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Anti-static wrist strap question -HELP PLEASE-

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October 24, 2013 4:12:28 PM

Is it good to install the PSU in the case and plug it in the wall but keep it powered off. Can I attach the alligator clip to the PSU or case after this? Will this ensure that I am grounded and reduce chances of damaging parts due to static electricity? please help


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October 24, 2013 4:17:04 PM

well, plugged into the wall will ground the psu and whatever is plugged into it...but it's recommended that you not plug it in while working inside the case, just clip onto the chassis and you'll be fine.
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October 24, 2013 4:19:58 PM

but my whole case is painted, so I don't think the clip will work that good
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October 24, 2013 4:27:30 PM

pcbuilder1996 said:
but my whole case is painted, so I don't think the clip will work that good


It will work better than having power running through everything in your case.
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October 24, 2013 4:29:14 PM

but if the power is switched off, it won't give any power it will only ground, right?
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October 24, 2013 4:36:03 PM

pcbuilder1996 said:
but if the power is switched off, it won't give any power it will only ground, right?


Shouldn't juice everything, but it's still not recommended. As long as you're not rolling around on the carpet while building, you shouldn't really need any static dissipation after initially touching the case. But it's up to you how you want to do it
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