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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Before you buy "anti static bags" or "static shielding bags" you should know the difference. Both types of bags seek to prevent damage to electronics they carry inside them by preventing the release of electrostatic discharges (ESD) from causing harm. But how do they do this?
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