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INTRODUCTION TO ESD


What is Electrostatic Discharge?


ESD is the flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects when they come into close proximity. An everyday example includes the shock we sometimes receive when we touch a metal doorknob. Another example of an ESD event would be a lightning bolt. Before an ESD event occurs, there must first be a build-up of electrostatic discharge which occurs as a result of two substrates rubbing together. When this happens, one substrate becomes positively charged and the other becomes negatively charged, providing the ideal circumstances for an ESD event to occur.


Associated risks of ESD


Electronic components are susceptible to damage from low voltage ESD events. Many electronic components may become damaged by when exposed to ESD as low as 10 volts. Whether you’re handling, storing, transporting, or installing static sensitive components, it is essential that measures are put in place to prevent an ESD event from damaging static sensitive components. ESD damage to components is invisible to the naked eye, so there’s no way of knowing that an ESD event has damaged your device which could cause the entire system that it’s installed in to fail. Precautions should be made to ensure you, your equipment, and your work area are all grounded to prevent ESD damage to sensitive components and devices.


ESD risks may come in two different forms:

  • Latent Defect: Component partially damaged but passes inspection. Component will continue to perform as normal but may eventually fail. This can cause more returns, more warranty costs and more irate customers

  • Catastrophic Failure: Detectable by inspection and actions may be put in place to ensure the device is scrapped before it gets installed or sold

ESD Standard


EN 61340 Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena is a widely recognised standard used by most companies when designing and implementing their ESD control plan. When putting together your ESD control plan, it is important to carry out the below actions:

  • Identify ESD Area
  • Identify ESD sensitive items
  • Provide ESD control training


Preventive actions


  • Ground all conductors, including yourself. Ensure wrist straps and foot grounders work by testing them daily

  • Ground cord to common point ground to equipment ground

  • Ground ESD floor mats via a ground cord to equipment ground

  • Neutralise insulators with Ionisers as these cannot be grounded

  • Shield ESD sensitive components when kept outside of the ESD Protected Area (EPA). This may be done by using a Static Shielding Bag or a covered conductive tote box

  • Swap your regular equipment for ESD equipment including ESD smocks and gloves, Antistatic tape, dissipative floor finishes and other ESD equipment used in your work area

ESD Bag Selector


ESD bags are used to store static sensitive components and devices which are prone to damage. There are many different types of ESD bags on the market and it’s important to be able to differentiate between them and choose the right one for your application. Below are the most commonly used ESD bags available:

  • Metalised Static Shielding Bags: Designed for use outside the ESD protected area. These bags provide a “Faraday Cage” and ultimate protection against ESD

  • Moisture barrier bag: Designed to package and protect moisture sensitive components, usually surface mount devices. These bags also provide the ultimate ESD protection and restrict the transmission of water vapour to make them the ideal moisture proof packaging solution. These bags may be vacuum sealed to ensure maximum protection from vapour, humidity and ESD

  • Black Conductive Bags: For use within the ESD protected area only when the operator is grounded

  • Pink Antistatic Bags: Do not provide shielding against ESD however they may be used to store and transport non ESD sensitive products within an ESD protected area. These bags are capable of dissipating static charge to ground preventing static charge build up on the bag or device. The bag will not charge up when rubbed against another substrate

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4002612
4002612 - Ionizer, Air, Benchtop, 120VAC, 70 cu.ft/min, 18 sq.ft Coverage

08H0343

Ionizer, Air, Benchtop, 120VAC, 70 cu.ft/min, 18 sq.ft Coverage

SIMCO-ION

AIR IONIZER, BENCHTOP; Ionizer Type:Benchtop; Supply Voltage VAC:120V; Product Range:-; Depth:8.125"; External Depth:8.125"; External Height:4.5"; External Width:15.375"; Flow Rate Max:120cu.ft/min; Flow Rate Min:70cu.ft/min RoHS Compliant: No

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    MC35821
    MC35821 - Antistatic Bag, Shielding (Metal-In), Heat Seal, 2

    86R9080

    Antistatic Bag, Shielding (Metal-In), Heat Seal, 2" W x 3" L

    MULTICOMP

    STATIC SHIELDING BAG, METAL-IN, OPEN; Bag Type:Static Shielding Bag (Metal-In); Length - Imperial:3"; Length - Metric:76mm; Width - Imperial:2"; Bag Thickness:76.2µm; Bag Color:Transparent; Seal Type:Heat Seal; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    718
    718 - ESD Tester, Portable Static Sensor

    18C0431

    ESD Tester, Portable Static Sensor

    SCS

    TESTER, STATIC SENSOR, 0 - 20KV; High Range Min:0V; High Range Max:20kV; Meter Display Type:LCD; Accuracy %:5%; External Height:22mm; External Width:61mm; External Depth:105mm; Weight:128g; Product Range:-; Plug Type:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    19239
    19239 - ESD Tester, LED, 23 mm, 53 mm

