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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.