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David Ashton
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Re: Maybe...
David Ashton   8/15/2014 7:27:39 PM
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@Max..."It's your Australian accent"      When I phone my mom in England she says "oh, you sound so Australian".  I told this to my mates at work and they could not stop laughing.

But then I have taught my workmates some useful Afrikaans words,,,like

Bliksem - loosely equates to "Bastard" but probably not as strong

Snaaks - very strange

Vrot (pronounced Frot) - literally "rotten", but can be applied to anything bad

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/15/2014 10:16:18 AM
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@David: Maybe you misunderstood me...

It's your Australian accent...

David Ashton
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David Ashton   8/14/2014 6:16:12 PM
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@Max... "One possible problem with this approach is that if you cut the banana plug off the lead, you might lose the 1M Ohm resistor "

You do like to make life difficult.  Modify the mains lead as above, and put a banana socket on the green wire to plug your wrist strap / grounding mat into.  

Maybe you misunderstood me...I meant to use an IEC mains lead, such as you would plug into the back of a PC....and cut the IEC plug off??

In any case, I'd agree that Wnderer's gadget is a much better solution....

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 3:37:27 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: ...here's the link to my article ESD wrist-strap insulation decomposes.

I shall bounce over there immediately to ridicule you some more LOL

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
MeasurementBlues   8/14/2014 3:33:08 PM
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@Max, here's the link to my article ESD wrist-strap insulation decomposes.

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 12:21:16 PM
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Damn!  Got down to the cafe, and they decided to NOT make the jambalaya today!  Had to settle for a barbecue sandwich with cole slaw instead..... but the song is still in my head! 

mhrackin
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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 12:06:44 PM
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Good suggestion (:)>).  I'll enjoy the next cup with a lunch of sausage and chicken jambalaya, accompanied by the Hank Williams song running through my head.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 12:01:31 PM
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@mhrackin: ...after I have emptied the mug and my bladder...

So long as you don't empty the latter into the former, all will be well...

mhrackin
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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 11:36:15 AM
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you're right as usual....I'm only halfway through mug #3 of the day.  Fresh pot is brewing and should be ready in a few minutes, after I have emptied the mug and my bladder.

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 11:08:44 AM
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@mhrackin: Maybe he should GOOgle it....

Arrggghh -- go and have another cup of coffee!

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