Cable Testing Tips

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

Cirris Products

Do You Use Smart-Lights™?

Cirris Smart-Lights™ can store information for fixturing cables, show error location, and save you time and money.

Cirris Products

The Risk of an Unsupported Tester

Although some Cirris customers still use original testers from past decades, we recommend that you upgrade to a supported tester.

Product Advice

Useful Cirris Accessories

When it comes to testing, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. That is why Cirris has developed accessories in addition to testers...

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.

Testing Guidelines

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...

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