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Old 12-11-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Ok so I have an Anti Static wrist strap in front of me and I'm confused as how I am to use it
Can I just put the alligator clips on my case because it's metal and work on the parts I have or does something have to be plugged in.
I looked on a few sites and none gave me a specific answer
Any help would be very much appreciated
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Put the band on your wrist and the alligator clip on a piece of unpainted metal on the case. That's it. Some bands also have a plug that goes into the grounding prong on an electrical outlet (round prong) for added protection.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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Ah sweet now then I just have to wait for my cpu fan and dvd drive and I'm good
Might take apart this computer I'm using right now LOL
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If you can then connect yourself to a proper earth. Like a radiator or another metal electrial object thats pluged in. A metal kettle for instance.

I connect to the metal case on the computer but I ensure that there is a PSU fitted and that it's plugged in. I'm properly grounded that way.
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If you can then connect yourself to a proper earth. Like a radiator or another metal electrial object thats pluged in. A metal kettle for instance.

I connect to the metal case on the computer but I ensure that there is a PSU fitted and that it's plugged in. I'm properly grounded that way.
Wait a metal kettle?
Isn't that just a kettle, can you explain how that works; I mean how is it plugged in lol
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Probably an electric kettle.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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Yeah I figured
So putting the alligator clips on the plugged in object is better than just metal; but metal still works
That's what I'm understanding
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Just metal will work, but if you want to be truly grounded then clip it to something that is metal and plugged into the wall.
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Quite honestly, I've never really grounded myself before messing with computer parts and such.
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Quite honestly, I've never really grounded myself before messing with computer parts and such.
me too lol but im sure i was touching something without realizing it
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