How do I ground my ESD mat to avoid shocking computers?
I wouldn't be posting if hours of searching yielded the answer(s) I need. My apologies if this is common knowledge. I searched through questions here and was unable to find anything helpful for my situation. To my question:
I purchased an ESD mat from a local shop today and a piece that snaps to the mat was included. As well as connecting a wrist strap to this piece, it has a 15' tail with a metal ring at the end for grounding. How exactly do I ground with this metal loop? Do I connect to 'the ground hole' on a wall outlet? If so, how? Also, if this is NOT an option in my environment how would I ground? I'm trying to avoid running a copper cord out a window attached to a stake that is driven into the ground...
Is this a good question?