What do I clip my ESD mat to if no power supply or metal table?
The ifixit video for the ESD mat instructs the user to clip to a metal component of their work table, but I'm working on a wooden kitchen table. It does have small metal brackets underneath to hold an expansion piece, but it would be very hard to clip to them.
The one answer I found here mentions clipping to the ground on a wall socket, but I don't have one near my table and that sounds like a recipe for disaster as I don't know enough about electronics to avoid posting this question.
I have also read that I should clip to the bare metal of the pc case or power supply I'm working on, but I'm going to be upgrading old Thinkpads, so that's not really an option.
I have two potential options:
- a metal lamp, painted, that is plugged in. Though that isn't a three prong plug so I don't know if that counts.
-I could also borrow my old man's desk. It's in a carpeted room and is fully enameled, but it does have a metal frame. Could either of these work?
Any suggestions or feedback are appreciated!
Is this a good question?