Protecting Your System from ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Before you begin
Your system must be protected from static electricity. Take the following measures to ensure optimum system performance:
Remove materials that can cause electrostatic
generation (such as synthetic resins) from the wiring closet.
Check the appropriateness of floor mats and flooring.
- Connect metal chassis, conduit, and other metals to ground using dedicated grounding lines.
Use electrostatically safe equipment.
If you are working with pluggable interface modules, wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and connect the metal end to a grounded equipment rack or other source of ground.