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Why High Voltage Testing Matters

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 6, 2018 1:00:54 PM

Unlike low voltage testing that simply makes sure your cables function, high voltage testing will make sure your cable is safe.

High voltage, or hipot, testing checks for good isolation in your cable. During a hipot test, the tester will ensure that no current is flowing where there should be no current. Current may be escaping through defects in the cable such as:

  • Nicked or crushed insulationsplice_damage
  • Stray wire stands or braided shielding
  • Conductive or corrosive contaminants around the conductors
  • Terminal spacing problems
  • Tolerance errors in IDC cables

High voltage testing may not be necessary for all your cables, but it can help make your cables safer by finding flaws.

To learn more about high voltage testing, check out the article in the Cirris Learning Center.

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