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Type of Bag
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Type of Bag

by mitpatterson on Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:55 pm

I'm designed a Shield kit for Aurdino and just wanted to be sure if would be safe to package the kit in a standard plastic bag, or does it need to be in a antistatic bag? here is what will be in the kit:

    PCB

    Buzzer/Speaker

    Tact Switch

    Trimmer/Potentiometer

    some headers

    and i almost forgot, a TMP36 would that be fine left in some antistatic foam/the cardboard it comes on form the factory? or would that one probaly static sensitive part make the whole thing need to be in an antistatic bag?

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Re: Type of Bag

by jaak on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:48 am

The TMP36 is the only ESD sensitive device you listed, so that would be the only thing that would really need protection. The factory packaging would be sufficient.

(Although, I am old enough to remember when ESD sensitive devices were shipped and stored in aluminum foil (and those devices were wayyyy more sensitive to ESD damage than stuff today).)
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Re: Type of Bag

by george graves on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 pm

If you order chips from china, they will often make their own anti-static foam by wrapping AL foil over some Styrofoam into almost a neat little present. It's amazing how little labor costs there, compared to materials that they would take the time to do that.
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Re: Type of Bag

by mitpatterson on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:25 pm

i actually did that my self, as i ordered the chips from digikey, i actually had asked Dave Jones of the eevblog what he thought and thats what he said, stick the part in a little antistatic foam and then wrap that in AL foil, makes dirt cheap static shielding, so i have about 18 little "foil blogs" in a bag waiting to either let me kickstarter go though, or start selling them another way

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