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Typical Electrostatic Voltages

Many of the common activities you perform daily may generate charges on your body that are potentially harmful to components.

Some of these activities include:

Walking across a carpet, 1,500 to 35,000 volts
Walking over untreated vinyl floor, 250 to 12,000 volts
Worker at a bench, 700 to 6,000 volts
Vinyl envelope used for work instructions, 600 to 7,000 volts
Picking up a common plastic bag from a bench, 1,200 to 20,000 volts