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What Causes Static Electricity?
Static electricity occurs when there is an excess of positive (+) or negative (-) charges on an object's surface. This condition is caused from rubbing certain materials together. Static electricity is not caused by friction, as is popularly thought. Instead, it is caused by the triboelectric effect. The position of the material in the Triboelectric Series determines how effectively the charges will be exchanged.

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  • 2KV of static attracts airborne dust
  • 4 KV w­ill cause materials to move w­ith a mind of their own-prevents stacking materials
  • 6 KV is enough static energy to cause a spark in dry conditions of low­ humidity