Static current woe
Question : I FOLLOWED your
advice as published on June 29 but my problem with
static current still persists.
I also installed additional wires to the
seat but the static current still exists.
What if I wrap the seat with other
materials, like leather ?
The effect is actually called the tribo-electric effect in which an electric charge
is built up by two different materials in
the tribo-electric series.
Skin and leather are close to each other
in positive charge in the scale and so will
not build up electricity.
Some positive materials are nylon, wool and even human hair.
Some common negative charged materials are lucite, amber, sealing wax,
acrylic, polystyrene, resins, hard rubber,
nickel, copper, sulphur, polyester, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene,
PVC, Teflon, silicone rubber, etc.
So you can see that when you have
two opposing materials rubbing or even
touching each other, a charge can be
built up and you can get a shock.
What you need to do is go through
a process of elimination to find out the
materials that are causing the problem. Earthing can help but eliminating the
cause is even better.