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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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082-0034F
082-0034F - Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Grey, 1.2m W x 600mm L

1503199

MULTICOMP

Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Grey, 1.2m W x 600mm L

DISSIPATIVE MAT, 1.2M X 600MM; Mat Type:2 Layer Dissipative Mat; Mat Colour:Grey; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminal Type:4 10mm Snap Studs; Width - Imperial:3.9ft; Length - Imperial:2ft; Width - Metric:1.2m; Length - Metric:600mm; Product Range:-; SVH

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    069-0002
    069-0002 - ESD Kit, Static Dissipative Workstation, UK Plug

    1736630

    MULTICOMP

    ESD Kit, Static Dissipative Workstation, UK Plug

    KIT, ESD WORKSTATION, BLUE, 0.6X1.2MM; Kit Contents:ESD Mat, Area Sign, Plug, Wrist Strap, Coiled Earth Lead, Straight Earth Lead, Clip, UK Mains Grounding Plug; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019); Colour:Blue; Type:ESD Workstation Kit

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    28505
    28505 - ESD Grounding Cord, Common Point, Yellow, 1m, 1Mohm

    2062037

    DESCO EUROPE (FORMERLY VERMASON)

    ESD Grounding Cord, Common Point, Yellow, 1m, 1Mohm

    COMMON POINT GROUND WIRE, 1M, 1MOHM; Lead Length:1m; Ground Cord Colour:Yellow; Ground Terminals:Snap; End To Ground Resistance:1Mohm; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (07-Jul-2017); Colour:Yellow; Stud Size:10mm

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    066-0055
    066-0055 - Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, 6ft Cord, Blue, Stud

    1503191

    MULTICOMP

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

    SET, ESD WRISTBAND, 10MM, 1MEG; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:1.8m; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:Stud; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019); Colour:Blue; External Length / Height:1.8m; Material:Tinsel # 1/

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    067-0016
    067-0016 - ESD Grounding Cord, Coiled, Blue, 10ft, 1Mohm

    1503192

    MULTICOMP

    ESD Grounding Cord, Coiled, Blue, 10ft, 1Mohm

    EARTH GROUNDING CORD COILED, 10-10MM; Lead Length:3.048m; Ground Cord Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:Snap; End To Ground Resistance:1Mohm; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019); Approval Category:Meet EOS/ESD S.1 Standard; Colour:Light Blue; Interna

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    066-0002
    066-0002 - Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, Light Blue, 10mm Stud

    1503186

    MULTICOMP

    Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, Light Blue, 10mm Stud

    ADJUSTABLE WRIST BAND, 10MM STUD; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:-; Lead Length:-; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:Stud; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019); Material:Elastic Nylon; Stud Size 1:10mm

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    093-0019
    093-0019 - 9V Wristband Tester with Wall Mount and Footplate

    1503203

    MULTICOMP

    9V Wristband Tester with Wall Mount and Footplate

    TESTER, ESD WRISTSTRAP / FOOTWEAR; High Range Min:-; High Range Max:-; Meter Display Type:-; Accuracy %:-; External Height:63mm; External Width:129mm; External Depth:25mm; Weight:-; Product Range:-; Plug Type:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019); IC Tester Type

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    724MO
    724MO - ESD Tester, Workstation Monitor for 2 Operator and 1 Work Surface

    2758581

    SCS

    ESD Tester, Workstation Monitor for 2 Operator and 1 Work Surface

    WORKSTATION MONITOR, 16V, LED; Product Type:Workstation Monitor for 2 Operator and 1 Work Surface; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (12-Jan-2017); External Depth:165mm; External Height:35mm; External Width:79mm; High Range Max:16kV; Meter Display Type:LED

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    229740
    229740 - Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, 200mm, Blue

    738724

    DESCO EUROPE (FORMERLY VERMASON)

    Anti Static Wrist Strap, Adjustable, 200mm, Blue

    WRIST BAND; Wrist Band Type:Adjustable; Circumference Max:200mm; Lead Length:-; Wristband Colour:Blue; Ground Terminals:-; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (17-Dec-2015); Circumference Min:120mm; Colour:Blue; Material:Elasticated; Stud Size 1:10mm; Weight:0

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    082-0034F2
    082-0034F2 - Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Grey, 1.2m W x 1.5m L

    1687901

    MULTICOMP

    Dissipative Mat, 2 Layer, Rubber, Grey, 1.2m W x 1.5m L

    DISSIPATIVE MAT, 1.2M X 1.5M; Mat Type:2 Layer Dissipative Mat; Mat Colour:Grey; Mat Material:Rubber; Ground Terminal Type:1 10mm Snap Stud; Width - Imperial:3.9ft; Length - Imperial:4.9ft; Width - Metric:1.2m; Length - Metric:1.5m; Product Range:-; SVHC

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    228290
    228290 - Dissipative Mat, PE (Polyethylene), Black, 1.2m W x 550mm L

    175810

    DESCO EUROPE (FORMERLY VERMASON)

    Dissipative Mat, PE (Polyethylene), Black, 1.2m W x 550mm L

    DISSIPATIVE MAT, 1.2M X 550MM; Mat Type:Dissipative Mat; Mat Colour:Black; Mat Material:PE (Polyethylene); Ground Terminal Type:4 10mm Studs; Width - Imperial:3.9ft; Length - Imperial:1.8ft; Width - Metric:1.2m; Length - Metric:550mm; Product Range:-; SV

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

    2817960

    SIMCO-ION

    ESD Tester, Electrostatic Field Tester

    FIELDMETER, HAND-HELD, 1KV TO 30KV, LCD; High Range Min:1kV; 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:-; SVHC:No SVHC (07-Jul-201

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    8501
    8501 - ESD Field Service Kit, Portable, Red Mat, Ground Cord, Alligator Clip & Wristband

    1684294

    SCS

    ESD Field Service Kit, Portable, Red Mat, Ground Cord, Alligator Clip & Wristband

    FIELD SERVICE KIT; Kit Contents:Red 0.021x22x 24" work surface, ground cord, crocodile clip & wristband; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (12-Jan-2017)

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    093-1010
    093-1010 - ESD Tester, Wrist Strap On-Line Monitor, Wrist Strap Tester

    2790541

    MULTICOMP

    ESD Tester, Wrist Strap On-Line Monitor, Wrist Strap Tester

    WRIST STRAP ON-LINE MONITOR, 12VDC; High Range Min:-; High Range Max:-; Meter Display Type:-; Accuracy %:-; External Height:29mm; External Width:67mm; External Depth:60mm; Weight:60g; Product Range:-; Plug Type:-; SVHC:No SVHC (15-Jan-2019)

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    9110-NO
    9110-NO - Ionizer, Air, Benchtop, 100-240VAC, without Power Cord

    2758578

    SCS

    Ionizer, Air, Benchtop, 100-240VAC, without Power Cord

    AIR IONIZER, BENCHTOP, 110VAC, W/O PLUG; Ioniser Type:Benchtop; Supply Voltage V AC:110V; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (12-Jan-2017)

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