Ultra Stable Surface DC Volt Meter Model USSVM2

Manufactured in the USA by AlphaLab, Inc.

An electrostatic meter, the USSVM2 reads static electricity without contact. It measures voltage on surfaces and can be used to calculate charge density on insulators. It has peak hold and a resolution of 1/10 of a volt on a 20K volt range.


SKU: USSVM2 $720.00 includes a NIST traceable calibration certificate and Output Jack.

*Please allow three to five business days for manufacturing.  

Available Options:
USB Port with Cable: $130,  6’ Sensor Extension Cable: $15
Detachable Rubber Boot: $15, Hard Carrying Case: $45

Product Description:
The Ultra Stable Surface Voltmeter Model USSVM2 utilizes a sensor shutter/switcher technology which provides long term stability without drift. This technology also eliminates false or offset readings due to charged air molecules (air ions). The sensor has a 29 inch detachable cable which can be extended up to 9’.

The meter measures the magnitude and polarity of static charge on objects or surfaces. The sensor is calibrated for measuring a surface at 1” from the end of the sensor.  On metallic or conductive surfaces, the meter measures the voltage on the surface. (As with any electrostatic voltmeter, the displayed reading depends somewhat on the size of the object being measured and the distance between the object and the sensor.) On insulating surfaces, “voltage” is not a well-defined number. In this case, the meter reads a number proportional to the static charge present.

The SVM2 has high sensitivity (resolution), and can detect even a 1/10 volt charge anywhere within its full range of +19,999.9 to -19,999.9 volts. Thus it is easy to measure whether a given process is increasing or decreasing the static electricity present, even if the increase or decrease is by a tiny fraction.

A peak hold function displays the highest positive or negative level measured since the last time that the peak hold values were cleared. The peak value is the maximum deviation from zero, and the polarity is indicated.

An analog output jack provides a DC output voltage of +/- 0 to 2 volts which proportionally corresponds to the display measurement of 0 to 20K Volts.

An optional USB port allows reading to be recorded and uploaded to a PC. Real-time data streaming is also supported via the USB Port.  
With this meter, all of the following can be measured:


SPECIFICATIONS: Ultra Stable Surface DC Voltmeter Model USSVM2

Range at 1”:

0 to +/- 19,999.9 V

Resolution at 1":

0.1 Volt


+/- 2% of the reading 


1. Analog Output
2. USB (Optional)


-1 C to 43 C (30°F to 110°F), 0-90% RH non-condensing

Meter Size:

4.5 X 3 X 1.2 inches; 115 X 72 X 30 mm

Probe Size:       

1.2 Diameter X 2.5 inches; 31 X 63.5 mm

Probe Cable Length:

29 inches; 74 cm (detachable 6 pin mini din connector)


5.5 oz


1. Battery 9 Volt Alkaline ~6 hour life (included)
2. External 9VDC Power adapter (included)
3. USB port (optional). When connected to a PC/Laptop power comes from the PC

Recalibration service for USSVM2: $180

USSVM2 Instructions

Retired USSVM Instructions as of March 2015

alphalabinc.com is owned by AlphaLab, Inc. 3005 South 300 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 USA