Instek GPT-9904 AC 500VA AC/DC Withstanding Voltage / Insulation Resistance / Ground Bond Tester


Performance Hi-Pot Tester, AC/DC/IR/GB 500VA

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Instek GPT-9904 AC 500VA AC/DC Withstanding Voltage / Insulation Resistance / Ground Bond Tester
Ramp up time control
Safety discharge
100 test conditions (MANU mode)
100 automatic tests (AUTO mode)
Over temperature, voltage and current protection
Pass, Fail, Test, High Voltage and Ready indicators
PWM output (90% efficiency, increased reliability)
Interlock (configurable)
Sweep Function
GPT-9000/9000A Series Electrical Safety Tester

A Solid Foundation for Reliable, Safe and Practical Safety Compliance Testing.

The GPT-9000 Series supports the major test items among all the needed for the compliance of the safety standards such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA, GB, JIS and other safety regulations. The GPT-9904 is capable of performing both AC and DC withstanding tests. The GPT-9900 series safety tester follows every good feature and advantage of the GPT-9800 series. The high-efficiency PWM amplifier is the core of GPT-9900 platform design to impede the influence from the voltage fluctuation of input AC source. The output voltage is automatically cut off (within 150μs) upon the detection of an abnormal output voltage or a trip of current limits during test to protect the operator from hazardous injury. The GPT-9900 series automatically discharges the DUT after each test to eliminate excessive voltage that remains on the DUT.

Following a tidy and easy-to-use design concept, the GPT-9900 series is equipped with a simple & clear panel layout, a high resolution dot matrix LCD display, and color LED indicators, allowing operators to interpret measurement results easily and quickly. In the role as the complement of 200VA safety testers, the GPT-9900 series is designed upon a 500VA output platform to enhance all major test functions, including AC withstanding (AC 5kV/100mA), DC withstanding (DC 6kV/20mA), insulation resistance (DC 50V ~ 1000V/50GΩ max.) and ground bond (AC 32A max./650mΩ max.) tests, with high-power measurement capabilities.

Furthermore, the test duration, ramp up time and upper/lower limits of the output voltage are fully-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of safety tests with accurate measurement results. The “Sweep” function of the GPT-9900 series is able to display the test results point by point all through the testing period to form a trace graph. This graphic display performs the characteristic verification of a DUT through observing the parameter response to the changes of the applied voltage or current or testing time. On the graph a movable marker is available to get the parameter reading on the specific point of user’s interest.

Other significant functions and features of the GPT-9900 series include the rear panel output for system applications, the open-circuit detection to ensure proper connections of apparatus for ground bond test, 100 sets of memory to save and recall the panel settings for individual or sequential tests, a remote output on-off terminal in the front panel and a signal I/O port in the rear panel provided as the means for remote start/stop control of the safety tester, and RS-232C, USB and GPIB (optional) interfaces available for PC remote control and test result logging.
Unique Sweep Function For DUT Characteristic Analysis
The GPT-9900 series has a unique sweep function to show the trace graph of test results of the device under test. The test readings are recorded point by point according to the setting of the applied test voltage or current and the testing duration (ramp-up time + timer) to form a trace of parameter response. On this sweep graph, users can use a moveable cursor to locate the point of specific time or specific amount of applied source (voltage or current) within test period to know the measurement result of this point. It helps users to verify the changes of measured parameter (current or resistance) all thorough the test process, instead of just obtaining one final value at the end.
High Efficiency and High Stability Output
Unlike the conventional safety tester design that uses variable voltage transformer and class AB amplifier to provide testing voltage, the GPT-9900 Series, carrying a high-efficiency PWM amplifier design, generates output source up to 98% efficiency. This greatly reduces the amount of power loss to heat and therefore lowers the temperature within the cabinet of the GPT-9900 series. The suppression of temperature rise during heavy-duty operations of the tester significantly increases its reliability and service lifetime. In addition, as PWM amplifier is comparatively more resistant to the fluctuations of input power voltage, a stable high-voltage output with less than 1% regulation is provided by the GPT-9900 series to perform precision tests of the DUT.
High Accuracy and High Resolution Testing Performance
In order to provide high accuracy testing for production test, regulation compliance, and characteristic verification, the withstanding test voltage (AC 5kV/DC 6kV) of the GPT-9900 Series can be adjusted in 2V steps, while the current measurement can be done with T /1 A resolution and i(l .5% + 30 ju A) accuracy to enable small leakage current measurements of the products or the components. In addition, the test voltage of insulation resistance of the GPT-9900 Series can be adjusted in 50V steps within the DC output range from 50V to lkV, carrying a measurement accuracy Ofi(lO% of reading +1 count) at full scale (ZOOOM Q/9.999GQ) and :(l5% of reading +1 count) at full scale (50.00GQ). This provides the fiexibility for performing Insulation Resistance (IR) measurements under variable levels of applied voltage.

