Originally posted by Foyman
Hi, I just bought an Anti Static Wrist Strap and it didn't come with any directions so I looked up where to connect the clip to on yahoo and 1 site said to the case chasis and another said to the ESD Jack (don't know what that is), but if any of you could help me out with where I need to connect the alligator clip to that would be great. Also when I'm putting my PC together should the PSU be plugged in or not?
You can get certain straps that have a little plug on them that fit nicely into the ground port on a house outlet, and some computer cases come with those little jacks on the case. Like how big rackmount switches have a ground port.
ESD is highly overrated, but even still. Never using a grounding strap and saying it will never happen to you, is like driving around with no seatbelt saying that you will never get in an accident. One of these days, you are gonna crash, and the outcome is not going to be very good. Just stay safe, use the strap. What i do, when I'm working in a computer, I have my arm resting on the side of the case at ALL TIMES when my hands are in the computer. It doubles as a rest, but it mainly is so I stay grounded.
Nubius, how does a drill let off an EMP? They have magnets, but I dont see how it is shooting off an EMP.