Are Your Electronics Afraid of Lightning?

You may have designed or bought protection electronics to prevent damage to a system or circuit due to lightning in an outdoor application. If so were you able to successfully simulate a lightning strike to prove that your protection works?

Following is what our lightning simulator does to a CMOS chip when connected directly. This is the effect of 2500 volts at 166 amps for several microseconds equaling about 6 milli-coulombs. We were able to couple this energy into a system and reliably blow up the same circuitry as was being damaged during lightning storms.

Take a look at the following video demonstration.

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We designed protection circuitry that could be proven to stop that level of energy discharge. Could we help you do the same?