AC hipot test verifies that the protection is sufficient to the operator from suffering electric shock. It involves the use of alternating current for test performance. The term ‘hipot’ stands for high potential. This is vital because a vast range of electrical appliances, industries and even power systems use alternating current in their operations. The frequency of the current used is normally 50 or 60 hertz. DC hipot is also another standard test used in evaluating current. Voltage is applied in the same fashion but the source of current is where AC and DC differ.
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