Remove Static Electricity from the Surface of Any LP
A Must Have For Any Analog Lover - Perfect for Record Cleaning Machine Use
This amazing little device known as the Milty Zerostat Antistatic Gun is an antistatic generator which has numerous applications, but our main use is to remove the satic charge on the surface of a record. Just squeeze the "trigger" of the Zerostat and a steady stream of ions is released. The magic comes from two powerful piezoelectric crystals and its patented compression trigger. The Zerostat will simply remove a static charge from the surface of an LP instantly.
Perfect for use when the rotation of a Record Cleaning Machine and its suction tube build up a static field on the surface of your records. The Zerostat eliminates this static charge with the pull of the trigger. Highly recommended... in fact... this is an essential analog accessory!
USE: Point the Zerostat approximately two inches from the surface of the LP. Slowly pull the trigger and then pull the Zerostat away before releasing the trigger. Repeat in all four corners of the LP surface. DONE.
In later years the Zerostat antistatic gun was discovered to have great applicability for use in a photographic darkroom to remove dust from film and negatives. After that, a wider range of applications came into being when people running SEM labs found out that it was also idea for eliminating dust from critical samples or other critical surfaces when the dust attraction was being caused by electrostatic charge. Others have reported that certain insulating specimens, when treated this way, can actually be viewed (admittedly briefly) by SEM without the need to apply further coating.
In the laboratory, the Milty Zerostat 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 unit is shipped with complete Use Instructions and also, information about a special 'Test Procedure' to validate that the unit is working properly. Each Zerostat unit 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 Zerostat is then removed from the surface (and before allowing the trigger to return to its original position), a positive charge will be induced. Similarly, pointing the Zerostat 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, is 1.5 Coulombs. One can reasonably expect on the order of 10,000 such 'squeeze cycles' during the lifetime of the Zerostat unit. The Zerostat needs no batteries or electrical supply nor does it contain any radioactive components.
The Zerostat is very lightweight, highly portable and easy to control and handle.