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Will a Plasma Globe damage computer parts

Hi i have gotten an new plasma globe and i have been using it in the same room where i have gotten my computer parts still in there boxes and i plan to put it togeather in a few days . I didnt think that it could do some damage until i put it next to clock which went crazy. But will it have damaged the parts. i have a anti static ristband but will it have caused damage.

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Doughtful

Just keep your new stuff a few feet away from the thing and you should be fine.

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Plasma Globe

Plasma Globe is a clear glass sphere filled with a mixture of various noble gases with a high-voltage electrode in the center of the sphere. The radio frequency field produced by plasma globes can interfere with the operation of touch displays of laptop computers, cell phones.

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PC usage...

The typical PC voltages are very nominal, like 3.3/5/12V DC, so you can expect issues when you place any high voltage "discharges" which in turn are if mechanically attached or metal-metal, then the RF they give off will cause some effect or at least become an annoyance. Damage, that's where true contact comes into play, because it has to discharge *somewhere* and the path of least resistance does that if not that then over-powers it. So, use common sense and place distance the best insulator and/or not even place in same room. I also suggest if this is for some practical reason, is it really worth the potential damage if any such it arise?

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