Saturday, January 14, 2017

Static Electricity ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style


Static Electricity

                 In my continuing effort to educate...
Just the other day a friend and I were walking through a local restaurant when he touched a door knob and got shocked by static electricity. He turned to me and said," Damn, I wish someone   would explain that static electricity to me."
       So I did: and here is my explanation - especially for my non-engineering friends .  Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material.  The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge.  For modeling the effect of static discharge on   sensitive electronic devices, a human being is represented   as a capacitor of 100 Pico farads, charged to a voltage of 4,000 to 35,000 volts.   When the human touches an object, this energy is discharged in less than a microsecond:


Are you still having a little trouble understanding this? 
If so, the next photo may help.
 

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Thanks Hal 

I'm late because snow removal and my birthday celebration. 

Other Clingy Rule 5 ers:

16 comments:

  1. Okay, I think I understand now.

    Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

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  2. Mrs Liebenauer, could you do that demonstration again?

    Without underwear?

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  3. Happy birthday, Odie and may you have many more........

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  4. Sandee, we're never too old to learn.

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  5. I'm shocked, shocked would would display such images on this wholesome site.

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  6. Before I forget, happy birthday! They come far too often these days.

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  7. Shocking! That you'd admit having another birthday, that is!

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  8. Happy, happy, Odie! Sorry about the frozen crap. We're getting pretty clear of snow here, finally, but I'm still getting tired of the frozen lungs from working outside. Thinking about taking up smoking.

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  9. The best! I'm linking you up for Rule 5 right now, lol.

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  10. Proof, I did but only at Facebook. Should I advertise my 70th (ouch) birthday here?

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  11. Grunt, thank You! I worked outside here for close to 25 years and I survived.

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Put it here ... I can't wait to read it.