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February 19, 2013

Static Electricity: More Than a Nuisance – It Can Also Be Costly

You’re familiar with the crackle of static electricity: shirts that cling together in the washer, hair that won’t stay tamed and doorknobs that shock you when you open them. But what you may not know is the danger that static can pose to computers and other electronics. It is capable of shorting out sensitive components and incurring costly repair bills. Static electricity is the buildup of electric charge on a surface, such as the aforementioned shirts, hair or skin. The […]