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ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE STRAIGHT CORD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026434D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The need to protect electronic devices from static electricity is currently of great importance in the electronic equipment industry. The primary concern is to avoid exposing sensitive machine components to voltage spikes caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD). The potential for ESD is particularly high when a piece of equipment is being serviced. Moreover, it is also important to insure that the serviceperson is also protected from any voltage discharges, which may be hazardous to hidher health.