Suunto new ESD protection for Dive Computers

Electro Static Discharge (ESD) protection for dive computers.

Suunto has of March 2016 set a directive for all Suunto service technicians to follow.
Only service centre’s that have ESD protection in place are allowed to service Suunto computers.

  • What is ESD?
  • How can it harm my computer?
  • How do I know if the service centre has ESD protection in place?
  • Do you know how much voltage is needed to damage a computer?This directive also protects any other dive computer from ESD.
    Oceanic, Apeks, Uemis, Scubapro, Aladin, etc.

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The blue mat is an electrical discharge mat to remove erranous static.
The technician is also wearing a blue wristband which is also connected to earth any static.

More info regarding ESD on Wikipedia