Do you use an ESD Mat Tester? How do you check your mat’s ESD grounding? In this article I explain how to use a meter to test a mat using the methods described in ANSI/ESD S4.1 “Worksurfaces – Resistance Measurements”.
Do you use a Surface Resistivity Meter to test your ESD Smocks? How do you check your ESD grounding? In this article I explain how to check lab coats, mats, wrist straps, and heel grounders using ESD test equipment.
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.
On National Static Electricity Day, it’s worth noting why we use products for “static control”. Static can cause electrostatic discharges (ESD). ESD is what damages electronics, and a frequent reason cited for product recalls.
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.
Is an ESD Smock static shielding? If you have ever been told you need to wear an “anti static” or “ESD” smock or lab coat for ESD protection this article is for you. In this article, I review the static shielding properties of ESD Smocks and how to connect them to an anti static wrist strap.