ANSI/ESD S20.20

Grounding operators that handle ESD susceptible devices is one of the requirements for an ESD Control Plan. In fact, it is the basis of the ESD Association’s ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 Standard. Grounding the body and maintaining maximum resistance to ground (Rtg) of less than 35 megohms prevents the operator from generating more than 100 volts.  The…

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The EOS/ESD Association offers a variety of videos to better understand EOS and ESD control. Topics include Electrostatic (ESD) Discharge, How to Measure Gloves, Measuring Flooring Resistance – Product Qualification & Compliance Verification, Voltage Suppression, Static Induction and more. Click HERE to view all the videos.

Insulators and Isolated Conductors   Wrist straps and work surface mats are some of the most common devices used to remove static charges. Wrist straps drain charges from operators and a properly grounded mat will provide path-to-ground for for exposed ESD susceptible devices . However, what if the static charge in question is on something…

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