[sdiy] OT: Where to get cheap ESD safe electronics parts drawers?

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Sat Mar 11 11:43:58 CET 2017

I use plastic desktop organiser drawers for storage. I bought a few sheets of anti-static foam and lined the bottom of a couple of drawers for IC storage. Works well.


On 11 Mar 2017, at 10:00, cheater00 cheater00 <cheater00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I've finally carved out enough space, time, and money to set up an
> electronics lab, and so I'm looking for something to store parts. A
> nice drawer wall would be nice. The cheapest I can find is hundreds of
> dollars or euro for a tiny rack. That's pretty crazy for a bunch of
> plastic... I understand the necessity of tight control for a heart
> pacer manufacturer, but I'm just not the target market here. Where do
> I find something like this inexpensively? I'm fine with having to
> check each of the parts with a megger myself, since it's a thing i'd
> have to do once only. So if you see a rack that's not advertised as
> ESD safe, but you know it's made out of plastic that is dissipative,
> that's fine too. Speaking of which, what plastics are ESD safe? A
> table here says that plastics that are filled with carbon powder or
> fiber are fine. But it's a bit confusing, saying the same kinds of
> plastics are also conductive:
> http://www.plasticsintl.com/esd.htm
> Is there any popular kind of plastic i could search for to know the
> vessels are dissipative?
> Thanks
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