Electrostatic Discharge

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Electrostatic Discharge

(hardware, testing)
(ESD) One kind of test that hardware usually has to pass to prove it is suitable for sale and use. The hardware must still work after is has been subjected to some level of electrostatic discharge. Some organisations have their own ESD requirements which hardware must meet before it will be considered for purchase.

Different countries have different legal regulations about levels of ESD.

See also Radio Frequency Interference, Electromagnetic Compatibility.
References in classic literature ?
for he had been awakened, and heard the crackle of the electrical discharge.
We recognize that emotion is not enough, and that men and women are personalities capable of sustained relations, not mere opportunities for an electrical discharge.
According to the Russian geologists these unique diamonds are not formed in the magmatic melt but are created by volcanic gases under pressure and as a result of crystallization under the influence of electrical discharges of lightning," the report read.
EDM, by contrast, removes material via electrical discharges between two electrodes, with the metal to be shaped acting as one of the electrodes, known as the workpiece.
And in experiments exploring just what the eels' high-voltage discharges (up to 600 volts) do to prey physiology, Catania uncovered another spooky effect: Isolated electrical discharges that the eels occasionally release make nearby prey fish twitch involuntarily, giving away their hiding places.
The instruments are sensitive enough to detect magnetic pulses from electrical discharges up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) away, which could give people enough time to get to safety before a quake strikes.
Chemists and physicists examine plasma-chemical and plasma-catalytic processes associated with low-temperature plasma generated by electrical discharges in gas, liquid, and gas-liquid environments.
Moist dirt, dust or salt deposits can impair the insulating capacity of such materials, due to electrical discharges or even so-called pollution flashovers.
Canadian artist Peter McLeish will be at the Great North Museum: Hancock to give a public lecture on his work on the electrical discharges called red sprites.
Some other areas covered include discharges in gas flow, generation mechanisms and physical properties of electrical discharges in and above water, and the effect of external fields on properties of macroscopic plasmas from the quantum mechanical viewpoint.
The electrochemical discharge machining (ECDM) is one of the hybrid machining methods based on the anodic dissolution of the workpiece material and on the erosive effects of the electrical discharges that occur between the electrode tool and the workpiece surface (Strabalak et al.
Ceramic materials and organic composites start out with good hydrophobicity, but over time electrical discharges can erode and damage the insulating material, leading to failure of the insulator, Mizell said.

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