- Oct 20, 2010
What's wrong with a paper towel? It is made of wood particles, thus anti-static by nature.This Ebay lister decided to put an electronic board directly on *checks notes* a paper towel.
Wow. I guess expecting to sell it for 25k doesn't mean they'll respect and try to protect their investment. Easily one of the dumber Ebay listers I've ever seen.
Paper towels are not wood though and I'm not even sure you'd say wood is anti-static by nature.What's wrong with a paper towel? It is made of wood particles, thus anti-static by nature.
People make wooden racks to hold their old computer add-in cards for the same reason.
What paper towels are you using?Paper towels are not wood though and I'm not even sure you'd say wood is anti-static by nature.
It's incredibly sloppy to put hardware on a paper towel and no it's not anti-static.
Use wood or an anti static work mat (not a conductive mat! - they can KILL you - (These mats can conduct lethal mains voltage!)) for a work surface. Store parts in anti-static plastic bags (paper envelopes or cardboard boxes will work well enough for most applications just don't use plastic containers). Cardboard and paper are naturally anti-static as long as they don't have any plastic coatings. Cardboard containers are fine as long as they are not coated with black conductive materials that provide a destructive path for a static discharge. The only drawback to paper and cardboard containers is they don't provide the vapor barrier needed to preserve the solderability of surface mount parts.