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Portable ESD Cable Discharge Pad

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109126D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anthony, PW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device that will remove the static charge from cable. This device is portable.

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Portable ESD Cable Discharge Pad

      Disclosed is a device that will remove the static charge from
cable.  This device is portable.

      A static dissipative laminate 1 has a piece of conductive foam
2 attached to it with conductive adhesive. A snap 4 is provided so
that the device can be grounded with a ground cord 3.  An option for
grounding would be for a person holding the device to be grounded
with a wrist strap (not shown).

      When a cable that has a static charge is pressed against the
conductive pad 2, the charge will drain from the cable to ground.

      Disclosed anonymously.