IEC 60601 Defibrillation protection test - Metal foil

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DonaldG

#1
Hi,

I am looking at doing some in-house testing (pre-compliance) with a 5KV defibrillator tester to test against the effect of defibrillation.
Part of the test requires metal foil to be in close contact with the enclosure during these tests. In one of these tests, the HV test pulse is applied between the applied parts and the metal foil.

The standard does not give any more specifications in relation to the metal foil.
Does anybody know what type of metal foil is normally used for these tests? ie what thickness or material would be used and would it have to be flexible?

Thanks in Advance..
Regards
Donald G
 
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Hi Donald,

I happen to have a piece of copper foil approx 180x100mm that I use for similar tests. The size is said to represent a flat hand, it can be easily wrapped around corners - if needed.

I tend to make sure it is in 'close contact' by putting a weight on top.

But I have also been at a CB test house and they just used ordinary aluminium domestic kitchen foil. I don't think it makes a lot of difference.

And welcome to the forums.
 

VinceTech

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Hi,

I am looking at doing some in-house testing (pre-compliance) with a 5KV defibrillator tester to test against the effect of defibrillation.
Part of the test requires metal foil to be in close contact with the enclosure during these tests. In one of these tests, the HV test pulse is applied between the applied parts and the metal foil.

The standard does not give any more specifications in relation to the metal foil.
Does anybody know what type of metal foil is normally used for these tests? ie what thickness or material would be used and would it have to be flexible?

Thanks in Advance..
Regards
Donald G

Is that possible to use saline instead foil for your AP?
 
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