Category Archives: ESD Grounding Methods

“The single most important concept in the field of static control is grounding. Attaching all electrically conductive and dissipative items in the workplace to ground allows built-up electrostatic charges to equalize with ground potential. A grounded conductor cannot hold a static charge.” – “ANSI / ESD 6.1 ESD Association Standard for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items – Grounding”.

ESD Grounding Methods for Anti Static Mats

Do you need anti static mat instructions? Do you know how to set up an ESD mat? In this article, I show examples of how to choose ESD grounding methods for anti static mats.

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ESD Grounding Methods for Shoe Grounders

How do shoe grounders work? In this article I review who they are most effective for and what to look for when testing shoe grounders on a tester with a single metal plate.

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ESD Grounding Methods for Wrist Straps

Have you ever wondered if there are instructions for either “how to use” or “where to connect” an anti static wrist strap to ground yourself? In this article I show how to use wrist straps with their grounding cables so that you can properly ground yourself to an electrical outlet.

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ESD Grounding Methods for ESD Smocks

One of the requirements of an ESD Smock is that it is static dissipative. Since ESD smocks contain carbon, which is conductive, they potentially are isolated floating conductors if they are not grounded. ESD smock testing procedure and grounding methods are reviewed.

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ESD Grounding Methods: Anti Static Mats vs. Wrist Straps

Are you wondering whether to use an ant static mat or wrist strap? Do you need to know how to use an anti static mat and wrist strap together with a common point ground?

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