Cable Testing Tips

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

Testing Guidelines

Is Humidity Causing an Error?

Insulation can absorb moisture from humidity in the air, increasing the probability of an insulation resistance failure.

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Two Guys Walks into a Barcode Scanner…

Many cable and harness shops have found barcode scanners to be a convenient way to avoid mistakes and save time when assembling cables and harnesses.

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Copper Cable vs. Copper-Clad Cable

Solid copper wire is expensive, but pay less and you might end up with copper-clad aluminum.

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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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Capacitance and Testing

Unexpected capacitance can cause false failures in your cables.

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Using Cables to Test Cables

Fixturing must be built to provide a way to connect the cable to the tester.

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You Performed a High Voltage Test. Now What?

High voltage test errors can be complex and confusing if you don’t know what each result means. A basic overview can clear up a lot of the confusion.

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