[time-nuts] Static Zap

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 28 12:09:08 EDT 2010


Hi Bob:

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.
http://www.prc68.com/I/ThunderBolt.shtml#iCruze
and scroll down a little.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
http://www.PRC68.com


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.
>
> -Bob
>
> 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
>> electronics.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>>
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