Cirris Testing Tips

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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Topics: Testing Guidelines

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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Topics: Testing Guidelines

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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Topics: Testing Guidelines

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

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

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

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: Cirris Products, Testing Guidelines

Why Network Your Testers Together?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Nov 21, 2017 4:53:02 PM

When a shop has more than one Cirris tester, it may become necessary to share information between the testers. There are several methods to accomplish this task. For example, you could load the information onto a flash drive then save it on another machine. An easier way is by networking your testers together.

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Topics: Cirris Products, Testing Guidelines

Will Your Cirris Tester Detect a Broken Strand?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 27, 2017 1:55:50 PM

Customers have asked over the years if a Cirris tester can detect broken strands in cables. Cirris decided to do an experiment to see if a resistance test could detect the broken strands of a wire.

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Topics: Product Advice, Testing Guidelines

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