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mhrackin
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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
mhrackin   10/24/2014 3:26:55 PM
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@max: well, in the immortal words often heard on "Laugh-in": Socket to me! Joanne Worley IIRC.... oops! it was Goldie Hawn.

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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Clive "Max" Maxfield   10/24/2014 10:25:16 AM
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@Sanjib: Also, it is verified that your kictchen socket is connected to ground/Earth... ;)

Yes -- that was the very first thing I checked LOL

Sanjib.A
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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Sanjib.A   10/24/2014 10:13:01 AM
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@Max: Great to hear that it worked well without any problem. :) Also, it is verified that your kictchen socket is connected to ground/Earth... ;)

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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Max The Magnificent   10/23/2014 5:19:00 PM
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@mhrackin: On a possibly related subject: what disappeared from the "most commented" list that allowed the hoary old blog about appliances muttering behind our backs to reappear at the bottom of the list?

Why, it's strange you should ask, but by some strange quirk of fate it was this very column.

mhrackin
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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
mhrackin   10/23/2014 4:55:53 PM
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@max: that is good to hear! On a possibly related subject: what disappeared from the "most commented" list that allowed the hoary old blog about appliances muttering behind our backs to reappear at the bottom of the list? I could have sworn that there was one at 102....

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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Max The Magnificent   10/23/2014 4:47:15 PM
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@Sanjib: That is great to hear from you!! Thanks for following-up!!

As a followup to my followup, I'm delighted to report that I haven't had any more ESD-related problems since I adopted my new procedures (happy dance :-)

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Interesting ESD Stories
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2014 9:49:55 AM
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I'd love to hear other peoples' ESD stories ... just to reassure me that I'm not alone LOL 

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Re: Laptop grounded?
Max The Magnificent   9/16/2014 10:39:54 AM
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@JLBrake: Based on this post we are going to make some samples of a USB to banana jack adaptor to see how this would work.  The adaptor will allow a standard wrist strap to be connected to the USB.

Did you ever get around to experimenting with this?

Sanjib.A
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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Sanjib.A   9/10/2014 10:04:03 PM
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@Max: That is great to hear from you!! Thanks for following-up!!

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Re: power strip and ground plug adapter
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2014 12:53:29 PM
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@Sanjib: Wow!! This is a cool little gadget!!

Just to follow-up to say that these $7 ground plug adapters are GREAT. On the one hand I agree that $7 is a lot of dosh for a small piece of plastic with onely one metal prong -- on the other hand (as I mentioned to zeeglen) they are a one-time buy that will last me the rest of my life.

I was using them last weekend to ground my wristband and antistatic mat -- and they are SO MUCH BETTER than the dorking around I was doing before (happy dance)

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