All airborne equipment must pass RTCA DO-160G conformance testing before being allowed to fly on commercial aircraft in many countries around the world (and MIL-STD-461G for military aircraft). It is very expensive for aircraft equipment manufacturers to engage an accredited or certified test house to officially perform these tests, or to conduct in-house. If the test then fails, it must eventually be repeated at additional expense.


The XF-160GL3 allows a confidence check to be performed by generating the worst-case waveform (double exponential). This low-cost equipment allows the design engineer to have great confidence that DO-160G section 22 and MIL-STD-461G conformance will be achieved in certified testing. Furthermore, it can also be used to functionally check the lightning protection of in-service equipment. Typical application examples of use are given in the user guide.


Also available from Digi-Key: 2601-XF160GL3-ND

Pre-Compliance Lightning Pulse Generator

  • Developed, assembled and tested in Florida, USA

    Also available from Digi-Key: 2601-XF160GL3-ND


    Product Features:


    • DO-160G section 22 Pin injection to L3 with WF1/4
    • MIL-STD-461G Testing
    • Output waveform approx. 6.4/69 µs double exponential
    • Positive and Negative pulse outputs
    • Output impedance 5 Ohm
    • 60A maximum S/C current
    • Over 300V maximum O/C Voltage
    • Adjustable voltage / current output
    • Current waveform measurement test points
    • Safety features:
      • Cut-out switch when opening the unit
      • Charge dissipation and PCB assembly protection
      • Reverse battery protection
    • Size: 8.7" x 5.9" x 2.5" (220mm x 150mm x 64 mm)
    • Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included)
    • User Guide / Terms & Conditions
    • Video Review