|Item model number||RTK-002|
|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 4 x 2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4 x 4 x 2 inches|
Rosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap Components RTK-002, Black/Yellow
|Price:||$5.45 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Resistance: < 10K Ohm (Wrist Strap)
- 1M Ohm 10% (Cord)
- Length of Grounding Cord: 6 Feet
- Adjustable Strap Fits Your Wrist Comfortably
- Extra-long Coiled Cord for Wide Range of Movement
- Protect Your PC from Static Electricity
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A nice, good jolt of static electricity can really damage your PC components. As many Youtube videos prove that you would need a powerful jolt of static electricity to completely fry a computer component outright, other DIY videos on Youtube show that ‘real world’ testing by rubbing your feet on carpet and touching certain components like hard drives, ram, motherboards, etc. would not necessarily fry your component (they will still work), but what people do not realize is that these weaker jolts of static electricity still damage the components! You can search Youtube for the videos under, “Can Static Electricity Damage Computer Parts? Do You Really Need an Anti-Static Wrist Band?” for this demonstration.
When an ESD event occurs, the charge surges into the semiconductor IC (integrated circuit), while the total energy transferred is small and the energy discharged is less than a micro second, the voltage is high, commonly up to 10 kV, but up to 25 kV can be reached (max potential achieved on human body). Low relative humidity may also increase the charge buildup. We may not be able to feel it, but to ICs, it is practically like a lightning striking.
Note that static discharge below 3000 volts (3 kV) is not typically detectable by humans.
Latent damage may not have completely destroyed the circuit and while the circuit may still complete (like the picture shown), the performance will be degraded. There will be higher resistance due to less conductive material along it’s path which can affect timing and signals, which can be critical for high speed communication, especially with todays smaller circuits.Read more ›
You put this onto your wrist and attach it to the metal chassis of the item you are working on. Touch something metal and grounded before you pick up any item to install into your computer. They are a pain to wear but they do have a self-coiling cord to give you some flexibility. You can adjust it to fit your wrist for comfort.
I own a couple of brands of these and there is one I like better than this one for the comfort factor. For under $7 this is still good insurance for handling those expensive computer components, working on a TV or really any electronic device!
The wrist strap does tend to get a little uncomfortable and itchy after a while, but that's because these aren't designed to be conforatble. They're designed to protect your precious components.
It's not the most comfortable thing to wear after a while as it needs to be on kind of snug so that it makes contact with your skin. But it's not a deal breaker. The cord stretches a good bit so it's not really in the way while I'm reaching around for tools and stroking my chin in deep thought.
The wrist strap can adjust up to a rather large size, so if you have bigger wrists you'll be fine. However if you have very small wrists like me you're probably going to have to do what I did, and that was fold up an excess bit of the strap and bond it together with E6000 237032 Craft Adhesive, 2 oz, Clear. Normally if I have to make such an adjustment to a product for it to preform properly, I'd take off a star. But it's not NewEgg/Rosewill's fault that I have the freakishly tiny hands of a child. It will fit and work as is for 99% of people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You'd better know how to use this because there weren't any in-depth instructions included. Do you connect to the device you are working on or to a ground point somewhere near the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Andre L. Bell
I was building my own PC and the research I was doing showed that, although you don't need an anti-static band and can just ground yourself instead, it was still suggested for... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Daniel Cohen
small wrist people beware, it's not very big. My wrists are small, and it barely fit me. If you're fat, you'll need some velcro to adapt it to your wrist. lolPublished 4 days ago by TheAmazonComment
Does the job well done..Worth the price, the quality is just fine.Published 6 days ago by Crossfire
Great piece of equipment, even for someone a bears hands / wrist..,etcPublished 7 days ago by John P.