Own a Cirris CH2 Test System? Thinking of buying one? Here are a few easy steps to make you an expert at using it in little time.
Step 1: Fixturing
Fixturing is the adapter cables that connect the cable tester to the device-under-test (DUT). Often shops will build their own fixturing or outsource the job. With either of these options, the costs add up fast.
You can’t test without fixturing, and you can’t test with poorly constructed fixturing. But you don’t want to spend a lot of money on fixturing.
Cirris sells conductor discrete cable that is built to connect to your CH2. Using this cable means most of the fixturing work is done for you. All that is left is to connect the unterminated wires to a connector for your DUT.
Step 2: Software
The CH2 uses Cirris easy-wire Software. There are two ways to master this software. The first is by studying the manual and using the software.
The second way is to attend a Cirris software training session. For more information on Cirris trainings go to cirris.com and search training. Or call your account manager to schedule a training session. By the end of the session you will be proficient at using easy-wire Software.
Step 3: Reports
Reports are one of the greatest benefits of automated testing. They are proof that the cable tested good and met all requirements. Mastering reports is an important skill to have with testing.
Not only does Cirris offer reports through easy-wire Software, but if Cirris can also offer customized reporting. To purchase this feature, contact your account manager.
The Cirris CH2 is a very capable tester, but only in the hands of capable people. Once you’ve mastered these three steps you will be an expert at testing with this test system. If you have any questions about the information discussed, call your account manager or Cirris Tech Support.