Wrist Straps

The ESD Association‘s Resistance-to-Ground (Rtg) requirement for an operator wearing a wrist strap is < 3.5 X 107 ohms (ANSI/ESD S20.20). A wireless wrist strap will never meet this requirement. Wireless wrist straps claim to work by “making (a) body’s static electricity to discharge through discharge box.” Assuming that an operator was tribocharged to 10…

Read more Reminder: Wireless Wrist Straps Still Don’t Work

Wave Distortion Technology continuous monitors feature low test voltage, a low monitor range for 1 megohm of resistance in the operator’s wrist strap, and instantaneous detection of an intermittent or failure of the path-to-ground of the operator or work surface that other monitors / technologies miss. How Wave Distortion Technology Works Applies a continuous test voltage…

Read more Wave Distortion Technology is the Most Reliable Technology for Continuous Monitoring of Single-Wire Wrist Straps

When elastic wristbands wear out and loose their elasticity, the band can easily be replaced. There is no need to replace the entire wristband, which saves money. Desco’s elastic replacement strip is easy to replace with no tools. Watch the video to learn more. See Desco’s elastic replacement strip.

On the EDN Network‘s “Rowe’s and Columns” blog, Martin Rowe’s recent post is about the disintegration of his wrist strap.  I’ve used ESD wrist straps whenever I work on a computer and have never had an ESD problem, even in dry winter conditions. Today, I needed to open a desktop computer so I reached for…

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To claim your free wrist straps, submit your information and a copy of your invoice for your previously purchased 19228.  Select one wrist strap kit from the items listed below for each 19228 purchased.  This offer is only available for purchases of 19228 made after 2014-03-03.    Submit your invoice here. Wrist Strap Kits 09070 Adjustable…

Read more Receive a Free Wrist Strap Kit with Each Multi-Mount Monitor (Item #19228) Purchased

The “standard” resistance value for a wrist strap is to be 1 megohm (+/-20%). Touch-Testers test for this, so should your single-wire constant monitor. One of the ways that manufacturers of low cost continuous monitors cut corners is to not monitor for a current-limiting resistor in the wrist strap system. While there is no industry…

Read more Does your Continuous Monitor Test for a Resistor in the Wrist Strap?