Questions tagged [static-electricity]

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Styrofoam cooler/chest ok for electronics project?

I'm building a DIY power supply using 6 server power supplies. I've been looking for a case/enclosure to hold them and the necessary wiring and came across a styrofoam cooler that's the perfect size ...
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What is the safest way to remove dust from electonic devices?

As dust inevitably settles on electronic devices such as televisions, laptops, computers and the like, what is the safest way to remove these both internally and externally? The definition of safe ...
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Type of wire for high voltage applications

What kind of wire is most suitable for HV low-current applications, where the allowed maximum is 25 kV and 5 W? By type of wire I mean core and type of insulation. As far as I can guess, even if the ...
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Charge capacitor with static electricity

Can i charge a capacitor fully with only static electricity? I already took a look at: Electrostatically charging a capacitor and How to charge a capacitor with static electricity? but i'm not sure ...
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How is this copper showpiece making static electricity

I'm trying to make a showpiece which generate static electricity just like in this YouTube video LINK Does it have Tesla Coil (Slayer Exciter) inside it or Negative Ion Generator?
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Insulating from static electricity

I am happy to announce that my pocket extra-strong static electricity generator project is now complete and works well. However there is one problem, I am often getting zapped severely (to the extent ...
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Can Static Electricity change the voltage reference of a PCB?

Problem: After running a test that creates static electricity, the values acquired by a hall-effect sensor are not correct anymore. Context: The device I am working on draws and rolls up fishing ...
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why dont we just use ion wind flowing through evacuated pipes?

Why dont we just use ion wind flowing through evacuated pipes? I ask this because if we reduced the atmospheric pressure in the pipes somewhat, and made them out of a cheap yet durable insulating ...
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What transformer I should use for negative ion ionizers

If I want to create a device that produces high static electricity fields, such as negative ion generators, what kind of transformer specs I should look for? I want super huge static electricity, and ...
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Charge distribution/movement in an insulator

The way I understand it, net charge in a conductor spreads out evenly over the surface, while for a charged insulating object, the charge will tend to stay clustered around the spot where it was ...
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Radio Noise from Storm

I drove through a Wyoming thunderstorm today. Just for fun, I set my AM car radio to the top end of the AM broadcast band where there was no station audible. Sure enough, I heard the lightning ...
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How to charge a capacitor with static electricity?

I want to charge a capacitor using static electricity generated by me (walking on carpet etc.) and try power a small LED or if that doesn’t work a reading on the voltmeter would be fine (it’s for a ...
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Could sliding down a slide damage my camera? [closed]

Specifically one of those plastic spiral slides - I was at the playground with my children yesterday and when we went down the slide there was enough static generated to stick our hair on end. Of ...
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Easily available alternative to anti static bags

I want to pack some electronic components, but I don't have an anti static bag. Are there any easily available materials that can be used instead. Any frugal tricks ?? Thanks in advance.
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Discharging static electricity touching chassis macbook pro?

I was following some instructions from Apple here about changing RAM memories in a macbook pro laptop when I had a question. In these instructions, step 3 tells specifically "Touch a metal surface ...
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Antistatic bag inside plastic bag?

I had to store a computer motherboard were the cardboard box was lost. The motherboard is in the original antistatic bag still closed with tape. I decided to put it inside a regular plastic bag ...
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What makes my screwdrivers ESD safe?

I needed a new screwdriver set and found one called T4741SESD. In the product description it says the following: ...
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My oscillator of 40Khz is not giving 40Khz signal at the output

I am putting a 40Khz crystal oscillator with 33Pf load capacitors. The problem I am facing is that as soon as I switch on the circuit, it is not giving me the pulse but as soon as i touch a metal or ...
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ESD damage after touching metal PC case?

When i'm tribocharged and then discharge to a graphics card, i can kill that device. Let's say i'm at -2000V, compared to my motherboard, and i touch the metal traces around the board's screw holes. ...
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Questions on basic ESD safely

Let me first apologize as I know this topic appears to have been discussed extensively yet something isn't clicking for me after researching over many days in stack, google, and youtube! I want to ...
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Do antistatic gloves help avoiding ESD?

