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01-10-2013 06:23 AM #13
You are not suffering from a major case of winter-time/dry-air static electrical charge are you? Sounds like you have the Midas Touch and you are ZAPPING everything!
Seriously, I have this really bad this year. I had to make a little wand wound with anti-static cord (static dissipating string) like a "swagger stick" and carry it around with
me at all times to bleed off my static charge. At work especially. Recently, I touched a computer monitor and shut it down. It powered up again fine, but I honestly
zapped it so good that the whole thing went blank and shut down. I rolled a metal cart with rubber wheels from one department at work to another and I happened
to touch a grounded metal chassis and dang near went into atrial fibrillation! Totally serious! I also got up out of a chair in our office and felt like I was highly charged,
so I touched my little wand to a metal table and threw sparks like a miniature arc welder! The guy sitting next to me about jumped out of his chair with amazement.
I bet there were three or four sparks that flew about 1/4" to 1/2" out from the point of contact! It is actually quite painful when I discharge like that without using my
little wand (when it is directly skin to metal) that I am extremely paranoid about touching anything metal. At work, it is so bad that when people see me without my
wand, they ask me where it is. If I tell them I forgot it in my car or something, they say "Stay away from ME then!" or "Don't you DARE touch ME!"
Sincerely, I am totally serious about this and that is why I wonder if you are not experiencing the same problem. I could go to work as an electric fencer! No batteries required!
But, it doesn't take anywhere near as much static as I have to kill your electronic devices and components. You might want to seriously ponder this anomaly with all your recent bad luck.
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01-10-2013 11:34 AM #14
@ ACW: maybe its time for a name change... Electro39" Ku, 6ft BUD, VS Ultra, Micro HD, Openbox s10 (cannon fodder), channel master 4228HD, CM7777 Preamp, Homemade Yagi, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, Original Roku
01-10-2013 11:45 AM #15
One night I walked home very late and fell asleep in somebody's satellite dish.My dreams were showing up on TV's all over the world. -- Steven Wright
Openbox S9, Pansat 3500SD, 139w to 55.5W +30W
10Ft USS Steel BUD and an assortment of P⭐ dishes, 84e(1), .7m(2), 1.2m(2). 2.4m[8ft](1) offset in storage. 🐱