ESD Safety

Electro-safety for you and me

What is ESD?

ESD is the sudden flow of electricity by two electrically charged components through contact.

How do I prevent ESD?

To prevent ESD people can wear wrist straps, sole grounders, or you can touch the outside of your case to ground yourself. Electric parts should be kept in electrostatic bags until they are ready to be used.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I feel ESD?

You can feel ESD at about 3,000 volts, but it only takes about 30 volts to damage components.

Can ESD be seriously harmful?

ESD is not seriously harmful to you. It is more harmful to the components you're working around.