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ESD/EMI Design for CE, Recommendation seems wrong from test lab

I have designed a product for a customer, that now needs to pass UL/FCC/CE Testing, It passed UL & FCC but failed CE for both 8kv ESD and EMI. The Chinese test lab my client went through sent me ...
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How to tell if a capacitor is still good?

I was replacing a 400v 120uf capacitor in a power supply (ac 120v-19v DC 4.62 amps) well I was a dumb ass and stuck in backwards somehow. I tested the dc out end while it was still plugged in and ...
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What is the difference between load testing and discharging a LiPo?

I would like to test max discharge rates for 1S (200 mAh) LiPo's. But I can see three ways of doing it: Using a charger, discharge at highest rate and see how high the battery goes. Using a resistor (...
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leakage inductance on three winding transformer

I have a toroidal 3 winding transformer. It's a step up, lets say 1:10 ratio, the secondaries are identical. If I measure the leakage inductance, shorting 1 secondary at a time, I get about the same ...
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IEC 61952 Clause 11.1 Electrical Type Test

Where can I find the acceptance criteria for the Electrical Type Tests? Specifically, where is the Dry lightning impulse withstand voltage test and the Wet power-frequency test in the IEC 61952 Ed 2.0 ...
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Calculating AC Input Power

I'm making an AC to DC power supply that connects to mains. There's an AC to DC converter, buck converter and a smoothing LDO that outputs a DC controlled with pots. I'm verifying the supply, and ...
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Testing a diode's electrical characteristics with temperature control

I would like to test a few diodes electrical characteristics at their device low limit, ambient, and device high limit temperatures. I was thinking of using a Peltier element with a heat sink, but I'...
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dBmi Meaning in Testing

I'm having trouble making sense out of this requirement, in terms of how to test for it. I have a specification stating that for an RF power level measured in dBmi (let's call that power level S ...
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How to test phone vibrator motor?

I have a phone vibrator motor that I want to check. This is what it looks like: And here is the schematic from the service manual: The motor is not connected to the circuit. It is by itself as seen ...
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Would it be ok if I try to measure an audio signal using a 15m BNC Cable?

I would need to use a 15 meters BNC Cable (RG58) in order to measure an audio signal that goes directly to a pair of earbuds. This means, the test point would be exactly before the balanced armature ...
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Connectors for through-hole unpopulated header on the board

The PCB have 5x2 through-hole unpopulated header on the board. What sort of test connectors is suitable for attaching to these through-hole header on the board? A common 2.54mm pitch Dual Row (5x2) ...
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RF over-the-air signal loss inside an RF chamber

For cabled/conducted testing, path loss between DUT & Test equipment is calculated from cumulative insertion loss from any adapters, co-axial cables, attenuator pads etc. But for over-the-air/...
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How do floating voltages affects circuits/systems?

I was at a talk recently regarding robustness testing. It was separated into parts: Uncontrolled and Controlled. Uncontrolled involved applying high floating voltages to various pins and logging the ...
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60335-1 27.5 Test - Am I doing this right?

I work at company producing household appliances, and I'm looking into a way to test compliance with part 27.5 of the NEN-EN-IEC 60335-1 standard (which is derived from IEC 60335-1). It states (...
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How many stuck at faults are present in this circuit?

I was given a Verilog code of a circuit and was asked to find the number of stuck-at faults. The code was NOT INV1 (Y1, A); NOT INV2 (Y2, A); NOT INV3 (Y3, A); ...
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Testing eurorack input protection

I'm building a eurorack synth module, and I'm about to do the final tests on the design to make sure that the module cannot be destroyed (electronically, using what's available in the rack, so ...
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How is it possible that lower CAS latency and lower timings on RAM memory to result in lower performance?

I have watched many benchmarks on RAM memories and I was shocked to find out that sometimes lowering the memory timings can result in lower performance in BOTH synthetic benchmarks general use of ...
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SATA compliance test

Is there anyone familiar with the SATA interface compliance? I'm curious about the testing method. For TX test, there are PHY/TSG/OOB test items. And, there are BIST-L and BIST-TSA mode defined in ...
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Circuit testbench nailbed: how to test the pots?

Imagine I make an analog circuit, lets say a guitar pedal circuit (in a PCB of course). How can I test (automatically if possible) the potentiometers functionality, when testing in a nailbed ...
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What is the difference between the Hopkinson's test and the Swinburne's test for a DC motor/generator?

If both are used to calculate the efficiency for a DC motor/generator, then why don't we just use the Swinburne's test? For example it has a easier circuit. Is there (maybe) an advantage of one test ...
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test 0.5A inductive load through switch circuit

We are a switch component manufacturer and typically run life cycle tests with resistive loads through our switch circuits. Can someone recommend a circuit diagram set up to test an inductive load ...
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How to test plastic for ESD properties?

I'd like to make myself a cheap soldering / inspection station by taking an acetal plastic slab and mounting a linear rail to it for attaching a USB microscope. However, I want to first ensure that ...
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Darlington Transistor TIP142 same type but different values

I have a bunch of Darlington NPN Transistors TIP142 that are removed from two separate identical boards. The 1st one have the TO−218 CASE (left side of the image) and the 2nd the TO−247 CASE (right ...
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Why insulation resistance goes linearly

While we test electrical equipment like transformer the insulation readings goes higher linearly over time,And even to infinity which means the instrument could not measure beyond that, 15Tohm is the ...
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How to calculate attenuation of two layers of RFI shielding material

I'm developing a type of enclosure that provides EMR shielding. It's constructed of two layers of shielding material. I don't have access to professional test equipment, so my dynamic range is ...
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How to diagnose heating issues in charging Lipol cells in series

So please excuse the little doodle was the best way I could think of making myself clear, then blue squares are the lithium ion 4.2 v batteries I have linked in series, now I have a charged that ...
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Use the BMS from laptop battery for single cell

I have just disassembled a battery pack from a Lenovo laptop (Series: 45N1005 with six cells, Specs: 10.8V, 5.2Ah, 57Wh) and I would like to use the BMS for controlling a single 18650 cell (2.8Ah) ...
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Why is there need for both functional validation and LBIST during Post-Silicon?

In Post-silicon testing, we have a functional validation testing where C tests are developed to verify the functionality of the SoC, through a JTAG interface connected to the PCB TAP and controlled ...
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Switching DC/DC-converter large input and output spike

I am currently testing a DC/DC converter component that it meets datasheet specification. Link to component datasheet: http://www.tracopower.com/products/thn15wi.pdf (THN 15-2411, in: 9-36 V, out: 5 V)...
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How can I test my radio module without software to be sure it is not physically broken

I have recently bought a modtronix InAir9 radio module that I use with a Raspberry PI Zero W to play with the LoRa network. I ...
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voltage drop and fail

I have an instrument (with a robotic arm) that is connected to my pc with usb cable. The usb cable connects to pcb in the robot. A cable form the pcb inside the robot goes to a camera. The data bus is ...
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Testing power supply

I'd like to test a 20W DC-DC power supply which has an input voltage of anywhere between 200V and 900V and has multiple outputs of different voltages 80V, 5x15V, 5V and can draw up to 0.8A at its 5V ...
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How can I connect two design units in modelsim simulation

Motivation: When I build a hardware component that consist of many sub components, then I need to test the sub components before I connect them all up and make a thorough testbench in VHDL. In some ...