Premium LCD Digital Static Locator

Part Number: ELSL3P

If you have been looking for an accurate digital field meter that features an optical distance indicator, our digital static locator is the ideal solution. Featuring a HOLD setting, this field meter ensures that you don’t lose a reading in hard to see locations. Carry case included. 9-Volt battery not included.

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The Static Meter is an invaluable tool in investigating industrial static electricity problems. It is
used throughout production and quality control. It helps the operator to analyse the problem scientifically. For example:

  • Find out how much static is present?
  • Establish standards of acceptability for static levels in processes.
  • Reject material if it is too static generative.
  • To see where and how the static is being generated.
  • To see if static eliminators are effective and if they are in the best position.

Typical static levels:

  • 1000V – active dust attraction begins
  • 3000V – attraction of light materials e.g. 20µ film
  • 6000V – attraction of heavier film and papers & hairs on back of hand move danger level in many hazardous areas
  • 1000V – film wraps around rollers in coating & gravure printing etc. and severe dust attractionThe locator measures the surface voltage in V or kV. A common question is “What is the relationship between surface voltage and field strength?” The relationship is:

Surface voltage in V = field strength in V/meter x distance from object in meters

The locator has two ranges which are selected automatically:
• Up to ±20kV the resolution is 10V
• From ±20kV to ±200kV the resolution is 100V.

Declaration of Conformity
We declare that this equipment conforms to the following EC Directives:
89/336/EEC ( Electromagnetic Compatibility)
• EN 50081-1
• EN 50081-2
• EN 50082-1
• EN 50082-2

CE Mark

The earth lead must be used to connect the instrument to a suitable grounded point during operation. This prevents charge building up in the instrument and distorting the reading, or causing a discharge. The ring end is clipped to the bottom of the meter; the crocodile clip/4mm stud should be connected to a suitable earth, such as a bare metal part of the machine.

1. Hold locator in the palm of hand, point it away from the charge and click the button once to turn ON. This sets the zero level for readings, so it must be pointing away from the charge when the button is clicked.

2. Hold the instrument 100mm from the object to be measured and observe the reading on the LCD display. It shows the surface voltage of the static charge in kilovolts. The polarity of the charge is positive unless a negative sign is shown on the display.

3. Click the button again to HOLD the reading. When the reading is on HOLD it blinks/ flashes.

4. To take another measurement, re-zero the instrument by clicking the button when it is pointing into free air away from the charge. The HOLD function stops and the device is ready to take another reading.

5. The locator turns itself OFF automatically after about 60 seconds.

6. Do not take a measurement within 300mm of a static eliminator, as the ionised air will distort the reading.

7. Replace the 9V PP3 battery when “Battery Low” indicator shows on display. Access is through the removable plate in the bottom of the instrument.