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Can static electricity harm a power supply when it's on?

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I wanted to unplug my speakers so I dropped down and my knees slid across the carpet. Then like a dope I touched the power supply and shocked it. It was a good one too, with a big blue bolt leaving my finger.

This happened Xmas night and everything still works, but I want to know if I am lucky. Or is static harmless because the power supply is grounded?
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post #2 of 9
Did you just touch the supply's case? That shouldn't hurt it.
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post #3 of 9
As long as you didn't touch the insides...
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post #4 of 9
Shouldn't be a problem.
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post #5 of 9
The casing is grounded.
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post #6 of 9
The case of everything (PC case and power supply) is all grounded, static won't hurt it.
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post #7 of 9
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Ok good to know. Thanks.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsEggrollTime View Post
Or is static harmless because the power supply is grounded?
^this. You are fine. The metal in the case drastically reduces the build up of static electricity.
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post #9 of 9
Pretty sure the PSU casing would be grounded, I'm sure it wouldn't be good if it was the other way around.
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