How to get rid of Static Electricity?

  1. 4 weeks ago

    Alex shouse

    Dec 15 Omaha, NE 4405C

    My team just finished a competition using V4. We played 8 matches and in every single match we shorted out or cortex at least once. our theory for this is that we are gathering static electricity from the foal tiles on the field. We are in need of methods to fix this problem because this is taking the fun out of the game, shorting out every match and in two of the matches we shorted out for a minute and twenty seconds. This is taking the fun out of the game for us and we need ways to fix this so that we can play the game for once.

  2. FatGorilla

    Dec 15 Michigan 3333B - Butter

    There is spray you can put on the field tiles to reduce the static

  3. KMonkeys

    Dec 16 Cumming, GA What is this?
    Edited 4 weeks ago by KMonkeys

    @Alex shouse My team just finished a competition using V4. We played 8 matches and in every single match we shorted out or cortex at least once. our theory for this is that we are gathering static electricity from the foal tiles on the field. We are in need of methods to fix this problem because this is taking the fun out of the game, shorting out every match and in two of the matches we shorted out for a minute and twenty seconds. This is taking the fun out of the game for us and we need ways to fix this so that we can play the game for once.

    Is your team the only team that encounter static issue or other teams also encounter the static issue?

    VEX Recommended using "Heavy Duty Staticide" to be sprayed on the tiles and or on robot wheels.

  4. josh_siegel

    Dec 16 Davis, California 162A Mentor/Alumni

    There were a few teams in our region that had this issue and they added a screw or something drag on the tiles as a ground for their robot. I never had this issue, but that is what they did.

  5. ranOOm

    Dec 17 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2381
    Edited 4 weeks ago by ranOOm

    @Alex shouse My team just finished a competition using V4. We played 8 matches and in every single match we shorted out or cortex at least once. our theory for this is that we are gathering static electricity from the foal tiles on the field. We are in need of methods to fix this problem because this is taking the fun out of the game, shorting out every match and in two of the matches we shorted out for a minute and twenty seconds. This is taking the fun out of the game for us and we need ways to fix this so that we can play the game for once.

    How are you sure that you shorted out? What do you mean by "shorting out?"? could you describe the issue? it could likely be another issue (bad keys / breakers / ptc?)

  6. Shard

    Dec 17 New York 1353C

    Before you touch the robot, slap the field walls for a second or two. If you're talking about when you're not touching the robot, antistatic spray on wheels should work

  7. Cam

    Dec 17 Ga Us ?

    Didn't help for us still had a port burn out ,and got the white screen of death(V5).

 

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