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Have Chain, Will Travel

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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 contact 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 your suitcase.

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 totally unique.

xenzag, Jul 26 2014

The link http://www.firehouse.com/forums/t74008/
[not_morrison_rm, Jul 26 2014]


       //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.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 26 2014

       40,000 volts but at what amperage? I'm calling bullshit.
Voice, Jul 26 2014

       So far your chain post only has one link. Not very impressive as chains go.
AusCan531, Jul 27 2014

       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!
pocmloc, Jul 27 2014

       I've seen trucks with chains dragging on the ground, and assumed it was related to preventing static build-up.
Vernon, Jul 27 2014


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