The tripod-mountable MiniZap simulator is totally integrated into one light-weight unit, hand-held in operation and easily stored in any standard tool kit. It can be powered by either AC or built-in rechargeable batteries. Rent package includes ball and point tips, IEC ground cable, AC adapter/battery charger, set of four built-in long life rechargeable batteries and user instruction manual, all fitted into a soft carry case.
The IEC 1000-4-2 specification requires ESD contact-mode current risetime between 0.7 and 1.0 nanosecond. However, "real" and reasonably worst case ESD risetimes can be less than 200 picoseconds. By simply interchanging plug-in tips, MiniZap allows the user to both meet the standard's 0.7 to 1.0 ns risetime and to do "reality", that is genterating real, <200 ps ESD risetime to see how well products will really survive in their intended environment.