Which of these are best practices for minimizing ESD? Pick two.
A) Always use a power cable that includes a ground connection
B) Use an anti-static pad when working with electronic components
C) Avoid using any gloves when working inside of a computer
D) Store electronic components in anti-static bags
E) Use non-magnetic tools designed for computer systems
F) Always work inside of a computer on a full stomach
The answer: B) Use an anti-static pad when working with electronic components and D) Store electronic components in anti-static bags
Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components, so it’s useful to use an anti-static pad and store components in anti-static bags. The ground connection of a computer is important for preventing electrical shock, but a computer’s power should not be connected when you’re working inside the system. Wearing gloves doesn’t prevent ESD, and the magnetic properties of tools do not have any effect on ESD.
Want to know more? Watch “Managing Electrostatic Discharge”
Electrostatic discharges can quickly damage your computer equipment. In this video, you’ll learn about static electricity and how you can keep your silicon away from ESD.