Lightning overvoltages in low-voltage circuit for various lightning striking points

Shozo Sekioka*, Kiyoshi Aiba, Teru Miyazaki, Shigemitsu Okabe

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Lightning overvoltages in low-voltage circuits in houses originating from a distribution line or an antenna have been actively studied. However, the mechanism by which damage is caused to home appliances due to a lightning strike to the ground near the house is still unclear. This paper discusses lightning overvoltages and currents in low-voltage circuits for various scenarios, such as a lightning strike to the ground, a direct strike to a distribution line, and a direct strike to an antenna. Simulations are carried out using the Electromagnetic Transients Program. From the simulation results, direct lightning strikes cause the most serious damage to home appliances, but nearby lightning strikes should also be considered when designing lightning protection schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5497199
Pages (from-to)3095-3104
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct lightning strike
  • Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP)
  • ground potential rise
  • lightning strike to the ground
  • lightning-induced voltage
  • low-voltage circuit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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