Static Control Products
ESD Mat Ground Cords
Ground Cables and Ground Blocks for ESD Bench Mats
Ground Cords for ESD Floor Mats
In order to operate effectively all anti static mats must be attached to a reliable ground connection. UltraStrong Ground Cords are an integral component of your ESD mat's performance. Our ground cords come individually prepackaged for secure deployment and contain our universal mat snap kit should your mat not have the appropriate snap already installed. Many clients ground their ESD mats and common point grounds to the center screw of a tested AC electrical face plate.
Note: Electrical outlets outlets are easy to test using our GT-4872 ground circuit tester
Note: Mats should NEVER be daisy chained.
Note: Wrist straps should NEVER be alligator clipped to the mat.
Note: Wrist straps and smocks should ALWAYS be grounded to the same location as the ESD Mat.
Bench Mat Common Point Ground Cords
Our common point ESD bench mat ground cord features a heavy duty 3/8" (10 mm) female mat snap with dual METAL female banana jack inputs to plug in wrist straps.
This is one of two ways that are COMPLIANT when using a wrist strap in combination with an ESD mat. Note: Never use an alligator clip to terminate your wrist strap to just the mat! Always use a common point on the mat or use an ESD ground block that is attached to the same ground lug as the mat.
We provide a generous 10 foot heavy duty ground cable that is terminated with an RoHS compliant #10 ring terminal for the subsequent easy attachment to an electrical ground point.
Convenient and COMPLIANT!
Each cable comes complete with the industry recommended 1 meg ohm resistor. Simply snap the assembly on to any male 3/8" stud and attach the opposite end to a suitable ground point. If your operation uses wrist straps plug them into the convenient wrist strap ports. Test the assembly and Get to Work! Fast, Easy, Secure and designed to last!
Common Point Bench Mat Ground Cord: PN 113-AS
Bench Mat Standard Ground Cable
Our standard ESD bench mat ground cords are economical, efficient and grasp the fastener securely for long term performance and reliability. They are easy to use and fully compliant to latest ANSI ESD and MIL standards. UltraStrong Standard ESD Bench Mat Ground Cords snap on a any standard 3/8" (or 10 mm) mat ground stud.
MEET the Latest Standards!
These ground cords are typically used where wrist straps are not required (or where straps will be grounded to a ground block as is shown at the bottom of this page). Each cable comes complete with the industry recommended 1 meg ohm safety resistor.
Simply snap the assembly on to any male 3/8" stud. Attach the opposite end of the cable (the ring terminal) to a suitable ground point. Test the assembly and Get to Work!
Standard Bench Mat Ground Cord: PN 114-AS
Beveled Hooded ESD Ground Cord for ESD Floor Mats
In order to operate effectively all anti static floor mats must be attached to a reliable earth ground connection. Why? During the walking cycle, user induced static charges simply sit on the mats surface. Depending on the conductivity of the matting these charges can be substantial (often in the 1,500 to 3,500 volt range).
115-AS Floor Mat Ground Cords are Fully Compliant to the Latest Standards!
This voltage is low enough that a Technician will not feel the charge but high enough to compromise unprotected static sensitive items. Items that are in a protected status, (e.g. in the final enclosure or in a static control bag) are not as sensitive to voltages in this range but why take chances with voltage suppression? UltraStrong floor mat ground cords are an integral component of your ESD floor mat - allowing easy placement (anywhere on the mat). The 115-AS comes complete with the easy to install male 3/8 snap for the subsequent attachment of the ground cord to the ESD control floor mat. Note: Attach the #10 ring terminal to a reliable common point ground in your building. Each mat requires an attachment to electrical ground. Mats should never be daisy chained.
Beveled Hooded Ground Cord: PN 115-AS
Bench Mount Common Point Ground Block and Cable
UltraStrong premium bench mount ground blocks feature inputs for 2 wrist straps (terminated with the standard male wrist strap banana jacks). These unique ground blocks also feature 2 each 7mm male studs should for grounding accessory items such as many tools, smocks etc.
These ground blocks provide a convenient location to ground your wrist straps thus keeping the cords from stretching across the table top. They are made of heavy gage metal with metal tight fitting banana jack inputs and are designed to last!
Simply bolt block the ground block to the bench and ground the #10 ring terminal to the same location as your bench mat or to a location defined by your ESD coordinator. Many client ground these block as well as their mats to the center screw of a tested AC outlet.
Plug your wrist strap banana jack into the block and you're good to go! Economical, efficient, secure, easy to use and fully compliant to latest ANSI ESD and MIL standards!
Premium Under Bench Ground Block: PN 117-AS
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