Cable Testing Tips

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

Testing Guidelines

Should Connector Shells be Tested?

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?

With all the high voltage safety warnings and labels, it’s easy to see why testing with high voltage would create uneasy feelings. If you don’t...

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Hipot or Not?

High voltage testing is useful for finding errors that could go overlooked. Not every cable needs to be tested with high voltage. Be careful using...

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Correct Resistance Settings

The resistance values are found in the low voltage settings of the test program. One setting is for connection or wire resistance while another sets...

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Does High Voltage Testing Damage Cables?

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

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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...

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Charge and Overcurrent Errors

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

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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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What is Dry Circuit Testing?

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

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3 Ways to Utilize Test Reports

With so many reporting options and features, you can create the perfect report for your needs.

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Why Network Your Testers Together?

The following Cirris testers CAN be networked: Signature Touch 1/Touch 1 Ultra, Signature 1100-R+/1100-H+, CR/CH+/CH2, Easy Touch Pro

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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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