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Offline Dick Mahany

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Festool CT Cyclone - How does it prevent static build up?
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:07 PM »
I've been reading through the various topics about the new CT Cyclone.  My question is how does it avoid static charge buildup like the non-conductive aftermarket cyclones do?  Is it that the separator drum in the lid is made of conductive resin?  I ask because the rest of the components look like plain ABS from what I can tell from the photos that I have seen.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 01:11 PM by Dick Mahany »

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Festool CT Cyclone - How does it prevent static build up?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 02:50 PM »
The hoses and the truncated Cyclone are conductive. Pretty sure the bin is irrelevant static-wise after the hoses conduct the debris in.

Offline rst

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Re: Festool CT Cyclone - How does it prevent static build up?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 04:25 PM »
Not all ABS is non conductive, antistatic ABS has more carbon in the composition.

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool CT Cyclone - How does it prevent static build up?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 06:02 PM »
You can purchase injection molding polymers in various levels of conductivity. From a simple carbon loaded resin to having finely chopped stainless fibers in the mix. If you can’t find one off the shelf,  there are custom blenders that will make you what you need, albeit in large quantities.