MICROTEST launches wire current test functions for enhancing value of Type-C Measurements

<Mar. 23, 2017, Taipei> MICROTEST launches Type-C Cable current test fixtures.  This fixture is for use in combination with the MICROTEST 8740NAC wire current testers, for providing the enhanced current carrying capacity of Type-C charging cables therefore ensuring quality of charging current passing through the cable.


In addition to providing resistance, capacity, diodes, HV insulation and reverse-plug tests of Type-C cable of built-in E-Mark ICs, the MICROTEST 8740NAC tester has increased a loading current test function today, becoming the only choice in the industry for a comprehensive Type-C cable tester.

This is an externally connected fixture box with one end connected to test terminals of an 8740NAC tester and the other end connected with a Type-C connector of the cable under test. A110/220V power port is also provided. When performing the test, signal is provided by remote connector of the tester, controlling the fixture to give out a test current; the tester then reads the voltage difference resulting from the loaded current on the cable and verifies if the cable is of good quality.


Features of the Type-C cable current testing fixture are as follows:


1. Complete testing of both static and dynamic currents in 1 test; no intermediate change-over is required, increasing the test efficiency.


2. Easy to install the fixture. Connecting the original test connector to one end of fixture and Type-C connector to the other end of fixture and it is ready to use; no need to change over or add any adapters.


3. USB port for software version upgrade of the tester.


4. This fixture provides 5V, 0-5A power as standard. Connecting to an external 5V 20A (100W) power is optional.


5. Settings are available for measurements of Vbus line, GND line, and separate or overall differential voltages.


The 8740NAC series tester allows setting for a Type-C cable test mode and all the test items (including peripheral components of E-Mark IC PCB), achieving comprehensive tests of the production line when combined with dynamic current testing fixtures.

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