AC HiPOT Testing Help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by metaltomato, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. metaltomato

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    Dec 14, 2012
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    I am designing a small manufacturing cell producing 2kw BLAC power units.

    I have purchased a GwInstek 4 in 1 Electrical Safety tester to perform Megger and AC HiPot tests.

    The heart of the problem is that although I have read extensively on the subject of high voltage testing, I still do not feel comfortable setting up a testing station.

    Can you please point me towards a reliable source to help me program my machine, set-up a station, and help me determine my standards.
     
  2. Duane P Wetick

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    You should use either the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) test standards in the US and Canada. The CE (Cenelec) standards are recognized throughout Europe.

    Cheers, DPW [Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.]
     
  3. metaltomato

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    Dec 14, 2012
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    I have the standards, what I need is help using the equipment, setting up the station, and setting minimums that are more specific to my motor than UL, IEC etc minimums.
     
  4. Duane P Wetick

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    What you probably need is someone skilled in setting up a automatic test station (manufacturing engineer). The test standards allow quick turna-rounds of tests (1000 V +2x line voltage for 2 seconds, etc.)

    Cheers, DPW [Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.]
     
  5. metaltomato

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    Dec 14, 2012
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    lol...yup...that is exactly what I am asking for! leads to folks that can help me out.
     
  6. metaltomato

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    so...anyone have any other leads on where I learn how to administer an AC HiPot test in a manufacturing environment?
     
  7. mbohuntr

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    This might not be an exact fit, but their equipment is pretty neat to use, and self diagnosing. Might be a good fit for life-cycle trending of your products. We use it for on and off-line testing of motors. Plug and play, connect and push a couple of buttons. The results can be put on a flash drive.

    http://www.eis-inc.com/suppliers/baker.asp?showcase_no=201484
     
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