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Old 02-13-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Testing and ESD Strap?

I bought 3 ESD straps, they were cheap and so I thought, well I'm going to test it. I put my multimeter to continuity, put one probe on the clamp of the ESD and touched the plate on the band side, no sound and no change on the meter. I know my meter is good and all 3 bands do this under the test.

Am I correct in that all 3 of these straps are bad or am I missing something?
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Testing and ESD Strap?

ESD straps have a megohm or more resistance by design.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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I did not know that. How can I test to make sure it works?
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Testing and ESD Strap?

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I did not know that. How can I test to make sure it works?
Set your multimeter to a higher resistance range.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Testing and ESD Strap?

Thank you, I'm pretty new to electronics and really appreciate the reply. All 3 ESDs measure at about 990 resistance.
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Default Re: Testing and ESD Strap?

As a scientist, the warning to you: make sure you get your units right. 990 ohms sounds too low, 990 K ohms is probably what you read.
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