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Technical Paper - Insulation tests

Thursday, October 28, 2021

When designing electrical equipment, machines and systems, it is necessary to check the products from an EMC and safety point of view. These test are mandated by international standards and are designed to protect the user from potential harm and to ensure the performance of equipment is maintained in the event of electrical disturbances. 

In addition to the classic EMC tests such as ESD (electrostatic discharge), Burst (fast transient) and Surge, there is also the area of insulation tests. Overvoltages are used to test an electrical products insulation without large currents flowing that occur during breakdowns and flashovers. This document discusses the various standards that address this issue and the implications for testing.  Download here

EMC Insulation Test