Question Do all turntable dust bugs need a grounding wire

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  1. Higibuilder

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    Hi guys as above please

    Do all turntable dust bugs need a grounding wire for the anti static to work

    Many thanks
     
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    Yes.
    Any antistatic device must have a high resistance path to ground in order for the built up charge to dissipate.
     
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    Thanks Andy just this one does not come with a earthing lead .
     

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    The only way to avoid having a lead is if the arm itself is conductive and it is mounted on a conductive or grounded surface.
    If that is not the case then the unit cannot be "anti-static" , in fact , without a path to ground, the unit would build up a massive charge during use.

    Do you have any more details for that product?
     
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    image.jpeg I had a Watts Dust Bug back in the day, it didn't have any earthing. Not saying it was great mind you! It greatly increased the noise floor but did a reasonable job of keeping the records clean.

    Andy
     

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