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Offline tim510Topic starter

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ESD safe material
« on: April 26, 2012, 01:38:37 am »

I need to test some photovoltaic (pv) cells that are on PCBs.  I would like to mount these on some type of board so that the pv  cells can be angled to test outside.  I think what I need is a material that would be esd safe and ideal to mount PCBs on.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Offline Monkeh

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 02:05:12 am »
Uh.. perhaps a sheet of ply?
 

Offline tim510Topic starter

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 04:56:17 am »
I thought of ply. Maybe someone may have experience with some other types of  material. Some synthetic materials are cheaper. 

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 08:17:39 am »
I saved a goodly amount of pink and green anti-static shipping foam.  By the time you get slab a cm or two thick, it starts to get pretty rigid.  You can see some sitting under the "tower system" here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58843278@N00/3866502441/#in/set-72157622049680333
I'm not sure where you'd get this if you had to buy it :-(
 

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 11:39:12 am »
I saved a goodly amount of pink and green anti-static shipping foam.  By the time you get slab a cm or two thick, it starts to get pretty rigid.  You can see some sitting under the "tower system" here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58843278@N00/3866502441/#in/set-72157622049680333
I'm not sure where you'd get this if you had to buy it :-(

Both RS and Farnell sells them .
 

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 10:43:17 am »
http://au.element14.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=168784601

High density black conductive foam. The kind of stuff you'd normally see DIP IC's pushed into for storage. 5mm thick. I got some in my last order for the heck of it since its a dollar :)

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 04:50:32 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions. I would have never thought of the foam packaging for ICs.
 

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Re: ESD safe material
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 05:23:08 pm »

I need to test some photovoltaic (pv) cells that are on PCBs.  I would like to mount these on some type of board so that the pv  cells can be angled to test outside.  I think what I need is a material that would be esd safe and ideal to mount PCBs on.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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