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Touching PSU and case good for grounding?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I don't have a Anti static wrist strap. So would touching the psu and case be good enough?
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    yeah, any unpainted metal object will ground you
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    Turn off switch on psu but dont unplug from wall, preferably dont work while standing onn carpet.
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    if you put shoes on then ground yourself, will that work fine?
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    I work while standing on carpet :p but I always have a part of me touching bare metal on my case.. over cautious I am but I think you can build up a bit of static from the clothes you wear too.. ?

    Putting shoes on should work fine.. I wonder if some clothes can build up static.. even if you dont feel the static leave your body it can damage a component.
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    also this applies this time of year:

    DO NOT WEAR A FUZZY SWEATER, IN A DRY LOW HUMIDITY ENVIROMENT SUCH AS RUNNING THE HEATER IN YOUR HOUSE, IT MAKES STATIC ELECTRICITY AS YOU MOVE

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