Rolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
Do you have a lot of electricity flowing thru your body? I mean, sometimes I feel like Im vulnerable to a lightning strike (Not in California, of course). EVERY single time I go for a drive, in my car, or my wifes ride, when I get out, I cannot touch the outside of the car without getting zapped. I mean, sometimes its big. I can see a blue spark. So I have to be careful only to touch the door with part of my arm that is clothed over. It is very irritating, and sometimes painful.
Anyone know what this is caused by? I have spoken with my AG Chief, and he said he wasnt real sure, but, I shouldnt worry about it. Well, damn! It hurts! If anyone can help, or offer some of their experiences with this.. Please dont hesitate.
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
Well it sounds to me like you are a human generator. In order to generate electricity you need a current carrying conductor (your body) and a magnetic field ( the Earth) and relative motion between the two (walking). So I suggest you either sit very still or try walking parrallel to the earth's magnetic lines of flux. Ever wonder why they park the navy's ships in the harbor at an angle? Hey I was a nuke, what I kind of explanation did you expect. Where ya stationed? I managed to serve my time in the Navy, and never went out to sea once. Although I did ride the sub I was on from one dock to another, as it was being pulled by a tug boat, all in all it was five minute ride. Top that.
VapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 2110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
I get static .. Ouch! and it's irritating too! I've found it can depend on what your wearing.. I get electric shocks from my car when I am wearing certain types of shoes. I don't know why some people get it more than others..
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3078 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1037 times:
This happens to me a lot when the air is dry. Try touching a metal part of the door before you get out of your seat and keep holding it until you climb out of the car. This should keep you grounded so a charge won't build up to shock you.
I don't know if this is nationwide or just local, but I often see warnings posted on gas pumps that tell people to touch their car before pumping gas to prevent the static from ignighting gas fumes. You're not alone, this happens to a lot of people.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 980 times:
If you wear shoes with synthetic soles you are more prone to static attacks, particularly when the air is dry, you have been walking on synthetic carpet or flooring and perhaps wearing synthetic clothing.
If it bugs you so much Rolex, then I suggest not wearing rubber/plastic/synthentic soled shoes or synthetic clothing. Do you rub your feet on the carpet in the car (it would most likely be synthetic)?