Item 717SC - Low Voltage Module Kit
Item 717S1 - 1500 V High Voltage Module Kit
Item 717S2 - 2100 V High Voltage Module Kit
|M3 Series, M4|
Calibrate CableEye® testers at your facility using this item.
The Low Voltage (LV) kit is required for every tester (except the M2 series for which calibration is not applicable). It includes a calibration board with precision reference resistors, special software, a procedure, and cables. In addition, you will need your own benchtop Digital Multimeter that resolves to 0.01mV at 10V, has a maximum voltage value of 1000 Vdc and 750 Vac, and is calibrated to NIST/NMAS/UKAS standards. We recommend a calibrated 6-digit benchtop DMM like the Keithley Model 2000, or equivalent from Keysight, Agilent, or Rigol. Hand-held DMMs do not offer sufficient precision and cannot be used.
If your tester is equipped with a capacitance measuring capability, then you will also need a Precision Capacitance Decade Box that is calibrated to NIST/NMAS/UKA standards (we recommend Item 717C or an equivalent device).
To calibrate HVX-series testers, order a LV kit together with an appropriate High Voltage (HV) kit. HV kits include further software, a procedure, and special voltage-divider switch box/es.
Calibrating a CableEye system does not involve adjusting trimpots or any other mechanical adjustments. Instead, special software makes precise measurements under known conditions and computes a set of "calibration constants" within a defined tolerance for each test point. The resulting calibration file is generated at the end of the procedure. You then place this file, ending in ".cal", in your /Program Files/CableEye/Software folder. When the CableEye application starts, it looks for this file and uses its data to compensate for slight variations in the semiconductors.
In the unlikely event that the calibration software computes constants that lie outside of the predefined tolerance, the software stops, fails the calibration, and notifies the technician, asking whether s/he wishes to retry. If the calibration fails again, the equipment will need to be repaired by CAMI personnel.
In general, if your company has two or more CableEye testers and intending to calibrate yearly, it may be worth the cost and technician time to purchase the calibration software. However, for HVX series testers in particular, we highly recommend you return your tester to us for factory calibration once every couple of years in order to benefit from the general inspection and cleaning that comes with factory calibration service. For further information on calibration, click here.
Regardless of annual Product Support Subscription status, Technical Support is billable for issues resulting from improper use of the calibration procedure. A minimum charge applies. Such support includes, but is not limited to, email, online chat, phone support, Skype, and TeamViewer and any consequent service such as repair and recalibration.