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How do I ground myself with an anti-static wrist strap?

#1BrickLanerPosted 11/12/2013 10:05:09 PM(edited)
Hi, guys.

I don't know how to ground myself or the meaning of ground. Can someone explain?

Like can I attach the clip to any metal object? Or does it have to be the computer case in order to neutralize or make even of the static between me and the computer?

Also after I discharge myself of electricity, do I remove the anti-static wrist band?
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#2WinpusPosted 11/12/2013 10:06:04 PM(edited)
Not necessarily any metal object, the object has to be grounded. Technically speaking, there has to be something to absorb the excess current.

You computer chassis would be ideal as the power supply is grounded. You want to keep the strap in place so current never builds up.
#3KidInTheHallPosted 11/12/2013 10:06:51 PM
Attach the clip to the metal in your case & the other end to your junk. You're grounded & your hands are free with no wire restraining you or getting in the way.
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#4BrickLaner(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 10:08:46 PM
Winpus posted...
Not necessarily any metal object, the object has to be grounded. Technically speaking, there has to be something to absorb the excess current.

You computer chassis would be ideal as the power supply is grounded. You want to keep the strap in place so current never builds up.


what does ground mean? I've looked it on the dictionary and I have a hard time comprehending due to my stupidity.

Also do I have to keep the clip attached to the case or can i remove it but keep the wrist band on?
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#5DerPancakePosted 11/12/2013 10:12:53 PM
You wrap around your arm like a watch, and then the side that looks like crocodile teeth, you attach it to a metal part of your case.
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#6arleasPosted 11/12/2013 10:17:30 PM(edited)
From: BrickLaner | #004
what does ground mean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_%28electricity%29

http://science.howstuffworks.com/electrical-grounding-info.htm

That 2nd one is probably more helpful to you.
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#7Kokuei05Posted 11/12/2013 10:19:11 PM
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#8ihumpmypillow89Posted 11/12/2013 10:30:53 PM
Just shove the alligator clip into the actual ground, if that's not easily available where you're working on your case the metal case will work fine.
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#9BrickLaner(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 10:38:42 PM
Does the PSU have to be plugged in? Also can I remove the alligator clip but keep the wrist-band on? Or do I need to keep it clipped on the metal object?
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#10DerPancakePosted 11/12/2013 10:41:16 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
Just shove the alligator clip into the actual ground, if that's not easily available where you're working on your case the metal case will work fine.


its a crocodile clip, not an alligator.
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