Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can cause immediate or latent damage to electronic circuits. Vaisala products are adequately protected against ESD for their intended use. It is possible to damage the product, however, by delivering electrostatic discharges when touching, removing, or inserting any objects inside the equipment housing.
- Handle ESD sensitive components on a properly grounded and protected ESD workbench.
- When an ESD workbench is not available, ground yourself to the equipment chassis with a wrist strap and a resistive connection cord.
- If you are unable to take either of the above precautions, touch a conductive part of the equipment chassis with your other hand before touching ESD sensitive components.
- Always hold component boards by the edges and avoid touching the component contacts.