Cirris Testing Tips

The Risk of an Unsupported Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 15, 2018 1:49:02 PM

Occasionally a part needed to build or repair a Cirris tester becomes unavailable. When that happens, the tester is considered unsupported. Even though Cirris will recommend a replacement tester, some customers choose to continue testing with the unsupported tester. This decision comes with certain risks to the customer.

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Topics: Cirris Products

Useful Cirris Accessories

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 25, 2018 8:51:58 AM

Cirris is known for test systems that analyze cables and harnesses with speed and accuracy. When it comes to testing, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. That is why we have developed accessories in addition to testers that will help ensure your cables are error-free.

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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

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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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.

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Keeping Your Adapters Alive

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 29, 2018 1:41:58 PM

Constantly connecting and disconnecting cables from adapters can take their toll. While Cirris strives for the highest quality in all our products, nothing can live forever—especially adapters that are almost constantly in use. There are a few possibilities you might try to increase the lifespan of your adapters.

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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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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Always Verify Your Test Programs

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 1, 2018 5:04:25 PM

Before any test can be performed, you must create a test program. Whether you do this by performing a Learn on the cable or by entering the specs by hand, there is a risk of making a mistake. You could easily enter the wrong value, or the sample cable used for the Learn could contain an error. Therefore, it’s important to verify test programs before using the program to test cables.

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What Does that Error Mean?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 23, 2018 2:52:02 PM

The results from a cable test are specific and detailed, but do you know what they mean? Can you be sure an error is in the cable? Or is it in the fixturing or testing environment? Understanding the results of a test is an important part of testing.

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

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