Member #684910

Member Since: May 22, 2015

Country: United States

  • I was using a silicon mat, but it generated so much static electricity that I hated to use it. I also had trouble keeping it clean, you can't wipe it, the debris clings tightly. I always had to rinse it off under water to get it clean and then wait for it to dry since wiping it with a towel was not effective. I wound up paying about $70 for an overpriced but true ESD mat that also can handle a little heat. It's also easy to keep clean, and covers my entire work surface. I did not really care if it was ESD rated, but sure did not want a static bomb like the one I was first using. I have no idea if this mat has those kind of issues, but I'd stay away from it. It would be great if Sparkfun bought big rolls of the professional stuff and sold cut offs at a reasonable price. I would have bought it, glad to pay $40 for a 2x3' mat of the professional grade.

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