Testlink rev 6.0 - Compliance West USA

TESTLINK
Remote Actuation Cable Set
Instruction Manual
COMPLIANCE WESTUSA
Dear Customer:
Congratulations! Compliance West USA is proud to present you
with your Interconnect Cables. They allow our groundbreaking
Hipot and High Current Ground Testers to work together,
representing the culmination of years of advanced design.
Before using the cable set, we suggest that you take a few
moments to review this manual.
Thank you for your trust and confidence.
Rev. 6.0, July 2011
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................1
Operation ....................................................................................................................................................2
Contents of the Set: ......................................................................................................................2
Standalone Operation of the HT and GF Testers .........................................................................2
Interconnecting the HT and GF Testers .......................................................................................2
Figure 1. Testlink Connections ......................................................................................3
Initial Checkout Procedure ...........................................................................................................4
Testing Products with the Interconnected Testers ........................................................................5
Technical Assistance ..................................................................................................................................6
Section 1
Introduction
This manual contains complete operating instructions for the Compliance West USA
Model TESTLINK Interconnect Cable Set.
The Testlink connects the two testers together to allow a simpler test setup. Now both
the high current ground continuity test and the dielectric withstand test can be done by pressing
one button.
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Section 2
Operation
This section describes how to connect the TESTLINK option. Please read the Section
over so the TESTLINK can be installed correctly.
Contents of the Set:
The TESTLINK Cable Set should include the following:
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A red/black 10 AWG Test Lead (NEMA 5-15 plug to banana plug ends)
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A DB-9 to DB-9 Interconnect cable.
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This Instruction Manual
Standalone Operation of the HT and GF Testers
The GF and HT Testers can be used alone if desired. Disconnect all the Testlink cables
and connect the DB-9 dongle to the DB-9 jack on the rear panel of the dielectric withstand tester.
The dongle is connected to the back of the HT tester. The ground continuity tester will operate
without modification. Refer to the Tester Manuals for more information about conducting tests.
Interconnecting the HT and GF Testers
This section will explain how to connect the Testers to allow one-touch testing for both a
high current ground test and hipot test. The equipment being tested will be connected to the HT
Hipot Tester, and the Test button on the HT will control both tests. The settings can be adjust
before interconnecting the testers or after while running the test.
1.
Arrange the HT Hipot Tester and GF Ground continuity Tester with the HT on top of the
GF.
2.
Locate the red/black 10 AWG test lead cable shipped with the TESTLINK. Plug the
NEMA 5-15 plug into the "Device" plug on the front of the GF tester.
3.
Connect the banana jacks of the red/black 10 AWG test lead cable to the appropriate jacks
on the rear panel of the HT Tester. NOTE: they are labeled Red and Black.
4.
Connect the gray DB-9/DB-9 Cable between the DB-9 Plugs on the rear panels of the
testers.
5.
Turn the Ground Check switch on the rear of the HT to the "ON" position.
6.
See Figure 1.
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Figure 1. Testlink Connections
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Initial Checkout Procedure
1.- Unplug all cables from the front panel of the HT
2.- Turn ON HT Tester and set the desired settings. Refer to HT-XXXP manual for more information about
the settings.
3.- Turn OFF HT Tester.
4.- Unplug all cables from the front panel of the GF-30AC
5.- Turn ON GF-30AC and set the desired settings. Refer to GF-30AC manual for more information about
the settings.
6.- Turn OFF HT Tester.
7.- Interconnect the HT and GF-30AC testers. See Figure 1.
8.- Turn ON HT and GF-30AC testers.
9.- Switch the Ground Check to the OFF position on the rear panel of HT Tester.
10.- Press the reset button on the HT Tester.
11.- Press the TEST button on the HT tester to run the test on both testers. Test should be as follows:
11.1.- GF-30AC must perform the Ground Continuity Test
11.2.- After the GF-30AC finish the test, the HT tester will run the HIPOT and LEAKAGE test,
11.3.- Make sure both tests pass. Refer to HT-XXXP and GF-30AC manual for more information
about pass and fail test.
11.4.- If necessary adjust the settings of the HT Tester.
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Testing Products with the Interconnected Testers
This section explains how to connect the Testers to a piece of equipment being tested.
Note: The light gauge return lead packaged with the HT Dielectric Withstand (Hipot)
Tester is not used when combination testing is being conducted. Please remove this cable
from the HT Tester and put it away.
1.
Locate the 10 AWG test return lead that was packaged with the GF-30AC Tester.
Connect it to the "Return" jack located on the front panel of the HT Tester. The other
end of the 10 AWG test lead will be connected to the chassis of the equipment being tested.
Because of the high current flowing, do not use the 18 AWG return lead provided
with the HT Tester when the units are interconnected.
2.
If you are testing equipment using an appliance inlet and a detachable AC line cord, locate
the 14 AWG Line Cord that was packaged with the GF-30AC Tester. Connect it to
the "Device" plug on the front panel of the HT Tester. The other end of the 14 AWG
Line Cord will be connected to the equipment under test.
3.
If you are testing equipment using a permanently attached power cord, special calibration
procedure must be conducted first. Please see the Manual included with the GF Tester,
section "Adjusting the Pass/Fail Point for products with non-removable power cords" for
instructions. Note: Two-wire products not equipped with a grounded power supply cord
cannot be tested when the units are interconnected.
4.
Connect a product to be tested to the HT Series tester.
a.
Connect the clip of the 10 AWG Lead presently inserted into the "Return" jack on the
front panel of the HT Tester to an exposed metal part of the chassis of the equipment
being tested.
b.
For equipment having a detachable power cord: Connect the 14 AWG Line Cord
presently inserted into the "Device" receptacle on the front panel of the HT Tester to
the appliance inlet of the equipment being tested.
c.
For equipment with permanently attached power cords: Plug the power cord of the
unit under test into the "Device" receptacle of the HT Tester. (Caution: Please be
sure you have followed the instructions in Item 3 above before testing.)
5.
Make sure both testers are connected to power and switched on.
6.
The Reset Button on the HT Tester should be lit. Press the Reset Button. The Reset button
will extinguish and the Test button will light. Push the Test button.
7.
The high current ground test will be run first. The Red or Green Light on the GF Tester
will indicate whether the unit under test passed this phase.
a. If the unit FAILS the high current test, the HT will indicate GROUND OPEN and an
audible buzzer will sound. Further testing will be terminated.
b. If the unit PASSES the high current test, the HT will indicate GROUND OK and
initiate the dielectric test. All subsequent results will be indicated by the HT unit.
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Section 3
Technical Assistance
For Technical Assistance
Phone:
(800) 748-6224
Technical Assistance is available from Compliance West USA between
the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Pacific Time.
Compliance West USA
2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 118
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone:
FAX:
(858) 481-6454
(858) 481-8527
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