Cirris Testing Tips

Should Connector Shells be Tested?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 22, 2019 11:19:40 AM

While plastic shells don't need to be tested, metal shells and even plastic shells with conductive coatings should be included as a test point.

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Is High Voltage Testing Dangerous?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 25, 2019 8:53:12 AM

Testing with high voltage can make some people nervous. Getting a high voltage error can cause panic. But is high voltage testing dangerous? Truth be told, with all the safety features built into testers, high voltage testing is hardly more dangerous than low voltage testing.

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First-Ended Pinning

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 26, 2018 10:58:31 AM

Cirris System’s goal is to have cables and harnesses free of errors. While many of our products are used for final testing at the end of the test process, they have many features that can be used early in the process to catch errors immediately or prevent them entirely. One of these features is for first-ended pinning.

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The Cirris Adapter System

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 12, 2018 12:13:40 PM

In a perfect world, every cable would have the same connectors that functioned for every purpose. Then again, in a perfect world every cable would be built perfectly, eliminating the need to test. Since we don’t live in a perfect world, testing is required and so are adapters.

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What is the Test Process?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 28, 2018 1:20:15 PM

In many articles, we often refer to the “Test Process.” Many companies have an established process that they follow to make sure all cables are tested correctly. Some parts of the test process are vital to ensure safe cables while others are unnecessary for certain cable shops. How many of these things do you include in your test process?

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Connect Your Tester to Easy-Wire™

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 16, 2018 3:38:51 PM

Did you know that Cirris Easy-Wire™ Software can be used to add greater capability to your tester? If you are using a CH2, CR, or Easy-Touch, you are already using Easy-Wire. However, if you are testing with one of our 1100 Series testers, you might not know that you can connect your tester to a computer and use Easy-Wire Software.

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Back Up Your Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 3, 2018 3:31:18 PM

With technology being so prevalent in our world today, there are very few people who haven’t lost data in some form or another. Whether dropping their phone in the toilet or losing information when a computer crashes, everyone has experienced the heartbreak of losing digital files.

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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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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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Do You Use Smart-Lights™?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 13, 2018 3:24:21 PM

One of the most useful tools for quick test setup is only about the size of your thumb. Cirris Smart-Lights™ can store information for fixturing cables, show error location, and save you time and money.

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