[sdiy] [OT] So what am I looking for in Anti-Static Foam?

John P Shea info at extrinia.com
Sat Feb 3 23:20:40 CET 2018


Somewhat related:

Anti-Static Bags or Static Shielding Bags, Which Do You Need?
https://www.protectivepackaging.net/anti-static-bags-static-shielding-bags

Regards,
JPS

On 4 February 2018 at 03:44, <blacet at blacet.com> wrote:

> The black foam is conductive; the pink foam antistatic. You probably want
> the conductive.
> Mouser pn 809-12250 works well.
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> I've never had to buy this before, but my supplies are dwindling. I'm
> looking for the stuff you push DIP chips into for shipping. Preferably
> about 10mm or 3/8" thick. And I prefer pink over black because the
> black stuff seems to give off dust as you work with it, but this is not
> a deal breaker. Dimensions are not critical but I will end up cutting it
> into squares of maybe 5" x5" at the largest.
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> The issue I'm having is that I don't want that super light stuff that's
> all bendy like cloth*. This is not for a static safe pet bed. :-)
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> I want the stiffer stuff that the chip pins will go into rather than
> bounce off. Is there a particular material, density or some other name
> I should look for?
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