RTCA DO-160 Section 25 focuses on electrostatic discharge (ESD). This type of ESD testing relates to airborne equipment that will be exposed to electrical discharges from human contact. DO-160 Section 25 applies to all equipment that can be accessed during typical operation or maintenance of aircraft. Examples of components or circumstances that can produce ESD include low relative humidity, vinyl seats, carpets, and plastic structures within an aircraft.
The purpose of DO-160 Section 25 is to establish the immunity of the equipment by verifying its ability to operate properly after being exposed to an air discharged electrostatic pulse. Testing is performed by generating ESD pulses at a test level of 15,000 volts in specific human contact locations on the EUT. Ten pulses will be generated in each specific area in both positive and negative polarities to determine the EUT's immunity.
The requirements specified in DO-160 Section 25 standard testing meet FAA and international regulations for electrical equipment installed on commercial aircraft.
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The EM Test ESD NX30 is an ESD tester to simulate ESD pulses at higher voltages up to 30 kV in both air and contact discharge mode. It satisfies requirements exceeding the EN/IEC 61000-4-2 test levels and complies with automotive test applications.
Haefely ONYX 16 ESD Simulator/Gun, 16kV has been specially designed to meet all latest international standards, including IEC61000-4-2 edition 2, and are the most ergonomic battery and AC power operated 16kV guns on the market.
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Teseq NSG-434 ESD Simulator/Gun; 8.8kV Air, 6.6kV Contact. Ergonomic design and advanced functionality: the pistol-shaped NSG 434 simulator is designed to sit comfortably in the operator's hand, with current operating conditions constantly displayed and clearly visible.