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Table 1 IEEE 2005 [9] contact current MPEs for the lower tier limits (action levels) and the upper tier limits (persons in controlled environments) over the frequency range of 0.1–110 MHz

From: Perspectives on setting limits for RF contact currents: a commentary

Contact condition

Action levela (mA)

Persons in controlled environments (mA)

Contact, grasp


Contact, touch



  1. aThe action level is the magnitude of contact current above which actions should be taken, such as instituting an RF safety program, to avoid exceeding the contact current limit