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sparks - zaping

Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:21 pm

if you have a metal body for your combustible / hybrid , upon ignition will you get zapped? having the spark is using the metal body to complete the arc
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:24 pm

if you used the search function, or just read some topics, you would have seen that if it is properly grounded, you won't get zapped.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:04 pm

Should've just asked this question in your other thread. You should've also looked at one of the many metal hybrids on the forum, would've taken only a few seconds.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:11 pm

Electricity is a really strange thing, it always wants to go home the easiest way. Going through the spark gap is the easiest way.

(This isn't strictly true, but it's the easiest way to explain it)

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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:16 am

Theres different ways to do it. I guess it depends on how high the mix will be. I just ran wires through mine and connected them to a spark strip, but its a low mix hybrid so I could get away with stuff like that.
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Re: sparks - zaping

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:23 pm

Major Collins wrote:if you have a metal body for your combustible / hybrid , upon ignition will you get zapped? having the spark is using the metal body to complete the arc

A car is a "metal bodied hybrid". You don't get zapped by your car do you?
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