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Basic Concepts in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

We have all seen static electricity in the form of lightning or perhaps felt the zap when reaching for a door knob. Similar types of electrical charges can have an effect on the electronic components you handle every day in your work. Unfortunately, their effect is much more hazardous and not as readily apparent.

Definition
Types of ESD Damage
Costly Effects of ESD
Typical Electrostatic Voltage
Think of Static as Contamination
See ESD Association Volunteer Spotlight – Gene Felder of Desco Industries
See ESD Association Volunteer Spotlight – Fred Tenzer of Desco Industries