Charged cable discharge events model and performance measurement

Yunan Han*, Wentao Li, David Pommerenke, Lin Dai, Shiliang Xu

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Firstly, cable voltage charging by rotating and rubbing on floor was measured referred to standard of IEC 61340-4-5, and category 6 ethernet cable voltage was measured. Secondly, based on measurement of the cable voltage waveform, the cable voltage equivalent RC circuit model was deduced, and exponential function can be obtained to describe the cable voltage, the time constant τ is determined by the cable resistance R and capacity C to the ground. Thirdly, the current, transient electric field and magnetic field was measured while the charged cable discharging on the metal target. At last, the current waveform was compared with MIL-STD-461F CS115 conducted susceptibility, bulk cable injection and impulse excitation. The results show that the CDE current waveform is similar, but current is higher. Therefore, the CDE protection method is required and the EMC testing standard needed to be improved to cover CDE measurement.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChinese Journal of Radio Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Cable voltage
  • Charged cable discharge events (CDE)
  • Electro-static discharge (ESD)
  • Time domain waveform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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