Re: Anti Static soldering mats


Bob Parr
 

Is the idea to use this on a bench as a work surface or on the floor under your feet?
 
Bob
KG5GTE

> I had problems following the links.  I went to Amazon and searched
> for Bertech Rubber ESD and there you go........ all kinds of
> choices.
>
> Thanks Bill for that info, used these years ago but here in Florida
> especially during the summer there's not much static if you're shop
> isn't air conditioned!!  I may get the 18 x 24 one for my winter
> projects.
>
>
> John
> KK4ITX 
>
> If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need
> one again.
>
> On Apr 15, 2019, at 18:39, W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:
>
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I sensed that there was a bit of confusion regarding ESD mats and
>> I would like to clarify a few things, if I may. BTW, I work at an
>> electronics equipment factory and I wear an ESD wrist wrap and an
>> ESD lab coat when writing and verifying the testing procedures
>> for our products.
>>
>> The Craft E Mat may be good as a work bench protector and
>> components gathering device, but it is not ESD compliant.
>>
>> Here you have an example of a true ESD mat:
>>
>> Grounding/dp/B01KT3YPPS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?
>> crid=WH16OYYVTSYC&keywords=esd+mat+kit+with+a+wrist+strap+and+groundin
>> g+cord &qid=1555363698&s=gateway&sprefix=ESD+mat%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-
>> 1-spons&psc=1
>>
>> In any event, ESD compliant mats and wrist straps are only
>> necessary when working with ESD sensitive devices, such as MOSFET
>> transistors, computer ICs, RAM memory sticks, some LEDs (laser
>> and UV), and CMOS ICs. Most TTL ICs
>> and bipolar transistors are quite resilient to ESD.
>>
>> For the most part, when the ESD sensitive devices are soldered or
>> connected to the PCB, they become more resilient to ESD. When the
>> PCB carrying those devices is connected to the rest of the
>> equipment, only some I/O ports may still be ESD sensitive.
>>
>> ESD compliant mats have a high-resistance top layer that
>> dissipates static electricity by sending it to a ground
>> connection. This ground can be the ground terminal of a nearby ac
>> socket or a dedicated low-resistance earth ground rod. The wrist
>> strap works in a similar fashion.
>>
>> 73!
>>
>> Original email:
>> -----------------
>> From: wohlsson . wohlsson@...
>> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 21:00:45 -0400
>> To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats
>>
>>
>> Opps...forgot the link
>>
>> Silicone/dp/B07GBFRCJY/ref=sr_1_1?
>> keywords=craftemat&qid=1555288975&s=gateway&sr=8-1
>>
>>
>> Bill...wa8bda
>>
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>> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM wohlsson . via Groups.Io
>> <wohlsson= gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, these silicone mats are nice for bench work/kit building.
>>> I have been
>>>
>>> using the one
>>>
>>> below now for a few months. Grand kids orginally bought one for
>>> craft
>>>
>>> projects and I was
>>>
>>> attracted to the large 1/2" sides to contain things. Also the
>>> large
>>>
>>> working area allow me to
>>>
>>> also place test equipment/tools on the work area and still have
>>> lots of
>>>
>>> space. I use a anti-static
>>>
>>> wrist band when needed.
>>>
>>>
>>> Bill.....wa8bda
>>>
>>>
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>>> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:55 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ
>>> <tim.n9puz@...>
>>>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut
>>>> it to size
>>>>
>>>
>>>> for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap
>>>> terminal
>>>>
>>>
>>>> installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my
>>>> home bench
>>>>
>>>
>>>> and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the
>>>> raised edge
>>>>
>>>
>> to
>>>> help keep things from escaping.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tim N9PUZ
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ?This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static
>>>> resistant, If
>>>>
>>>
>> you
>>>> want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an
>>>> anti static
>>>>
>>>
>>>> wrist band
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 72 - Ron - AG1P
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>> <main@4SQRP.groups.io>] *On Behalf Of *Tim McDonough N9PUZ
>>>>
>>>
>>>> *Sent:* Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
>>>>
>>>
>>>> *To:* main@4SQRP.groups.io
>>>>
>>>
>>>> *Subject:* Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tim N9PUZ
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi Everybody!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It's Virginia NV5F
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I
>>>> hope I can
>>>>
>>>
>>>> make it back next year.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue
>>>> silicone
>>>>
>>>
>>>> soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in
>>>> April CQ.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I
>>>> actually head
>>>>
>>>
>>>> about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound
>>>> has started
>>>>
>>>
>>>> using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell
>>>> phones and small
>>>>
>>>
>>>> electronics but they work great for building kits! They are
>>>> good for ESD
>>>>
>>>
>>>> and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets
>>>> that will hold
>>>>
>>>
>>>> little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also
>>>> help the
>>>>
>>>
>> mat
>>>> stick to a cookie sheet!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> And I got them on Amazon!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a
>>>> medium steel
>>>>
>>>
>>>> cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets
>>>> overrun with
>>>>
>>>
>>>> leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of
>>>> masking tape.
>>>>
>>>
>>>> And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie
>>>> sheet. Also the
>>>>
>>>
>>>> silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 72
>>>>
>>>
>>>> Virginia NV5F
>>>
>>>
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