Review of MIL-STD 1275 Requirements


This may seem disassociated from the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) theme of this publication but issues dealing with power quality and the qualification testing has a direct link to EMC. Frequently the EMC engineers and technicians are tasked taking care of the power quality, so I believe that reviews of these standards are appropriate.

MIL-STD-1275 deals with characteristics of 28-volt DC input power to utilization equipment in military vehicles with revision “E” being the current edition issued in March 2013. Separate standards deal with ships and aircraft covered in future articles.

MIL-STD-461 is cited as an applicable part of MIL-STD-1275 along with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1113-42 Conducted Transient Emission test procedure (Note: ISO 7637-2 superseded J1113-42 in 2010). If the information in the reference documents conflicts with MIL-STD-1275, then MIL-STD-1275 takes precedence.

MIL-STD-1275 requires that the vehicle design authority deliver …

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