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u can just take a key and poke ur door knob and if you are staticy it will make a spark
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you can also discharge your PSU by simply pressing the power button right after you unplug the machine.

thats what i do all the time, havent burnt anything yet
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thats what i do all the time, havent burnt anything yet
that would work too, however you wouldn't be dissipating the static charge built up on yourself
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bump ?
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Nice work!! Great Pictures!! reps
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Nice work!! Great Pictures!! reps
thanks bra!
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bumpdy bump dump!
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Why would you need this? Haven't fried any of my systems and I don't ground myself, I often work on carpet, and I have cats.
Same here. Cat and work on carpet all the time. Ive built so many PCs I cant even remember now and all of them work great.
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This is actually a very bad idea. It's great that you had the idea, but safety wise....not a good one.

A real grounding strap is actually designed with a resistor inside of it (resistance unknown to me personally without ripping mine apart). The grounding wire actually doesn't touch YOU at all....it goes to the resistor. What this does, is it still discharges the static electricity, but it has no possible way of discharging it into you personally.

The way your guide is done, is that the discharge goes directly into your body.

Now, if we're talking about JUST static electricity, its perfectly fine and harmless. However, what happens if your PSU just happens to ground out one of its big capacitors or something? I mean, yeah...that's a long shot, and you shouldn't be using a ground strap inside of a PSU anyway. But if you happened to get a large discharge of power....it will go straight through your body, and will not stop until the power itself stops somehow.

Again, its a good idea in theory, but I wouldn't use this option personally. Even though what I've stated is like 1/10,000 chance of happening, it could still happen.
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This is actually a very bad idea. It's great that you had the idea, but safety wise....not a good one.

A real grounding strap is actually designed with a resistor inside of it (resistance unknown to me personally without ripping mine apart). The grounding wire actually doesn't touch YOU at all....it goes to the resistor. What this does, is it still discharges the static electricity, but it has no possible way of discharging it into you personally.

The way your guide is done, is that the discharge goes directly into your body.

Now, if we're talking about JUST static electricity, its perfectly fine and harmless. However, what happens if your PSU just happens to ground out one of its big capacitors or something? I mean, yeah...that's a long shot, and you shouldn't be using a ground strap inside of a PSU anyway. But if you happened to get a large discharge of power....it will go straight through your body, and will not stop until the power itself stops somehow.

Again, its a good idea in theory, but I wouldn't use this option personally. Even though what I've stated is like 1/10,000 chance of happening, it could still happen.
hey man, thanks for taking a look. You do have a point about the charge being directed to your body. This is true and I have no reason to dispute this, however I did state previously that you should unplug your psu and make sure to discharge your psu capacitor by pressing the power button after your unplug your rig.

With this is mind, the chance of being electrocuted due to your psu, what you previously state could not happen.
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