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Introduction One of the first principals learned as an engineering student is the “observer effect” which states that simply observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes that phenomenon. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner. Accurate high-voltage measurement is a clear example [...]
Part 1 - Functions & Features of Advanced Hipot Testers Introduction Electrical safety testers - often referred to as "hipot" testers - are an integral part of electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing. Hipot testers get their name from the high potential (high voltage) they produce to perform dielectric withstand and insulation resistance tests. In [...]
Functions and Features of Advanced Hipot Testers June 18, 2018 by Lee Teschler Modern instruments help to check whether manufactured equipment meets the proliferating variety of international safety standards that govern factors such as grounding and the ability to withstand overvoltages. KEVIN CLARK, VITREK Electrical safety testers — often referred to as hipot testers — [...]
Vendors Support Hipot, Insulation-Resistance and Ground-Bond Tests- as seen in Rick’s Blog on the EE Website – 7/18
Vendors Support Hipot, Insulation-Resistance and Ground Bond Tests by Rick Nelson - Evaluation Engineering - July 2018 To meet the requirements of your electrical safety testing applications, you can choose from a variety of instruments and systems that perform hipot, insulation resistance (IR), ground-resistance and ground-bond (GB) tests across a range of industries. Vendors offer [...]
Picking the Right Hipot Tester for the Job Understanding the testing requirements and standards will ultimately save testing time and cost. By Kevin Clark, CEO, Vitrek Hipot testers offer a range of capabilities starting with dielectric withstand and insulation resistance testing but also, in many instances, providing accurate low-resistance measurements and low-resistance/high-current outputs to test [...]