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Switchgear dielectric testing and impulse polarity

What is difference between negative and positive polarity impulse test? Why Negative only done for internal dielectric strength and positive polarity impulse only for external dielectric strength? ...
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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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How can I test wether my OCXO VCO is working fine?

I recently bought a PTOC32227 OCXO (datasheet) from eBay (secondhand). It is supposed to output a square wave at 10MHz. However, it is a part of a bigger circuit that is not working properly and it ...
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Recommendation ITU-R BT.1729 test image for 5:4 display

For radiated emissions testing according to EN 55032 CISPR 32 with displays of category 4, there is a Recommendation ITU-R BT.1729 which specifies a reference test pattern. The pattern is designed for ...
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How to test a capacitor?

I've got a big 560 uF, 400 V capacitor and I've tested it with a meter and the capacitance is within spec, same the ESR and it has a vloss of 0.8%. So all seems fine but then I came across this video ...
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switch without diode

I have a project where I need to put a switch in between the resource from tester and the DUT. My DUT is a 48 pin device (semiconductor IC), each of the pins has its own ESD diode. The switch, for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EV charger testing BS7671 CPC-earth test

As part of the standards for BS 7671 it states: A device which disconnects the charging point from the live conductors of the supply and from protective earth in accordance with Regulation 543.3.3....
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How to correctly test an ebike battery for wear / capacity?

I am looking at purchasing a used lithium ebike battery. Are there any reasonably quick tests that can be performed prior to exchanging money to test the overall wear of the battery? These are the ...
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What's the best dielectric breakdown test sequence for a DPST switch?

Please could you help me to check my understanding of dielectric breakdown testing? I’m only a humble mechanical engineer so I’m a bit outside my comfort zone. A product requires dielectric ...
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Efficiency Test of Permanent Magnet (PM) Motor With Variac&Fixed Resistance

We have a 3-phase permanent magnet motor and want to test its efficiency in generator mode. We can give a mechanical input power with an external motor (torque meter and tachometer installed) and we ...
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What is the most straight-forward way to simulate this circuit?

I would like to verify the function of this circuit, as well as determine the power usage and heat generated by each component. (I need the latter for doing a thermal analysis) The circuit has been ...
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Are pads from the EAGLE “testpad”-library printed?

just a quick question. Are EAGLE "testpad"-library printed or seperatly bought and mounted? E.g. "testpad / PTR1" TEST PIN Footprint: B1,27 (Version 1) TEST PAD 3D Package: B1,27 (Version 2) TEST ...
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High/ Low level output voltage in gate driver datasheet

Gate driver datasheet mentions about VOLL and VOH with test conditions Iol=100mA I am testing this using this setup by calculating value (ron of pmos is 7.05 ohms) of load to be placed, Is this ...
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Automatically disconnecting a F connector

I have no electrical engineering experience. I need to test a module, this module has what I believe to be a F-type RF connector to a device. I need to be able to disconnect that RF connector ...
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Synthesize ATPG Test vectors with 'X' Values

I am working on synthesizing generated ATPG test vectors and implementing them on an FPGA. However, there's plenty of "don't care" values 'X' in the stimuli and response vectors. I am not sure how ...
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EEPROM and Flash testing

I am looking into the best practices for EEPROM and Flash memory testing. We are talking about end of line product testing by an ATE. The goal is to identify defect chip before writing memory content. ...
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How can I test a DC car blower motor with an external resistor?

How can I test a DC car blower motor with an external resistor? (note that there is an existing question about testing DC motors, but the assumption there is that it has an internal resistor, and it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Custom Test Fixture for LCR meter

I've designed and built a custom test fixture (based on Keysight's 16047A) to be able to measure multiple pin capacitors. When testing it to compare both fixtures (the custom and the original), I ...
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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); ...