ESD Resistance Requirements

How do you test your ESD products? How do you measure ESD resistance? Test Equipment and ANSI/S20.20 Standards reviewed.

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How to Use 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 use anti static mats and choose ESD grounding methods.

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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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ESD Basics

ESD Basics for identifying conductive, static dissipative, and insulating materials with ESD Resistance testing.

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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 test ESD Resistance in an ESD Smock and ground someone wearing it 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 for washing instructions for ESD smocks. In this article, I give washing instructions for “anti static” and “ESD” smocks.

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