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Anti-static Wrist Strap

If you want to work on your computer, clean its components, or maybe just upgrade the RAM, you should use an anti-static wrist strap. What it does is that it prevents the buildup of static electricity in your body. If you don’t use one, an electrostatic discharge might happen. It will not harm you, as the intensity is very low, but it might harm some of your computer’s components that are a lot more sensitive than your own body.  The effects might be visible only on the long term, but it is a lot better to prevent them from happening.

The anti-static wrist strap connects to your AC ground, and you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before you use it. They come in more than one model, and you can even find some that are designed for one-time use, if you’re looking for a cheap solution and you don’t think you’ll be opening your computer case again anytime soon.

If you want to use some extra care when handling your PC, you can even buy an antistatic mat that you can use with the wrist strap. The static electricity that builds up needs to be discharged at a very slow rate, in order to avoid any accidents, and both the mat and the wrist strap will allow you to work safe.

3M Anti-Static Wrist Strap

Unit Price: $2.93

Part No: 30447

Static discharge can damage your new memory and your computer. Use our anti-static product from the 3M Company to dissipate harmful static charges.

  • Protect your components from accidental ESD (Electro Static Discharge) damage.
  • Easy to apply adhesive ends for grounding and wrist loop
  • Save yourself money by not destroying your chips!
  • Use once and discard it if desired.  Disposable
  • A small price to pay for safe installation of your memory and other computer components.