Re: [softrock40] Re: Received my kit
- On Sun, 02 May 2010 10:16:08 -0400, Ken Chase <chase8043@...> wrote:Its been a couple days since I've been able to check messages here. Its a 2 prong iron so its not grounded so I will invest in a better one. The sheet metal on plywood grounded would be my work surface not for my feet. Anyways it will probably be a month before I'll be able to tackle the kit. Need to get some other tools before I can start. Thanks everyone for the advice/ideas and so looking forward to geting back to the hobby.73Ke
You connect the plate to earth ground though a 470K to 1M resistor, you want to provide a leakage circuit to ground not a massive path for electrocution. A rapid discharge of static is just as destructive as picking up a massive charge.