Do nitrile/latex gloves cause static electricity?

PCnooberson

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I want to wear gloves, not because im paranoid of static electricity, but because im trying to keep my PC clean and fingerprint free.

But is there any risk of inducing a static charge?
 
May 25, 2022
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I've been using nitrile gloves for a long time and have never seen them conduct static electricity. Latex gloves, on the other hand, can conduct electricity. But I vouch for nitrile gloves, in 5 years of constant use I have never noticed anything like that. I usually order my favorite nitrile gloves from this Emergency Kits website, and I recommend you try ordering them too. I also have a slight fear of static electricity, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Every person has their own cockroaches.
 
I want to wear gloves, not because im paranoid of static electricity, but because im trying to keep my PC clean and fingerprint free.

But is there any risk of inducing a static charge?
Sorry...but you got bad information.

You should consider any rubber glove as a potential static generator UNLESS it's specifically marked as being static safe. Wearing a wrist strap won't help with that either. Latex in particular can be bad not only as a static risk but for skin allergies.

If you can't find anti-static rubber gloves you might look for soft cotton gloves. They're used for assembly for the same reasons.
 
https://info.unigloves.co.uk/blog/are-nitrile-gloves-anti-static
https://gokimco.com/blogs/gloves/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-nitrile-gloves-but-were-afraid-to-ask

The answer I'm getting from all of these is nitrile is not that conductive, but they should be rated for ESD safe work if you want to be certain.
 

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