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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000255938D
Publication Date: 2018-Oct-24

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A system and method that provide self-grounding to an electrostatic discharge (ESD) table is disclosed. The system includes a workbench that has an ESD dissipative top. The top is connected to the foot of the workbench through a boot that effectively grounds the workbench on an ESD protected passing floor. With the passing floor as the grounding source the system may be freely moved without installing additional grounding cables. The method keeps the sensitive computer components safe and allows work to be set up anywhere in a building that has the ESD protected passing floor. The advantages of the self-grounding ESD table are, as long as the passing floor passes the ANSI standards for floors, the table may dissipate ESD no matter where it is set up. The system need not be placed near an outlet or grounding point of the building.