Keep components in their electrostatic-safe containers until you are ready to install them.
Before touching an electronic component, discharge static electricity by using the guidelines described
Personal grounding methods and equipment on page
Avoid touching pins, leads, and circuitry. Handle electronic components as little as possible.
If you remove a component, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
Generating static electricity
Follow these static electricity guidelines.
Different activities generate different amounts of static electricity.
Static electricity increases as humidity decreases.
Static electricity occurrence based on activity and humidity
Walking across carpet
Walking across vinyl floor
Motions of bench worker
Removing DIPs (dual in-line packages) from plastic tube
Removing DIPs from vinyl tray
Removing DIPs from polystyrene foam
Removing bubble pack from PCB (printed circuit board)
Packing PCBs in foam-lined box
Multiple electric components can be packaged together in plastic tubes, trays, or polystyrene foam.
As little as 700 V can degrade a product.
Preventing electrostatic damage to equipment
Many electronic components are sensitive to ESD. Circuitry design and structure determine the degree of
sensitivity. The following packaging and grounding precautions are necessary to prevent static electricity
damage to electronic components.
To avoid hand contact, transport products in static-safe containers such as tubes, bags, or boxes.
Protect all electrostatic parts and assemblies with conductive or approved containers or packaging.
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free stations.
Place items on a grounded surface before removing them from their container.
Always be properly grounded when touching a sensitive component or assembly.
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures preliminary requirements
To prevent damage to the device when you remove or install internal components, observe