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Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 11 17:13

Post by Taz » Fri, 11th Jan 2019, 5:13pm

Post by Taz by Taz Jan 2019 11 17:13

I've recently purchased a couple of new hoovers, and have no issues with them at all. Other than a huge amount of static from the ICT base when hoovering in there.

Never really noticed it in there before, but the power and suction on these machines is so great, that you seem to get a small shock every now and then.

There's 29 laptops, server, and another stand alone computer hooked up to the smart board, as well as the usual projector, speakers, air conditioning unit.

Has anybody come across similar problems before?

There have been no complaints of "shocks" from anyone, other than my cleaner, and myself when I've done that room. Other than putting a bit of tape around the top of the tube, to maybe give it less chance of your hand coming into contact with the metal, I'm not really sure what to do. Go to suppliers? Possible esrthing issue with something in the room?

Really am stumped on this one [Scared.png]

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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 11 19:57

Post by Keyolder » Fri, 11th Jan 2019, 7:57pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Jan 2019 11 19:57

Static shocks, IT rooms are notorious for a dry atmosphere its the dirt and dust being collected that generates the charge as it gets vacuumed up the hose, try wearing rubber gloves and rubber healed shoes.

The room needs more moisture...
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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 12 09:37

Post by OXSET » Sat, 12th Jan 2019, 9:37am

Post by OXSET by OXSET Jan 2019 12 09:37

turn the aircon off as early as poss.. may help the atmosphere in the room

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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 12 11:26

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Post by EBJ by EBJ Jan 2019 12 11:26

In another life as a security manager one particular site i used to check with the on site security had a long corridoor and when you reache the end and grabbed the door handle you got a shock from the carpet i suppose, so when i reached that door in future i used to touch the wall and earth myself out before grabbing that door handle. [Shock.png] [Success.png]
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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 12 12:00

Post by Skoolkeeper » Sat, 12th Jan 2019, 12:00pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Jan 2019 12 12:00

Certain shoes/boots and clothing I wear, I get static shocks, so have learnt my lessons, cotton clothing and leather footwear seen to do the trick [Neutral.png]

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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 14 06:55

Post by Taz » Mon, 14th Jan 2019, 6:55am

Post by Taz by Taz Jan 2019 14 06:55

Thanks for the suggestions guys

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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 14 09:06

Post by JohnE875 » Mon, 14th Jan 2019, 9:06am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jan 2019 14 09:06

Give it someone else to clean.
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Re: Static in ICT Base

Jan 2019 14 09:16

Post by TheTusk » Mon, 14th Jan 2019, 9:16am

Post by TheTusk by TheTusk Jan 2019 14 09:16

We had this problem in the summer in most of the carpeted areas. The cleaners now spray a few squirts of diluted Comfort fabric softener on the carpet before vacuuming and that has sorted the problem. Smells nice too.

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