electrostatic discharge

Definitions

Construction

  • A potentially damaging static shock or spark.

Electronics

  • A quick and spontaneous discharge of static electricity. Such a discharge is usually occurs as a result of two bodies at different electrostatic potentials approaching each other. Without electrostatic discharge protection, such a discharge from a hand, for instance, could damage or destroy a chip. Its abbreviation is ESD.
  • acronymESD
  • protective packaging Abbreviation of electrostatic discharge protective packaging.
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