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Topic Title: ESD Protection and Personal Safety (current limiting)
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Created On: 11 March 2011 02:26 PM
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 11 March 2011 02:26 PM
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Hi folks,

I work for a large UK electronics manufacturer and I am taking over responsibility for ensuring we sustain our ESD standards.

We have some areas where high levels of DC is available and I'm trying to understand what limiting resistances are required to ensure personnel safety.

Does anyone know what UK standards / laws exist that may detail maximum available currents that may be applied through the human body?

Paul Jeffrey-Read BSc (Open) IEng MIET
 11 March 2011 09:36 PM
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Have you consulted IEC61340-series (many of these are ENs and BSs)?

In terms of "protection against electric shock", the "base standard" is often quoted to be IEC/TS 60479-series, but this is augmented by other standards for technical committees to consider.

EUR ING Graham Kenyon CEng MIET TechIOSH
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