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June 9, 2016
New Technical Note – Transient Testing GDT-Based Surge Arrestors – Information and Details
Would you like to know more about performing Transient Testing on Gas Discharge Tube based arrestors? More specifically, testing arrestors against the common Lightning-derived industry-standard 1.2×50µs/8×20µs Voltage/Current Waveform using commonly available equipment to 6kV/3kA surge current levels.
The 1.2×50µs/8×20µs standard is meant to replicate conditions and energy levels that you can expect during an Indirect Lightning Strike, i.e. one where there is a nearby Lightning strike but without any direct attachment to the cable being test. These are also known as Induced or Coupled Lightning transients, because the lightning energy does not need to direct connect or attach to the coaxial cable’s center conductor for that conductor to be carrying Lightning surge energy.
If you’d like to learn more about how to perform this testing, and even some insights about how a Gas Discharge Tube responds to this type of transient event… check out the brand-new Technical Note/White Paper posted today!
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