Solved How do I use an antistatic wriststrap

November 28, 2012 at 05:52:30
Specs: Windows 7, amd dual core processor e350
How do I use an antistatic wrist strap because I looked on google and many people say that you can just put it on your wrist and then connect it to your computer's metal chasis and that's it but I have also heard that you have to earth it by plugging it in to the wall but keeping the power supply off but most of these people were called idiots and that it is dangerous so I am unsure what to do.

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#1
November 28, 2012 at 06:11:07
First of all, the power-socket into which the PC is plugged must have a built-in switch to proceed as follows:

Switch the power-socket off and unplug the PC power cable from it.

Now press the power button on the front of the PC for 10 seconds to purge stored-up power from the PSU.

Now plug the PC power-cable back into the power-socket but leave the socket switched off!

Now you can safely put the wrist-strap on your wrist and connect it to bare metal chassis of the PC.

You will not be able to discharge static from your body if the wrist-strap crocodile-clip does not have a direct route to earth. That's why you must leave the PC plugged in but switched off at the power-socket. Then static will discharge to earth through the earth pin in the power-socket.

If you don't have the PC plugged in to a switched-off power-socket, the static will have nowhere to go except through the motherboard components that you touch!


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November 28, 2012 at 06:13:47
-Make sure to disconnect the power cord.
-Put the tower ontop of cardboard box(to prevent further build up of static energy)
-Connect it to the wrist and alligator grip to the system tower & u are done.

Personal i never used it, i always try to touch the edge of a component.

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#3
November 28, 2012 at 07:26:12
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-Make sure to disconnect the power cord.

Then you remove the earth path and there is nowhere for static to go.

-Put the tower on top of cardboard box(to prevent further build up of static energy)

Pointless: Static within the computer is continually being drained to earth while the computer is operating, It is static build-up in the body that is the problem. A cardboard box inst going to you much good if you are wearing nylon underwear and walking on a carpet made from artificial fibre and the humidity is low and your house has a faulty earth in the power supply, all of which can increase the possibility of static build up.


-Connect it to the wrist and alligator grip to the system tower & u are done

So you and the case of the same potential except the components which are isolated from the earth potential, Touch them and any difference is transmitted to them and zap!!!. The idea is that any static in your body is drained to earth so that both you, the case and the components all at the same potential.

Having said that, I have never used a wrist strap. Just touching the case with the power supply plugged in has all that has been necessary. But people are different, some people can attract static like flies to a pot of jam in which case an anti-static strap is essential.

Stuart


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#4
November 28, 2012 at 08:18:10
StuartS
I am just a messenger and u already shot me.
When i use smartphone i can't post a link because i have to write every word(copy & paste not available) so all i did was summarize what written in ehow website.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7422988_use...

If i saw phill22 post i wouldn't bother to post in this thread.

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#5
December 20, 2012 at 07:22:55
You wear the wrist band to your wist, then clip the clipping part to your PC chassis after you must have removed power cord from electric outlet and put the curling probe on the ground. NOTE: The curling probe end touching ground is the earthing in the system.


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