The Importance of Personnel Grounding Testers

We already know that in an ESD Protected Area (EPA) all surfaces, objects, people and ESD Sensitive Devices (ESDs) are kept at the same potential which is achieved by using ‘groundable’ materials that are then linked to ground. We have also learnt that the most common personnel grounding device to link people to ground are wrist straps. People who are moving around should instead wear ESD footwear.

Purpose of Personnel Grounding Testers

Wrist straps and ESD footwear should be part of your Verification Plan. Each component in an EPA plays a vital part in the fight against electrostatic discharge (ESD). If just one component is not performing correctly, ESD sensitive devices can be damaged, potentially costing your company thousands of dollars.

Wrist straps and ESD footwear can fail and damage cannot always be detected by visual inspection. Just by looking at the items you would not know if they still provide sufficient protection. Personnel grounding testers should be used to provide feedback to verify the functionality of an operator’s wrist strap and/or footwear.

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770033Calibration Unit for Combo Tester - 770033Each$165.00
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70030Combo Wrist Strap and Footwear Tester - 770030Each$276.75
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770758 Dual Combination Tester - 770758Each$891.45
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770751Limit Comparator for Dual Combo Tester - 770751Each$398.55
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770034Power Adapter - 770034Each$21.00
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770752Power Adapter - 770752Each$19.00
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770032Stand and Foot Plate - 770032Each$182.50
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770759Stand for Dual Combo Tester - 770759Each$387.00
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770031Tester, Combo Wrist Strap & Foot Grounder, With Stand - 770031Each$453.50
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