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Static Electricity
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:39:06 pm »
Within a few weeks I will build my new PC and since it is a first for me, I wonder about static electricity protection. I have a recommanded wristband and intend to build the PC on a wooden table on a tile floor. I intend to plug the wristband on to the PSU fan grill. However, I will need the PSU eventually (test parts before installing them in the case)  so I will have to change my source. So I wondered about electrical baseboard (plinths) or even the top of the toaster. Any idea?
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 11:45:21 pm »
Spend the money and get an anti-static floor pad to stand on as well.  Doesn't have to be big, 2x3 for your workbench should do.
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 10:07:43 am »
Is that really necessary? I just tapped the case every now and then and had no problems.
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 11:39:38 am »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 11:51:51 am »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 11:55:28 am »
Yes.
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 03:05:41 pm »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

Life advice?
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 04:01:33 pm »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

Don't wear shoes? :yeahright:

My advice is DO wear shoes, and stand on a hard floor to work whenever possible. The ESD risk is greatly overblown to beginners; at my shop, I don't even have to wear a wrist strap because I wear boots and stand on a concrete floor (and the warehouse tends to be about the right humidity to keep the risk down).
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 04:17:27 pm »
Is that really necessary? I just tapped the case every now and then and had no problems.

I don't trust electricity.   :mad:
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 08:29:51 pm »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 07:14:33 am »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

Don't wear shoes? :yeahright:

My advice is DO wear shoes, and stand on a hard floor to work whenever possible. The ESD risk is greatly overblown to beginners; at my shop, I don't even have to wear a wrist strap because I wear boots and stand on a concrete floor (and the warehouse tends to be about the right humidity to keep the risk down).

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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 08:25:50 am »
I don't do anything special. I do it sitting on a carpeted floor. Just touch the case a lot and only touch the edges of your components.

It's a new PC so if something does get staticked to death return it.
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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 08:44:37 am »
I don't do anything special. I do it sitting on a carpeted floor. Just touch the case a lot and only touch the edges of your components.

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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 11:27:18 am »
Don't wear shoes or socks & regularly discharge yourself.

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Re: Static Electricity
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 12:46:48 am »
Anyway, I built my computer without problem. Used the anti-static wrist band.
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