At this point; A Question about how to properly test an anti-static mat?

I bought one last winter that appears to be totally non-conductive. I 
don't think it is my error.
If others have mats like this, and are trusting them, I can see the 
possibility for failures.

Dick, n0ce

P.S. I like reading the comments about the K2's.

On 9/19/2016 4:12 PM, Don Wilhelm wrote:
> Hi all,
> A point I failed to make in my comments below is that the goal of 
> anti-static measures is to keep everything at the same potential (and 
> not necessarily to 'ground things').
> For instance, all my tools touch my anti-static mat before I use them, 
> and when I remove a device which is shipped in anti-static bags or the 
> black foam from its anti-static material, I place the bag or foam on 
> my anti-static mat first, then remove the device and place its leads 
> on the mat.  That assures that anything originating beyond the bounds 
> of my mat will be equalized to whatever potential exists on the mat - 
> there should be no static potential difference between items that 
> reside on my mat.
> 73,
> Don W3FPR

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