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This arc voltage calculator can help you understand how a Dielectric Withstand Test helps your quality process. This calculator also shows how using a Helium atmosphere can help your test be more stringent. If you have any questions about high voltage testing or this calculator please call us - 1-800-441-9910.
Step 1) Enter your Dielectric Withstand Voltage |
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Step 2) Click Calculate | ||
Results of calculations | Equivalent AC DWV : | ___ Volts |
Arc Distance in Air (min): | ___ inches (___ mm) | |
Arc Distance in Air (max): | ___ inches (___ mm) | |
Arc Distance in Helium : | ___ inches (___ mm) | |
Discussion | Your Dielectric Withstand Test uses ___ Vdc (or ___ Vac). If the test passes it will confirm that the smallest gap between exposed conductors in the cable is likely greater than ___ inches (___ mm). If the test fails you may have a gap less than ___ inches (___ mm). If the DWV test is done in helium then the test might detect a gap as large as ___ inches (___ mm). |
For more information on testing your products in a helium atmosphere see our Advanced Hipot Testing - Aircraft Applications page.
Notes: The "Arc Distance in Air (min)" calculation is based on empirical data for a sharp point arcing to a plane. The "Arc Distance in Air (max)" calculation is based on empirical data for a plane arcing to a plane. The "Arc Distance in Helium" calculation is based on empirical data for a sharp point arching to a plane in a helium atmosphere. Both calculations are for standard pressure (760 mmHg) and room temperature (72 °F, 22.2 °C).
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