Antistatic device

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Antistatic devices reduce static electricity,[1][2] which can damage electrical components such as computer hard drives, and even ignite flammable liquids and gases. Types of antistatic devices include:

  • Antistatic bag, used to contain devices, such as graphics cards or hard disk drives, typically during shipping.
  • Antistatic garments, used in many industries such as electronics, communications, telecommunications and defense applications.
  • Antistatic agent, compound used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity
  • Antistatic mat, ranging from small mats for keyboards and mice and larger for people to stand on.
  • Antistatic strap, consisting of a metal component which presses against the skin when worn on the wrist or heel, in turn relayed to an electrical ground.
  • Static bar, a piece of equipment used for removing static electricity from a production line.

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  1. ^ "What is antistatic device?". Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  2. ^ "How do anti-static products work? - Explain that Stuff". Retrieved 2016-01-20.