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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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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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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