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Static Shock

Posted by mike_kaiser (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 10, 13 at 10:45

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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RE: Static Shock

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

RE: Static Shock

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

RE: Static Shock

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

How long did it go off before it stopped?

RE: Static Shock

First Alert SA300. It's an ionization type.

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

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