Test and MeasurementSubscribe
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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May 15, 2018 14:20
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.
June 25, 2018 12:13
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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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...
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...
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.
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
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...
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.
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
Easy guide to setting up your Pico Datalogger using the output of a solar panel as an example.
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
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…
If we really want to get the most out of our oscilloscopes, we'd be remiss in overlooking the
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.
What’s the smallest signal we can measure with a PicoScope 5000D Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope?
Triggering is one of the most basic, yet most useful, tools your oscilloscope offers you. Say you
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).
Today's real-time digital oscilloscopes are easier to use than their predecessors, and new