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Re: Laptop grounded?
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:30:39 AM
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@Reinhardt: Your idea sounds good a first look, but are you sure our laptop is really grounded? Many laptop PSUs I have seen have only a two pin power plug, no protective earth pin.

If you read the comments below starting from the beginning, you'll see that my suggestion "crashed and burned" for thsi very reason -- it would work with a tower computer with a 3-pin plug and a grounded power supply, but that's not what I've got.

However someone offered a really good solution -- use a power strip with some banana plug to ground adapters, then oplug the banana plugs on the strap & mat inrto ths strip.

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Re: What everyone's waiting for
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:27:52 AM
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@zeeglen: I still think ESD safety needs wires, seaEE was making a joke.

Let's hope he doesn't give up his day job LOL

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Re: Maybe...
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:25:56 AM
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@David: ...after being ridiculed in a history class at school for not being able to pronounce "Bezuidenhout"...

I'm not surprised -- shame on you LOL

 

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antedeluvian   8/18/2014 9:23:54 AM
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max

So, out of all the "English accents" -- British English, American English, South African English, Australian English... which do you find most pleasing to the ear?


A light Irish lilt begorrah, or even Welsh, look you.

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Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:22:11 AM
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@antedeluvian: "Oh," said the lady I was speaking to, "that explains your accent!"

LOL

So, out of all the "English accents" -- British English, American English, South African English, Australian English, Scottish English, Irish English... which do you find most pleasing to the ear?

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Laptop grounded?
Reinhardt   8/17/2014 12:49:19 AM
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Your idea sounds good a first look, but are you sure our laptop is really grounded? Many laptop PSUs I have seen have only a two pin power plug, no protective earth pin.

And even is the PSU has a real ground connections is this also routed to power ground on the DC side?

 

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Re: What everyone's waiting for
zeeglen   8/16/2014 7:02:37 PM
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@Aubrey Perhaps not so far fetched . Try this "Trace Signals From Behind Closed Doors"

Now that is one impressive solution to a practical problem  Missed it first time around.

I still think ESD safety needs wires, seaEE was making a joke.  And 100's of MHz RF bandwidth for wireless scope probes is very unlikely in the near future.  In the far future, maybe.

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antedeluvian   8/16/2014 6:09:18 PM
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Glen

Also wireless oscilloscope probes.  No cables hanging everywhere to trip over.  Maybe we could kickstart and get some suckers er, investors interested in both. 

Perhaps not so far fetched . Try this "Trace Signals From Behind Closed Doors"

 

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Re: What everyone's waiting for
zeeglen   8/16/2014 4:56:50 PM
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@seaEE I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD.

Also wireless oscilloscope probes.  No cables hanging everywhere to trip over.  Maybe we could kickstart and get some suckers er, investors interested in both.  Product launch scheduled for next April first.

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What everyone's waiting for
seaEE   8/16/2014 11:29:37 AM
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I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD.  This would be a wireless method (no wrist or footstrap), of discharging ESD via one of the wireless consortiums that will allow the ESD we build up to power our phone to tablet.  That would be a shocking development!

Put that static to good use!  Conserve static!

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