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Old 02-23-2008, 05:42 AM #1
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Default Grounding!!! help plz LPF!

Can i gound myself through a usb port?, i have a laptop. Is there any ghetto way of grounding? and how can you tell if your grounded?
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Are you upgrading your PC or something?

If you want to be grounded for lasers, just grab a long wire and wrap it around your wrist and wrap the other end to your table.
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Default Re: Grounding!!! help plz LPF!

no PC, just a laptop. im military, not much room for alot of personal stuff. thats why i got this hobby now.
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I suppose you could ground yourself with the metal plug part of a USB, if the computer itself is grounded when plugged in to the wall. *I don't know where you are, but DealExtreme ships worldwide and has free shipping, so you could order one of the anti-static bracelets for $1.80. *Also, grounding yourself on anything large and metal works well, or thru the ground hole of a wall socket (or better, so you don't accidently electrocute yourself with the wrong hole, usually the screw holding the wall socket face cover is grounded).
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If you stuck with nothing to connect to, you could just stick a metal rod in the ground. pertty mush idiotproof ;D
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