ESD failure

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alanj100

Joined Apr 26, 2019
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I recently had an ESD failure at 25KV in air with a network of 330pf 2oooR, Passed at 150pf 2000R
One of the components blow with was protected by a tvs diode PESD5VL1BA, this is spec'ed to >23kv. When I tested the tvs was fine but my analogue gate failed.
Is it possible that the tvs diode is not up to the job . I could replace it with a PESD5VS1BA which is spec'ed to >25kv.?
If a tvs diode gets a pulse too high will it not reduce the pulse correctly?
 

KeithWalker

Joined Jul 10, 2017
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It would be a lot easier to answer your questions if we knew what you are doing. The details you gave us are without any context. Are you testing components or devices or is this a failure on some kind of installation?
 

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alanj100

Joined Apr 26, 2019
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I'm trying to protect u4 , but when an esd gun with a filter of 330pf 2k 25kv was put near it the chip blows. IF i use 15opf 2k filter the chip is protected
 

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alanj100

Joined Apr 26, 2019
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Not too sure , the output voltage was incorrect though. The thing is that confusing me now is the Ipp rating The standard Ihave to work to is ISO 10605 .with filter at 150pf 2000r and 330pf 2000r it passes 150pf 2000r but fails 330pf 2000r. The tvs I have in at the moment has an IPP rating of 18v and esd protection of >23kv and The s version has esd protection of 30kv but Ipp is only 8A
When I look at the ISO spec if I'm reading it correctly the current is around 22A at 25kv.
Looking at tvs specs you can not get a 5v tvs with an Ipp greater than 18A
 

KeithWalker

Joined Jul 10, 2017
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You still need to know how the device failed, Otherwise you may be trying to solve the wrong problem. If the input to Bus A or the supply failed, changing the TVS diode will not help. You need to test again with adequate protection on the supply and Bus A shorted to ground.
 
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