Electro-Metrics EM-4310 Spike Generator

Electro-Metrics EM-4310 Spike Generator
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The EM-4310 Spike Generator is a transient event generator designed to create high amplitude, narrow width pulses which are coupled onto AC or DC power lines as specified by Method CS06 and RS02 of MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-462.

A typical electrical transient rises quickly to a peak value and then decays exponentially to zero. After the spike voltage decays to zero, the waveforms exhibit a ringing characteristic that depends on the load connected to the spike generator.

The amplitude of the output spike is variable from 0 to 600 V peak. Three different pulse widths are available: 10.0μs, 5.0μs, and 0.15μs. Pulse width is defined as the time required for the output pulse (spike) to rise to a peak value and decay to zero.

The EM-4310 can inject spikes onto AC or DC power lines in variety of modes: asynchronous, synchronized, or single pulse.


Output: Amplitude Adjustable 0-600 V peak minimum into 5-ohm non-inductive load at rates of 10 PPS or less.
NOTE: Maximum output voltage will decrease at rates greater than 10 PPS.
Output Pulse Widths: 10.0 μs, 5.0 μs, 0.15 μs ±20% into 5-ohm non-inductive load.
NOTE: The polarity of the 0.15 μs pulse is REVERSED with respect to the 10.0 μs and 5.0 μs pulses.
Amplitude Display: LED Display, accuracy ±5%. Indicates peak amplitude of output spike as measured into a 5-ohm noninductive load.
Pulse Repetition Rate: SYNC Mode: Internal/External: 1-10 PPS
Free Run Mode: Internal: 0.5-50 PPS
External: >0-50 PPS
Single Pulse Mode: Manually generated, pushbutton.
Pulse Positioning: Positioning range of 1 to 10 PPS pulse is adjustable over 360° range of power frequencies from 50 to 800 Hz when in SYNC mode.
Power Requirements: 115/230 VAC, 50-60 Hz (±10%) (Factory selectable only)
  • 1.0 A at 115 VAC
  • 0.5 A at 230 VAC
Power Supply: NOTE: The following voltage/fuse selections are factory  selectable only.
  • Power Requirements:
    • AC Power Sources:
      • 115 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1.0 A
      • 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.5 A
  • Fuse Specifications:
    • 115 VAC operation: 1.0 A Slow-Blow
    • 230 VAC operation: 0.5 A Slow-Blow