Archive for February, 2015

Should you multiply decay measurements made with a Charge Plate Monitor by 2 to meet the requirements of ANSI EOS/ESD S3.1?

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Recently, a customer using a Charge Plate Monitor asked an interesting question regarding the Prostat CPM-720A Charge Plate Monitor. Since it is stated that the CPM720A capacitance is approximately 10pF, does any direct decay measurement made with the CPM-720A should be multiplied by a factor of two (2) in order to match the requirements of ANSI EOS/ESD S3.1?

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Can one (1) order of magnitude be added on the resistance readin when using the PRS-922B Two-Point Probe?

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Is it possible to add one (1) order of magnitude on the resistance reading if I want to get an estimate of ASTM D-257 Surface Resistivity in ohms/square? If not, how can you get the surface resistivity when using the Prostat PRF-922B Two-Point Probe?

In fact, surface resistivity is a calculation, and the probe used for the PRF-922B is specifically measuring point to point resistance. Read more…

A Proposed Test Methodology for Evaluating the Electrostatic Characteristics of Floor Materials

February 27th, 2015 No comments

Because the movement of people and materials through sensitive electronics environments generate static charges, the selection and use of floor materials to control electrostatic discharge becomes a critical issue. Frequently, however, users of
these materials base their evaluation, comparison, and subsequent selection on a potpourri of electrostatic properties and test procedures, many of them either inappropriate or inadequate. Facing the same ill-define requirements,
material vendors are at a loss to provide adequate products information for decision making and have little guidance for developing and offering products to meet use requirements. Read more…

The PCS-715A Static Locator does not zero properly

February 3rd, 2015 No comments

Why does your PCS-71A or ESL-715A Static Locator Recently not zero? Even after connecting your meter to earth ground and turn on the meter and hit the “ZERO” button twice, it reads 0.02 instead 0.00.

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