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Test and measurement is one of the more valued categories in electronics, but it’s said that it’s not the most glamorous. The simple matter of it all is, if you cannot assure yourself and potential customers that your latest electronic design actually works, then it’s not worth anything really. And if your design does fail to work, how do you find out exactly what is wrong with it?

Test and Measurement are critical for finding those issues within an electronic system design that prevent it from being fully functional.

Electronic components are also subject to a variety of tests that involve anything from physical inspection to product-level functional testing to verifying functionality in a network environment. However unglamorous as it is, Test & Measurement is an essential asset to the electronics design process.

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billd700

Test and Measurement

May 15, 2018 14:20

FieldSense Technology – Measure Voltages without Test Leads

Taking voltage and current measurements can be time-consuming and also carries a potential safety risk. Open-fork technology has been used for some years to measure current, but now FieldSense technology allows voltage measurement without test leads.

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billd700

Test and Measurement

June 25, 2018 12:13

10 Dumb things “Smart” people do when testing electricity

As an engineer, it has always been drilled into me to think safety first, so when I came across an article from Fluke on the top ten dumb things smart people do when testing electricity, initially I thought these were obvious, but then thought again!

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  • 1 month ago

    Looking at the winch spec I agree with Brads comment, the maximum current is 450A when the winch is full (4 layers of cable) and maximum load which I assume is where your 5.4kW input comes from. At this...
  • 1 month ago

    What duty cycle do you need? (How long between tests?)

    A common approach in situations like this is to use batteries, with the AC->DC supply charging the batteries. If the winch is only...
  • 1 month ago

    That would be some power supply, the only one that I can find is the Mean Well 1.2kW Embedded Switch Mode Power Supply (764-6943). I have put a link top right of this page.
  • 1 month ago

    For the Netherlands, the URL is: https://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/products/7646943/?cm_mmc=en-ds-_-web-_-ds:inspiration:technology-hub:test-and-measurement:power-supply-for-testing-equipment_fp-_-7646943
  • 1 month ago

    There are occasions where using something like an old VTVM or FET VOM analog meter are still preferred in RF (radio), and those old Simpson 260s are probably still being made, as possibly are the Simpson...
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Test and Measurement

August 8, 2018 14:53

Save time with RS Pro Multifunction Installation Tester

As well as not needing to carry around multiple instruments to perform installation tests, having a single instrument like the RS Pro Multifunction tester, can help speed up testing and save you money.

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Test and Measurement

August 8, 2018 13:32

Measure PCB current without breaking the circuit

Current measurement is simple when you can break the circuit or clip a clamp around the current carrying conductor, but in the case of a multi-layer PCB this is not always practical or possible, unless you have an I-prober form Aim-TTi

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Here comes the Sun! - Data Logging a Solar Panel.

Easy guide to setting up your Pico Datalogger using the output of a solar panel as an example.

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Test and Measurement

August 6, 2018 13:44

Taking the Heat out of your Designs

Minimizing the heat within any printed circuit board design is critical, as excess temperature can reduce the operating life of the components. Fluke RSE Series infrared cameras enable you to pin-pointing the issue without making physical connections

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Test and Measurement

July 24, 2018 13:56

How fast can a UHF RFID reader detect tags?

UHF RFID readers have many practical uses, one of which is their ability to read information extremely quickly. To find out just how fast they are, we devised a test using HARTING RFID equipment and some high-performance electric racing cars…

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Test and Measurement

July 23, 2018 14:55

Getting The Most Out Of Your Oscilloscope: Documentation

If we really want to get the most out of our oscilloscopes, we'd be remiss in overlooking the

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Test and Measurement

July 17, 2018 13:19

Diagnostic Videoscopes for the harshest industrial environments

The advantages of videoscopes are well known, with their ability for non-destructive inspection and giving you the inside view of hard to reach locations, however some don’t give you the full picture as they have limited resolution or not rugged.

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How low can you go?

What’s the smallest signal we can measure with a PicoScope 5000D Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope?

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Oscilloscope: Trigger Delay

Triggering is one of the most basic, yet most useful, tools your oscilloscope offers you. Say you

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Test and Measurement

July 2, 2018 08:14

Look beyond the Pixel with Fluke

You need to look beyond pixels in thermal imagery to see the difference, as pixels are only part of the overall equation, you need to also consider the Focus, Optics and Spatial Resolution (which are pixels and field of view).

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Test and Measurement

June 25, 2018 12:47

Getting The Most Out Of Your Oscilloscope: Navigation With MAUI

Today's real-time digital oscilloscopes are easier to use than their predecessors, and new

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