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If it doesn't have fibers, it's anti static. Wood, metal, glass, plywood, poster board, paper, etc. Static bands can actually cause more ESD. They have a little resistor inside of them and that difusses all the electricity to it, however if your clip becomes ungrounded you've got a wrist full of static waiting, just waiting to discharge.
I've built all rigs I've ever worked on carpet. In a wool sweater, with some awesome socks on. ESD isn't as real as you'd think it is. I've even carried around a fan holding the ground in my mouth with my fingers on the red cable. It spun up quick lol but still worked fine.

Just what I was trying to say.

Many substances don't have fibers and will still generate static electricity; vinyl, for example.
     
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If you use an anti-static mat, it still needs to be grounded. All of my anti-static mats come with a terminal to screw to a plug's cover plate screw for proper ground. Some of these I've modified to wire to a standard wall plug, but with only the ground pin conductor attached (for better mobility versus having to screw down a ring terminal whenever I need to roll out an anti-static mat). This is similar to the solution in the ModRight review video.

The ModRight review video is misleading when they talk about simply using the alligator clip to your chassis because they never talk about whether or not that chassis is actually grounded itself.

Typically, a wrist strap that is supposed to be clipped to your chassis isn't grounded unless the chassis is grounded. This is typically done via the PSU. So, yes. You would have the PSU plugged in and the mains switch in the OFF position to properly ground your chassis.
Edited by jonnyGURU - 8/18/16 at 4:40pm
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