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It's known that its not a good Idea to work inside a PC while on carpet, now If I laid down a plastic floor chair mat over the carpet would that help?
P.S. I do use a ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded source regardless of floor type.
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Do you not have any uncarpeted surface in your house? Laying down the plastic sheet would just make the issue worse. The human body is about as high on the positive side of the triboelectric series as it can be, while plastics are far at the bottom of the negatively charged items. The greater the potential difference, the worse your potential buildup could be and the faster it will occur. Obviously there are other factors to consider, such as humidity, your clothing, etc. An area with a wood floor would be safest.
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Do you not have any uncarpeted surface in your house? Laying down the plastic sheet would just make the issue worse. The human body is about as high on the positive side of the triboelectric series as it can be, while plastics are far at the bottom of the negatively charged items. The greater the potential difference, the worse your potential buildup could be and the faster it will occur. Obviously there are other factors to consider, such as humidity, your clothing, etc. An area with a wood floor would be safest.
I do but its mostly upstairs and the system is in the basement and the system checks in @ 60 Lbs. I do have some cement flooring down stairs, would that work?
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I do but its mostly upstairs and the system is in the basement and the system checks in @ 60 Lbs. I do have some cement flooring down stairs, would that work?

Cement is typically one of the best areas to work on as it absorbs moisture giving you a surface very close to earth ground. That is a much better plan than plastic on carpet. thumb.gif
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