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If you work on computers or other electronic items, you really need a high-quality anti-static mat to protect your gear’s sensitive electronic components from static electricity.
I’ve used a number of different anti-static mats over the years. Some of them were good, some of them not so good.
I’m always eager to try new out ones, and I recently received one of the best I’ve ever used for review: the Bertech 2’x3′ Anti-Static Mat Kit with Wrist Strap and Grounding Cord.
When the package arrived, I opened up the box unrolled the mat.
Although it was tightly rolled and the ambient temp quite chilly, it took just a few minutes for it to begin laying nice and flat on my test bench.
I connected the “snap” end of the included grounding cord to the mat and the other end to the face plate screw on a nearby outlet.
Next, I clipped the alligator clip on the end of the wire on the wrist strap to the other snap on the anti-static mat.
Everything looked and worked great, although I would have preferred a wrist strap with a snap that matched the one on the mat instead of an alligator clip.
At 2’x3′, this anti-static mat is the perfect size for the work area of my test bench.
It easily holds a desktop PC (laid flat on its side) along with various tools, screws, and computer parts. Nothing is cramped and everything I need fits on there nicely.
Note: If this mat happens to be too large for your particular workspace, you can easily cut it to fit.
I was particularly impressed with the quality of the mat. It’s made from a thick sheet of tough anti-static vinyl that I believe should last for several years even with moderate to heavy use.
Bottom line: I believe this Bertech 2’x3′ antistatic mat is an excellent tool and a great value for the money.
Click here to read more about the Bertech 2’x3′ Anti-Static Mat Kit with Wrist Strap and Grounding Cord on Amazon.
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