Effective in neutralizing static charges on virtually any surface and lends itself to a host of other applications.
Dimensions: 4.5" x 6.5" (114 mm x 165 mm)
Weight: 135g (0.3 lbs)
The Zerostat 3 incorporates a unique Piezo Crystal device which generates a positive electrical stream of Ions with a gentle slow squeeze of the trigger, and a negative stream of ions upon slow release of the trigger thus ensuring no electrical charge on the material subjected to the Zerostat stream. Constructed from a durable hard plastic, it requires no batteries or refills and is a long lasting alternative to cleaning brushes.
In the laboratory the Zerostat 3 antistatic gun keeps film, glass, plastic ware, and lenses dust and lint free. It also prevents charged particles from flying during weighting or transfer of particles. And the Zerostat gun finds wide use among those who possess and maintain phonograph record collections.
Each Zerostat 3 antistatic gun has a 'two cycle' type of operation, when the trigger is squeezed, positive ions are generated and when the trigger is relaxed, negative ions flow. This means that it is possible to induce a charge on a neutral surface using the Zerostat. If the trigger is squeezed and the Zerostat3 is then removed from the surface (before allowing the trigger to return to its original position) a positive charge will be induced. Similarly, pointing the Zerostat 3 at the surface only for the release of the trigger will induce a negative charge.
Each squeeze of the trigger results in a discharge, when stated in units of charge, of about 1.5 Coulombs. One can reasonably expect on the order of 50,000 such 'squeeze cycles' during the lifetime of the gun. The Zerostat 3 antistatic gun needs no batteries or electrical supply nor does it contain any radioactive components. It contains a piezoelectric device. Your slow squeezing action creates 1-4 clicks each time you squeeze and release the trigger slowly. This clicking sound is heard when the device produces the ion stream.