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 Smock Testing Procedure

ESD Smock testing procedure requires the fabric to be measured "static dissipative" on the Ohms Scale, and to be grounded (bonded electrically to a grounding system) so that it is not an isolated floating conductor.

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ESD Grounding Methods: Anti Static Mats vs. Wrist Straps

Do you know how to use ant static mat or wrist strap? Do you need to use them together?

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