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Is it true, using high voltage for a short time does not cause problems?

Latest Updated:04/01/2008

Question:

Regarding the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) test to confirm electrostatic tolerance, is it true that applying such high voltage for such a short time does not cause any problems?

Answer:

No. Actually, the ESD test is used just to confirm the amount of damage done to pins during this brief period, and reliability cannot be guaranteed for product units that have undergone this test. Even if pin damage does not seem to occur during this test, abnormal operations may occur in the short term.
Do not apply voltage that exceeds the maximum rating to any mass produced products.
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