[vcf-midatlantic] How to best store vintage ICs

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 22:02:07 EST 2019


On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 7:48 PM John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> I'm looking for some advice.  I have a number of old CPUs -- 8088s, a few
> 286's, some 486s and early Pentiums sitting in a box stuck in some packing
> foam from years ago.
>
> I'd like to store these a little better as some now have bent pins and
> they're a little haphazardly in the box.  I kept most of these because
> these (at least pre-Pentium) CPUs were keepsakes from my BBS that didn't go
> to Microsoft and Novell when they raided my BBS :).
>
> What's a better way to store these?  I assume just get some anti static
> foam of some kind from Amazon or another source (Mouser?).  I see some
> plastic boxes with anti static foam in them that seem like a decent idea
> for keeping them protected..
>
> Thanks..
> John
>

There are electrically-neutral, tracked sleeves, better than foam forming
term storage
Bill

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