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 current that flows is monitored to verify that it is low enough.

Most modern hipot testers allow the user to set the current limit. Manuel Montiel Jun 09, Hipot test are very simple depending what you are testing. I am sure it is less than mA. In good windings, this current is usually zero or near zero, and depends on the composition and condition of the insulation system. Damodar Reddy Sep 30, Once this has been achieved, then the leakage current trip level should be set to a slightly higher value than the average figure. The majority of safety standards allow the use of either ac or dc voltage for a hipot test.

DC Hipot Tester – Hipot Test Procedure – Electrom Instruments

Normally a spam is not supposed to recognize such thing, and will not be able to proceed further. To learn more see the Hipot Step Voltage Test page. If the insulation between the two is adequate, then the application of a large voltage difference between the two conductors separated by the insulator would result in the flow of a very small current.


Inadequate creepage and clearance distances introduced during the manufacturing process. A hipot test also called Dielectric Withstanding Voltage DWV test verifies that the insulation of a product or component is sufficient to protect the operator from electrical shock.

What is the difference in measuring leakage current and partial discharge while performing Dielectric tests. When a product is operated under normal conditions, environmental factors such as humidity, dirt, vibration, shock and contaminants can close these small gaps and allow current to flow. The production-line hipot test, however, is a test of the manufacturing process to determine whether the construction of a production unit is about the same as the construction of the unit that was subjected to type testing.

It generally consists of:. This can be done on both types of cables? This failure condition can cause a shock to anyone that comes into contact with the faulty product.

How DC Hipot Tests Work

For example, for a V-ac voltage, the equivalent dc voltage to produce the same amount of stress on the insulation would be x 1. The currents are the same currents present in an insulation resistance test:. Premium Membership Get access to premium electrical guides, technical articles and much more! Yet due to design flaws or other factors, the insulation in a product can break down, resulting in excessive leakage current flow.

Thanks alot for this very usefull idea. What settings do you set the Fluke Multimeter to? It means your installation should be renovated with new cables and apparatus.


He is Presently associate with one of the leading business group as a Deputy Manager at Ahmedabad,India. I looked at the IEC spec and couldnt quite figure it out.

In a typical wired assembly a hipot test should connect all circuits in common to ground.

What is HIPOT Testing (Dielectric Strength Test)?

The test time for most standards, including products covered under IECis 1 minute. This would allow a manufacturer to filter those products teest have marginal insulation, which would have been passed by an ac tester. The rule of thumb for duration of hipot testing seconds.

What is the permissible leakage current value for a 11kv cable. Hipot testers may also have a microcontroller and a display to automate the testing process and display the testing results. Leave a Comment Click here to cancel reply. Hipot tests are helpful in finding nicked or crushed insulation, stray wire strands or braided shielding, conductive or corrosive contaminants proceduure the conductors, terminal spacing problems, and tolerance errors in cables.

The resulting current that flows through the insulation, known as leakage current, is monitored by the hipot tester. Hossein It is easy, go on spread sheet, design your sheet.

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