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[IP] Electrostatic Discharge
- Subject: [IP] Electrostatic Discharge
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 11:38:56
ON Tue, 27 Oct 1998 trifona <email @ redacted> wrote:
>I was taking to my local Disetronic representative in my quest for
>finding my soon to be SUPER-pump. She told me that for some reason
>the Minimed model can easily be shocked as when we all do during the
>winter months, walkin on carpets, touching the car door, etc.
>When this happens, she said the pump will SHUT-DOWN for 8 hours in
>order to "recover" and to safely discharge itself (?).
I KNEW there was a major electrical problem with my pump <EEHBG: extra
extra huge big grin>. I was in the park Sunday with kids and my 3
year old decided we should go down this long plastic slide together:
About halfway down I touched something on the slide, getting a nice
jolt of ESD. My pump, as in all previous years, was almost totally
unaffected (it did come out of my pocket for a look at me in order to
reassure me it was OK and to see if I had responded to the ESD).
Seriously: in over 18 years I've never yet ESDd any pump, not that I
haven't tried (EEHBG>. I am aware that people have done such, but
I've never yet.
by the way: Slides are FUN!!! My son and I had a great time on the
monkey bars as well.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/