Lightning current among closely-spaced cables

Hongcai Chen, Ya Ping Du, Mingli Chen

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Analysis of lightning current in communication and power cables is essential for lightning protection in radio base stations. In this paper an equivalent circuit method is developed to evaluate lightning current distribution among the cables mounted on a cable ladder. Both skin and proximity effects in the cables are taken into account and an efficient modelling procedure is presented. The proposed method is validated experimentally, and is applied to evaluate the lightning current in a practical cable installation. A significant error is observed if the traditional model is used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2014
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935444
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2014 - Crowne Plaza Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 Oct 201418 Oct 2014


Conference2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP 2014


  • cable
  • lightning current
  • PEEC
  • proximity effect
  • skin effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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