On page 11 of this ESD Book: ESD sensitive device can experience a damaging discharge if touched by a person, even if that person is properly grounded. Increasing the electrical path'...
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Avoiding ESD on a new Graphics Card?

Would it make sense to connect the GND pins of an 8-pin PCIe power connector to a common point ground (which is at earth potential) and then plug that dummy connector into my new GFX card, before ...
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Static electricity(ESD)damage for a PCB,immediate or gradual? [closed]

Accidentaly touched PCB of motherboard,so if it got damaged by esd would it boot?
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Resistor near point-of-contact for better ESD-protection?

This question is about ESD-protection while installing/removing components (RAM, SSDs, etc.) inside a PC. When grounding the GND of an USB-port to earth or to my wrist strap (as advised earlier) the ...
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Anti-static mat connected to earth directly or 1E6 ohm resistor?

Should an anti-static mat be connected to earth directly or with 1E6 ohm resistance in between? 2 layer mat. Upper side: dissipative (10E7 ~ 10E10 ohm/m²). Bottom: conductive. To be a little more ...
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Anti-static home setup

As suggested in an answer to an earlier question of mine, bonding to a laptop can be done by connecting an anti-static wrist strap to the ground of an USB-port. (After disconnecting the AC-to-DC ...
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What is the function of this cable surrounding the CRT of old televisions

I have opened old televisions, and each time, I'm wondering what is the function of this cable, roughly insulated with some tape. Note: I know what are the risks of opening televisions.
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Conductive paint for ESD protection

Will conductive paint applied to the inside of an ABS case prevent the case from getting electrically charged? It was suggested to me to use a conductive plastic enclosure to prevent triboelectric ...
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Static shielding bag instead of a anti-static worksurface mat?

A typical static shielding bag has a surface resistance of +/-10E11 ohm, inside surface and outside surface. Let's say there's a DDR3 module inside a static shielding bag in such a way that all the ...
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Should there really be 1 MΩ resistance between an anti-static wrist strap and a pc?

My previous question: what exactly is grounded through motherboard standoffs? The answers suggest that a PC case is grounded in 2 ways: To the ground plane of the motherboard, through the brass ...
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Anti-static wrist strap around your wrist or around your ankle?

Does it matter whether you wear your anti-static wrist strap around your wrist or around your ankle?
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Metal anti-static wrist band better than fabric wrist strap?

Anti-static wrist straps come in 2 flavours: fabric strap or metal band. A metal band is more expensive, but is it better? Or is it just for cleanrooms? The fabric strap is attached to a little metal ...
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How to stop plastic granules sticking to the iron wall of their silo?

In our factory, we have some large (8 meters tall and 3 meters in diameters) iron silos for storing the plastic compounding material. Every time the silos are getting unloaded from the granules, the ...
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How to build a copy of the Franklin's bell

I read that Benjamin Franklin built the Franklin's bell using a long vertical rod connected to one bell, and another one connected to another bell and then going in the ground. I did build a Franklin'...
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When shipping electronic components, can I reduce static by using dryer sheets or sprays?

Can I use dryer sheets, or anti-static spray on polyurethane foam to reduce static between the foam and the polypropylene container the foam is in? I need to ship some ESD sensitive electronics ...
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How to protect electronics from static electricity during shipping

I have some electronics (EDIT: electronics are in enclosures, but with lots of wires coming out of the enclosures; the electronics are a part of a prototype) with ESD sensitive components I need to ...
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Connect anti-static wrist strap to earth wire?

I have started doing some hobby electronics at home and got myself an anti-static srtist strap recently. I am unsure as to where to attach it to. Most topics I found online regarded PC building and ...
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What material should be used for large-scale electron emission?

Photocathodes, to my knowledge, are usually used for precise and fast light-detection. But would they also be suited for the sole objective of ionizing the surrounding air? If no, what materials would ...
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How much single-sign (static) charge is storable in a reasonable mass?

Let's take a high-voltage low-current AC source, and two devices capable of storing single-sign charges, at the ends of long wires. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ...