Anti Static Strap

May 2, 2010 at 12:58:47
Specs: Windows XP
I am in IT and carry a lot of computer parts in my vehicle. I experience painful static discharge when I exit my car. All the equipment is wrapped in antistatic bags but I am afraid that one of these days ESD is going to damage an expensive computer part. Do these anti static strap really prevent static discharge?

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May 2, 2010 at 15:14:04
Anti static is not static shield. You should wrap in anti-static bag and then place in either a static shield bag or container.

Heck plain paper would be better than nothing.

Anti-static bags tend to be the pink stuff. It is not a shield. The shield is usually the dark greyish silver bags. A good supply place would have proper shielded containers.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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May 2, 2010 at 17:55:47
Unless you're actually discharging directly into the components you're not going to harm them. It's not like you're dealing with an EMP from a nuclear blast.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.

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May 3, 2010 at 13:02:28
Static shock on a car door may go as high as 50,000 volts.

I used to work at a major manufacturer of computers and the military. They spent billions to repair ESD damage until they instituted a complete esd prevention and training program.

ESD damages electronic equipment. If one looks at any electronic package they would note warnings to protect from ESD.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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