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" Installed Dissipator For Approx $80.00, His Insurance Agent Told Him That He Had Never Received A Claim From Anyone Using This Device. " His insurance could have just said "I don't know anything about these." yes, they make good claims, but elsewhere I'd read from someone who DID use one, DID get hit, DID try to claim the warranty coverage for it, and couldn't get anywhere with the maker. Apparently the concept behind the device (multiple sharp tips to dissipate a static charge) works in theory, to LESSEN the risk and diffuse the charge. But the warranty is worthless and the devices are not "absolute" protection any more than anything else.
If you've ever heard static discharge literally crackling off an antenna or lightning rod, you'll understand that a static discharge is real.