Cirris Testing Tips

Connect Your Tester to Easy-Wire™

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 16, 2018 3:38:51 PM

Did you know that Cirris Easy-Wire™ Software can be used to add greater capability to your tester? If you are using a CH2, CR, or Easy-Touch, you are already using Easy-Wire. However, if you are testing with one of our 1100 Series testers, you might not know that you can connect your tester to a computer and use Easy-Wire Software.

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Back Up Your Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 3, 2018 3:31:18 PM

With technology being so prevalent in our world today, there are very few people who haven’t lost data in some form or another. Whether dropping their phone in the toilet or losing information when a computer crashes, everyone has experienced the heartbreak of losing digital files.

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Hipot or Not?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 27, 2018 2:57:03 PM

Many articles on this blog and in the Cirris Learning Center focus on the benefits of hipot or high voltage testing. High voltage can be incredibly useful for finding potential shorts and problems with insulation. Sometimes, however, high voltage testing is unnecessary to your test process. Do you know when to hipot and when not to hipot?

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Correct Resistance Settings

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 19, 2018 4:29:08 PM

Do you know the correct resistance settings when building a new test program? While the default settings may work in most situations, you may find tests failing because of a wrong setting—not because of a bad cable. One of the most common settings in a situation like this is the resistance setting.

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Do You Use Smart-Lights™?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 13, 2018 3:24:21 PM

One of the most useful tools for quick test setup is only about the size of your thumb. Cirris Smart-Lights™ can store information for fixturing cables, show error location, and save you time and money.

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The Risk of an Unsupported Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 15, 2018 1:49:02 PM

Occasionally a part needed to build or repair a Cirris tester becomes unavailable. When that happens, the tester is considered unsupported. Even though Cirris will recommend a replacement tester, some customers choose to continue testing with the unsupported tester. This decision comes with certain risks to the customer.

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Useful Cirris Accessories

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 25, 2018 8:51:58 AM

Cirris is known for test systems that analyze cables and harnesses with speed and accuracy. When it comes to testing, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. That is why we have developed accessories in addition to testers that will help ensure your cables are error-free.

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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

Does High Voltage Testing Damage Cables?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 18, 2018 2:46:22 PM

If high voltage testing damaged cables, people wouldn't do it, right? How much voltage does it take to break down a cable? Is it worth it to test a cable with high voltage?

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Errors Caused by Bad Insulation

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 27, 2018 9:53:41 AM

Keeping wires isolated means having good insulation. But sometimes the insulation can be the reason for a cable failing. If the insulation is damaged or insufficient, it can cause errors in the cable.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Why High Voltage Testing Matters

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 6, 2018 1:00:54 PM

Unlike low voltage testing that simply makes sure your cables function, high voltage testing will make sure your cable is safe.

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