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Sarah Landeen

Sarah is a copywriter for Cirris Systems. When she isn't writing she is running from boredom, painting amusement, and dreaming of her next nap.

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Charge and Overcurrent Errors

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 23, 2018 9:41:56 AM

Hipot testing as a process of applying high voltage to a cable for a certain amount of time and looking for problems. When voltage is ramped up, if the charge can surpass safe levels the test will abort and report an error.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Always Verify Your Test Programs

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 1, 2018 5:04:25 PM

Before any test can be performed, you must create a test program. Whether you do this by performing a Learn on the cable or by entering the specs by hand, there is a risk of making a mistake. You could easily enter the wrong value, or the sample cable used for the Learn could contain an error. Therefore, it’s important to verify test programs before using the program to test cables.

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What Does that Error Mean?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 23, 2018 2:52:02 PM

The results from a cable test are specific and detailed, but do you know what they mean? Can you be sure an error is in the cable? Or is it in the fixturing or testing environment? Understanding the results of a test is an important part of testing.

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The Cirris Learning Center

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Cirris has built a virtual library of articles related to cable testing. Within the Cirris Learning Center at, you can find articles on everything from getting started with testing to topics pertaining to high voltage.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started, Product Advice, Cirris Products

The Possibilities of Custom Scripting

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 1, 2018 4:26:12 PM

When the standard features of your tester aren’t enough, Custom Scripts can add more capability. Scripting adds another level of control over your testing process. If your testing process has requirements beyond the standard features, contact Cirris to order a custom script.

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Get a Header Strip

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 24, 2018 6:05:10 PM

The Cirris Header Strip is a useful tool for switching out different fixturing cables quickly. The boards connect to Cirris CR and CH2 testers and provide a platform for changing cables with ease.

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What is Dry Circuit Testing?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 19, 2018 3:08:22 PM

The following is an excerpt taken from the Cirris article, “Dry Circuit Testing.” To read the full article, click the link below.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Cirris Releases New Digital IO Module

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 5, 2018 9:08:34 AM

Cirris is pleased to announce our newest product, the Digital IO module.

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Topics: Cirris Products

The “Try It” Feature in Cirris easy-wire Software

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 21, 2017 1:30:11 PM

Cirris easy-wire Software is packed with features to help make the test process as smooth and simple as possible. One such features is the “Try It” button. This feature allows you to check that a test instruction will function the way it’s intended.

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Topics: Cirris Products

3 Ways to Utilize Test Reports

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 14, 2017 2:08:56 PM

For many cable manufacturing companies, clients want reports with test information. Sometimes the report is a printed document detailing the test process. Other times it is a label attached to the cable ensuring it passed. Whichever way the report is formatted, the information it includes can be vital. Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of test reports.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Cirris Products

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