Applying indirect lightning and power surges

At Elite, we generate industry standard electrical transients as well as custom develop the methods and equipment to provide almost any electrical transient wave shape required. We utilize state-of-the-art generators with high power amplifiers and dedicated burst generators. Our industry recognized lightning experts can custom build RLC circuits to produce specialized pulses or high voltage, long duration electrical surges.

Maximum high voltage/current capabilities:

  • Open circuit (voltage) transients–Maximum voltage: 50KV
  • Short circuit (current) transients–Maximum current: 20,000Amps
  • Commercial Aerospace/Military Secondary Effects Lightning

Elite’s lightning test equipment includes the capabilities to conduct testing for RTCA DO-160 Section 22 and Boeing D6-16050-4 for all waveforms up to Level 5 for Single Stroke, Multi-Stroke, and Multi-Burst.

Military Test Specifications

  • CS115, CS116
  • DEF STAN 59-41
  • Specialty waveforms for the Joint Strike Fighter and F-22.

CE Mark/ International Lightning Surge Transients

  • EN 61000-4-4 Electrical Fast Transients
  • EN 61000-4-5 Surge 1.2 x 50 / 8 x 20 us
  • EN 61000-4-12 Damped Oscillatory 1 MHz
  • Reverberation Chamber Testing Machine

Telecommunications Surge Testing

  • Type A Telecom Surge
  • Type B Telecom Surge
  • Power Line Surge

Power Line Lightning Protection

  • IEEE ANSI C63.41
  • 100kHz Ring wave 6kV, 500A
  • 1.2us/50us, 8us/20us Comb. Wave 6kV, 3kA

ANSI C37.90.1

  • 1 MHz Oscillatory, SWC Test Wave 3KV OC
  • Fast Transient SWC Test Wave 5 KV OC

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