Two years ago, Cirris posted a blog article describing 3 reasons to investing high voltage testing. Here are 3 more reasons to consider when purchasing a new cable tester.
Isn’t cost usually the first priority when purchasing new equipment? High voltage testers are generally more expensive than testers that only use low voltage. The added features included with high voltage testing make the tester a more complicated piece of machinery and therefore drive up the price. If you have a budget that can afford high voltage, you may want to consider investing for the added features.
While a low voltage tester only checks for opens, shorts, and miswires, high voltage can find other problems with cables such as
- nicked or crushed insulation
- stray wire strands or braided shielding
- conductive or corrosive contaminants around the conductors
- terminal spacing problems
- tolerance errors in IDC cables
Imagine you are hiring a company to build cables for you. Both companies guarantee similar timeframes and prices. One company promises to test your cables with high voltage to ensure they are error-free while the other company can only use low voltage to find basic errors. Which company would you choose?
If you are interested in learning more about high voltage testers, contact Cirris. We can send you a free demo of one of our high voltage testers.