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At SCI, our goal is to keep our customers educated on the latest in Electrical Safety Testing for safe efficient production of your product.

We've created knowledge centers around the Electrical Safety Compliance topics you need the most:

Electrical Safety Testing & Workstation Safety | SCI Tester Features | Hipot Testing | Ground Bond Testing | Leakage Current Testing | Industry Specific

Electrical Safety Testing & Workstation Safety

Guide to Electrical Safety Testing

Safety Starts Here. Our safety testing guide is the definitive resource for test operators, engineers and managers looking to learn more about electrical safety testing. Read our Guide to Electrical Safety Testing whitepaper.

Safe Workstation

Setting up a safe workstation is one of the best ways to protect your test operators from the dangers of electric shock. Read our Setting Up A Safe Workstation application note.

Ultimate Guide to Electrical Safety Testing

Clear up any misunderstood aspects of electrical safety testing and compliance with our ultimate guide to electrical safety testing. Read our Ultimate Guide to Electrical Safety Testing whitepaper.

A Quick Look at OSHA Requirements for a Safe Workstation

We’ve outlined some of the most important workstation safety requirements outlined by OSHA Standards. Read our A Quick Look at OSHA Requirements for a Safe Workstation whitepaper.

SCI Tester Features

Benefits of PLC Control

Electrical safety testing on a heavy production line can be very time consuming, costly and could give rise to safety hazards. Basic automation can help reduce test time, cost and safety concerns. Read our Benefits of PLC Control whitepaper.

SCI Testers and Remote Communication: Using HyperTerminal

The HyperTerminal program is a simple means to communicate directly with a SCI tester using a PC. We'll walk you through setting it up. Read our SCI Testers and Remote Communication: Using HyperTerminal whitepaper.

Are You Making the Most Out of Your Electrical Safety Tester? Benefits of Simple Relay Control.

Don't be burdened by handheld probes. Even the most basic electrical safety testers provide test operators with other more efficient ways to test. Read our Benefits of Using Simple Relay Control whitepaper.

Protect Your Tester from Line Voltage

Line voltage can damage Hipot testers which can result in high repair costs and production downtime. This App Note provides important information for all users of SCI Hipot testers. Read our Protect Your Tester from Line Voltage application note.

Hipot Testing

What is Hipot Testing?

The Dielectric Withstand or Hipot (High Potential) test is by far the most common type of safety test performed by electronic product manufacturers. This test is designed to stress a product's insulation far beyond what it would encounter during normal use. Hipot tests are also performed to detect material and workmanship defects.

500 VA Testing with the SCI 298

Why is a 500 VA tester required for Hipot testing? This paper covers Standard and application examples of 500 VA testing as well as a section on capacitive loads and line vs. load regulation. Read our 500 VA Testing with the SCI 298 whitepaper.

Ground Bond Testing

What is Ground Bond Testing?

The Ground Bond Test is used to verify that the ground conductor of a product has a low enough impedance to handle any fault current to ground. High current flows from the ground pin of the product's line cord and through the chassis in order to determine if the cabling is capable of handling excessive current flow should a fault occur.

Ground Bond or Ground Continuity Testing?

The Ground Bond (or High Continuity) test provides a complete verification of the ground circuit, while there are some shortcomings of the Ground Continuity test. Read our Ground Bond or Ground Continuity Testing whitepaper.

Leakage Current Testing

Exploring the Benefits of the Line Leakage and Functional Run Tests.

We cover the 4 main types of Line Leakage tests, the importance of simulating fault conditions on a product, Benefits of the Functional Run test, and how to incorporate these tests on a production line. Read our Exploring the Benefits of the Line Leakage and Functional Run Tests whitepaper.