Grounding bracelets

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jon'sLightBulbs, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    We know they prevent static from frying our computers during new part installation.

    Do they work for keeping yourself from feeling that little shock after walking around on the carpet and then touching metal trim around the house? Not a pleasant feeling!
     
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Only if you use it whilst you walk round the house. So you would need to have an earthing rail around your ceiling like alot of PCB development and manufacturing plants. Bit excessive for a small shock though.

    I work in electronics and one thing I find is that when I go from the office to the lab for any length of time (ie two weeks) I do start to get more static shocks around the house!
     
  3. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice for sailing too. The dock at our local reservoir has a plastic dock (the big cubes) and if you shuffle around and touch a forestay or something metal you get quite a shock.
     
  4. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Have you ever given your honey or children a kiss and gotten a big shock?!
     

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