High-Voltage Module enhances CableEye M3U cable test system.

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Permitting testing for insulation resistance/dielectric breakdown, HVX hipot module checks for opens, shorts, mis-wires, and resistance limits. It applies selectable voltage from 10-1,500 Vdc or 10-1,000 Vrms AC to each connection group in cable. System produces reports for each cable showing parameters such as test voltage, leakage current, and more; denoting PASS or FAIL on top. Safety features include administrator login and automatic halt of test if current exceeds 1.5 mA.

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High Voltage Cable Test System from CAMI Research

CAMI Research introduces a high voltage module for its CableEye M3U cable test system that permits expanded testing for insulation resistance and dielectric breakdown. After checking for opens, shorts, miswires, and resistance limits, the new HVX hipot module will apply a user-selectable voltage from 10v to 1500v DC, or 10v to 1000v RMS AC, to each connection group in the cable. Current leakage detected during the high voltage test phase provides a measure of insulation resistance up to One Gigohm, and any leakage current exceeding a preset limit reveals the presence of moisture, flux, or other contamination on exposed contacts.

This new high voltage test capability allows users to meet the industry-standard A620 guidelines for cable and wire harness testing. The system also produces archival-quality reports for each cable tested showing the test voltage, leakage current, and insulation resistance for each wire group, and clearly denotes PASS or FAIL at the top of the report.

The system employs numerous measures to ensure operator safety. Each login name must have system administrator authorization to permit enabling of the high voltage function. Once logged in, the operator must confirm awareness of the presence of high voltage by pressing a hardware-enable button for that test session. During testing, a bright red light bar turns on when high voltage is present. If desired, remote test and stop switches are available. Finally, test current that exceeds the maximum 1.5ma causes an automatic halt of that test and cessation of voltage.

The CableEye HVX System consisting of an M3U tester and the HVX module is priced at $6995 for 128 test points and can be expanded to 512 test points with optional expansion units. The system includes software with scripting, one-year warranty, one year of free software upgrades, and one year of free tech support. Existing CableEye users may upgrade their M3U testers by purchasing just the HVX module for $4995. Available from stock.

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