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'[OT] Cordless ESD Wrist Straps'
2008\07\07@133014 by piclist

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I recently came across a product called a "Cordless Wrist Strap"
after at first thinking I was being joked with, but no, I got handed
a box and it really is an ESD ground strap, with no ground!

Has anyone else see these things?  Apparently they are growing in
popularity and I have seen them on sale for over $40.

I opened one up just in case it really did have something magic inside
like pixie dust or UFO parts.. but all that was inside was a resistor
with one lead folded over a small bit of rubber.  Magic rubber?  :-)

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2008\07\07@134506 by Tamas Rudnai

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You probably cannot identify the UFO material - that is not rubber, that is
a cosmological ground receiver! It receives any type of ground in your solar
system, and the value of the resistor tells which planet or moon you choose
<grin>

Tamas


On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM, <spam_OUTpiclistTakeThisOuTspamian.org> wrote:

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2008\07\07@135446 by M. Adam Davis

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Well, maybe the resistor is radioactive to aid in the emission of
excess electrons - try attatching a needle point...

http://piclist.com/techref/postbot.asp?by=thread&id=%5BEE%3A%5D+Grounding+strap+alternatives&w=body&tgt=post

Has a little bit of thought on these cordless ground straps.

-Adam

On 7/7/08, Tamas Rudnai <.....tamas.rudnaiKILLspamspam@spam@gmail.com> wrote:
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2008\07\07@152504 by alan smith

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Sure they do not have to be used with a shoe or boot strap on a grounded floor?  Given the purpose of them, they have to shove the excess electrons somewhere...


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2008\07\07@163324 by Daniel Dourneau

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Does work through Corona effect.

But not a valide device on a shop floor, anyway not admitted as such.

40 USD seems very expensive! 4 USD would be closer to what you should
pay for it

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2008\07\07@165945 by piclist

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On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, Daniel Dourneau wrote:
> Does work through Corona effect.
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> But not a valide device on a shop floor, anyway not admitted as such.

I doubt it has any effect at all.  The corona effect happens on it's own,
and adding a square inch of metal to your wrist is not going to cause it
to go any faster, or lower your voltage any further.

You would be better off wearing lots of gold jewlery with sharp points.

Maybe I should market specially designed ear and nose peircings for the
EEE... the EXTREME Electrical Engineer!  Because you NEVER know when you
will need to practice your mad engineering skillz, EXTREME engineers have
their anti-esd gear surgically implanted!

:-)

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2008\07\07@170343 by piclist

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On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, alan smith wrote:
> Sure they do not have to be used with a shoe or boot strap on a grounded floor?  Given the purpose of them, they have to shove the excess electrons somewhere...

Nope, they clearly state not needing to be physically connected to ground.  

"Static dissapative without grounding cord"

Crazy.

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2008\07\07@175738 by Harold Hallikainen

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> I recently came across a product called a "Cordless Wrist Strap"
> after at first thinking I was being joked with, but no, I got handed
> a box and it really is an ESD ground strap, with no ground!
>
> Has anyone else see these things?  Apparently they are growing in
> popularity and I have seen them on sale for over $40.
>
> I opened one up just in case it really did have something magic inside
> like pixie dust or UFO parts.. but all that was inside was a resistor
> with one lead folded over a small bit of rubber.  Magic rubber?  :-)
>
> --
> Ian Smith
> http://www.ian.org


Maybe they're "cordless" because you have to pay extra for the cord?

Harold

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2008\07\07@185419 by Bob Blick

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On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:29:50 -0400 (EDT), KILLspampiclistKILLspamspamian.org said:
> I recently came across a product called a "Cordless Wrist Strap"
> after at first thinking I was being joked with, but no, I got handed
> a box and it really is an ESD ground strap, with no ground!

Less effective than the "Fowler Halo Principle":

http://www.esdjournal.com/techpapr/sfowler/wireless.htm

Cheerful regards,

Bob

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2008\07\07@211627 by Peter Todd

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On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 04:59:21PM -0400, RemoveMEpiclistTakeThisOuTspamian.org wrote:
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A nice walk through the rain will work just as well and with fewer
holes.

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2008\07\08@015836 by Daniel Dourneau

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I think that we all agree that this device should be kept off floor shops. But I
have seen it in use in number of factories, and there is a fair bit of
discussion if you want "firm believers" to get rid of them...

Selon spamBeGonepiclistspamBeGonespamian.org:

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