Continuity testing from SHINE detects the presence of a complete path for current flow. From simple two-wire cables to custom cable assemblies and complex wires harnesses, SHINE uses electrical testers made by Cirris Systems to ensure reliability and performance. Here at our manufacturing center in Adams, Massachusetts, SHINE has the testing services you need.
What Is Continuity Testing?
Continuity testing measures the resistance between two points in ohms. Low resistance means that the circuit is closed and there is electrical continuity. High resistance means that the circuit is open and continuity is lacking. Continuity testing can also help determine if two points are connected that should not be.
Continuity Testing Applications
Continuity testing can be used to detect cold solder connections and problems with wire and cable products. In field applications, handheld multimeters with dual probes are used. Continuity tests can also be used to facilitate reverse engineering. In addition, this form of electrical testing can be used to check connections between the pads and traces on printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Testing Shielded Cable Assemblies
SHINE uses continuity testing to verify the reliability and performance of wire harnesses and custom cable assemblies. With shielded cable assemblies, wires need to be contained within their shields. Depending on the application, additional tests may be required. Hipot testing is the opposite of continuity testing, and verifies the absence of current flow between two points.
Continuity Testing Equipment
SHINE uses Cirris 1000R+ and Cirris 1100H+ analyzers to verify continuity, connection resistance, and insulation resistance. Made by Cirris Systems, this electrical and electronic test and measurement equipment has hundreds of common and custom-designed fixture interfaces for testing your wire harnesses and cable assemblies.
Contract Manufacturing and Testing Services
SHINE is an ISO 9001:2015-certified electronic contract manufacturer of custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies. Since 1984, we’ve been providing partners with wire and cable products that exceed their expectations. How can we help you?
Contact us for more information about continuity testing.