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03 Jan 2011   #1

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Anti static mat

i wasnt sure where exactly to post this but one little question...

Bought a mat and plug, but it cord seems to be different at both ends..

Will this work..?

Or do I need something like this

yes i have bust pc before.., lost confidence to touch pc by doing regular touching tap or psu thing..., after all being 17 and only earning less than what a corsair obsidian costs per month, cant afford fry anything. probably a newbie question, but kind with kind heart at oc net will help me i belive.


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03 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

I just use an anti-static wrist strap. It fits around your wrist like a watchband and has an alligator clip on the other end, which you attach to an unpainted metal surface on the PC.

I don't use a mat. I set the equipment on a wood table top or sometimes on cardboard.

I will admit that I don't always use it.

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03 Jan 2011   #3
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Yes that will work, it doesn't matter which way you connect it. Just don't cut an end off and try to shorten the cable. There is a resistor molded into one of the ends that needs to be there for safety reasons.
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03 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Mats don't hurt a thing, but yes a wrist strap is best.
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03 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

I'm an electronic technician by trade. Any time we worked on sensitive electronic gear on a work bench we used both. In the field we always had a wrist strap in our tool kit and were expected to use it.
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