Shredded plastic is picking up a static charge
I have just connected my shredder to an electric motor and have started shredding some HDPE plastic.
I am finding that the shredded plastic is picking up a static charge which is making it go all over the place. I have done a quick video here – https://youtu.be/Lf5EK7vnLbs
Is there any way to disipate this static charge, or is it something that I just have to live with?
I guess you did already but please check that you have to connect the earth/ground from your wall plug to the shredder frame. Make really sure there is ground coming from the wall plug and check also your cables with a flow test or multi-meter.
I hope this makes sense, if not please ask, and it’s given 🙂
Were you able to find a solution to reduce or dissipate the static charge. I am having a similar issue.
Based on the first reply I contacted the electrical engineer that had wired up my motor and he assured me that it was properly earthed.
I then took another approach. Where I shred is close to the earth grounding rod for our house, so I ran a cable directly from the earth rod to the machine and I still had a build-up of static.
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