FOXCONN places great emphasis on compliance with all requirements regarding the protection of components sensitive to electrostatic chargé (ESD). Because all key computes components are very susceptible to electrostatic damage, we must adequately protect these components.
A static voltage of 1000 V is enough to damage the components, but people perceive a voltage from 2000 V to 5000 V. Therefore, damage to the components can occur without us perceiving it.
Protection of Electronic Components Against Electrostatic Phenomena
The main essence of protection against electrostatic charge lies in the elimination of dangerous electrostatic chargé. Because dangerous electrostatic charge arises between materials with different potentials. For the purpose of effective protection, we must ensure the implementation of ESD protection devices in the specific areas. These ESD protection devices do not only apply to worktables, floors or trolleys but also to employees who work in ESD specific areas. Therefore, operators use ESD jackets in combination with ESD bracelets and / or ESD shoes. ESD protective aids are sensitively chosen for individual job positions with emphasis on the necessary mobility of operators at work and the least possible intervention in their work activities. All new operators, as well as engineers and managers, must participate in the initial ESD training, during which they receive all the necessary information about ESD protection. These ESD trainings are repeated at regular intervals. Compliance with all ESD processes is regularly checked by ESD auditors and ESD coordinators. Any discrepancies are registered and eliminated. Our company has implemented a comprehensive ESD program based on national and international standards.
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) – Electrostatic discharge
Transfer of electrostatic charge between objects of different electrostatic potential, caused by direct contact or induction of an electrostatic field.
EPA (ESD Protected Area)
ESD specific area for handling ESDS material. Only in EPA it is possible to handle ESDS components without a protective cover (ESD bag).
Electrostatic discharge can also occur when a subject charged with electrostatic charge approaches a component less than 30 cm away. In general, a 1 mm = 1 kV surge voltage applies.
- One perceives a voltage between 2 kVolts to 5 kV,1 kV is enough to damage a component.
- People hear a discharge¬> 6000 V and sees a discharge> 8000 V