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Antistatic Cat Strap

Van Der Caat
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I'm trying not to laugh: while petting Sweatervest - a rather large feline - who's parked in my lap, there's enough static built up at each handstroke to cause my midsection to ground to her butt (the humidifer needs fixin').

The cat, of course, thinks I'm zapping her on purpose (I am, but that's not the point) and plots revenge.

So... the idea is for a wire: a wrist-strap on one end attached to the petter; a soft wide clip on the other attached to the ear or tail of the pettee.

FlyingToaster, Mar 03 2014

stunning http://www.amazon.c...light/dp/B007386H86
[bs0u0155, Mar 07 2014]


       You could just try grounding yourself before touching the cat, perhaps with a long copper rod inserted through a hole in the floor near the sofa and extending below your foundation.
Alterother, Mar 03 2014

       These problems are easily avoided by shaving or waxing the cat.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 03 2014

       Use a catpacitor to adsorb the charge?
popbottle, Mar 03 2014

       Wimshurst machine, MUHWHAHAHAH!
8th of 7, Mar 03 2014

       For cars, you can get those little conductive rubber tails that drag along the ground, allegedly to discharge static. I'm sure something similar could be fitted to a cat.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 03 2014

       So are we. We will report the results of practical testing as soon as we can find and capture a cat.   

       This may take a while, as for some odd reason there is a long- standing dearth of cats in our vicinity. Not that we're complaining; we only require a few now and again for testing and experimental purposes - usually for projectile weapons.
8th of 7, Mar 03 2014

       My cat Frisco appears to enjoy the occasional jolt, and runs back for more. Hmph, what could that signify, I wonder?
blissmiss, Mar 04 2014

       //what could that signify, I wonder?//   

       Ecstatic electricity?
csea, Mar 05 2014

       //what could that signify, I wonder?//   

       Your cat sounds a little bit freaky. If you truly love Mr Frisco you should consider buying him a taser.   

       Also on the matter of cat grounding ACS, you could attach a car tire to any cats head and not have to worry about static electricity
vfrackis, Mar 06 2014

       Hmmm, a taser huh? Very funny. His birthday is rapidly approaching though. Do they cost much I wonder?
blissmiss, Mar 06 2014


       Mr. Frisco is a sophisticated name for a cat btw i like it   

       you should get one of those old hand crank shockers the kind they used to cure tooth aches this might be a more intimate method of delivering a shocks vs a straight tazer
vfrackis, Mar 06 2014

       //a taser huh? ... Do they cost much I wonder?//   

       The last-but-one time I was in Malaysia, they had tasers (the non-projectile kind) for sale at half the stalls in the main street market in KL. Naturally I bought one (150 Ringitts, haggled down to 75 - about £15).   

       It made truly awesome 2-inch arcs between the metal prongs, which equates to about 50kV. Never had the nerve to test it on anyone. Sadly, it died after a few weeks.   

       Last time I went, I asked around and it seems they've been banned, which is disappointing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 06 2014

       // Naturally I bought one (150 Ringitts, haggled down to 75 - about £15).//   

       they saw you coming <link>
bs0u0155, Mar 06 2014

       Four times?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 06 2014

       Given a good line of sight, and nothing else to look at, they could have seen you coming any number of times.   

       Now, if we assume x as Max's position, and the line of sight to be 15 degrees <disappears in cloud of chalk dust.>
not_morrison_rm, Mar 07 2014

       //Four times?//   

       a damming indictment of T-mobile's patchy 4G I'm afraid.
bs0u0155, Mar 07 2014


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