Warning about anti-static bags

Author Stu on 11 June, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
Originally written by Hans:

Hi guys,
Lately, I see many people giving the advice to place a mainboard on the anti-static bag it came in to test the setup.

DON'T EVER DO THAT! STAY AWAY FROM THOSE BAGS, THEY ARE MADE OF CONDUCTING MATERIALS!!

Have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antistatic_bag .

There are people who's board burnt out completely with the bag melted to it, after testing on an anti-static bag.

If you want to place your board outside a pc-case for testing, lay it on a piece of cardboard with no print on it. Or use another surface of which you are 100% sure it's non-conducting.

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