Drill or puncture a hole (approx. 1/8”) in mat. It is best
to put hole at least 2 – 3 inches from the edge. Place hole in
section of mat that will allow for the shortest distance to your
grounding source. If you will need more than one grounding cord on
your mat, please space them out evenly. Approx. one grounding cord
for every 25 – 30 square feet.
Put screw through hole in center of snap, assuring snap is
facing in the right direction. (Note diagram below) (*Use long screw
and male snap with AA20 Common Point Ground) or (*Use short screw
and female snap with AA25 Grounding Cord). If you have the AS15
Heavy Duty Anti-Static Mat or the AS40 Econo Stat you may want to
use the long screw for easier assembly.
Place threaded base through hole in center of washer.
Push screw and snap (together) through hole in the top of the
Push threaded base and washer (together) through hole in
bottom of mat.
Use small size Phillips screwdriver to tighten screw in to
threaded base. Tighten firmly but do not over tighten. It will be
easier to hold the threaded base with your free hand until screw is
at least partially threaded.
Attach grounding cord to snap by firmly pressing down over
Attach free end (solder less terminal) of grounding cord to
grounding source. The center screw on any properly grounded outlet
cover plate will work fine.