TEX-STAT, CO. Creates New "Antishock
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2600 Century Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30345
By: Elizabeth Nelson
I haven't been shocked getting in and
out of my car in weeks and neither has my co-worker Steve. Why?
We've been using a new product called "Antishock." It's
a small brush that attaches to your keychain and keeps you from
feeling a "zap" when you exit your car. It's easy to use-
when I take my keys from my ignition and before I open my door,
I simply brush the antishock on my doorhandle. You can brush Antishock
on any metal part of you car- lock, door handle, etc. Then, before
I get back in the car, I brush the key lock to prevent being shocked
entering my car.
I know what you're thinking- How does this product work? Simple-
TEX-STAT uses special conductive fibers and a special handle that
is specially designed from conductive plastic. TEX-STAT, CO. is
the inventor and the supplier of the Antishock. Their special fibers
and handle help attain the most effective dissipation of static
electricity. As long as the brush or the brush's handle touches
metal before you do, you will never get shocked getting in and out
of your car again.
Keeping people from being shocked on their cars is not the only
use for the antishock. This brush can also be used to clean camera
lenses. The brush prevents attraction and accumulation of unwanted
dust on lenses. If you're concerned about dust on other electronics,
just brush them with Antishock. This is a product that everyone
who hates being shocked by their car should try. You'll never have
to worry about being "zapped" again!!!!
We have been passing these brushes
around to our friends and colleges, and Cindy (employee at Milliken)
has made a 'shocking' discovery. She attached the brush to her nametag,
and hasn't been shocked at all when the nametag is on. All last
week at work, the brush was clipped on and the shocking stopped.
The only problem was that she didn't wear the tag over the weekend
and claims "I was shocked all day Saturday because I was without
the nametag and brush."
Brent Beamer (Static Control Components,
Inc.) pointed out that a metal car key can perform the same function
as the brush by simply touching the flat edge to the car body. This
has been in use for years. The only problem with using a metal key
is that it causes an abrupt arc, whereas the brush creates a non
abrupt corona. We recommend the brush for the easiest way to eliminate
static without any harsh arcs.
ESD Journal recently discovered claims on the internet for a product
similar to the Antishock Brush. The product looks effective; however,
we have found that the product does not match the properties of
the Antishock Brush from TexStat. The brush does not provide a spark
point (like Brent Beamer pointed out with the car key example).
In the case of the brush, it may provide corona ionization at higher
field potentials. See this product at: www.texstat.com