CVM-780 Contact Voltmeter
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  • CVM-780 Contact Voltmeter
    High Impedance Electrostatic Voltmeter meeting Requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20
    • Measure Voltages on conductors with Pinpoint Accuracy
    • A most valuable ESD Tool for Process Analysis Measurements of:
      • - Equipment
      • - Devices
      • - Subassemblies
      • - Tools & Production Aids
    • Ceramic Probe Tips allow Accurate Measurement
      • - Without ESD discharge
      • - Without RFI
      • - Without device damage
    • Measures actual Potential on any conductor
    • Instantly measures Ionizer offset voltage
    • Portable, easy to use and accurate
    Portable Digital Voltmeter
    A True Electrostatic Voltmeter
    The CVM-780 Contact Voltmeter™ combines the ease of use of a digital voltmeter with the high input impedance and low input capacitance of a true electrostatic voltmeter in a small, portable, battery operated package.

    Being a true electrostatic voltmeter, not a field meter means that it reads actual voltage, without confusing it with electrostatic field strength, which is quite different.

    Measure voltages on conductors
    A Valuable ESD Analysis Tool
    The CVM-780 Contact Voltmeter™ is powered by rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride batteries and is the professional ESD practitioner's most valuable ESD Analysis Tool. It measures voltages on conductors in the manufacturing process that can make contact with ESD sensitive devices causing Machine Model (MM) ESD events.

    It easily measures voltages on devices and subassemblies that cause Charge Device Model (CDM) and Charged Board (CBE) ESD events.

    A fully guarded and shielded probe
    Unique Probe Design
    The CVM-780 Contact Voltmeter™ uses a unique active probe design which is fully guarded and shielded for minimal environmental interference. It comes supplied with two specially designed ceramic tips and two plated metal tips.

    The ceramic tips are used to measure voltage on ESDS devices and subassemblies where discharge and production of transmitted EMI and RFI are major concerns.

    Perfect for ESDS devices and non-ESD sensitive tools
    The Perfect Tip for the Right Measurement
    Whenever two metal parts make contact an ESD event that creates EMI and RFI is likely to occur. The CVM-780's ceramic tips prevent arc discharges that cause disruptive transmitted energy and equipment interference.

    Metal tips are used to measure machine tools, production aids, chairs, carts and other objects in the static sensitive environment. The ceramic tips are quite strong but brittle and are used only for ESDS devices, while the plated metal tips are very robust and are used to measure non-ESD sensitive tools and equipment, and to perform routine audit measurements.

    Perfect to tool to measure sensitive ESD devices
    Easy to Use Instrument
    CVM-780 Operation is quite simple:

    1. Connect the probe assembly to the CVM-780 with supplied cable
    2. Ground the unit
    3. Slide the Power switch to the ON position
    4. Contact the probe tip to the front panel ground plate to adjust display to zero
    5. Measure object by touching it with the probe tip
    Measure electrostatic voltage without Discharge and without RFI
    Portable, Easy to Use and Accurate
    The CVM-780 is designed for general auditing as well as detailed manufacturing process analysis to locate ESD problems and their causes. Use it to measure all critical points in the static sensitive manufacturing process. Until now, revealing potential for such ESD events has never been possible.

    The CVM-780 is a must have for the serious ESD Control Team. One can measure electrostatic voltage at virtually any point in the manufacturing process without discharge, without RFI, without device damage.

    Portable, easy to use and accurate, the CVM-780 is designed by leading ESD professionals for ESD analysis professionals and practitioners.

    Technical Specifications


    High impedance contact voltmeter with active probe


    Intended Operating Range: 0 to ±525 volts


    1 volt, 3 digit display


    Note: Maximum measurement range is ±575 Volts for brief periods


    Response Time: Approximately 1ms for a voltage step of 200V at the probe tip to the monitor output.
    Digital display update: 3 readings per second.


    Approximately 100 femptocoulomb/volt (1.0x10-13 C/V)


    =1014 ohm in parallel with <1pF Capacitance


    Scale Factor: 10,000:1; 100uV/V (Compatible with Prostat PGA-710B Autoanalysis System™)


    Typically < ±10 volts at ± 500 Volts


    When measuring DC voltage reference:

    500 V Less or Equal to ±2 V
    100 V Less or Equal to ±2 V
    50 V Less or Equal to ±2 V
    10 V Less or Equal to ±1 V

    When measuring floating conductors:

    500 V Less or Equal to ±5% ±2 Counts
    100 V Less or Equal to ±5% ±2 Counts
    50 V Less or Equal to ±5% ±2 Counts
    10 V Less or Equal to ±10% ±2 Counts


    Metal: Nominally 0.95 and 0.45 inch Ceramic 0.90 and 0.40 inch ±0.05”


    Approximately 3.5 Hours on Full Battery Charge
    (Operates during Battery Charge)


    4 each Energizer NH15-2500 Nickel-Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries (AA Size)


    Universal 90 to 264 Volts, 47 to 63 Hz

    What's Included


    User Manuals

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    Data Sheets

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    Sales Sheets

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