This conductive brush has Thunderon® fill material set within a conductive polypropylene plastic handle. Ideal for cleaning and dusting areas that are sensitive to static electricity where the promotion of corona discharge is required. This high-quality brush has a 1 x 22 row pattern, with a 1-1/4" trim, and a brush face of 3-1/2" x 3/8". The handle is 4" long x 3/8" wide x 1-1/4" high. Thunderon® is a very fine (0.0015" diameter) conductive acrylic fiber that is chemically bonded with copper sulfide. This high-performance fiber will dissipate a charge on any electrically charged surface. The fineness of the fiber lends itself to be used in applications that require non-contact corona discharge on static-charged surfaces. The surface resistivity of Thunderon® is 10²Ω/cm. The plastic handle is conductive with a surface resistivity of 10⁴Ω/cm.
For other brush size options in this series using Thunderon®, see parts: 900183T, 900183TL.
For information on why Thunderon® fiber shows better performance compared with other material: http://www.staticfaction.com/advantage.html.
Conductive brushes have a surface resistivity range of 10²Ω/cm — 10⁴Ω/cm and are used to remove static buildup from the work surface. Conductive brushes will act as a conduit between the charged surface and the path to ground. They are made with fully conductive materials that are active static eliminators. Use conductive brushes with a wrist strap or other mechanism to provide a path to ground. (Note: Conductive fibers are not recommended for use with unencapsulated electronic microcircuits; minute pieces of conductive material have been known to cause short circuits.)