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Pulsed current injection (PCI) generators

Montena offers PCI generators for tests according to MIL-STD-188-125 1 / 2. Pulse current injections (PCI) acceptance testing is used to demonstrate that electrical Point Of Entry (POE) protective devices perform in accordance with the transient suppression / attenuation requirements. 
The PCI tests require high energy generators for delivering current pulses either directly or through coupling devices in the cables.

The short pulse test is covered with two generators, EMP80K-5-500 for up to 1 kA pulse and EMP300K-5-500 for peak current pulses from 1 kA up to 5 kA. Additionally montena proposes a lower level pulse generator (EMP10K-5-500) for tests on electronic components.

The intermediate pulse test requires a generator delivering up to 260 A.

RF antenna line POE must be tested up to 400 A. Montena proposes a “charge line” generator for port testing, supplied with 9 different high voltage line lengths.

Each generator is fully configurable, with single and repetitive pulses, voltage adjustable output, manual or remote control.

Advantages

  • Transportable, compact and robust generators
  • Unique set of test generators for MIL-STD-188-125 available on the market
  • Control and data acquisition system available (calibration, data measurement and automatic report generation)

All designs can be adapted to the customer’s requirements, to fulfil other standards. Montena also supplies all accessories such as inductive, capacitive couplers, isolation devices, termination loads and automatic system monitoring, as shown here.

REFERENCE SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT CHARGING VOLTAGE SPECIFICATIONS
EMP80K-5-500 1 kA 80 kV High current PCI short, rise time < 20ns, duration = 500 ns
EMP300K-5-500 1 kA to 5 kA 350 kV
IPP3K-4MS 260 A 3 kV PCI intermediate pulse, rise time < 1.5µs, duration = 3 - 5 ms
CLP40K 400 A 25 kV Charge line pulser, 50 Ω output
EMP10K-5-500 200 A 10 kV PCI short pulse for tests of electronic components