Cable Testing Tips

A blog exploring electrical cable testing guidelines, best practices, and advice for getting started with your testing process.

Testing Guidelines

Does High Voltage Testing Damage Cables?

Unless performing a dielectric breakdown test—intentionally damaging the wire—high voltage testing will not damage a cable.

Testing Guidelines

Errors Caused by Bad Insulation

Understanding the causes of weak insulation can help you fix them and prevent the problem from reoccurring. The bad insulation can be caused by...

Why High Voltage Testing Matters

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

Keeping Your Adapters Alive

While it’s inevitable for adapters to stop functioning eventually, there are a few methods you can use to prolong the life of your connectors and...

Testing Guidelines

Charge and Overcurrent Errors

Often capacitance can contribute to a charge or overcurrent error. Reducing the capacitance can help the cable pass.

Always Verify Your Test Programs

If the sample cable contains an error, and the final cable contains the same error, the tester will not catch the mistake. This is why you must...

What Does that Error Mean?

Understanding the reasons behind testing errors will improve cable testing and will help prevent future errors from occurring.

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The Cirris Learning Center

If you are looking for information on Cable testing or have a question about your Cirris product, try searching the Learning Center for answers.

The Possibilities of Custom Scripting

If you need to perform a task that is not possible with the basic tester features, contact Cirris to find out if a custom script will help you...

Get a Header Strip

The Cirris Header Strip is a useful tool for switching out different fixturing cables quickly. They provide a platform for changing cables with ease.

Testing Guidelines

What is Dry Circuit Testing?

Dry Circuit Testing is used after Environmental Stress Tests to Detect Contaminates and Oxides on Mating Contact Surfaces.

Cirris Products

Cirris Releases New Digital IO Module

Use the Cirris Digital IO module to trigger hipot tests from a safe distance or enable lights and sounds to warn others of high voltage.

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