BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 - Electrostatics. Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena. General requirements – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 61340-5-1:2007

Electrostatics. Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena. General requirements

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : May 2008 Replaced By : BS EN 61340-5-1:2016

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BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 applies to activities that: manufacture, process, assemble, install, package, label, service, test, inspect, transport or otherwise handle electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 V human body model (HBM).

BS EN 61340-5-1 provides the requirements for an ESD control program. The user should refer to IEC 61340-5-2 for guidance on the implementation of this standard. This standard does not apply to electrically initiated explosive devices, flammable liquids, gases and powders.

The purpose of BS EN 61340-5-1 is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program.

The fundamental ESD control principles that form the basis of this Standard are as follows:

  • Avoid a discharge from any charged, conductive object (personnel and especially automated handling equipment) into the ESDS.
  • Avoid a discharge from any charged ESD sensitive device. Charging can result from direct contact and separation or it can be field induced.
  • Once outside of an electrostatic discharge protected area (hereinafter referred to as an EPA) it is often not possible to control the above items, therefore, ESD protective packaging may be required. ESD protection can be achieved by enclosing ESD sensitive products in static protective materials, although the type of material depends on the situation and destination.

Each company has different processes, and so will require a different blend of ESD prevention measures for an optimum ESD control program. It is vital that these measures are selected, based on technical necessity and carefully documented in an ESD control program plan, so that all concerned can be sure of the program requirements.

Standard NumberBS EN 61340-5-1:2007
TitleElectrostatics. Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena. General requirements
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 May 2008
Withdrawn Date31 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC/TR 61340-5-2, IEC 61010-1, ANSI/ESD STM11.31, EN 61340-4-1:2004, EN 61340-2-3:2000, IEC 61340-2-3, IEC 60749-26, EN 61140:2002, EN 61010-1:2001/Corrigendum:2002, ANSI/ESD S1.1, IEC 61340-4-1, ANSI/ESD STM2.1, EN 61010-1:2001, CENELEC HD 384, EN 61340-4-3:2001, IEC 61140, IEC/TS 60479-1, ANSI/ESD STM3.1, IEC 60364, IEC/TS 60479-2, EN 61340-4-5:2004, IEC 61340-4-5, EN 60749-26:2006, CENELEC HD 60364, IEC 61340-4-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61340-1-2, EN 60749-27:2006, IEC 60749-27
Replaced ByBS EN 61340-5-1:2016
ReplacesBS EN 61340-5-1:2001
International RelationshipsEN 61340-5-1:2007,IEC 61340-5-1:2007
Draft Superseded By02/207369 DC03/317589 DC
DescriptorsAntistatic materials, Electronic equipment and components, Protective footwear, Electrical equipment, Quality control, Training, Electrical resistance materials, Verification, Personnel, Environment (working), Marking, Electrostatic protection, Management, Resistance measurement, Protective clothing, Earthing, Packaging, Electrostatics
Title in FrenchElectrostatique. Protection des dispositifs électroniques contre les phénomènes électrostatiques. Exigences générales
Title in GermanElektrostatik. Schutz von elektronischen Bauelementen gegen elektrostatische Phänomene. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 53604 5
File Size2.444 MB

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