    17AC6487

    ESD Tester, LED, 23 mm, 53 mm

    DESCO

    WORKSTATION MONITOR, LED, BLACK; High Range Min:-; High Range Max:-; Meter Display Type:LED; Accuracy %:-; External Height:23mm; External Width:53mm; External Depth:70mm; Weight:0.1lb; Product Range:-; Plug Type:US RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    60468
    60468 - Ionizer, Overhead, with Light, 3x Fan, 120VAC

    40Y0768

    Ionizer, Overhead, with Light, 3x Fan, 120VAC

    DESCO

    OVERHEAD IONIZER W/LIGHT, 3 FAN, 120VAC; Ionizer Type:Overhead; Supply Voltage VAC:120V; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    66169
    66169 - Dissipative Mat Kit, 2 Layer, Statfree B2 Series, Vinyl, Blue, 36

    12P4366

    Dissipative Mat Kit, 2 Layer, Statfree B2 Series, Vinyl, Blue, 36" W x 72" L

    DESCO

    2-LAYER DISSIPATIVE MAT, 36" X 72", BLUE; Mat Type:Table; Mat Colour:Blue; Mat Material:Vinyl; Ground Terminals:Snap; Length:72"; External Width:36"; Thickness:1.5mm; Surface Resistivity mm:-; Mat Features:Dissipative 2 Layer RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    4011425
    4011425 - Ionizer, Air Blower, Minion 2, Benchtop, 24VDC, 250mA, 6W, with Power Supply

    45M7492

    Ionizer, Air Blower, Minion 2, Benchtop, 24VDC, 250mA, 6W, with Power Supply

    SIMCO-ION

    MINION 2 IONIZING AIR BLOWER WITH POWER SUPPLY; Ionizer Type:Benchtop; Supply Voltage VAC:120V; Product Range:-; Colour:White; Depth:60mm; Discharge Time:2s; External Depth:2.375"; External Height:5.375"; External Width:3.875"

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    FMX-004
    FMX-004 - ESD Tester, Electrostatic Field Tester

    54X7636

    ESD Tester, Electrostatic Field Tester

    SIMCO-ION

    TESTER, ELECTROSTATIC FIELD, 30KV, LCD; High Range Min:0V; High Range Max:30kV; Meter Display Type:LCD; Accuracy %:10%; External Height:123mm; External Width:73mm; External Depth:25mm; Weight:170g; Product Range:-; Plug Type:-

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    36092
    36092 - Brush, ESD, Conductive, Flat, Polypropylene Handle, Nylon Bristle, 51 mm x 171 mm

    50AC9975

    Brush, ESD, Conductive, Flat, Polypropylene Handle, Nylon Bristle, 51 mm x 171 mm

    MENDA

    CONDUCTIVE ESD BRUSH, FLAT HANDLE, BLK; Bristle Material:Nylon (Polyamide); Handle Type:Flat Handle; Handle Material:PP (Polypropylene); Overall Length:171mm; Width:51mm; Product Range:-; Accessory Type:Conductive ESD Brush RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    30023
    30023 - Antistatic Bag, 3000 Series, Shielding (Metal-In), Resealable, 2

    56P5453

    Antistatic Bag, 3000 Series, Shielding (Metal-In), Resealable, 2" W x 3" L

    SCS

    SCC1000 STATIC SHIELDING BAG, ZIP; Bag Type:Static Shielding Bag (Metal-In); Length - Imperial:3"; Length - Metric:76mm; Width - Imperial:2"; Bag Thickness:76.2µm; Bag Color:Transparent; Seal Type:Resealable; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    MC36340
    MC36340 - Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Green, 2ft W x 3ft L

    27T3773

    Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Green, 2ft W x 3ft L

    MULTICOMP

    ESD BENCH MAT, 3FT; Mat Type:Bench; Mat Colour:Green; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminals:Snap; Length:3ft; External Width:2ft; Thickness:2mm; Surface Resistivity mm:1Mohm/sq; Mat Features:Dissipative; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    212C-H
    212C-H - Brush, ESD, Stainless Steel Handle, Horse Hair Bristle, 4.75

    21M8444

    Brush, ESD, Stainless Steel Handle, Horse Hair Bristle, 4.75 " Length

    EXCELTA

    ESD HORSEHAIR BRUSH; Bristle Material:Horse Hair; Handle Type:-; Handle Material:Stainless Steel; Overall Length:-; Width:-; Product Range:-; Handle Length:5.25" RoHS Compliant: NA

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    09820
    09820 - ESD Grounding Cord, Green, 10ft, 10mm Stud Size

    50H8158

    ESD Grounding Cord, Green, 10ft, 10mm Stud Size

    DESCO

    GROUNDING CORD; Lead Length:10ft; Ground Cord Colour:Green; Ground Terminals:Stud; End To Ground Resistance:-; Product Range:-; Colour:Black; Stud Size:10mm RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    003-0001
    003-0001 - Antistatic Bag, Pink, Resealable, 3

