I am getting Electric Shock Everytime I get down of the car

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Old 04 Dec 2004, 07:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default I am getting Electric Shock Everytime I get down of the car

As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big current/
electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
after getting down,

What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?
Thanks in advance.
Regards,


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Old 04 Dec 2004, 07:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 20:32:06 -0500, swami wrote:

> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big current/
> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
> after getting down,
>
> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,


Where do you live? Move.

I don't know where you are, but chances are it is getting colder, the air
is getting drier, and you're wearing a jacket. You probably have velour or
cloth seats.

Well, aftger turning to look out windows, etc, and then rubbing your hiney
across those nice cloth seats to get out of the car, you're generating a
lot of static electricity. Well, it has to discharge somewhere, and a
large metal object is REAL good for that. So you touch the car
and...ZZZzzzzzzzzap!

Buy a different coat? Get a car with leather seats?
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 09:19 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: I am getting Electric Shock Everytime I get down of the car

You wait for more humidity to return to the air. Apparently you live in a
very dry climate at this time. Static electricity.

swami wrote:
> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big
> current/ electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the
> car. Off course the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the
> car mainly door panel after getting down,
>
> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,



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Old 04 Dec 2004, 10:03 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big current/
> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
> after getting down,
>
> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
>


It's ESD. Buy static guard and spray seats periodically.


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Old 04 Dec 2004, 11:45 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> writes:

> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big current/
> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
> after getting down,
>
> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?


The connections to your car battery are not tight enough, and it is leaking
electrons on to the frame of your car. Thus, the shock when you step out.

I would tighten the battery terminals and see if the situation improves.


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Old 05 Dec 2004, 08:46 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Chris Aseltine" <ophidian@newsnation.com> wrote in message
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> "swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> writes:
>
>> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big
>> current/
>> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
>> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
>> after getting down,
>>
>> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?

>
> The connections to your car battery are not tight enough, and it is
> leaking
> electrons on to the frame of your car. Thus, the shock when you step out.
>
> I would tighten the battery terminals and see if the situation improves.


hahahhah! LOL ROFLOL

Maybe the OP needs to adjust his electrolytes too?! Gatorade!
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- Philip


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Old 05 Dec 2004, 03:52 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I hate to be a geek about this, but:

"Many people experience shocks when they get out of their car. Often they
believe that the car is charged - but this is not NORMALLY so.
Sitting in the car, electrostatic charges are generated on the car seat
and the person's body, due to contact and movement between the clothes and
the seat. When the person leaves the seat, They take half of this charge
with them. As they get out of the vehicle, their body voltages rises due
to this charge - a voltage of 10,000 Volts is not unusual.
When they reach to touch the vehicle door, the electrostatic discharge and
shock occurs as their hand approaches the metal door.
The voltage build-up can often be avoided by holding onto a metal part of
the door frame as you leave the seat. This provides a return dissipation
path for the charge on your body.
If you have forgotten to hold the metal door part as you leave the seat, a
shock may often still be avoided by touching the glass window before you
touch the metal door. The glass may be conductive enough to dissipate
charge, whilst preventing the rapid discharge which is felt as a shock.
----- by: Fowler Associates, Inc., paper presented at the ‘Static and
Textiles’ meeting 18 March, 1998 during the Institute of Physics Annual
Congress in Brighton




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Old 05 Dec 2004, 09:04 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 05:45:52 +0000, Chris Aseltine wrote:

> "swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> writes:
>
>> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big current/
>> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off course
>> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
>> after getting down,
>>
>> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?

>
> The connections to your car battery are not tight enough, and it is leaking
> electrons on to the frame of your car. Thus, the shock when you step out.
>
> I would tighten the battery terminals and see if the situation improves.



Shame on you! Now, go to the board and write "I will no mislead people"
1000 times.

Oops, gotta go...the serial cable on the back of my computer came loose
and 0's and 1's are spilling out all over the floor!!!
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 10:57 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"HachiRoku" <Trueno@ae86.GTS> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 05:45:52 +0000, Chris Aseltine wrote:
>
> > "swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> writes:
> >
> >> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big

current/
> >> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off

course
> >> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
> >> after getting down,
> >>
> >> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?

> >
> > The connections to your car battery are not tight enough, and it is

leaking
> > electrons on to the frame of your car. Thus, the shock when you step

out.
> >
> > I would tighten the battery terminals and see if the situation improves.

>
>
> Shame on you! Now, go to the board and write "I will no mislead people"
> 1000 times.
>
> Oops, gotta go...the serial cable on the back of my computer came loose
> and 0's and 1's are spilling out all over the floor!!!


I wouldn't worry about a few 0's and 1's spilling out, you might never miss
them .
As each 1 and 0 = 1 bit, and there are 8 bits to a Byte, and 1024 bytes to
a Kilobyte,
that makes 8,192 of those 1's and 0's to a Kilabyte,
and as a megabyte is 2 to the 20th power or 1,024,000 bytes x 8 bits, thats
8,192,000 of those 1's and 0's
in one meg. Now if you can determine where the leaking bits are coming
from,, either from the hard drive
or from the memory chips, you can determine if it is a problem.
If from the hard drive, you probably won't miss a few
as the normal modern hard drive size is about 40-80 gigabytes,
and as a gigabye is is 2 to the 30th power or more that a billion bytes ,
or more that 8 billion bits........
well you can see that the only problem with a few 1'and 0's leaking out on
the floor
would be the mess of trying to clean them up as they are so
small....................but that's another problem.


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Old 05 Dec 2004, 11:52 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 04:57:16 +0000, tech wrote:

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> "HachiRoku" <Trueno@ae86.GTS> wrote in message
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>> On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 05:45:52 +0000, Chris Aseltine wrote:
>>
>> > "swami" <kingsangle@yahoo.com> writes:
>> >
>> >> As explained in title, almost every time I am getting a quite big

> current/
>> >> electric shok when I switch off the car & get out of the car. Off

> course
>> >> the shockis epxerience only when I am touhing the car mainly door panel
>> >> after getting down,
>> >>
>> >> What may be the reason for this & how to correct this?
>> >
>> > The connections to your car battery are not tight enough, and it is

> leaking
>> > electrons on to the frame of your car. Thus, the shock when you step

> out.
>> >
>> > I would tighten the battery terminals and see if the situation improves.

>>
>>
>> Shame on you! Now, go to the board and write "I will no mislead people"
>> 1000 times.
>>
>> Oops, gotta go...the serial cable on the back of my computer came loose
>> and 0's and 1's are spilling out all over the floor!!!

>
> I wouldn't worry about a few 0's and 1's spilling out, you might never miss
> them .
> As each 1 and 0 = 1 bit, and there are 8 bits to a Byte, and 1024 bytes to
> a Kilobyte,
> that makes 8,192 of those 1's and 0's to a Kilabyte,
> and as a megabyte is 2 to the 20th power or 1,024,000 bytes x 8 bits, thats
> 8,192,000 of those 1's and 0's
> in one meg. Now if you can determine where the leaking bits are coming
> from,, either from the hard drive
> or from the memory chips, you can determine if it is a problem.
> If from the hard drive, you probably won't miss a few
> as the normal modern hard drive size is about 40-80 gigabytes,
> and as a gigabye is is 2 to the 30th power or more that a billion bytes ,
> or more that 8 billion bits........
> well you can see that the only problem with a few 1'and 0's leaking out on
> the floor
> would be the mess of trying to clean them up as they are so
> small....................but that's another problem.


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