As the majority of safety regulations need an AC source for ground bond testing, the GPT-9900 Series provides 6Vac voltage (open circuit) and 3A~32Aac current for ground bond test. Furthermore, open circuit detection (via SOURCE H, SENSE H and SOURCE L terminals) for ground bond test is also provided to check whether the test apparatus is properly connected before the start of a test. This is to ensure the ground bond test is done accurately without any unnoticeable misconnection of the test leads and the test terminals.

With these capabilities, the user is able to perform various safety tests and verifications with high flexibility, accuracy and confidence.
Safety Guarding throughout the Testing Period
Once the GPT-9900 Series is turned on, the protection functions to protect operator and DUT are always in operation throughout the testing period. When the power is turned on, the GPT-9900 Series immediately goes through the self-check procedures to ensure that all test functions are performed under normal conditions, as the first protection function being applied.

The second protection function is activated once the “Start” (output) button is pressed. At the first moment of start up, the GPT-9900 will send a detection voltage (-‘lO0V) during the initialization period (lOOms) to check whether the DUT has any short circuit due to poor insulation before the high voltage is applied. This is to prevent high voltage or current from returning to the DUT during the test time.
To protect DUT from insulation breakdown caused by the rapid increase of test voltage at power-on and avoid fiashover or arcing phenomena that could affect the test results, the GPT-9900 Series has a Zero Crossing Turn-On feature, which ensures the output always starts from the zero crossing ofa sine wave. Moreover, the adjustable voltage ramp-up time (0.’l s ~ 999.95) allows the test voltage to slowly rise to the set test voltage to reduce the risk of damaging DUT during mandatory production testing.

Furthermore, after the voltage has ramped to the set test voltage, the GPT-9900 will continue monitoring the voltage and cut off power output once any irregularity is detected. This provides both the safety tester and the operator with a high level protection, which allows the test to be done in a safe and accurate manner.
Multiple Protection Mechanisms
The GPT-9900 Series also offers multiple protection designs to ensure operator safety in operating the safety tester. The interlock function provides the hardware key protection for voltage output. When the interlock function is activated, the testing voltage will present at the output ONLY when the dedicated interlock key is attached to the Signal I/O port on the rear side. When the test is not intended to executed, removing the interlock key can inhibit the voltage output to prevent the hazard of high voltage output.

Except connecting with the key, two inputs of the Signal I/O port can be connected alone to a senor switch installed in safety test system. If there is any unexpected object is detected to intrude into the system, the output is disabled and thus prevents the operator from exposure to hazardous voltages/currents. In addition, the GPT-9900 Series can quickly cut off the high voltage output within l50|.IS when the test has completed, the high/low limits have been reached or the emergent stop caused by an abnormal situation. Lastly, when a test has stopped, the unit also automatically discharges the voltage across the DUT to reduce the risk of injury to operator.
Friendly User Interface
The 240 x 64 LCD displays not only the setting parameters but also the test conditions, measurement values and DUT inspection results (PASS or FAIL) in a legible pattern. The LED indicators in different colors alert the operator to the status of the safety tester to avoid any possible risk.

For example, the status indicator sitting above the high voltage output terminal will automatically blink when a high voltage presents at output. In addition, the function keys arranged below the LCD display provide convenient operation that test setup can be easily done by fewer key punches.
Convenient Manual and Automated Test
In order to comply with all safety regulations, the GPT-9900 series also offers a large number of memory locations (100 sets in total) to store a variety of test conditions. When a test condition is saved to one of the I00 fixed memory locations, a unique test file name (up to I2 characters) can also be assigned to its memory location. For example, the test file name “|EC6l OIOAH” (lEC6lOiO AC Withstanding test) can saved and recalled for future use. Any test conditions that have been previously stored can be used for a single test or combined together for automatic testing- eliminating the need to perform a series of tests manually.

In addition to using the START/STOP buttons on the front panel to control the safety tester, the GPT-9900 Series also provides a remote terminal for connection to an external remote controller and a signal I/O port on the rear panel for connection to a PLC interface for actuator control. Furthermore with RS-232C and USB as standard (GPIB optional) for all the models in the GPT-9900 Series, retrieving test data and results is convenient via a PC connection.


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