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Suitcases often have to be dragged for considerable distances
across carpets and other surfaces that can cause a build up of
dangerous static electricity.
Have Chain, Will Travel is a short length of chain that you install
on your wheeled suitcase in such a way as to enable it to make
with the floor as you pull the suitcase behind you.
Short lengths of chain attached to cars in the same way, used to
be common place. Their presence was to prevent a build up of
static electricity, and this is the same reason for installing one on
Our trained technicians will quickly install Have Chain, Will Travel
to your suitcase while you wait. All you need do is select the
colour, link design and terminal detail that makes each chain
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||//Short lengths of chain attached to cars in the same way,
||That's kind of recent, although it's some kind of strip these days, and wouldn't work anyway, as the strip is usually plastic..
||Borderline related - "An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building.." link.
||40,000 volts but at what amperage? I'm calling bullshit.
||So far your chain post only has one link. Not very
impressive as chains go.
||When I was at school we had language classes in a room with individual tape-deck-equipped cubicles and nylon carpets. If you rubbed your feet on the floor and then touched the next student while their hand was on the metal tape controls, then a visible and audible spark would leap from your fingertip onto their arm. We learned nothing about languages in those classes!
||I've seen trucks with chains dragging on the ground, and assumed it was related to preventing static build-up.