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HBM MIL-STD883 vs IEC 6100-4-2

Question asked by Eric Meccariello on Aug 30, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2016 by Bulat Karymov

TVS Diode Part number PESD24VS1UB,115 lists a 23kV  ESD rating in terms of the IEC 6100-4-2 standard, but only a 10 kV for the HBM MIL-STD883 standard.


I am under the assumption the IEC rating is a more stringent rating then the HBM model


How can it be rated higher on this model vs the HBM model? 

Is it simply that the part series was only tested up to 10 kV in regard to the HBM, because you typically only care to protect up to 8kV by the normal HBM ratings if I remember correctly?