Huh. I looked this up because it’s an interesting topic. Hopefully someone does a dedicated post on ESD with more technical guidance. It’s not a problem I’ve encountered, but it’d be cool to learn more about it.
At a basic level, it seems:
Humidity will help reduce the likelihood of ESD, but won’t eliminate it. Some combination of the following is usually needed to eliminate the risk:
- Built-in ESD protection: Properly designed, it guides the charge away from traces, etc.
- Grounding the case or yourself to (safely) discharge any static build-up
- Reducing the amount of static buildup: Usually environmental things like rubbing against carpets, mousepads, synthetic clothing materials, etc., will contribute to static buildup