CS118 is a standard under the subcategory of conducted susceptibility within the umbrella standard of MIL-STD-461. This standard applies to electrical, electronic, and electromechanical subsystems and equipment that have a man-machine interface. Equipment that interfaces with or controls ordnance items are not included in this standard. The purpose of CS118 is to establish the ability of the equipment under test (EUT) to withstand personnel borne electrostatic discharge (ESD) in a powered-up configuration.
Test equipment needed for CS118 requirements:
ESD Generator, adjustable from ±2kV to ±15kV (minimum range), and Table X for simplified ESD generator characteristics.
Haefely ONYX 16 ESD Simulator/Gun, 16kV has been specially designed to meet all latest international standards, including IEC61000-4-2 edition 2, and are the most ergonomic battery and AC power operated 16kV guns on the market.
The EM Test ESD NX30 is an ESD tester to simulate ESD pulses at higher voltages up to 30 kV in both air and contact discharge mode. It satisfies requirements exceeding the EN/IEC 61000-4-2 test levels and complies with automotive test applications.