Thermo Keytek MZ-15 ESD Simulator Gun - Front
Thermo Keytek MZ-15 ESD Simulator Gun - Screen Top
Thermo Keytek MZ-15 Minizap - Case & Accesories
Thermo Keytek MZ-15 Minizap - Side
Thermo Keytek MZ-15 Minizap - Simulator & Accesories

Thermo KeyTek MiniZap

Rent Thermo Scientific Mz-15 Simulator
  • 15 kV Air Discharge &  8 kV Contact Discharge (10V Steps)
  • Rugged, Portable, and Self Contained ESD Simulator
  • Meets Requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 & ANSI C63.16
  • Current ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration Included

Included Accessories

  • ESD Simulator/Gun
  • Power Supply
  • Ground Cord
  • MZ TPA-1 ANSI Discharge
  • Soft Case
  • Operating Manual
  • Calibration Documentation
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The Thermo Scientific™ MiniZap-15 ESD Simulator is a totally integrated, lightweight, easy-to-use handheld tester that withstands long-term operation in rugged environments. By simply interchanging plug-in tips, you can test to other standards and perform reality checks that indicate product performance in intended environments.

Test without errors caused by simulator generated multiple ESDs

Multiple ESD events can be generated by a human discharge or by other ESD simulators that introduce additional artificial and energetic multiple discharges. The MiniZap tester does not use a voltage multiplier, and won’t introduce testing errors and uncertainties due to streams of artificial, high-level ESD multiples. With its constant voltage ESD simulator design feeding back and monitoring right from the tip, you always know the exact voltage at which you’ve tested.

The correct tip voltage is maintained to the instant of discharge; it then drops to prevent simulator-induced multiples.

General Specifications:
Voltage Range
Contact Mode +/-0.5 to 8 kV, Air Discharge +/ 0.5 to 15 kV
Air Discharge
TRUE-ESD (<0.3 ns nominal rise time up to 4 kV)
Contact Mode
FR/CI std <0.3 ns rise time independent of charge voltage
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
10 in x 2.5 in x 3.2 in (25.4 cm x 8.9 cm x 8.1 cm)
29 oz (822 gm) nominal, plus case and accessories
Output Calibration Attenuator: network to allow oscilloscope or meter monitoring of DC stored on the discharge capacitor (10,000:1 ratio)
Coaxial Current Monitor: IEC 61000-4-2, coax monitor for ESD current waveform, with >4 GHz capability. Includes high-peak-power attenuator and scope cable
Field and Corona Sensor Group: Common Monitor Unit HEC-1, H-field sensor HFS-1, E-field sensor EFS-1 and pre-discharge corona sensor CCS-
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
Video Guides
ESD Simulator Comparison