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Bonnet Earth strap.

Hi All,

Does the earth strap that is on the bonnet do anything? I am referring to the one that is attached to the right hand catch and seems to disapear under the soundproofing.

Mine is badly corroded and very brittle. I want to replace it but i am curious to know what its function is.

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I was curious as to why a plastic bonnet with no electrics would need an earth strap..
I assumed that you'd been smoking herbal jazz cigarettes..
so I went and had a look..
so my question is..
Does the earth strap on the bonnet do anything?

Seriously though, the only thing I can think of is to discharge static build up.. Maybe??

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I think it is probably due to with the EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) requirements of any product meeting standards of not emitting excess electromagnetic interference or being unduly affected by electromagnetic interference. This is required in order to satisfy CE marking of all new products which has been in force since before the GTV was first introduced. A plastic bonnet basically does not give any shielding.
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There might be a layer of foil inside the composite material which is attached to the strap.
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It'll be for static - essential on our alfas with the amount of polishing they get
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Originally Posted by symon View Post
There might be a layer of foil inside the composite material which is attached to the strap.
You are bang on

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