Title

The Application of Spark Gaps on Audio Jack for ESD Protection

Abstract

ESD strikes can be suppressed by placing ESD protection devices along ESD current paths. As primary ESD protection on PCBs, spark gaps are cheap and take little space, but the breakdown voltage is not low enough and the lag time can be too long to protect the circuit. The effect of adding carbon and non linear polymers to the spark gap is investigated in this paper.

Meeting Name

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2013: Aug. 5-9, Denver, CO)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Current Paths; ESD Protection; ESD Protection Devices; Lag-time; Non-linear Polymers; Spark Gaps; Time Lag; VSD; Electric Breakdown; Electric Sparks; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electrostatic Devices; Polymers; Electrostatic Discharge; Breakdown Voltage

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-4799-0408-2

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2158-110X

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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