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What is an ESD Protected Area (EPA)?

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Desco Europe is the newest brand in the Desco Industries family, consolidating our two previous UK-based brands, Charleswater and Vermason. Desco Europe sells the full range of DII products, manufactured in our facilities in the USA and UK, servicing the European market via trained distributors who will sell the Desco Europe value package and complete ESD solution to all ESD users in their territory, leading with hi-end solutions that mark us out from the competition.

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October 7, 2020 08:34

Bonjour,
Est-il possible et suffisant de relier des protections polycarbonate à la terre pour les rendre antistatiques ?
Cordialement,

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October 9, 2020 08:05

@SOUDIERE Hello, thank you for your question. Polycarbonate materials generally have a high surface and volume resistance, putting them in the Insulators category. Insulators do not allow current to flow easily and therefore cannot be grounded. For more information on insulators please visit the below blog: https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/2-types-of-materials-you-need-to-know-in-your-epa-in-order-to-avoid-esd-damage When protecting electronic device from electrostatic discharge (ESD) it is recommended to remove all insulators from the ESD Protected Area (EPA) by replacing them with low charging, dissipative versions; alternatively an antistatic coating such as Reztore® Antistatic Coating may be applied. However, when neither is possible, the insulator is considered a Process Essential Insulator. In this case, the use of Ionisers is recommended; for more information on this please visit the below post: https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/how-to-neutralise-a-charge-on-an-object-that-cannot-be-grounded If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at Service@DescoEurope.com.

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