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The Bartek Model 1000 ESD generator gun is an ideal low-cost tool for the design engineer, test technician, or quality assurance test engineer
This generator is targeted for use in pre-compliance testing used during product development, as well as, quality assurance testing or manufacturing troubleshooting.
Although the Model 1000 is not intended to be used as a test apparatus for EN 61000-4-2/IEC 61000-4-2 Qualification, it is designed for a quick and simple assessment of ESD susceptibility and ESD trouble-shooting at a very affordable price.
Currently ESD generators employed for EN 61000-4-2 testing range from $3400 to $8000. Although these tools are designed to meet all the specified discharge parameters for ESD testing, they are cumbersome and overkill for simple ESD troubleshooting..
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Observed ESD current discharge into a 50 ohm load (500 MHz 4 GSa/s Scope)
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Typical spectral noise from a discharge to a ground plane at 250 cm from NF sensing device. Highest observed peaks shown in circles with residual noise extending to 1.0 GHz
BarTek’s ESD generator is affordable, reliable, extremely easy to use, and has been an excellent predictor of the results of our formal ESD testing at Nemco and TUV test labs. It was also fun and useful as a show-and-tell tool for elementary school presentations on electricity.” Keep up the good work.
Clayton Karmel, Pdicta Corp (
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  • Low Cost $189.00 USD

  • Simple maintenance free operation.

  • No external power requirements or batteries to wear out.

  • Light weight and portable.


  • Discharge voltage: 3 - 15 Kv (Both +/- polarity)

  • Discharge mode: Air discharge.

  • Typical discharge rise time: < 20 nS.

  • Power Requirements: None. Uses internal piezo electric generator.

  • Piezo material discharge capacity: ~75 - 100pF.

  • Discharge series resistance: 300 ohms.

  • Minimum life cycles: ~ 45000.

  • Dimensions: 17 cm X 10 cm X 2.4 cm (6.7” X 3.9” X 0.94”)

  • Weight: 198.4 g ( 7 ounces)