Are esd wristbands worth it?
My friend and a computer shop owner told me their unnecessary. They told me to just touch the case.
Are they necessary though? BTW the only ones I can find locally are cheap $5 ones that have no English (chinese) on the back. However it looks real with fabric, crocodile clamp etc etc...
Is touching the case really work as efficiently as a wristband? I know cheap Anti-ESD wristbands yeild almost same results as regular ones, but die out quicker because of their fabric.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I have repaired countless computers without using a esd wristband. I have also toasted components with out using one. Take my advise and use one. The 5 dollar one will work just fine.
- MelLv 41 decade ago
The most important thing is that you ground yourself somehow. If touching the case does it, then I guess it is ok. That is what my dad always tells me to do. Given the choice, though, I'd go for the wristband because I KNOW it is connected to the ground. Minimizing risk, you know?
- 1 decade ago
I'm not an expert, but I've always just gone without. Just touch the case or ground yourself if you move a bunch.