The Application of Spark Gaps on Audio Jack for ESD Protection
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.
J. Li et al., "The Application of Spark Gaps on Audio Jack for ESD Protection," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2013, Denver, CO), pp. 787-791, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Aug 2013.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2013.6670517
2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2013: Aug. 5-9, Denver, CO)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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
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