EMC Partner AVI-LV3 - Rent Level 3 Lightning Generator

Level 3 Indirect Lightning Generator:

  • RTCA DO-160: Section 22, Level 3 & CS117 Lvl.1 
  • Rental Includes CN-BT7 Injection Probe & Software
  • 6 Waveforms for Pin, Single/Multiple Stroke, & Burst
  • Differental Probe & Current Monitoring Probe Included
  • CN-GI-CI-V Voltage Coupler Available

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EMC Partner MIL-STD-461 & RTCA/DO-160 Equipment

This video by EMC Partner describes the products offered for MIL-STD-461 and RTCA DO 160 testing including indirect lightning testing. 

System Overview

EMC Partner AVI3000 Overview

Data SheetTest Setups Brochure User Manual


The AVI-LV3 made by EMC Partner is an all in one integrated solution to indirect lightning testing needs. A2LA accredited calibration is included in the EMC rental equipment price. It allows for a single coupler where EUT passes only once to transfer all 6 waveforms into the EUT and active Active AC Power PIN Synchronization up to 800Hz. It is similar in function to its competitor, the Solar Electronics 2654.

This Military & Avionics EMC Test Equipment is user-friendly with a reduced setup time with single generator and coupler to complete testing and can be operated via front panel or software. It includes powered PIN phase sync 90° positive polarity 270° negative polarity and separate sync input for additional plug-in modules. The direct connection for Ground Injection testing includes a fuse to protect against EUT overcurrent.

The AVI-LV3 is the first System to fully integrate all waveforms from RTCA DO-160 Sec.22 and MIL-STD-461 CS117 level 1 waveforms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, and 6. This product is designed to test in accordance with Military and Aviation standards and include injection probes, calibration adapters and attenuators. The software associated with the product allows for easy manipulation to ensure that testing criteria are met. The AVI3000 is a compact and resourceful solution to indirect lightning testing needs


 Common Standards

RTCA DO-160 Sec. 22 Level 3 and MIL-STD-461 CS117 level 1 waveforms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, and 6.


Pin Injection, Cable Bundle, Ground Injection

V/I Ranges for Single Pulse, Multiple Pulses and Burst.  Pin injection probe and BCI probe included


Electronic Polarity Change

Variable Pulse Attenuation

Subsequent stroke amplitude variable as percentage of first stroke amplitude

Phase Angle

Synchronization to 800 Hz


Built-in AC/DC de-couplers for pin injection

Coupler CN-BT7

Injection probe for waveforms 1,2,3,5A,6


Up to 7cm diameter cables can be passed through the coupler.

DO 160 PIN Injection

WF3, WF4, WF5

  WF3 - 1MHz

100V up to 750V / 30A (25Ω)

  WF4 - 6.4/69µs

50V up to 500V / 100A (5Ω)

  WF5A – 40/120µs

50V up to 500V / 500A (1Ω)

DO 160 Single Stroke

WF1, WF2, WF3, WF4 & WF5A

  WF1 – 6.4/69µs

25A up to 900A

  WF2 – 0.1/6.4µs

25V up to 1600V

  WF3 -  1MHz

50V up to 1900V

  WF3 – 10MHz

50V up to 1100V

  WF4 – 6.4/69µs

10V up to 1600V

  WF5A - 40/120µs

30A up to 1800A

DO-160 & MIL-STD-461G Multiple Stroke

WF1, WF2, WF3, WF4 & WF5A

  WF1 - 6.4/69µs

25A up to 900A

  WF2 - 0.1/6.4µs

25V up to 600V

  WF3 - 1MHz

50V up to 1900V

  WF3 - 10MHz

50V up to 1100V

  WF4 - 6.4/69µs

10V up to 800V

  WF5A - 40/120µs

30A up to 1800A

  Subsequent Stroke Level

3% up to 100% (depending on first stroke amplitude)

