Thermo Scientific (KeyTek) MiniZap-15 - Keytek Mz-15 ESD Simulator

Keytek 16kV Simulator Features:

  • 16kV Air Discharge &  8kV Contact Discharge (10V Steps)
  • Rugged, Portable and Self Contained ESD Simulator
  • IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Solution, 150pF/330Ω Network
  • Current ISO 17025 Cal & 2 Days Free Transit Time

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Mz-15/MiniZap ESD Test Accessories



Rent the Keytek MZ15 ESD Simulator/Gun by Thermo Fischer Scientific allows for electrostatic discharge testing to  air discharge to 15kV and contact mode to 8kV with simple, intuitive operation. This ESD simulator includes ISO 17025 accredited calibration and air and contact tips. The MZ-15 also known as the Keytek Minizap, is light weight and durable lending itself well to long-term use in harsh environments in the field. It is well known within the industry and testing criteria is changed by turn nobs.

This electrostatic discharge generator is ideal for testing to EN IEC 61000-4-2, ANSI C63.16, and others through manipulation output voltage selection and pulse repetition rate selector knobs. The interchangeable plug-in tips allow for testing to different standards. The polarity can be switched on the test equipment by switching the output polarity selection on the side of the equipment. 

The Minizap ESD simulator does not use a voltage multiplier, and won’t introduce testing errors and uncertainties due to streams of artificial, high-level ESD multiples generated by a human discharge or by other simulators. The Keytek simulator is easily mounted on a tripod allowing for tests to be ran consecutively without user fatigue. Real time voltage is displayed via the actual output voltage indicator with accuracy typically at +/- 3% for this product. 

Data Sheet User Manual


Common ESD Standards

EN/IEC 61000-4-2 & ANSI C63.16

Voltage Range Air Discharge       

+/- .5kV to 15kV

Voltage Range Contact Mode

+/- .5kV to 8kV

RC Network

150 pf/ 330 ohm


10 Volts

Repetition Rate

Single shot mode, 1 shot/sec, 20 shots/sec



Battery Recharge Time

NiCd 10-12 hours


150 pF/330 ohm standard (other RC networks available)

Lock On

Standard (with safety interlock)

Rep Rate

Single shot as well as 1/sec and 20/sec repetitive operation

HV Display

Digital LCD display measures actual HV at the tip with 10 V resolution, ~3% accuracy

Ground Connect Warning

LED indicates ground cable not connected to tester


Operates from 120-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz or 4 NiCd batteries with LED charge status indicator


822 grams, 1.8 pounds


25.4x8.9x8.1 cm, 10x2.5x3.2 inches

All Accessories

MiniZap Testing Accessories:
INA/ITEM # Description


True-ESD, fast rise time contact-mode tip


Self-discharge tip


Standoff spacer for air-discharge mode1


Vertical Coupling Plane (VCP); 0.5 m x 0.5 m (19.7 in x 19.7 in) plane, in accordance with IEC 61000-4-2 and ANSI C63.16 ESD test standards. Includes bench-mount stand


E-field (static and dynamic electric field) Simulator Tip Assembly


H-field (magnetic field) Simulator Tip Assembly


Hard Carrying Case (does not include space for VCP-1, HCP-1, BTS-1, TP-3)


Full Target Plane for mounting the CTC-4 coaxial target; 1.5 m x 1.5 m (59 in x 59 in) IEC-61000-4-2, and ANSI C63.16


Horizontal Coupling Plane (HCP); 0.8 m x 1.6 m (31.5 in x 63 in) for use on non-conducting tabletop under a small EUT, per IEC 61000-4-2, and ANSI C63.16. Includes one roll of <0.5 mm thick, static-dissipative sheet insulator


Additional information available upon request


Transient Specialists: ESD Simulator Comparison 

Description: This overview video provides a comparison or review, of a variety of simulators for IEC 61000-4-2. It mentions

features of Mz-15 Minizap, Dito, ESD3000, and NSG 435 including setup and advantages for each. This video covers ESD

testers designed for IEC 61000-4-2 (150pF/330Ohm network) to 16kV.s Some considerations discussed include scree,

modifying testing parameters, used market considerations, and others. 

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