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IEC 61000-4-2 Testing – Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

The scope of IEC 61000-4-2 and EN 61000-4-2 testing relates to the electrostatic discharge immunity requirements and test methods for electrical and electronic equipment subjected to static electricity discharges, from operators directly, and from personnel to adjacent objects. The IEC 61000-4-2 test standard additionally defines ranges of test levels which relate to different environmental and installation conditions and establishes test procedures. The object of a EN 61000-4-2 test program is to establish a common and reproducible basis for evaluating the performance of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to electrostatic discharges. In addition, IEC 61000 4 2 testing includes electrostatic discharge testing simulation which may occur from personnel to objects near vital equipment.

IEC 61000 4 2 and EN 61000 4 2 testing defines:

  • typical waveform of the electrostatic discharge current
  • range of test levels
  • test equipment
  • test setup
  • test procedure
  • calibration procedure
  • measurement uncertainty

An IEC 61000-4-2 test lab like Keystone Compliance follows specifications for test performed in laboratories and post-installation tests performed on equipment in the final installation. IEC61000-4-2 relates to equipment, systems, subsystems and peripherals which may be involved in static electricity discharges owing to environmental and installation conditions, such as low relative humidity, use of low-conductivity (artificial-fiber) carpets, vinyl garments, etc., which may exist in all locations classified in standards relevant to electrical and electronic equipment.

Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with IEC 61000-4-2 and EN 61000-4-2 compliance testing. Our lab feature five EMC test chambers capable of completing any IEC 61000 4 2 test programs. Having invested in five chambers and all of the necessary support equipment allows us to have short lead times on scheduling. We can generally start an EN 61000 4 2 test program within two weeks of issuing a quote. In addition to the aggressive scheduling, Keystone Compliance is unmatched in its consultative engineering throughout an entire IEC61000-4-2 compliance test program. Our engineers work with manufacturers to overcome testing obstacles as they occur. Our goal is to assist manufacturers in finding ways for their products to meet the requirements of the standards. This value engineering has made us one of the preeminent EN 61000-4-2 test labs in the industry and one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.

Please contact us for more information on how Keystone Compliance can assist you with identifying and fulfilling your IEC 61000-4-2 testing and ESD testing needs.