Storing parts

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Teufelwolf, May 27, 2013.

  1. Teufelwolf

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    I have just gotten back into experimenting with electronics. I am dealing with trying to find a easy to way to store various parts. My SO has a ton of small glass jars - are there any ESD issues with glass containers?
    I am guessing that even if yes, they would be ok for storing things like LEDs, switches, resistors, caps, diodes and such?

    I am keeping all the ICs, and Transistors in their original anti-ESD bags, but it is not a convenient when looking for a part.
    What other storage solutions do people use? Especially in a small space (apt) where there is no room for a dedicated work area.
     
  2. Pencil

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    There is a thread going on in Off Topic Section that
    may be of interest.

    LINK
     
  3. studiot

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  4. Wendy

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    Glass can be an ESD hazard. It can hold very high static charges (look up a Leyden Jar), and it can generate static charges with the right materials. Overall I place the risk lower than with plastics.
     
  5. shortbus

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    I always thought it was the foil or other metallic coating on the Leyden jar that held the charge? Just like a capacitor. If there is no metallic covering how will a charge be stored?
     
  6. GopherT

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    Silk on glass is a classic physics demonstration of static charge. Glass holds a static charge well, even when held in a person's hand. Conductivity of a person to ground doesn't discharge the entire glass rod because, as you said, glass is an insulator.

    See the nice video below - silk and glass.
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