[time-nuts] Static Zap
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 28 12:09:08 EDT 2010
You're not alone. I think static zap has killed my Thunderbolt iCruze
monitor. I was using it without installing the shell on the RS-232
connector and probably touched the wired pins. The display has the same
random pattern and does not change with connection to the RS-232.
and scroll down a little.
Robert Darlington wrote:
> I'm actually trained in this area which is why this is so
> embarrassing. I use anti-static floor coatings on my bench tops, the
> problem was that I just walked across the room and grabbed the unit.
> First point of contact was right on the side where the connector is,
> right on the LED itself that was connected to pin 1. I hear the
> static discharge and the light went out. I never even made it to the
> chair. Once I'm sitting down leaning on the bench I have no problems.
> I was just rushing. I learned from it.
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Joe S. Borovetz<wa5vms at tapr.org> wrote:
>> Robert Darlington wrote:
>> This may sound a bit unusual but I wear anti-static sole shoes when working
>> on my electronics. I also wear them at work since I work in the Commercial
>> Two Way business.
>> This is not an endorsement but Dr. Martens makes the shoes that I wear.
>> Not something that most people would wear but I find that I keep them on
>> quite a bit at home during Winter. Keeps down the unwanted "shocks" as I
>> discharge. Also something to consider when working on high dollar
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