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Blog entry by Midway posted 10-23-2017 10:50 AM 478 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son bought me a turbo for my dust collection. It works to separate dust and bigger
wood chips, but i noticed that in the turbo i have static-cling particles stick to the
inside of cone when shut off and particles don’t seem to move thru freely when in use.
What can i do to the cone to stop this,
Could this static-cling cause a spark????

-- Midway wichita,ks.



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ronwood72

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#1 posted 10-23-2017 10:07 PM

I say do nothing. The majority of the fine dust will move on and should cause no problems. It is possible to have a spark from static electricity, but it is just a bother, not anything to worry about. I get a bit of a shock during the winter when things are dry. I have learned to touch a wall or wooden table every now and again so I don’t get the jolt when I touch metal. If I have misunderstood your concern, please let me know.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 10-23-2017 11:07 PM

Hello Midway,

You could do nothing as ronwood72 indicated, once the static dissapates the particles will fall, but as you asked for what you can do to remove the static, a couple of mods may work.

The static build up
1. apply conductive tape to the Turbo and connect it to a ground point
2. Mask up an area and spray matalised paint in a similar manner.
3. fit a drain wire internally.

See my early blog. May 2012

Will the static cause a spark? Yes it will.

Is it dangerous or harnful ? well it depends what your doing if it causes a secondary injury (fall) or (untentionally engage rotating machinery) yes
If its just annoying, no, do the ronwood72 shuffle first!
Cause a fire again yes but highly unlikely, never heard of it happening in a DC yet but lets not be the first.

Your call

-- Regards Robert

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