Thursday, August 09, 2007

Using ESD gloves

Why should I have to use ESD gloves if we are using wrist bands? How can the ESD gloves help us? How can I explain to the people the importance of using esd gloves?

There may be various reasons for wearing ESD gloves. The wrist band grounds your body and prevents it acting as an ESD source. If you are not wearing gloves, anything you hold ( or boards) are grounded through your body. If you wear non-ESD gloves this grounding is prevented - the tool or other item held in the hand could become charged and be an ESD source. So if you need to wear gloves when handling ESD sensitive components in an EPA, the gloves should be ESD gloves.