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Static Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) tests are performed in accordance with TOP 1-2511.  ESD testing capabilities can be broken up into two categories: personnel-level and helicopter-level.

Personnel-level

The personnel-level (25,000 volts direct current [VDC]) ESD simulator is hand portable, which allows for discharge at any point system under test.

Helicopter-level

Helicopter-level (350,000 VDC) tests are performed by the item under test on nonconductive blocks, attaching one of a DC power supply to the item, and bringing a ground wand near enough to the test item to discharge the electrical charge.

This page was last updated on 10/4/2016 11:29 AM
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