Cirris Testing Tips

Using Cables to Test Cables

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 31, 2016 6:03:40 PM

Rarely are cables built with connectors that can attach directly to the tester. For this reason, fixturing must be built to provide a way to connect the cable to the tester.

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Common Cable Testing Industry Terms

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 20, 2016 11:53:18 AM

Have you ever spoken to someone about your job and they look at you like you’re speaking a foreign language? Every industry has words they’ve created or adapted to describe certain aspects of their trade. The wire processing industry has a few unique words that may mean different things to different people. Here is a list of how Cirris defines several cable testing industry terms.
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You Performed a High Voltage Test. Now What?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 12, 2016 5:10:57 PM

Your tester has performed a high voltage test on your cable. The results appear on the screen and unfortunately there was an error. What kind or error is it? Is there a way to repair it?
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You Tested a Cable. What Now?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 28, 2016 3:36:30 PM

You’ve spent time and money building a cable. After testing the cable on your Cirris test system, the results appear on the screen. What do those results mean? Is there an error? Can you fix it, or is your cable useless?

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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

Testing Cables with a Twist

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 21, 2016 2:28:50 PM

Do you know how to test a cable that contain a twisted pair? Conventional tests cannot detect all the errors associated with twisted pairs. There are techniques you can use to get a more accurate test.
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How Flux Can Affect Cable Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 14, 2016 11:41:49 AM

Flux is used when soldering connectors to eliminate oxides from the metals. During testing, flux that has not been cleaned off the connector can create errors that cause test failures.

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Can a Bad Crimp Cause a Crash?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 1, 2016 12:54:07 PM

 

Chrysler is recalling over 400,000 vehicles. This may not sound like a big deal compared to other recent automotive recalls, but this one caught our attention at Cirris.

 

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Guided Assembly: Build and Test Simultaneously

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 24, 2016 4:39:38 PM

Every harness manufacturer has a different process for building and testing products. Some have found success with the guided assembly method using Cirris CR testers. Guided assembly eliminates mistakes by testing each connection at the moment of contact. Constant testing means the cable is free of common errors such as miswires.


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What Do All Those Components Do?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 11, 2016 2:57:38 PM

People who design, build, and test cables and harnesses know they are far more complicated than people might think. (Particularly screenwriters who have characters build entire spaceships or robots without a single failure.) Cables and harnesses are full of parts to control voltage, current, and more. It takes a lot of parts to make a cable work properly.


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How to be Safe during High Voltage Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 27, 2016 3:33:05 PM

For those that test cables and harnesses, high voltage testing is not only useful but absolutely necessary for some projects. Lucky for you, Cirris has already taken the steps to ensure our high voltage testers are safe.


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