On topic: Serious static problem

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Sat Dec 5 00:44:04 1998

Eric Smith wrote:

> Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_netsync.net> wrote:
> > You've probably seen fuel tanker trucks with a metal chain
> > dragging. It too was used as a static drain for obvious reasons ;)
> I only noticed one of these for the first time about a month ago. I
> was wondering why they were dragging a chain; it was throwing lots of
> sparks. Didn't seem like a great idea to me, but what do I know?

It's not since there shouldn't be sparks as the chain or strap is
supposed to be non-ferrous, ie brass or copper. Sure it wears out but no
sparks. Just a good ground to earth to drain the buildup from the frame.
Received on Sat Dec 05 1998 - 00:44:04 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:30:47 BST