ESD – IES 61340-5:2007

Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena

To protect the electronic devices from electrostatic discharges it is important to use gloves, and other equipment, adapted to the environment.

The material’s vertical resistance between hand and electrode is tested and measured. The resistance shall be as low as possible so that electrical charges pass through the material instead of getting collected with risk of suddenly discharging. Nearby sensitive electronics may then be destroyed. The resistance of the material shall be below 109Ω to be approved.

For full protection of the electrical devices, the ESD-labeled glove shall be used with other ESD equipment such as clothes, shoes, bracelets and more.