Hi, I'm Ken Rousseau a Cable jointer for MES Power. Today I'm gonna take you behind the scenes to do a live test with an 800 PL series portable DC hipot testers. Here at MES Power we always stress the importance of safety so be sure to check with your own company's safety guidelines for personal protective equipment.
This unit is our 880 PL DC hipot tester. It's capable of putting out 80 kV at ten mA. Other models in the 800 series follow similar testing procedure, but today I'm gonna talk about testing on a 15 kV rated URD cable. While the power is off, connect your AC power supply to the unit, and your 120V/60Hz power strip. Also, connect your high-voltage, return, and ground leads.
Then connect the other ends of your leads back to the unit. Also be sure your interlock plug is connected. Now it's time to make sure that all nonessential personel are out of the testing area so you can begin your test. set your current range to max and set your voltage range to the desired setting. My cable …Read More