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    Question; Velcro straps

    I am wondering if velcro straps create/hold static electricity? If my cables were strapped behind the motherboard and came in contact with the board could there be a potential for ESD or a build up of ES in the straps? Been curious about this.

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    you would have to be talking about the worst ever wire job.
    say with bare copper?

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    No nothing like that, I'm just curious as to velcro holding a static charge, or if a build up is possible

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    Very unlikely.

    It could be possible, but the likelihood is very low. In addition, you're usually not going to have them interfacing with static sensitive devices, and will usually be on the back side of the motherboard tray holding cables, so unless something weird happens, I don't think I would worry about it.

    I've retrofitted a number of cases with velcro in the back, including my two main computers and never had any static issues that I can detect. I've also seen a number of builds on-line where velcro was used to hold PCI-E and PSU cables in place on the front side of the motherboard tray, and again no issues.
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    I'd say unlikely too. Too many case manufacturers are using Velcro cable tie downs, so if it was an issue, we'd have heard all about it.

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    My last 3 PSU's all came with Velcro ties.
    Can't see where there would be a static build up.

    If they were constantly rubbing on something then that might cause static build up. A comb builds up static from friction of dragging it through your hair. Carpets cause static build up if you drag your feet. If something is stationary then it doesn't build up static.
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    Thanks for you replies everyone

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