Heat shrink tubing and ESD?

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petersen

Joined May 15, 2013
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I own a PC similar to the one on this picture:

http://www.version2.dk/sites/v2/files/dsc_0888.jpg

The WLAN half-height mini card is going to be removed, and I want to isolate the connectors on the two grey antenna wires. I found some 3M GTI 3000 heat shrink tubing without glue:

http://catalogue.3m.eu/en_EU/EU-mro...tshrink_Tubing/td~Heat_Shrink_Tubing~GTI_3000

I want to put a piece over each connector, and let the wires lie freely.

My knowledge in electronics is very limited, but I know that ESD can ruin electrical components. Is it possible that the heat shrink tubing can generate electrostatic and ruin components on the motherboard, or is it safe to use in such environment?

Thanks in advance.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,223
All shrink tubing has excellent insulating qualities, but so does black electricians tape. Excellent insulators will refuse to dissipate an electrostatic charge, but they don't MAKE electrostatic charges. In fact, those 2 grey wires already HAVE shrink tubing on them. I say, do it.
 
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