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 ______________________________________________________________ Elecraft mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to arch...@mail-archive.com