Electrostatic discharge

Site Preparation Guide for VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can harm the electronic components of your storage system.

ESD is created when the electrical field surrounding different objects varies and becomes balanced. The spark that is created when contact balances the fields can damage your storage system.

To minimize possible ESD-induced failures in your computer room:
  • Verify that all equipment and flooring are grounded. Any charge that might build up would be discharged safely through that common ground.
  • Maintain recommended humidity level and airflow rates. Relative humidity above 40% reduces the resistance of items that can generate a charge, making it more difficult to generate an ESD.
  • Store spare electric parts in antistatic bags until you are ready to install them. These bags are designed to prevent a charge from building.
  • When handling the storage system, wear protective devices like wrist straps, sole grounders, and conductive shoes. These items help to prevent electrostatic charge from building.
  • Before working inside your storage system, ground yourself to the storage system enclosure by contact to verify that your personal static charge has been discharged.