A baseplate protects the solder joints at the bottom of your board from shorting out. It is easier to damage your board than you think. Placing your PCB my mistake on a piece of wire or screw is enough to short the solder points and blow your board.
Please note that the base plates come in different colours and we will send you a colour we have in stock – if there is a colour you despise please let us know so we can send you a different colour. The colours we do get in – transparent red, transparent orange and clear.
If your board works with 220V it becomes dangerous too.