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ESD16 16.5kV ESD Simulator for IEC/EN 61000-4-2


  • Meets IEC/EN 61000-4-2 test settings
  • Battery or mains operation
  • Programmable automatic test runs
  • Predefined test levels acc. to the standard
  • Contact control for contact discharge
  • Displaying of the real discharge voltage at air mode
  • Counter mode with and without automatic polarity change

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Air Discharge Voltage200 V to 16.5 kV
Contact Discharge Voltage200 V to 10 kV
Voltage Resolution100 Volt Steps
Radiation RatingII
Discharge tipsBall and point as per IEC
Pulse networksNetwork 150 pF/330 Ω as per IEC/EN 61000-4-2 (included)
Charging voltage measurementkV, accuracy better than ±5% (stabilized);measurement and display of true air fl ashover voltage
Holding time≥ 5 sec
Charge resistor330 Ohm ± 5%
PolarityPositive and Negative or Alternate (+/- or -/+)
Operating modesAir, Contact, Pre-programmed or Custom Test Sequences
Discharge Repetitionsingle pulse, 0,1 Hz, 0,2 Hz, 1 Hz, 2 Hz, 5 Hz, 10 Hz, 20 Hz
Discharge Counter1 - 9999
Battery Life8 Hours minimum
Standards MetIEC / EN 61000-4-2, MIL-STD 461G CS118
Weight1260 Grams or 2.7 Pounds

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ESD16 ESD Simulator Includes Everything for Testing:

  • Carrying Case Includes (7 Lb's):
  • ESD16 Handheld, battery operated ESD simulator
  • Battery charger/AC Adapter
  • Air discharge tip
  • Contact discharge
  • Ground cable 1 meter
  • Manual
  • Calibration Certificate
  • 10% off Calibration Service for Life of the Unit

ESD16 16.5kV ESD Simulator for IEC/EN 61000-4-2

The ESD16 16.5kV ESD Simulator is suitable for performing EMI tests on systems in accordance with the standard IEC / EN 61000-4-2 , MIL-STD-461G CS118, RTCA/DO-160 Section 25, IEC 60601-1-2 and many other ESD test standards. Higher test levels can be set far beyond the standard limits. Depending on the test object and test setup, two test methods are to be used:

  1. Air Discharge 
    In this case, the pulse is triggered by approaching the ESD16 towards the DUT. The high voltage applied to the discharge electrode is discharged suddenly, resulting in a very broadband highfrequency interference spectrum. This in turn can lead to influences on the test specimens.

  2. Contact Discharge 
    With this method, the probe of the generator is placed directly on the test object. The actual "impulse triggering" takes place via a relay contact and reduces the influencing factors such as approach speed, amplitude height, air humidity and temperature.
    Important: In the case of non-contacting (eg painted or oxidized surface), the impulses are not triggered. The display shows "No contact". This ensures that when triggering a discharge actually takes place.

The contact discharge is the preferred test method since it is most reproducible. Air discharges are used when contact discharges are not possible - e.g. at plastic housings. The test voltages defined for each test method are shown in the table below:

ESD16 Features

  • Programmable discharge voltage 200V to 16.5kV
  • Stabilized charging voltage
  • Pre-programmed IEC/EN 61000-4-2 test settings
  • True air-discharge breakdown voltage
  • Compact and lightweight design is now a division of The EMC Shop



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