Electrical Safety Testing & Workstation Safety
Safety Starts Here. Our safety testing guide is the definitive resource for test operators, engineers and managers looking to learn more about electrical safety testing. Read our Guide to Electrical Safety Testing whitepaper.
Setting up a safe workstation is one of the best ways to protect your test operators from the dangers of electric shock. Read our Setting Up A Safe Workstation application note.
Clear up any misunderstood aspects of electrical safety testing and compliance with our ultimate guide to electrical safety testing. Read our Ultimate Guide to Electrical Safety Testing whitepaper.
SCI Tester Features
Electrical safety testing on a heavy production line can be very time consuming, costly and could give rise to safety hazards. Basic automation can help reduce test time, cost and safety concerns. Read our Benefits of PLC Control whitepaper.
The HyperTerminal program is a simple means to communicate directly with a SCI tester using a PC. We'll walk you through setting it up. Read our SCI Testers and Remote Communication: Using HyperTerminal whitepaper.
Don't be burdened by handheld probes. Even the most basic electrical safety testers provide test operators with other more efficient ways to test. Read our Benefits of Using Simple Relay Control whitepaper.
Line voltage can damage Hipot testers which can result in high repair costs and production downtime. This App Note provides important information for all users of SCI Hipot testers. Read our Protect Your Tester from Line Voltage application note.
The Dielectric Withstand or Hipot (High Potential) test is by far the most common type of safety test performed by electronic product manufacturers. This test is designed to stress a product's insulation far beyond what it would encounter during normal use. Hipot tests are also performed to detect material and workmanship defects.
Why is a 500 VA tester required for Hipot testing? This paper covers Standard and application examples of 500 VA testing as well as a section on capacitive loads and line vs. load regulation. Read our 500 VA Testing with the SCI 298 whitepaper.
Ground Bond Testing
The Ground Bond Test is used to verify that the ground conductor of a product has a low enough impedance to handle any fault current to ground. High current flows from the ground pin of the product's line cord and through the chassis in order to determine if the cabling is capable of handling excessive current flow should a fault occur.
The Ground Bond (or High Continuity) test provides a complete verification of the ground circuit, while there are some shortcomings of the Ground Continuity test. Read our Ground Bond or Ground Continuity Testing whitepaper.
Leakage Current Testing
We cover the 4 main types of Line Leakage tests, the importance of simulating fault conditions on a product, Benefits of the Functional Run test, and how to incorporate these tests on a production line. Read our Exploring the Benefits of the Line Leakage and Functional Run Tests whitepaper.