various cable testing methods. The choice of the right method and the most appropriate instrument Before moving on to the main hipot testing techniques, it is. that you understand the proper setup and use of our hi-pot testers. Please accepts pass results for the following four hi-pot test methods: AC VOLTAGE. Hipot testing involves using a high potential (voltage) to test insulation. A hipot test can be very useful in helping you develop a process that builds high quality.

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The test voltage is applied in the same fashion as a standard hipot test, but is specified to be Direct Current DC. Dear Jignesh, If I need to test Hipot test with the product.

It is a result of surface contamination, dirt and moisture on the windings that are connected to ground. Hipot tests are helpful in finding nicked or crushed insulation, stray wire strands or braided shielding, conductive or corrosive contaminants around the conductors, terminal spacing problems, and tolerance errors in cables. Hello The rule of thumb for duration proceduree hipot testing seconds. One of the advantages of an ac hipot test is that it can check both voltage polarities, whereas a dc test charges the insulation in only one polarity.

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It generally consists of:. The DC voltage potential in the windings is rapidly raised to a predetermined level, or raised in steps up to this level, depending on what test method is used. Hipot testers may also have a microcontroller and a display to automate the testing process and display the testing results.


Continuity Test checks surety of current flows easily from one point to another point while Hipot Test checks surety of current would not flow from one point to another point and turn up the voltage really high just to make sure no current will flow.

What is the permissible leakage current value for a 11kv cable. But I need to know what is the acceptable range of leakage current.

How DC Hipot Tests Work

Sometimes the question becomes, which is it, dirt or weak insulation? Electrical test equipment Electronic test equipment. The voltage and measured current value are used to calculate the resistance of the insulation.

Normally, this current cannot be accurately measured. For new, totally clean, and tet motors this current should be zero or near zero.

Hipot Test is short name of high potential high voltage Test and it is also known as Dielectric Withstand Test. If there any formula for calculating leakage current. It can be applied at higher levels without risk or injuring good insulation. Three types of hipot tests are commonly used. Hemant Oct 26, With the supply connected like this there are two places a given conductor can be connected: Inadequate creepage and hipkt distances introduced during the manufacturing process.

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What is HIPOT Testing (Dielectric Strength Test)?

This current typically drops to zero within seconds after the test voltage provided by the motor tester is stable. The test time for most standards, including products covered under IECis 1 minute. Once this has been achieved, then the leakage current hipor level should be set to a slightly higher value than the average figure.


As the contamination level increases, the resistance of the contamination drops, and the current increases. This is often referred to as surface leakage current. Therefore, if we use dc test voltage, we ensure that the dc test voltage is under root 2 or 1. A hipot test also called Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Procrdure test verifies that the insulation of a product or component is sufficient to protect the operator from electrical shock.

Bhadresh Patel Oct 19, The teest conduction current runs over the end winding surfaces of the insulation.

This would allow a manufacturer to filter those products that have marginal insulation, which would have been passed by an ac tester. We are seeing VSWR large spikes in coaxial at 2.

I kept in 25mA option and it is tripped, but same way I kept it in mA, and it is not tripped. The theory behind the test is that if a deliberate over-application of test voltage does not cause the insulation to break down, the product will be safe to use under normal operating conditions—hence the name, Dielectric Withstanding Voltage test. The majority of safety standards allow the use of either ac or dc voltage for a hipot test.

The test voltage is increased until the dielectric fails, or breaks down, allowing too much current to flow.

The peak value of this current may be very high, reflecting the energy stored in the capacitance of the winding. The leakage current must be below a preset limit or the test is considered to have failed.