An improved method for switching-impulse evaluation

Andreas Nilsson, Anders Bergman, Jari Hällström

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    The standard IEC 60060-1:2010 "High-Voltage Test Techniques - Part 1: General definitions and test requirements" defines a parameter called "time to peak". In addition it describes a method for evaluating the time to peak of switching-impulses. This method suffers from two problems. Firstly, the method is only to be applied to so-called standard switching-impulses. That is impulses essentially equivalent to two super-imposed exponential curves. Secondly, the results given by the method only agree with the definition for standard switching-impulses that have certain combinations of rise times and fall times. This paper proposes an alternative, more general and robust method for determining the time to peak.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 Conference on Precision electromagnetic Measurements
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0442-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0439-9
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2012 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2012 - Washington, DC, United States
    Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012


    Conference2012 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, CPEM 2012
    Abbreviated titleCPEM
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWashington, DC


    • circuit breaker
    • double exponential
    • high voltage test techniques
    • IEC 60060-1
    • IEC standards
    • time to peak


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