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Antistatic device

An antistatic device is any item which has the effect of reducing static electricity charges on a person's body or equipment, either to prevent fires and explosions when working with flammable liquids and gases, or to prevent damage to static-sensitive objects such as electronic components or devices. Types of antistatic devices include:

Antistatic bag, used to contain devices, such as graphics cards or hard disk drives, typically during shipping.
Antistatic garments, used in many industries such as electronics, communications, telecommunications and defense applications.
Antistatic agent, compound used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity
Antistatic mat, ranging from small mats for keyboards and mice and larger for people to stand on.
Antistatic strap, consisting of a metal component which presses against the skin when worn on the wrist or heel, in turn relayed to an electrical ground.

See also

Electrostatic sensitive device

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