- Published in issue 7/1994 on page 30
Electrostatic discharge in a workshop or laboratory can lead to a great deal of damage. Even the electrostatic charge on the human body can give rise to voltages of up to 20 kV. Most semiconductors and integrated circuits can not with stand such potentials. With the meter described in this article the presence of unwanted electrostatic charges can be detected so that protective measures can be taken.