Proper Grounding Techniques

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at
Sun Mar 13 17:14:31 CST 2005

Jim Beacon wrote:
> But the engineer is protected by an open resistor - there is no path to
> ground for a potentially fatal shock form the mains. The risk of static
> damage is always secondary to the risk of a fatality. Remeber, the worst
> case shock is one where the current passes through the heart, which is a
> huge risk if one hand is connected directly to ground by a short
> circuit.........

And the static will probably leak away through the body of the resistor 


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