RTCA/DO-160 Standards: RTCA/DO-160 Section 17: Voltage Spike

RTCA/DO-160 Section 17, similar to MIL-STD-461F test method CS106, provides test procedures to determine if the EUT operates as required during and/or after voltage spikes are applied to the AC and/or DC power input(s).


Equipment Categories:
RTCA/DO-160 Section 17 applies to two categories. Category B test level is twice the AC (rms) and/or DC line voltage (or 200 volts, whichever is less). Category A test level is 600 volts.

RTCA/DO-160 provides standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for the entire spectrum of aircraft from light, general aviation aircraft and helicopters through the "jumbo jets" and SST categories of aircraft. The tests outlined in RTCA/DO-160 Section 17 are performed to meet FAA and international regulations for electrical and electronic equipment installed on commercial aircraft.

RTCA/DO-160 G is the current version of this standard. Coordinated with EUROCAE, RTCA/DO-160G and EUROCAE/ED-14G are identically worded. DO-160G is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as de facto international standard ISO-7137.

View DO-160 Sec. 17 Set-up