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Old 01-25-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Help...My plastic floor pad at the computer is shocking me.

How do you guys stop it ?

It hurts a lot. Almost like a sparkplug ZAP. Ever since this cold dry weather set into New Jersey.

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Old 01-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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This might help: anti static spray

A humidifier or ionizing air filter would probably help too. Make sure your wife isn't skimping on the dryer sheets in the laundry too. (If she's the one doing it! )

And a scary fyi in case you didn't already know, a static shock has to in the thousands of volts to even feel it.
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Simple Solution, GET RID of the plastic floor pad, Problem Solved LOL

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Wife is in the hospital. So I am flying all the of the house solo.

I did remove the plastic. I remember when these plastic plates had a grounding point on the plate.


Might see if I can find a company selling those static discharge wrist straps, I C places use.

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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Wife is in the hospital. So I am flying all the of the house solo.

I did remove the plastic. I remember when these plastic plates had a grounding point on the plate.


Might see if I can find a company selling those static discharge wrist straps, I C places use.

Rich
Yeah, wrist straps are a permanent solution. I wore one of those for many years before retiring. Never got zapped, even once.

They do have "Grounding Plates" available under your chair for this type of use. But if my fading memory is correct, they are danged expensive. We also had those things, but the company paid for them.

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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
And a scary fyi in case you didn't already know, a static shock has to in the thousands of volts to even feel it.

Yeah, many thousands of volts!

Good way to kill a computer if you take to working inside it without first using a wrist strap. Or as a minimum, put your hand on the metal part of the case before putting the other hand inside it.

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i got a small area rug under my chair. $10 @ Walmart

nothing to it, but to do it !
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Yep a humidifier would help. The dry air is the culprit.
I know our old house in PA had a settable humidifier as part of the whole house heating system.

When I die, I want to go like my Grandfather did, in his sleep...... Not screaming like the passengers in his plane.
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
This might help: anti static spray

A humidifier or ionizing air filter would probably help too. Make sure your wife isn't skimping on the dryer sheets in the laundry too. (If she's the one doing it! )

And a scary fyi in case you didn't already know, a static shock has to in the thousands of volts to even feel it.
Volts don't kill, amps do (a taser packs a whopping 50,000 volts).

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Took several days to make it up.

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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Took several days to make it up.

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LOL
Those were not allowed where I worked. Just think, if you touched a 120 VAC connection inside an electronic control with one hand, and that wrist strap Not likely to happen while working with RC stuff. But all it takes is to put a resistor in the grounding wire, value not critical. Any value between 100K and 10 Megs would work just fine.

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I am thrilled that I am getting no shocks for the last 1/2 hour.

I have loads of all resistors in all wattages.

Many thanks. I will put in a 4.7 meg.

It is only at my computer keyboard. BUT There is a metal 120 volt lamp socket with a 2 prong plug..........." Oh no Mr. Bill. "
Will change that to a 3 pin plug.
Check it right now with a meter & get the groun / neutral on the right pin.
We are getting like Polish jokes. Takes at least 3 of us to do a 1 engineer job.

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Lucky.
The cardboard sleeve inside the socket is still isolating.
The metal threads of the socket are neutral / ground. Need a new switched socket for it. Center contact is burned pretty good.

Thanks Kyle.

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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Lucky.
The cardboard sleeve inside the socket is still isolating.
The metal threads of the socket are neutral / ground. Need a new switched socket for it. Center contact is burned pretty good.

Thanks Kyle.

Rich

No problem!

I've got a Western Mountain Battery analyzer that operates from the USB port on my computer. Didn't take long to find out that coming anywhere near that analyzer during a battery analysis will cause it to halt the analysis. All it takes is to first touch some grounded metal object before touching the analyzer, or the battery it is testing.

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