Hi,I'm wanting to put a anti-static mat in my garage. I have this power strip with a ground LED and it doesn't light in the garage. But when I goto my room, it lights up. I need advice on how to fix this problem
When you mention ESD mat are you meaning you want to install an ESD workstation in your garage as in on a hobby bench? As to why the ground LED indicates a problem in your garage and not inside the home is beyond me without looking at things. Age of home? Attached or detached garage built when? The year the work was done will be the year it should have complied to code. Do you rent or own? ESD workstation mats and wrist straps do not connect directly to ground but generally are grounded through a 1 Meg Ohm resistor built into the ground strap. The acceptable ground can be any of several sources but the idea behind ESD mat and wrist straps is not personnel protection but rather component protection of ESD susceptible parts. ESD grounding should be in compliance to the NEC (National Electric Code) or any local codes which may apply. If the outlet grounding in your garage does not meet NEC code it should be brought up top code by someone qualified to do so and garage power should be through a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) breaker or outlet. That being an issue of personnel safety.Hi,I'm wanting to put a anti-static mat in my garage. I have this power strip with a ground LED and it doesn't light in the garage. But when I goto my room, it lights up. I need advice on how to fix this problem
The original poster stated his location as Canton, Il. Knowing that makes it easy to know he is talking about power receptacles used in the US. Bestek, the mentioned power strip, makes a wide range of power strips distributed in the US as well as other locations. Many power strips have lights which indicate if the power at the delivery point is correctly wired. Additionally home owners or apartment dwellers can purchase various testing devices from home improvement stores such as Lowes or Home Depot in the US or for that matter Amazon, here is one such example. Gardner Bender GFI-3501 Ground Fault Receptacle Tester & Circuit Analyzer, 110-125V AC, for GFCI / Standard / Extension Cords & More, 7 Visual LED Tests.I never met with this problem before... sorry. But I also want to know how to handle this problem as I also have a power strip from bestek with protection and grounded LED indicators. Up to now, the power strip works well for me. If you have the answer, let us know as well. Thanks.