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- It is very difficult and dangerous to measure PD(Partial Discharges) from high voltage equipments in outdoor situation. But that is very important thing for preventing them from more serious accident by defects made by insulating degradation. This paper provides useful method to detect PD signals easily without any dangerous situation. Electric field sensor by the principle of capacitor can detect PD signals without direct connection between sensor and high voltage equipment and has very wide frequency range suitable for noise rejection. Electric field sensor and related circuit for processing PD signal show good performance as a PD sensor when it is applied to simulated high power equipment generating PD pulses.