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Offline Ellingferd

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Ct sys with dust deputy - any worries about static?
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:48 AM »
I’ve just ordered a ct sys and am hoping to use it with my dust deputy setup. It’s a regular dust deputy diy cyclone that is attached to a sealed plywood box. The ct would be used with this setup in my small shop with my ts55 and other tools. I’m a bit confused by all the static talk since I have been using a regular shop vac and dust deputy without issue. Do I need to be concerned about static discharge damaging the ct sys? If so, is there a good remedy? I’d prefer not to have to buy the festool cyclone or the more espensive ultimate dd. Thanks!

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Online threesixright

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Re: Ct sys with dust deputy - any worries about static?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 08:26 AM »
I’m no expert, but I think it’s always a risk, unless you have AS.

For me it was a big reason to buy the CT-VA. If I’m counting the fiddling, the hoses and adapters your almost there. Now it just works. Yes expensive for a piece of tubes and 2 systainers sandwiching a plexiglass ‘bucket’ [emoji848]

Someone wrote once: After you payed, you forget about the price. It’s a great excuse to buy whatever you want (funding allowing) [emoji4][emoji6]


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Offline Jaybolishes

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Re: Ct sys with dust deputy - any worries about static?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 09:15 AM »
I have a ct36ac and a mini and I’ve use the dust deputy on both almost every time.  My electronic module on the 36 has fried twice, and that was while NOT USING the deputy and a green anti static hose.  There is definitely a design flaw keeping static of the 36’s electronic module.  I have since not fixed my out of warranty 36 and I’ve been rocking the mini and dust deputy a long time since without incident.  Had I have been using the deputy when my 36 fried twice I would have chalked this up to the cyclone being the problem. The two times it fried I was on location and didn’t want to lug the deputy around. I wonder if I had used the deputy, maybe the vac would have never fried. Food for thought.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Ct sys with dust deputy - any worries about static?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 09:44 AM »
“My electronic module on the 36 has fried twice, and that was while NOT USING the deputy”

Good to know.

Offline ceddy

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Re: Ct sys with dust deputy - any worries about static?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 03:51 PM »
Yep, had the same thing happen to my old CT22. Fried the logic board. An expensive repair! Now I use a little metal wire that I make sure toutches everything including the ground and it's been ok for a few years now.