[time-nuts] Carpet Protectors
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 28 11:04:33 EDT 2010
I too suffered from static when using a plastic carpet protector. Years
ago I added a sheet of 3/4" plywood for my chair and the static problem
went away. It turns out the real problem is plastic chair wheels
rolling on the plastic carpet protector when the humidity is low. Makes
an excellent static generator. I tried various anti-static sprays, but
they only seemed to work for a short time.
Robert Darlington wrote:
> I rebuilt the servo board on my FRS-C Rb oscillator this past weekend
> so that the lock indicator would turn on when locked, rather than when
> unlocked. I sat down to document what I did, which consisted of
> cutting two traces and running two jumpers. This involved removing
> the 4 screws that hold the board down to get to the back to cut one of
> the two traces.
> Before sitting down, I walked across a carpet, then a vinyl carpet
> protector that goes under my chair, then I reached for my unit. Well,
> I zapped the darn thing when I touched the LED that was attached to
> that funny connector on the side. It still works and it still locks,
> but I have no lock indicator anymore. It worked the way I wanted it
> to for two whole days before I made this stupid mistake. Does
> anybody have a dead unit that you would send to me in NM for donor
> parts? If so, please contact me off list and we can arrange for
> shipping (I'll pay, of course). Argh!
> Bob, N3XKB
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