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Windows 7: USB Power Surge/Device shocked me on touch

12 Feb 2016   #41
bitplayer

Windows 7 Home X64
 
 

Isnt my computer case itself (NZXT H440) grounded? Because the case touches the psu and the psu has a 3 pin prong?


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12 Feb 2016   #42
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I was kind of hoping that you would not ask that :-)

If you can find an unpainted surface to touch, then yes, that will discharge the static in your body. You can discharge thru the paint, but not as well as touching bare metal.

There is a slight risk to the components inside of the case during that discharge - so it is not as ideal as touching something that was meant to carry 20kv to 30kv to ground.
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12 Feb 2016   #43
bitplayer

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Tell you what. I will just plug in that spare PSU and keep it in the corner of my desk.
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12 Feb 2016   #44
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That should keep your replacement controller happy :-)
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