On topic: Serious static problem

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <A_Finney_at_wfi-inc.com>
Date: Fri Dec 4 20:45:41 1998

On Sat, 5 Dec 1998, Tony Duell wrote:

> What else are you touching at the time. In particular are your feet in
> the van or on the ground.

On the ground. The inside panel of the door is all plastic, and it's not
until I touch the side of the door to close it that I get shocked.

> If your feet are on the ground, then the most likely thing is that the
> vehicle is charging up, due to friction in the tyres. You used to be able
> to get grounding straps that you dangle from the underside as a quack
> cure for care sickness. But they actually do solve this problem
> If you're still in the vehicle, then most likely you're charging up due
> to friction between you and the seat.

Well, I can't help but dance when I'm wearing silk bikinis and
listening to the Spice Girls...

Seriously though, I never get a shock while still inside, so I'm assuming
it's the tires/dry climate combination.

I dug my JC Whitney catalog out of the recycle bin and will order a couple
of those ugly-ass straps tomorrow...

Thanks for all the help, everyone!

Received on Fri Dec 04 1998 - 20:45:41 GMT

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