    74M5401

    Antistatic Bag, Pink, Resealable, 3" W x 5" L

    MULTICOMP

    ESD SHIELDING BAG, POLYETHYLENE, PINK; Bag Type:Antistatic Bag; Length - Imperial:5"; Length - Metric:127mm; Width - Imperial:3"; Bag Thickness:75µm; Bag Color:Pink; Seal Type:Resealable; Product Range:-; Bag Material:Polyethylene RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    14234
    14234 - ESD Grounding Cord Kit, Surface/Floor Mat, Black, 15ft, 10mm Stud Size

    50H8164

    ESD Grounding Cord Kit, Surface/Floor Mat, Black, 15ft, 10mm Stud Size

    DESCO

    WORKSURFACE OR FLOOR MAT GROUNDING CORD KIT; Lead Length:15ft; Ground Cord Colour:Black; Ground Terminals:Stud; End To Ground Resistance:-; Product Range:-; Stud Size:10mm RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    MC23795
    MC23795 - ESD Grounding Cord, Common Point, Black, 15ft, 1Mohm, 10mm Stud Size

    14N9059

    ESD Grounding Cord, Common Point, Black, 15ft, 1Mohm, 10mm Stud Size

    DURATOOL

    COMMON POINT GROUND CORD; Lead Length:15ft; Ground Cord Colour:Black; Ground Terminals:Snap; End To Ground Resistance:1Mohm; Product Range:-; Colour:Black; For Use With:Grounding Table/Bench Mats & Wrist Straps; Stud Size:10mm RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    MC23786
    MC23786 - Anti Static Wrist Strap, Elastic Nylon, Adjustable, Blue, Snap

    14N9050

    Anti Static Wrist Strap, Elastic Nylon, Adjustable, Blue, Snap

    DURATOOL

    STATIC-CONTROL WRIST STRAP; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:-; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:Snap; Product Range:-; Body Material:Elastic Nylon RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    21-14020
    21-14020 - Wrist Strap, Anti-Static, Adjustable, Elastic, Blue, 6 ft Cable

    06X9710

    Wrist Strap, Anti-Static, Adjustable, Elastic, Blue, 6 ft Cable

    DURATOOL

    Adjustable Elastic Wrist Strap; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:6ft; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:-; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: NA

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    66110
    66110 - Dissipative Mat Roll, 2 Layer, Statfree T2 Series, Rubber, Blue, 30

    49H6848

    Dissipative Mat Roll, 2 Layer, Statfree T2 Series, Rubber, Blue, 30" W x 40ft L

    DESCO

    STATIC PROTECTION MAT, 40FT; Mat Type:Floor; Mat Colour:Blue; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminals:Snap; Length:40ft; External Width:30"; Thickness:0.06"; Surface Resistivity mm:-; Mat Features:Dissipative; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    6810
    6810 - Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, 6800 Series, Rubber, Grey, 24

    62W4292

    Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, 6800 Series, Rubber, Grey, 24" W x 48" L

    SCS

    MAT, TABLE, NITRILE, 2FT X 4FT, GREY; Mat Type:Table; Mat Colour:Grey; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminals:Snap; Length:4ft; External Width:2ft; Thickness:1.7mm; Surface Resistivity mm:-; Mat Features:Dissipative; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    MC36363
    MC36363 - Antistatic Bag, Shielding (Metal-In), Resealable, 12

    26T3872

    Antistatic Bag, Shielding (Metal-In), Resealable, 12" W x 16" L

    MULTICOMP

    STATIC SHIELDING BAG, METAL-IN; Bag Type:Static Shielding Bag (Metal-In); Length - Imperial:16"; Length - Metric:406mm; Width - Imperial:12"; Bag Thickness:76.2µm; Bag Color:-; Seal Type:Resealable; Product Range:-; Height:16" RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    770091
    770091 - Dissipative Mat Roll, 2 Layer, R3 Series, Rubber, Blue, 24

    50AC8210

    Dissipative Mat Roll, 2 Layer, R3 Series, Rubber, Blue, 24" W x 50ft L

    SCS

    2-LAYER RUBBER MAT, 2 X 50 , DARK BLUE; Mat Type:Floor; Mat Colour:Blue; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminals:Snap; Length:50ft; External Width:2ft; Thickness:1.6mm; Surface Resistivity mm:-; Mat Features:Dissipative 2 Layer RoHS Compliant: Yes

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    WBB-AFWS61M
    WBB-AFWS61M - Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, 6ft Cord, Blue, Stud

    39M5817

    Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, 6ft Cord, Blue, Stud

    SCS

    WRIST STRAP; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:6ft; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:Stud; Product Range:-; Body Material:Elastic Nylon; Colour:Blue RoHS Compliant: NA

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    22-13560
    22-13560 - Wrist Strap, Anti-Static, Coiled Cord, Black, 5 ft Cable

    46T0231

    Wrist Strap, Anti-Static, Coiled Cord, Black, 5 ft Cable

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    Anti-Static Wrist Strap - 2 Coiled Cord; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:5ft; Wristband Colour:Black; Ground Terminals:-; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: NA

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