Leave it in direct sunlight, for example on the dash of a car.
  • Expose it to extreme heat or open flame, for example clothes washers, dryers or irons.
  • Expose it to organic solvents, thinners, mineral spirits, etc.
  • Use it as an ice scrapper or scraping tool.
  • Crimp, bend, or twist the card.
  • Immerse in alcohol, Isopropyl,ethanol, methyl etc.
  • Bite or chew on the edges of the card.
  • Pound with a pen or tool.
  • Punch holes in the card.