Electrical safety tests on electronic devices are designed to minimize or eliminate shock hazard risks. The Leakage Current Test and the Functional Run Test are two prime examples. These tests are designed to evaluate the possibility of an electric shock. Since most Leakage and Functional tests are performed at varying voltage values nominal outlet power is insufficient. Most electrical compliance analyzers do not contain a built in power source. These obstacles can make automated testing difficult. Associated Research and Associated Power Technologies have developed a system of enabling the safety compliance analyzers and power sources to directly communicate. The system design allows for mitigation of operator error while maximizing testing efficiency. This paper discusses these safety tests and system technology.
AR, Associated Research, ATE, Leakage, Functional Testing