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ESD Standard - IEC 61340-4-5:2018 RLV
Electrostatics Part 4-5: Standard test method for specific applications
Methods of characterizing the electrostatic protection of footwear and flooring in combination with a person
IEC 61340-4-5:2018 RLV contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is available in English only and provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between the official IEC Standard and its previous edition.
IEC 61340-4-5:2018 specifies test methods for evaluating electrostatic protection provided by a system of footwear and flooring in combination with a person. Test results are valid only for the specific footwear and flooring combination tested. The test methods are not intended for individual product qualification purposes. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) normative references have been updated;
b) Figure 2 has been improved and expanded to include actual examples of body voltage recordings, and text has been added to explain how to interpret recordings;
c) an alternative walking pattern has been added in an informative annex.