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Current from static electricity

  1. Mar 22, 2014 #1
    If I rub my socks around on the carpet, then touch the end of my unplugged laptop charger, and get a spark, why doesn't the breaker pop?
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  3. Mar 22, 2014 #2
    The current flows only for a tiny fraction of a second. That's way too short a time.
  4. Mar 22, 2014 #3


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    and its really low current, maybe ~ a few 10's of mA - way below the fusing current rating of that fuse

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  6. Mar 23, 2014 #5


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    Are you actually trying to damage your laptop charger !! If not then best stop now.
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