Anyone else getting a "tingly" feeling in their Siri Remote when charging?

joefrank64k

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This is a new one for me!

I decided to charge the Siri Remote using an Apple Lightning cable and Apple charger. When I plugged in the Siri remote, I felt a strange "tingly" or "static-y" feeling on the aluminum back. When I unplugged it, the feeling went away and it was back to feeling like smooth aluminum. Weird!

My wife could also feel the difference. We live in a modern home with up-to-date electrical. I tried different cables/chargers/outlets and got the same results.

When the remote was done charging, I picked it up while it was still plugged in and the tingly feeling was gone.

Anyone else getting this? I'm thinking of heading back to the Apple Store for a replacement Siri remote.
 

webbuzz

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Just tried it, no static or tingling. I would ask for a replacement.
 

joefrank64k

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Just tried it, no static or tingling. I would ask for a replacement.
Thanks for checking! I've never felt this with any other Apple product (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, Apple Watch) so it definetly got my attention.
 

TrueBlou

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You could try for a replacement. I've not had to charge mine yet but I might give it s go just to see. Not that I'm fussed, it's not like 5volts dc is going to do any damage to anyone or anything. But I'm curious by nature :D
 

TrueBlou

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Some of us have had the Apple TV for a while now (Dev kits.) so the remote won't be far off needing a charge. I just checked mine and it's at 20%
 

Donka

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MacBook Pros also do this if you plug the power adapter in with the plug attachment. It doesn't happen if you use the longer extension plug cable to connect the power adapter.
 

joefrank64k

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MacBook Pros also do this if you plug the power adapter in with the plug attachment. It doesn't happen if you use the longer extension plug cable to connect the power adapter.
Interesting...I've only charged my MacBook Airs with the extention cable.
 

Donka

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Interesting...I've only charged my MacBook Airs with the extention cable.
Try it with the plug directly in the adapter. Not sure if Airs are affected but it was a weird sensation. I got it all the time on two previous MBPs, when charging and typing, the palms of my hands resting on the chassis just below the keyboard had a tingly, rubbing sensation.