By: Protec Web Team (Electrical and measurement test equipment)
Published: Oct 7, 2010 10:32 AM
Hipot is shorthand for “high potential”. A hipot tester is an electronic device used to check the integrity of a product’s insulation, which potentially can fail and shock the user.
A hipot tester comprises three parts:
(1) A high voltage source
(2) A meter to measure current
(3) A switching matrix used to connect the voltage source and the meter to all the contact points in a cable.
In a typical Hipot test, the tester applies high voltage between the current-carrying conductors and the metallic chassis of a product. The hipot tester then monitors the current that flows through the insulation — the “leakage” current.
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