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    When i build my comp will a latex surgical glove do the same thing as a anti static glove?




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    Re: glove vs glove

    Originally posted by SilverStealth89
    When i build my comp will a latex surgical glove do the same thing as a anti static glove?
    No, in fact latex creates static electricity.

    When I build my computers, I simply make sure that I ground myself every now and then. To do this, I leave my computer plugged in with the PSU turned off. This ensures that the case is an earth ground but that no power is coming out of the PSU. Touch bare metal on the case every now and then to get rid of any static buildup that might occur.

    If it's a dry day (touching doorknobs is painful), then you might want to take extra precautions, but normally, I wouldn't bother. Take care not to touch the leads or pins on any electronic componants and there shouldn't be a problem...

    That said, ESD is nasty and you'll never know if you've killed something until you try to turn it on...
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      Re: glove vs glove

      Keep a free hand touching the PSU whenever possible and you shouldn't have a problem. Just try to keep your contact with the components restricted to the edges as you install them for best effect.
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        Re: glove vs glove

        Anti-static wristbands are pretty cheap. One end goes round your wrist, the other crocodile clips to the case/psu. Personally I don't bother but I have used them several times in labs and workshops.
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          Re: glove vs glove

          Keep in mind that touching the case (or clipping an ESD wristband to the case) does nothing if you don't have a connection to ground. Make sure you leave your PSU plugged in, providing the earth ground to your PSU and your case!
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