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Chroma’s Wound Component Analyzer Combines Many Tests

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc.,  announces the industry’s first Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer that combines impulse winding, AC/DC hipot, insulation resistance and DC resistance test measurement functions. Chroma’s 19036 Wound Component EST Analyzer has 5kVac/ 6kVdc high voltage output, 5kV insulation resistance, 6kV layer short impulse voltage and 4-wire DC resistance measurement with a maximum output of up to 40 channels. Capable of outputting and measuring AC100mA/DC 20mA, Chroma’s 19036 is suitable for testing to high power motor standards such as UL 1004-1. Its 500VA design is also compliant with the output power requirements of EC/UL. Wound component applications include EV motors, servomotors, ascension motors, transformers and solenoid valves.

Chroma 19036 Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer

Chroma’s new Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer.

Chroma’s 19036 Wound Component EST Analyzer impulse winding test imposes a non-destructive, high speed and low energy voltage impulse on the device under test for analysis and comparison. The purpose of impulse winding test is to discover potential defects such as layer short, corona or partial discharge usually difficult to find in wound components during early phases of design and production. Analysis of the impulse test can be determined by Area Size, Differential Area, Flutter Value or Laplacian method.

The 19036 is equipped with a patented 4-wire DC resistance test that has both Drive and Sense in compliance with withstanding specification and provides 10 channels of 4-wire DC resistance test functions. Up to 40 channels of scanning test can be conducted when the 19036 is configured with the optional 16 channel external HV scan boxes.

The 19036 includes Flashover Detection built-in. Flashover is an electrical breakdown of a gas that produces an ongoing plasma discharge, resulting from a current flowing through normally nonconductive media such as air. Since flashover cannot be simply detected by the leakage current rms value, the Flashover Detection feature is an invaluable part of the HV test. For Contact Checking during the hipot test, the 19036 is equipped with a High Frequency Contact Check (HFCC). By conducting the Contact Check during Hipot test, it can increase the test reliability and efficiency significantly by identifying test fail problems caused by bad contact of cabling or the test fixture. For more information on these testers, logon to http://www.chromausa.com/hipot-safety-testers/19036-wound-component-est-analyzer.php or call us at (949) 600-6400.

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Chroma Releases Regenerative Battery Pack Test System

Chroma Systems Solutions, world leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, is pleased to announce the release of their new 17020 Regenerative Battery Pack Test System. Chroma’s 17020 System is a high precision integrated solution, specifically designed for secondary battery module and pack testing. Accurate source and measurement ensure that the test quality is suitable for performing exact, reliable testing. This is crucial for battery module / pack incoming or outgoing inspection, as well as capacity, performance, production and qualification testing. The system features Regenerative Battery Energy Discharge, charge/discharge modes, Channels paralleled for higher Currents and more.

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Chroma Named Official Equipment Sponsor to Mission Motors’ New Electric Race Bike

Chroma Systems Solutions - Mission Motors Electric Motor Race BikeChroma Systems Solutions, world leading provider of power test equipment and systems, is pleased to announce their Official Equipment Sponsorship with Mission Motors. As a leader in the development of flexible, modular, high-performance electric powertrain systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, Mission Motors is home to the Mission R acclaimed as the most advanced electric racing motorcycle in the world. Primarily, Mission Motors will use Chroma’s power test equipment and software for testing their EV battery modules.

Mission showcases their technology in the fast-paced world of electric superbike racing. The cornerstone of their technology, a lithium-ion battery pack, relies on rigorous testing to determine performance and lifetime characteristics. Mission Motors chose Chroma’s 63208 DC Electronic Load. The 63208 is capable of pulling a 15.6kW continuous load from their battery modules. That is enough power to propel the Mission R race bike at a continuous 80 mph.

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DC Supplies Get LXI Option

Market demands for a high-speed instrumentation interface in instrumentation is increasing. Moving forward with firmware release 3.0, Chroma’s Programmable 62000P DC Supplies will include a new remote LXI interface option. LXI is the latest industry LAN standard for networking test instruments and automated test systems.

LXI, which is based on the Ethernet standard, defines a uniform, interoperable LAN implementation, allowing instruments to be easily integrated into test systems. Complete LXI information can be found at http://www.lxistandard.org.