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Old 03-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I have been pondering ways to do this for a while and have thought of one rather easy (possibly wrong) way of doing so.

I was thinking that if I modify a standard 3pin plug so that there is only the earth pin left and connect the croc clip to that and plug it into a wall plug socket that this would be suitible.

Would this be ok and work it work??

Any advice as always very welcome.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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If you leave the power cable plugged into the PSU and the wall (but turned off at the wall) your case is earthed anyway a proper static mat will have earthing anyway.
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Earthing....LOL. It's grounding (ground plug) in the US....I was like 'what is he talking about'...

I don't know much about electricity, but I wouldn't put any kind of modified or damaged plug into a wall outlet. As wildcat said, a proper static mat will have it's own ground plug. And besides, I've never used one, just don't put the PC on a metal table in the middle of a carpeted room and work on it in your socks..... I just make sure I touch something metal (like a chair or a srew on my desk) before I start working on the insides of a PC.
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Well can I just attach it to the radiator then. Will that be enough??

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Thank you for you fast response wild cat. I coiled a piece of wire round the pipe and connected the mat to that. The transfer is complete just need a new cd drive to match now

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That is, if it's not painted....
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That is, if it's not painted....
Was thinking the OP should figure metal to metal
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I did wrap it round the bottom of the pipe which for some reason isn't painted
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....just need a new cd drive to match now

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You went through all that just to change a cd drive. I mean, good for you for being cautious, but personally I think that's a little over-cautious. My work setup puts the computers above my monitors and so reach into them easier I stand on a metal chair... and I put ram in/take ram out, swap hard drive, swap cd/dvd drives. But I applaud you for taking the extra step to use the antistatic mat.
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