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Static electricity measurement

  1. Oct 16, 2014 #1
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  3. Oct 16, 2014 #2

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    Looks like it is rated to 1000v, sure what static measurements you need, but frequently static will measure >10,000 Volts. Perhaps much greater then,
     
  4. Oct 16, 2014 #3
    Because static electricity stays "static," normal devices intended to measure AC may react to a change in position or voltage, but afterwards, they'll go off.
    The two tools of choice are an electrostatic voltmeter, which uses electrostatic attraction between plates to rotate a meter, or a voltmeter which uses a vibrating reed or a moving vane to repeatedly hide and expose a surface to the voltage and measure the induced AC current. The latter device was used in copiers.
     
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