Friction Shocks

July 1, 2008 4:23 pm | Car Suspension

WHEELCHAIR SHOCK HELP? PLEASE? 10 POINTS!?

at school i always get shocked when i touch metal. so every period, when i go to my locker, i get shocked. and every time i touch my friends, we both get shocked. im in a electrical wheel chair so i think that has to do with it. i tried wearing gloves, but the shock went through. It has started happening last week from today (11-6-10). i asked my science teacher but he said it might be friction. im really tired of this and i hate getting hurt every period. please help me

Go to the electric Shop at your school and ask them to check the voltage between different metallic spots on your chair and a proper ground. Have them do that after you've been shocked (discharged the voltage). Then tool around in the chair for a little while and have them check the voltage again.
If there is a consistent voltage between your chair and a ground, something is wrong with the electrics in it.
I assume the chair runs on a 12volt or 24Volt DC battery. That's really not enough voltage to shock you every time you touch something. It does sound like it might be Static Electricity, if so then tie a strap from something metal on the chair and let the other end drag on the ground. The strap should be wide & heavy enough so that it makes constant contact with the ground at all times. A piece of used steel belted radial tire should work, or you could try a strip of thin steel, copper, aluminum.

You might also try keeping dryer sheets in your pockets.

Basically you need to have the chair's metal in contact with the ground at all times. I sure hope this helps, as an Electrical Engineer, I hate being shocked.

FRICTION SHOCKS RAT ROD HOT ROD T BUCKET
FRICTION SHOCKS RAT ROD HOT ROD T BUCKET
$39.95
Time Remaining: 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $39.95

40 41 42 46 47 48 49 INTERNATIONAL LEVER ACTION SHOCK LEFT LT LF FRONT
40 41 42 46 47 48 49 INTERNATIONAL LEVER ACTION SHOCK LEFT LT LF FRONT
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

37 38 39 DRIVERS SIDE PONTIAC BUICK OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
37 38 39 DRIVERS SIDE PONTIAC BUICK OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

1945 1946 1947 FORD REAR FRICTION SHOCKS LINKS AND BOLTS
1945 1946 1947 FORD REAR FRICTION SHOCKS LINKS AND BOLTS
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 28m

37 38 39 RIGHT PONTIAC OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
37 38 39 RIGHT PONTIAC OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
$60.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

37 38 39 RIGHT FRONT PONTIAC OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
37 38 39 RIGHT FRONT PONTIAC OLDS CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
$60.00
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

Rat Rod Friction Shocks T Bucket Flat Bolt On Mounting
Rat Rod Friction Shocks T Bucket Flat Bolt On Mounting
$29.50
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $29.50

37 38 39 LEFT PONTIAC OLDS BUICK CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
37 38 39 LEFT PONTIAC OLDS BUICK CADILLAC FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM
$60.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

Ford shock mount Banjo rear endFluid frictionVintageHot rodOld school 47 48
Ford shock mount Banjo rear endFluid frictionVintageHot rodOld school 47 48
$119.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $119.00

36 BUICK GM RIGHT FRONT FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM UPPER TOP CONTROL ARM FRAME
36 BUICK GM RIGHT FRONT FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM UPPER TOP CONTROL ARM FRAME
$60.00
Time Remaining: 7d 10h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

36 BUICK GM LEFT FRONT FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM UPPER TOP CONTROL ARM FRAME
36 BUICK GM LEFT FRONT FRICTION HYDRAULIC SHOCK ARM UPPER TOP CONTROL ARM FRAME
$60.00
Time Remaining: 7d 10h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

FRICTION SHOCKS t bucket hot rat rod 23 roadster 32
FRICTION SHOCKS t bucket hot rat rod 23 roadster 32
$33.00
Time Remaining: 12d 10h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $33.00

39 40 CHEVY LEFT FRONT KNEE ACTION FRICTION SHOCK
39 40 CHEVY LEFT FRONT KNEE ACTION FRICTION SHOCK
$35.00
Time Remaining: 14d 3h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

FRICTION SHOCKS TRANSVERSE MOUNT RAT ROD T BUCKET
FRICTION SHOCKS TRANSVERSE MOUNT RAT ROD T BUCKET
$34.95
Time Remaining: 15d 12h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $34.95

RAT HOT ROD SUICIDE FRAME RAILS FRICTION SHOCKS FRONT TUBE FRONT SPRING PERCH
RAT HOT ROD SUICIDE FRAME RAILS FRICTION SHOCKS FRONT TUBE FRONT SPRING PERCH
$825.00
Time Remaining: 18d 5h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $825.00

41 42 46 47 48 FORD TRUCK CAR LEFT FRONT PASSENGERS SIDE LEVER ACTION SHOCK
41 42 46 47 48 FORD TRUCK CAR LEFT FRONT PASSENGERS SIDE LEVER ACTION SHOCK
$30.00
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00


Tags: , , , ,