Lightning impulse parameters according to the new IEC 60060-1 edition – ON LINE!

The method for calculating lightning impulse parameters has changed radically in the new edition of the standard IEC 60060-1:2010 "High voltage test techniques. Part 1: General definitions and test requirements”, which took effect in November, 2010. Here you can try the new calculation method online! Just upload your own recorded waveform to this web page. The results of the new calculation method is displayed instantly and you can compare these results with the results obtained using your existing test equipment.

This calculation software was implemented here at the RISE High Voltage group and it is of course in accordance with IEC 60060-1:2010 (edition 3.0). This web page is a sample of  the RISE Impulse software. RISE Impulse is part of SPIMS - the high voltage impulse measuring system that RISE developed and supplied to other companies and institutes. The system is based on the Yokogawa DL850E oscilloscope, the RISE Impulse software and RISE-made equipment for signal conditioning and shielding. The SPIMS meets the requirements in IEC 61083-1 for a digital recorder used in approved measuring systems. This in turn enables the complete measuring system to meet the requirements in IEC 60060‑2 for an approved high voltage impulse measuring system. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us and we will supply you with more detailed information on the SPIMS system.

Please note that first run might take extra long time, up to 45 seconds. Input file format: A text file with two columns. Left column is time in seconds, right column is amplitude in volts. Point is used as decimal separator. Allowed column separators are any combinations of semi-colons, commas, spaces and tabs. First row is discarded since some systems put various header information there. Max. file size 1.2 MB. Have a look at Example waveform.txt, or right-click and save to disk to evaluate it. If your files are in a different format, please feel free to contact us. Maybe we can add support for more formats.

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If you have any questions regarding hardware or software for impulse measurements, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Related Information


High-voltage techniques

See also

High Voltage and Current Group

Contact Persons

Andreas Nilsson

Phone: +46 10 516 56 41

Anders Bergman

Phone: +46 10 516 56 78

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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