'Blown Out' Phones

susan915March 5, 2007

Help! I've blown out 3 cordless phones in 2 months. There's a lot of static electricity in my home and when I answer my phone sometimes there's a spark. I don't know if a plastic cordless phone would be the solution or if there's a problem with the phone wiring. I haven't had this problem previously. Any suggestions?

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I dont recall ever seeing or getting a static spark on a cordless phone. And dont know what else you have that might generate static... perhaps low humidity & with some shoes and carpets, the combination will create a static shuffle and shock you elsewhere too ?

Where the phone line enters the house there is usually a grounding conductor tied to the same grounds the electrical panel use. Typically looped to a metal water pipe and usually a ground rod.

You might look around and see if one of those grounds has come loose or been weed wackered.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2007 at 8:00AM
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