1 - We specified a custom-machined Delrin block to support the long gray and black connectors on the left side of this fixture. These unusual connectors were designed to be embedded in PLA control housings and would not have withstood the continuous testing that the customer required for their cables without this extra support. The right side of their test cables have either standard dual-row sockets, or bare wires, necessitating the pushpin blocks you see on the right.

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Test PLC cables with this custom-built bench panel. Delrin blocks secure the connectors when testing cables.

2 - We built this interface for a customer who needed to test a complex multi-headed telecom cable consisting of fourteen 64-pin Centronics-style connectors. This CableEye unit has seven expansion modules to provide 896 test points.
Cable tester with 896 test points links to a custom connector panel with 14 64-pin Telco connectors.

3 - A harness assembly board (top piece) is placed over a mating harness board prior to testing. Click this image, or here, for additional explanation about wire harness testing.
Custom harness tester interface was built on the lower board. Click for more intormation...

4 - This complex wire harness interconnects flight instruments in the cockpit of a small aircraft. Click this image, or here, to see the custom harness interface we built to test it.
Custom harness tester interface was for this complex aircraft harness. Click for more intormation...

5 - These adapter cables which have Virginia Panel ZIF connectors as the mating part connect directly to the CableEye tester, each using multiple 64-pin AmpModu connectors. No CB boards are involved. This is a perfect example of test cables with connectors too large to mound directly on a board.

Although we show an 896-point M3U tester here, these AmpModu adapter cables could be just as well be directly connected to a CableEye HVX High Voltage Test System and run at test voltage of up to 1500vDC

6 - With the help of four QuickMount housings (catalog Item 712), this 640 test point M3U can mount up to 10 CB boards simultaneously, two on the base unit and eight on the QuickMount Housings.

When using standard CableEye CB plug-in boards (or CB boards of your own design), the boards may be mixed and matched in any order with this truely plug-and-play system to instantly obtain the connector interface you need. Note that if you learn a cable with the boards in one arrangement, and later test an identical cable with the boards plugged into different locations, the CableEye software figures this out automatically, so you need not pay attention to the exact locations where boards are connected.

7 - We designed the black board you see in the front of this photo as a custom-transition board that adapts six 68-pin connectors to eight 64-pin headers that attach to a customer's 768-point CableEye tester using standard 64-conductor flat cable. The base unit and first expansion module are not used in this application.

Flat cables have the advantages of being inexpensive to build and easily folded to adapt to situations like this.

8 - You can see only part of the customer's test cable in the right side of this photo. The interesting point about this application is that one side of the test cable attached to a special piece of equipment for which no mating connector was available. We were given an aluminum housingwith a circuit board and its built-in mating connector to work with, so we cut away the circuit wiring while leaving the PC board in place, and replaced these circuit connections with wires from our adapter cable. We attached special rubber feet to this housing which would otherwise have bolted to the firewall of a vehicle.