antistatic wrist strap

Definitions

Electronics

  • A grounding strip which is typically wrapped around a wrist on one side, and attached to the chassis of the device or piece of equipment being worked on the other, so as to properly channel any static electricity a person may carry or generate. Used, for instance, to prevent a user from harming sensitive computer components when performing tasks such as the installation additional RAM. Also spelled anti-static wrist strap. Also called antistatic strap, antistatic wrist band, ESD wrist strap, or wrist strap.
  • synonymanti-static wristband
  • synonymanti-static wrist band
  • synonymanti-static strap
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