How do shoe grounders work?

How do shoe grounders work? In this article I review how to wear ESD heel straps by providing ESD foot strap instructions and links to ESD foot strap testers.

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What is meant by ESD Protection?

What is meant by ESD protection? What is a static discharge? How do you prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD)? In this article I review esd protection equipment and basics to understand the materials likely to cause static in your work environment.

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What is a Faraday Cage?

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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How to Use an Anti Static ESD Wrist Strap to Ground Yourself

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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The Dangers of ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) in Manufacturing Electronics

On National Static Electricity Day, it’s worth noting why we use products for “static control”. Static can cause electrostatic discharges (ESD) which is what damages electronics.

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Isolated Floating Conductors

Since ESD smocks contain carbon, they potentially are floating conductors if they are not grounded. Methods used to ground someone wearing an ESD Smock so that they are not an isolated floating conductor are reviewed.

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ESD Symbols and Meaning | The ESD Protective Symbol

What does the yellow ESD symbol with the black triangle and semi-circle mean? In this article, I review the ESD Protective Symbol, and what ESD products it is printed on.

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How Do ESD Smocks Work?

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.

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ESD Smock Washing Instructions

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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How Do ESD Air Ionizers Work?

We often hear our customers say they want to “de-ionize” or “ionize” air flow to protect their workstations from static electricity. In this article, I explain how ESD air ionizing technologies work, and the difference between using alternating current and direct current ionizing technology.

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