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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Electrostatic Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the rapid discharge of static electricity between bodies at different electrical potentials and can damage electronic components. ESD can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, degrading or destroying it. It might also upset the normal operation of an electronic system, causing equipment to malfunction or fail.

For more information on ESD, see page 96.

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