High Voltage Cable Test System from CAMI Research

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CAMI Research introduces a high voltage module for its CableEye M3U cable test system that permits expanded testing for insulation resistance and dielectric breakdown.

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.

CableEye's low voltage cable and wire harness test system was first introduced in 1993 and has brought numerous technical innovations to commercial and industrial users since that time. Best known for its real-time graphic display of cable wiring, the CableEye system also provides speech-directed guided assembly for cables and wire harnesses, the Light Directorâ„¢ system for optically-guided connector assembly, a Speech Probeâ„¢ which reads pin numbers as the user touches connector pins, and a Visual Basic/.NET interface for tester control by external programs.

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.

For further information:
Christopher E. Strangio, Marketing
CAMI Research Inc.
530 Main Street, Suite 2
Acton, MA 01720

Tel: (978) 266-2655 Fax: (978) 266-2658     
web: http://www.camiresearch.com

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