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rubber gloves

Postby jjmclure » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:26 pm

This might be a stupid question - I have ordered a wrist anti static strap but I was wondering, would wearing rubber gloves inhibit static when assembling an ms board?
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Re: rubber gloves

Postby SymTech Laboratories » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:17 pm

Rubber and latex, like most insulators, can build a significant charge. There are static dissipative (i.e. conductive) latex gloves, but you should still use an ESD wrist strap with them.
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Re: rubber gloves

Postby kjones6039 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:21 pm

jjmclure wrote:This might be a stupid question - I have ordered a wrist anti static strap but I was wondering, would wearing rubber gloves inhibit static when assembling an ms board?


IMO, the wrist strap is pretty much a must. I doubt that rubber gloves are necessary but would keep body oils etc. from contaminating the board contacts.

The big plus would be no finger prints! (they will never trace the board back to you!) :lol:

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Re: rubber gloves

Postby jjmclure » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:48 am

kjones6039 wrote:
The big plus would be no finger prints! (they will never trace the board back to you!) :lol:

Ken


Ha ha nice one! Thanks guys
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