The application of spark gaps on audio jack for ESD protection

Jing Li, Jun Fan, David Pommerenke

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013
Pages787-791
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20139 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
ISSN (Print)1077-4076
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1118

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/08/139/08/13

Keywords

  • breakdown voltage
  • ESD protection
  • polymer
  • spark gaps
  • time lag
  • VSD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Li, J., Fan, J., & Pommerenke, D. (2013). The application of spark gaps on audio jack for ESD protection. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013 (pp. 787-791). [6670517] (IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2013.6670517