anti-static bench mats
tacos at fetrow.org
Mon Jun 11 21:23:51 CDT 2012
I pretty much agree with Rob.
I either use wood or synthetic benches (Formica, Nevermar...) I
absolutely won't use a rubber gun mat.
I don't work barefoot most of the time because of an event that nearly
I use a wrist strip with a high resistance in series. I am not going
to arc, and I am not going to die. Yet, I am going to protect the
There are many wrist straps. Some are really cool, and fall into the
$20 price point. Some have no snaps, and no clips, and are free. All
work just as well.
I install memory and drives in computers with no grounding straps. I
make sure I touch a big piece of metal first. I have yet to cork any
On Jun 11, 2012, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at amrad.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:56:20 -0400
> From: "Robert E. Seastrom" <rs at seastrom.com>
> Subject: Re: anti-static bench mats
> Mike ODELL <mo at ccr.org> writes:
>> equipping new bench and was astonished by the dynamic range
>> in price of benchtop ESD mats. I understand wanting a dispersive
>> top (layer) but there are numerous claim of voodoo an magic fairy
>> to justify a 10x range in price. feels a bit like the nosebleed
>> audio world where
>> where objective impact on performance focuses more on wallet
>> than signal extraction. (grin)
>> so what do people use for ESD mat and where did you buy it?
> Less is more. If you work barefoot in a damp basement and don't wear
> synthetics, you can pretty much get by without such things. ;-)
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