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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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High Voltage Cable Test System from CAMI
Hi-voltage test module.
Acton, MA — CAMI Research is introducing 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 10 to 1500VDC, or 10 to 1000VAC rms, 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 system also provides speech-directed guided assembly for cables and wire harnesses, the Light Director system for optically-guided connector assembly, a Speech Probe which reads pin numbers as the user touches connector pins, and a Visual Basic/.NET interface for tester control by external programs.

Contact: CAMI Research Inc., 530 Main Street, Suite 2 Acton, MA 01720 978-266-2655 fax: 978-266-2658 Web:

See at productronica Booth A1.175.

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