  Pulse spacing

10ms up to 500ms


0.01 up to 2s


2 up to 999s

  Maximum pulses

30 every 2s

  Multiple stroke pattern

DO-160 Random and user programmable

  User programmable pulse spacing

10ms up to 400ms

  User programmable duration

20ms up to 1000ms

  User programmable max. pulses / event


DO-160 & MIL-STD-461G Multiple Burst

WF3 & WF6


50V up to 700V


50V up to 800V


2.5A up to 75A

  Burst pattern DO-160

1 burst of 20 pulses 3 repetitions

  Pulse spacing

50µs up to 1000µs

  Burst repetition

30ms up to 300ms

  User programmable pulse spacing

50µs up to 50000µs

  User programmable burst length

1ms up to 3000ms

  WF3 spikes per 2s period


  WF6 spikes per 2s period



20 x 18 x 15 inches, 50.8 x 40.72 x 38.10 cm


110 lbs, 50 kg

Couplers/All Accessories 

AVI3000 Full Accessory/Coupler List
Item Capabilities
CN-BT7 Coupling transformer used with WF1, WF2, WF3, WF5A, WF6. Aperture 6 x 9cm. Application: For Cable Bundle testing

Voltage coupling transformer used with WF4. Application: For Cable Bundle testing only. Ground Injection is fully integrated into AVI3000.


Line Impedance Stabilization Network for cable bundle and ground injection tests. For AC and DC up to 32A. Three phase power systems require two units. Application: To provide a defined system impedance for impulse tests according to DO160 section 22.

I-PROBE-MS High bandwidth current transducer. Clamp-on type with large opening. Application measurement of current amplitudes for WF1, WF5A and WF5B in the EUT cables in accordance with the DO160 section 22.

High bandwidth current waveform transducer. Opens to cause minimum disruption to the circuit under test. Application: To measure the current waveform and amplitude for WF2 and WF3 in the EUT cable in accordance with DO160 section 22.


V-PROBE-SI. Differential voltage measurement probe. AC/DC rating up to 7000V. Transient rating up to 7000V. Probe factor x 1000. Bandwidth 70MHz


0.1 ω shunt with SHV-BNC connector for direct measurement of current impulses on AVI3000 and CN-BT7

Coupling Devices



coupling device for AVI3000 / cable induction

Suitable for waveforms

WF1, WF2, WF3, WF5A, WF6

Turn ratio

1 : 1

EUT voltage max

500 V AC or DC

EUT current max.

16 A / 800 Hz (when testing WF2) 32 A / 400 Hz (when testing WF2) 32 A / 800 Hz (when testing all other WFs) 426 A / 50-60 Hz (when testing all other WFs)




MIL-STD-461G CS117, DO-160G S22, other


injection probe for WF4, WF5A (voltage) in cable induction mode

Test level WF4 (CI)

max. 600 V with AVI3000

Test level WF5A (CI)

max. 600 V with AVI3000

EUT supply

max. 130 A @ 50-60 Hz with AVI3000 max. 20 A @ 400 Hz with AVI3000 max. 10 A @ 400 Hz with AVI3000


6 x 12 cm


53 x 65 x 50 cm


190 kg

For generators

AVI3000, MIG0600MS, MIG0618SS


connection cables


Injection Probe -  DO-160 Section 22 & MIL-STD-461 (G) CS117 Cable Bundle Test with AVI3000 - Standard with Rental comes with ISO 17025 calibration.


CN-BT7 - Front


  • Large aperture 5.5 x 8cm

  •  One coupler for all 6 waveforms

  •  Integrated monitor loop

  •  One turn secondary for test cable

  •  Small overall coupler length of 30cm



  • One coupler encompasses all requirements up to level 3

  •  Reduced test time, one set up only for all cable bundle tests

  •  Quick and easy monitor of voltage and current impulses

  •  Simplified test setup, less operator intervention

  •  Test on short cable runs from 40cm.



  • RTCA DO-160 - Section 22
  • MIL-STD-461 / CS117


  • FAA AC 20 -136

  •  MIL-STD-461 / CS118



  • WF1 (6.4/69)

  • WF2 (0.3/6.4)
  • WF3 (1MHz/10MHz)

  •  WF4 (6.4/69)

  •  WF5A (40/120)

  •  WF6 (0.25 /4)

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