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".
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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.
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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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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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What is a Faraday Cage? Who was Michael Faraday? In this article, I review what a "faraday cage" is and what products we use in static control as faraday cages.
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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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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.
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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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In this article, I review the ESD Protective Symbol, and what ESD products it is printed on.
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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 and static dissipative properties of ESD garments in the context of ANSI / ESD S20.20 standards for their use.
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We regularly get asked about washing instructions for ESD smocks. Usually, the question is something like "how many times can I wash my smock" before I need to buy a new one? In this article, I briefly summarize the best practices for washing and re-using anything labeled an "anti static" or "ESD" smock.
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