Cable Testing Tips

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

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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...

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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.

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Will Your Cirris Tester Detect a Broken Strand?

Using 4-wire Kelvin testing to measure resistance down to 1/10,000th of an ohm, Cirris carefully cut strands of a wire and recorded the results.

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Insulation Compression Failures

If you are experiencing shorts or high voltage testing failures, check if your cables or wires are being compressed with clamps or tight-fitting...

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What are Metal Whiskers?

Metal whiskers are tiny growths that form on metals. They are electrically conductive and can cause shorts or current leakage.

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Test Fail? Who Do You Blame?

You can test the possible causes of a failure until you pinpoint the true reason for the failure.

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Fixturing Maintenance

Fixturing is the word Cirris uses to describe the intermediate cables that connect the tester to the cables you test.

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How to Stay Safe while Testing

Cirris testers are built to keep workers safe, but there are still steps shops can take to help ensure no one is injured in any way.

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Can you calibrate your own Cirris tester?

If you discover your tester is out of calibration, you will need to send it to Cirris or a third-party calibration lab.

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You Tested a Cable. What Now?

Cirris Testers look for good connections in cables. If anything unexpected happens, the tester reports an error and provides details of what is...

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