The SCAM of Wireless ESD Straps – Feat. ElectroBOOM

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We put wired and wireless anti-static wrist bands to the test with help from ElectroBOOM. It’s not just about shocking Linus, it’s educational, too!

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Check out ESD Standard Documents:
ANSI/ESD S20.20-2021
ANSI/ESD S1.1-2021
IEC 61340-4-6:2015
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Outro: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High
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Intro animation by MBarek Abdelwassaa
Monitor And Keyboard by vadimmihalkevich / CC BY 4.0
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Mouse Gamer free Model By Oscar Creativo / CC BY 4.0

0:00 Intro
1:58 ESD Strap Design
2:28 Multimeter Test
4:47 ElectroBOOM's Tests
6:25 The Struggle is Real
7:25 More Testing
12:44 Feeling the Wind
17:22 What about wireless?
23:00 What's Inside?
28:49 Outro

#LTT #electroboom



Aaron’s Microbes

Had to wear those constantly at my last job. Even with those, ESD table tops, and other precautions we were shocking our scopes and throwing them out of calibration all the time, so we had to upgrade to using ESD lotion to increase conductivity on our skin, using two straps (usually one on the wrist, one on the ankle), and connecting those straps to a simple monitoring device at each lab station that would emit a high pitched wail any time it detected a loss of conductivity. The conductivity of the strap itself wasn’t nearly good enough compared to the metal plate on the buckle.

Fulcanelli Rosetta

Who would have thought Linus’s pain is A+ entertainment for the rest of us.

Ajit Kulkarni

This feels like a 90’s Science show and I love it as I am a regular to both of your Channels, Please make this a default and keep it going both of you very knowledgeable. Love it.


This is such an obvious team-up that it should absolutely be happening more often.

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    They have one more past video together already

    Joe Nicholls

    And they’re both Canadian too, so it can happen often if they want it to.

Misses Witch

I’m SO HAPPY Electroboom is back on your show!

I never forgot your previous episode together!

You should have him on more often! Fusing tech with electronics is really interesting!

And I also had this problem for about two weeks where after touching my keyboard or mouse, If I then went to turn on the tap or touch the oven I’d immediately get electric shocked!! It was so bad and loud too.

I decided to change my main power plug and the socket it was plugged in yesterday, And so far, No shock, So I hope that’s the end of it! <3

Sooo this is soo relevant to me, Because I did buy wriststraps first and it didn't help.. at all.. and I did try attaching it to my keyboard and mouse wire and grounding it somewhere away from my pc but.. Didn't help also!!

R.O.T. Studios

These two together is always such fun. Linus being 100% terrified of Mehdi’s mad scientist powers.


One of the most entertaining guests on this show. Love ElectroBoom.

Luci Cuh

LTT and ElectroBoom the two channels my teachers would put on when they couldn’t be bothered to teach… i had no problems with this, love them both

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    Luci Cuh

    @Aditya Raghuvanshi it was only for my highschool classes lmao so physics and comp sci is when i’d watch these guys

    Aditya Raghuvanshi

    @Luci Cuh ok. I was just wondering what academic value could videos like building a 69 dollar gaming pc, random tech unboxing, reviewing latest gpu or cpu could have😅

    Deforge Randome

    “put on” what, exactly?

    Luci Cuh

    ​@Aditya Raghuvanshi im old man, this was back when linus was doing more educational orientated videos lmaoo

Azzajay Brah

I have never heard the crew in the background laugh as hard as in this video. They really do enjoy watching Linus get zapped lol. Amazing collaboration. Thanks got being such a great sport Linus. You’re the best bro. And thanks Electroboom too!

Gork Skoal

I’m so proud of you linus. You have graduated from dropping things to shocking yourself.

Apfel Johannisbeere

That was again such an epic collab!
Thanks for collaborating again with ElectroBOOM!
Looking forward towards more collaboration with him!

Chad Morley

Electricity is not only fascinating but it’s also terrifying at the same time, this was amazing to watch, I love learning while being entertained at the same time! ✌️❤️

Clara -My New SAX Video Vlog

I feel like it’s got to be a good day at the office when electroboom comes in to shock your boss for an entire day

Angela White

I love Mehdi. He is both educational and entertaining at the same time. I’m glad you did another collab with him.


YES! The best collab ever pt. 2! Medhi and Linus have such great synergy when it comes to educational entertainment


Linus having fun with Mehdi is pure gold.
I hope the collab with ElectroBOOM happens more often, even as a special consultant for electrical safety(when dealing with potentially dangerous products) would be awesome.

Pugz _lol

As a huge fan of both channels it is amazing to see another collaboration.

Ly Silveira

This is absolute perfect Saturday Morning entertainment. Barely getting my breakfast down with laughing too hard. I LOVE their dynamic.


This is an amazing video, seeing Linus get shocked makes me so happy. We need more collabs with ElectroBoom!

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