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What does an ESD Mat or Anti Static Mat do

An ESD mat or Anti Static mat is used to protect a piece of electrical equipment like a PC, Blu Ray player or Playstation from an electrostatic discharge (ESD). A majority of electronic components used today are sensitive to having static electricity or ESD.

How do ESD Mats or Anti Static Mats work

An ESD mat  or Anti Static mat is manufactured by a conductive material that collects any static electricity. Following the collection of this static electricity, an ESD mat  or Anti Static mat would need to be grounded or earthed to enable the static electricity to discharge in a controlled and safe way. To ensure the ESD mat  or Anti Static mat is grounded you will need to earth the mat by plugging it directly into a grounded electrical outlet which will accomplish grounding.

How to use an ESD Mat or Anti Static Mat

It is imperative to place an ESD mat  or Anti Static mat is directly underneath the equipment that is going to be effected by the electrostatic discharge (ESD).  Once an anti static mat or ESD mat  or Anti Static mat is completely grounded, any components or equipment on the ESD mat  or Anti Static mat must remain grounded or on the mat as it will still susceptible to ESD causing shock.

ESD World is an UK supplier of ESD/Anti Static rolls and Pre-cut ESD/Anti static rolls. If you'd like help choosing the right ESD mat for your requirements please contact us.