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Re: odd edp problem

The ground strap should have resistance in it's
connection to true ground, to limit possible current
to the heart.  This is what is done with ESD ground
straps for electronic manufacturing.  Buy a commercial
manufacturing ground strap used for ESD protection.
They come with wrist band, and wire to connect to
ground.  Safe resistance is part of the design.


--- "Dennis W. Leas" <dennis@mdbs.com> wrote:
> I'd be extremely careful, here.  The
> ground-strap-on-the-ankle will solve
> any static problem but touching badly wired
> equipment may become fatal.
> Touch a "hot" mic, for example, and you've got a
> great current path through
> your heart.  That's a bad thing.  Very bad.
> Dennis Leas
> -----------------------------
> dennis@mdbs.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: floyd@voicenet.com <floyd@voicenet.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
> Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 4:16 PM
> Subject: Re: odd edp problem
> >andy@harmonixmusic.com (Andy McGraw) wrote:
> >>
> >> It took quite a long time before I figured out
> the source of the problem.
> >> Apparently, while making loops and sitting
> (turning, shifting) on my
> fuzzy
> >> drum throne I generate quite a static charge
> between my ass and the seat.
> >> .....
> >> Has anyone else experienced a problem like this. 
> Does anyone have any
> >> solutions other than putting a plastic bag around
> my drum throne seat?
> >
> >I haven't run into this but as a solution I would
> suggest trying to ground
> >your drum throne.  That probably wont work.  So
> your next step is to
> >place something well grounded neaby that you can
> touch before you touch
> >any of your gear.  That should discharge you. 
> Another idea would be to
> >get one of those static discharge straps that
> electronics technicians
> >wear.  These are usually worn around the wrist but
> you could wear it on
> >your ankle - just make sure that it contacts your
> skin.  Attached to the
> >strap is a wire with a clip on the other end.  The
> wire is usually attached
> >to the strap with a push-on snap.
> >
> >You attach the clip to a good earth ground and snap
> the other end to the
> >strap wrapped around your ankle.  That should keep
> static from building up.
> >And hopefully wont impede your freedom of motion
> too much.
> >
> >

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