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Old 09-16-2007, 12:29 AM #1
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Default Grounded wrist strap??

Ok so my dad had one of these lying around. I know you put it on your wrist(duh)but where do you clip it to? I mean to protect your LD when you are handling it.


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I usually use a grounded piece of equipment on my bench. The 3 wire plug will (should) be grounded to eartn.

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Default Re: Grounded wrist strap??

if your like me who has his workbench right next to his computer, the computer case itself is grounded. Just attatch it to a place where there is no paint.
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your computer case should be sufficient; probably best.
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So from what I understand, you can't just hook it to any metal?
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So from what I understand, you can't just hook it to any metal?
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Default Re: Grounded wrist strap??

if you have some kind of water/gas pipe around, hook it to that! it will definately be the best! actually i have heard that it can be bad to hook it to a gas pipe, so maybe a water pipe. if not, as people said, you can hook it up to some appliance with a metal case, as they all should be grounded.
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Ok thanks guys. I will probably use the inside of my PC case then. I didn't realize it whatever you ground it to had to have power to it.
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it doesn't nessecarily, but metal appliances will ALWAYS be grounded, but plastic ones aren't
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