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DC Electric Field Measurements

DC electric field (Electrostatic) is surface potential measured in Volts and the discharge time in Sec. Shocks from DC electric fields can occur between 2000 and 4000V.  DC voltage generated by synthetic material could reach 10,000 V. Nature’s electrostatic is below 100 V.

IBE Safety Standard (SBM-2008)

Exposure Type Units No Concern Slight Concern Severe Concern Extreme Concern
DC electric fields surface potential V < 100 100- 500 500 – 2000 > 2000
DC electric fields discharge time S < 10 10 – 30 30 – 60 > 60