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Old 25th August 2001, 01:20 PM   #1
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The metal work is just about done on a pair of Zen monoblocks and it is about time to mount the Mosfets. I was wondering how static sensitive these devices are? What precautions should I take?


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Old 25th August 2001, 04:43 PM   #2
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You should be reasonably careful. Touch ground before you touch them. I have never popped one that i know of and i dont build amps in my socks while standing on carpet (of course i am the guy having problems with the A75). A good way to check yourself is to go for a drive and touch the door after you get out (I hate that)
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Old 25th August 2001, 04:57 PM   #3
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Default Wash your hands

My favourite method of becoming antistatic is to wash my hands. This washes away and short-circuits any static you have on them + hands are damp afterwards which further reduces risk of static.

See, your mother knew something about semiconductors!

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Old 25th August 2001, 07:25 PM   #4
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If you can, you may short-circuit the gate and the source together, with a little croccodile wire: this is a little unconfortable, but a certain way to handle these components.
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Old 26th August 2001, 04:51 AM   #5
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If you are concerned with reliability then wear a wrist strap and use a grounded iron and mat.Even bi-polar transistors are static sensitive.
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Old 26th August 2001, 12:41 PM   #6
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