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    Static electricity problems

    I'm having static electricity problems. My full size sim has metal j-rails metal frame, metal pedestal, MIP, overhead, 5 computers etc. Occasionally when I touch any metal part and there is a discharge, I have an issue with one of the PCs USB connections or with FSX itself changing some setting.

    I am considering connecting all of the metal parts together electrically with alligator clips. I believe the PC's chasis should be electrically connected to the power neutral and thus grounded.

    Has anyone had similar problems with static electricity and found a solution?

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    Re: Static electricity problems

    Hello Ned,

    Yes, I did experience the same kind of strange behaviour with USB ports. It even did cost me half of the inputs of a Leo Bodnar BU0386X. The solution I found is very simple: once or twice a year I lightly spray the chairs in the sim with fabric softener (hope I translated it right), normally used to add to the washing machine. Sounds silly, but it works perfectly, no more sparks.

    Jan

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    Re: Static electricity problems

    I did exactly what you suggested, hard wired all the metal items to an electrical ground portion of power outlet...no more static problems!

    John

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    Re: Static electricity problems

    Jan and John, Good suggestions. I'll give it a try this weekend.

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    Re: Static electricity problems

    all metal frames and cover need connect same ground then elektrician potential have same and go to ground.