Antistatic/ESD Guard Products
- 2′ x 4′ ESD Table Mat
- Two ESD Wrist Strap Options
Shown with Included Grounding Wire and ESD Wrist Strap
Thorlabs' antistatic/ESD products provide protection while handling laser diodes, optical detectors, and other static-sensitive devices. We offer an ESD Table Mat, a protective surface against electrostatic dischage, and two ESD Wrist Straps to be used in conjunction with the ESD table mat.
zhuoli Ding  (posted 2022-09-14 15:40:25.55)
Ali Gokmen  (posted 2020-06-26 11:02:08.593)
We have purchased a fluorescence measurement cage cube system DFM1/M, LD source, PL450B, LD source KLD101, a camera CS165MU all installed on a breadboard MB2020/M. We have a static control table mat, TM2448, wrist strap, WS01 for safe handling of LD. I needed information how to ground TM2448 to mains (?), connecting it to KLD101 ground and safe handling of LD. I would appreciate any demo or related information.
YLohia  (posted 2020-06-26 09:17:58.0)
Hello Ali, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I have reached out to you directly with this information.
jjurado  (posted 2011-05-16 11:38:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to bruno.viaris: Thank you very much for contacting us. We currently do not have information regarding the heat resistance of this mat, so we really cannot comment on whether it will reasonably withstand solder drops. However, if you are willing to try it, we can send you a sample free of charge. Regarding the static decay spec, the correct value is 50 ms. We will correct the information on the spec sheet shortly.
bruno.viaris  (posted 2011-05-12 10:39:49.0)
Im not sure if it is the right place to ask for technical details on this product... Question: in the "datasheet" (http://www.thorlabs.de/Thorcat/0900/0963.S01.pdf) I cant find any information about heat resistance. Can this "Heavy duty" table mat reasonably cope with liquid solder drops accidentally falling from the iron or will that make a hole through it ? By the way, the Static charge decay defers between the description (50ms) and the pdf datasheet (<2s) Best regards.
- Heavy-Duty 2' x 4' Table Mat
- Static Charge Decay: <2 s
- Includes Grounding Wire and Wrist Strap
Thorlabs' ESD Static Control 2' x 4' Table Mat provides a static dissipative surface to protect sensitive electronic components from damaging electrostatic discharge. This heavy-duty mat has a static charge decay time of <2 seconds, ensuring protection under extreme conditions, and includes a grounding wire and grounding wrist strap. The grounding wire snaps onto the ESD mat, and can be grounded using an included alligator clip. The grounding wrist strap can either interface with the grounding wire via a banana connector or be grounded using an included alligator clip.
Thorlabs offers other grounding wrist straps, sold below, compatible with the ESD table mat.
- WS01: Expandable Metal Strap with 12' Grounding Wire
- WS02: Adjustable Fabric Strap with 6' Grounding Wire
- Removes Static Charges When Handling Static-Sensitive Devices
Thorlabs' Grounding Wrist Straps safely remove static charges from individuals who handle laser diodes, amplified photodetectors, and other static-sensitive devices. The ground wire has a built-in 1 MΩ resistor for user safety, and the strap works with our ESD Table Mat (sold above) to protect against electrostatic discharge. Each wrist strap features a banana connector that interfaces with an included alligator clip. The WS01 premium expandable metal band is flexible, durable, and comfortable, allowing for extended use. It features a 12' long grounding cord, and has a relaxed (i.e., not stretched) circumference of 6". The WS02 fabric strap includes a 6' coiled cord. Please note that the color of the cord and wrist strap may vary from lot to lot.