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How To Use Anti Static Wrist Strap

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December 22, 2013 1:27:39 PM

Quick Rundown, I'm building a computer and i know it sounds stupid but how the heck do i use an anti static wrist strap ?

it has the wrist band with the metal piece (does it always have to have contact with your skin) and the other side has crocodile clips .

do i just install my PSU into my case and connect it to the mains making sure the PSU is off as well as the mains and then connect the crocodile clips to the screws i used to secure it into the case ?

thanks (sorry for such a noobie thing -_-)
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December 22, 2013 1:30:25 PM

What I always did was as you said - install the PSU, connect it to the mains and have it turned off, and then I'd usually clip the clip onto the 'grille' of the PSU fan. I guess screws would work just as well.
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December 22, 2013 1:38:25 PM

JOOK-D said:
What I always did was as you said - install the PSU, connect it to the mains and have it turned off, and then I'd usually clip the clip onto the 'grille' of the PSU fan. I guess screws would work just as well.


100% guaranteed static discharge ? also what components can i install without the wrist strap
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December 22, 2013 1:39:44 PM

Zaman786Ahmad said:
JOOK-D said:
What I always did was as you said - install the PSU, connect it to the mains and have it turned off, and then I'd usually clip the clip onto the 'grille' of the PSU fan. I guess screws would work just as well.


100% guaranteed static discharge ? also what components can i install without the wrist strap


I don't even use one, and I can't comment on whether it's 100%.

Regardless, most parts don't get harmed by a little static nowadays anyway. You can install every part without the strap if you want to :p  - if you're concerned, just keep it on all the time.
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December 22, 2013 2:07:08 PM

so shall i connect it to the grill ? id rather use a method thats tried and tested
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December 22, 2013 3:22:09 PM

Zaman786Ahmad said:
so shall i connect it to the grill ? id rather use a method thats tried and tested


Yep, thats what you should do, plugged in PSU, switch off, connected to the grill.

Theres no guarantee, but most parts can take some static fine.

I had a GPU fall PCB first onto a carpet floor once, and it still works to this day.

Trust me, most parts that are off can take some ESD.

With a wriststrap, you are static free.

Good luck!
Dave
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