Surface pro feels 'electric' when charging!

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  1. mandar

    mandar New Member

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    Hi people,

    Quick question for surface pro owners. When I charge my surface pro, I can feel it through the entire device. I have read about people being lightly shocked when it is charging, but this is different. When I run my finger along the back of the case, it feels almost like it is vibrating. And no, the device is not physically vibrating.
    Does anyone else have a similar experience with their surface pro?

    Thanks
     
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    Nope. If it happens every time, maybe you should look into getting it replaced.
     
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    no why do you ask??? elect.jpg
     
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    Nuspieds Active Member

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    No me, either.

    I suggest you return it, as it is obvioulsy a hazard.
     
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    I have had that issue as well. Though it doesn't always happen.
     
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    Are you Getting Electric Shock or just Static ??? because of some wiring in electrical outlets you might get small tingling sensation due to static electricity formation ..
     
  9. Afy

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    It isn't shocks, but the stand seems to be vibrating somehow. Almost as if the stand was corroughted somehow.
     
  10. Wayne Orwig

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    Mine does it, and I have the tools/resources to find out why. But I never bothered. :LOL:

    Really noticeable when you lightly pass the back of your hand over the back metal 'surface' of the Surface. I'm sure it is a small AC current flow.

    When you notice it some time, try reversing the plug in the AC outlet to see if the effects it.
    I suspect they have a static drain path through the AC that isn't balanced and it passes a tiny fraction of current.
     
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    My RT does it sometimes. Our building is ridiculously old, so I've always suspected it's the prehistoric wiring.

    -andrew
     
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    Yup I have this, everytime... Surface Pro here. I actually think it feels rather nice tbh.
     

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