Stray and Contact Voltage Research

EPRI research intended to support testing, measurement, and mitigation of the most common types of perceptible contact voltage scenarios around pools and spas, pipelines, animal contact locations, and in urban areas.

Here you will find information pertaining to the past 25 years of EPRI research related to this topic. The information contained is intended to be objective and technically credible, public-domain information on the subject matter. If you have questions or comments, please contact Doug Dorr.

EPRI Stray and Contact Voltage Testing Event

On October 16 and 17, 2018, EPRI leveraged its new Stray and Contact Voltage Test Facility at Lenox, Massachusetts, for two days of technology evaluation, specifically to learn about understanding, assessing, and mitigating inadvertently energized objects. The report of that inaugural test event is now available for public download.

Download the report EPRI Stray and Contact Voltage Testing Event