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Antistatic gloves?

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February 5, 2011 9:08:05 PM

Would something like the be a good replacement for a an antistatic wrist strap? Or would you reccomend using it as well as one?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=26050967...

I was wondering if it eliminates the need for grounding and unpainted surfaces etc..


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February 6, 2011 12:40:24 AM

Yes anti-static gloves are a replacement for a wrist-strap. I personally just keep my hand touching the metal of my computer case while working with components or at least discharging before touching them I don't use anti-static things because I consider them a gimmick but if you want both hands available it might be worth it.
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February 6, 2011 4:35:21 PM

Just use Latex gloves...non-conductive and should be way cheaper!
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February 6, 2011 5:07:36 PM

Ever stuck a balloon to a wall or make ya hair stand on edge ? Balloons are made with latex and are great for creating a static electric charge. Nix the latex gloves.

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/activity/energy/ener-2.html

And I don't use a wrist strap, gloves or anything else. I work at a wood table with hand on case, psu plugged in but turned off to provide earth ground. Make sure to have nothing on ya feet that walking on floor will create static charge.
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February 6, 2011 5:35:36 PM

I work with a piece of plywood or cardboard on the ground
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February 6, 2011 5:39:15 PM

A wrist strap with a resistor in it (so you don't electrocute yourself) is the only proven protection and is what the techs from the big name repair firms use.
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February 6, 2011 11:00:49 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Ever stuck a balloon to a wall or make ya hair stand on edge ? Balloons are made with latex and are great for creating a static electric charge. Nix the latex gloves.

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/activity/energy/ener-2.html

And I don't use a wrist strap, gloves or anything else. I work at a wood table with hand on case, psu plugged in but turned off to provide earth ground. Make sure to have nothing on ya feet that walking on floor will create static charge.


Oooh! I didn't know that. Thanks. I used latex on my last two builds, but no issues. Why is it that all those scientists designing delicate electronics look like they're wearing surgical latex gloves? And how about rubber ones like those used when washing dishes?
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