Veritas Appliance Safety and Maintenance Guide

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Platform: Veritas 3340,Veritas 5340,Veritas 5230,Veritas 5150,Veritas 5240,Veritas 5250

ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)

The static discharged by human bodies can damage static-sensitive components on the boards.

When you install and maintain equipment, observe appropriate static safety precautions to prevent personnel injuries or device damage.

Wear ESD-preventive gloves, an ESD-preventive wrist strap, or ESD-preventive clothes to avoid personal injury or damage to a device. Also use an ESD-preventative surface or mat.

For example:

When a warning indicates an electrostatic sensitive area when operating a device, you must take ESD-preventive measures.

To prevent the devices from damage, pay attention to the following during operations:

  • Do not touch devices with bare hands because the ESD from the human body may damage the electrostatically sensitive elements on a board.

  • Electronic circuits are prone to damage caused by ESD. When dealing with a disk, especially a raw disk, wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap, ESD-preventive gloves, and ESD-preventive suit. Touch only the edge of the disk.

  • Use appropriate ESD-preventive bags when picking up, putting down, and transporting equipment or parts.

To prevent short-circuits, do not leave or drop screws or other metallic parts in the chassis.

When you install or maintain a device, follow regulations about the use and placement of tools. You can avoid short-circuits of the devices that are caused by metallic tools.

See Combustible gas.