Wednesday, April 02, 2008

ESD packaging

We are receiving Diodes, Resistors, etc. from our warehouse in non-ESD bags. I was taught that these should be in ESD packaging. Can you send me information on this?

Diodes are semiconductor devices and are normally packaged in ESD protective packaging. Some diodes are quite robust and others may be very ESD sensitive, and so the ESD risk depends on the type of diode.

Usually the main problem with putting resistors and other non-ESD sensitive components in non-ESD packaging is that the non-ESD packaging is then taken into an ESD Protected Area. The non-ESD packaging is an ESD generator and can become an ESD risk to any ESD sensitive components that are present. So, if packaging is required for any components taken into the EPA, it should normally be ESD packaging.

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