[vcf-midatlantic] anti-static carpet
evan at snarc.net
Sat Feb 6 07:54:10 EST 2016
>> Then you don't get the zaps or jolts when touching this to discharge
yourself - as on a typical door knob.
The have some kind of sign, such as, "Keep Computers Safe, Get Rid of
Static, Please Discharge" with an arrow pointing to that.
Sure would be a lot simpler than installing and maintaining all the special flooring.
On Feb 6, 2016, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>This is only half of the solution.
>Shoes are not conductive when it involves ESD, so
>The anti-static carpet only works on one condition - as they are meant
>provide discharge path, so
>1. If you are wearing anti-static boot straps - as in a Lab --- I doubt
>visitors have this
>2. wearing ESD conductive shoes ---> again, I doubt the visitors will
>You like to have the person discharged before you ever enter the room.
>As you don't know how much charge they might have, you can have
>without even knowing it.
>Even if you had just concrete, they can still be charged coming from
>other part of InfoAge
>Especially when they have ordinary carpet elsewhere -- remember the
>And it's .more. prevalent when the humidity is very low - as in the
>or in super cold A/C.
>It's nice to have a climate-controlled environment but it's not always
>As you have a need for all 4 systems, A/C, Heater, Humidifier, and
>All combinations in the environment can exist, cold/dry, cold/wet,
>The quickest way is to build a simple ESD Grounding station at the
>All it takes is,
>1. a 1meg ohm resistor -- to slowly bleed off the ESD - no jolts
>2. some metal [eg. door knob] that is isolated -- something plastic,
>3. and then wired to earth ground.
>Then you don't get the zaps or jolts when touching this to discharge
>yourself - as on a typical door knob.
>The have some kind of sign, such as, "Keep Computers Safe, Get Rid of
>Static, Please Discharge" with an arrow pointing to that.
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