Static Shock

mike_kaiser_gwDecember 10, 2013

The other day I'm walking around the corner and touched the corner of the wall and got a static shock. Nothing unusual about that. About 4' away, and above the point where I came into contact with the wall sits a smoke detector (battery operated). The detector went off for a couple of seconds after the shock.

Any idea what would cause that?

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Ron Natalie

Electromagnetic interference. Is this one of the smokes that wirelessly links with another like detector by any chance?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 1:01PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Just an ordinary, stand alone, battery operated smoke detector. No interlink of any kind.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 1:04PM
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ionized_gw

Interesting, is this an ionization detector (radioactive materials) or a photo-electric detector?

How long did it go off before it stopped?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 2:15PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

First Alert SA300. It's an ionization type.

The alarm went off for about 2 seconds or 3 "beeps".

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 7:04PM
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