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Check discrete capacitors in the range of 100 pF to 100 µF,including polarized capacitors, with an accuracy of 5%. Measure multiple capacitors or capacitor matrices in one test cycle at the rate of approximately 20 capacitors per second (rate dependent on capacitance value).
Detect twisted-pair wires. The increased capacitance between twisted wires permits pairs to be distinguished from their untwisted neighbors. Cables may be scanned to reveal the location of twisted pairs, if any, and this learned data used to compare against untested cables.
By first measuring the capacitance of a known length of cable to determine its capacitance per foot (meter), we can use this figure to estimate the length of a longer cable, or to find the distance to a break in one conductor of a longer cable to within 3 feet.
Eliminate the fixture resistance of a long adapter cable using 4-wire Kelvin measurement with +/- 0.02 Ω resolution. This function requires a special test fixture (adapter cable or hardwired interface) in which two test points, one for Source Current and one for Sense Voltage, are wired to each pin on the mating connector. The 4-wire function may also be used in a rapid cycle mode for intermittent connection testing.
The M4 has a default test voltage of +10 Vdc which would be used for most applications. If desired, you may set a lower test voltage should sensitive components be connected to the far end of a cable. The system software permits selection of alternative test voltages of +5 V, +3.3 V,+2.5 V, or +1.7 V. Lowering the test voltage proportionately reduces measurement accuracy and range.
Measure embedded resistors from 0.02 Ω to 9.99 Ω with an accuracy of +/- 0.02 Ω, within 1% from 10Ω to 999KΩ, and with increasingly less accuracy from 1 MΩ to 6 MΩ. Measure diodes, LEDs, and Zener Diodes (<10V).
Use the M4 or any of our models for Guided Assembly with our optional AutoBuild™ software (Item 728). Operators will receive wire-by-wire assembly instructions to speed cable assembly and minimize errors, or connector pinning instructions with our optional Light Director™ system.
Additional features include a remote control socket to be used for either an optional external footswitch (Item 714) or for a custom remote trigger, a 24-pin header for an expander cable, and a DB9 socket for a probe (Items 718 [included], 859, 878) or minihook connectors (Item 710). A probe comes with this tester and works with our software to identify unterminated wires.
Rugged, 1/16"-thick aluminum case with scratch-proof Lexan surface for long life in an industrial environment. As with our M3Z tester the price includes the CB15 board set (Item 745), PC software, database of over 200 standard cables, USB interface cable, power module, User's Manual, two-year Product Support Subscription with free software upgrades, free tech support, warranty and more. USB interface. The tester comes calibrated with a Certificate of Calibration and measurement data. We recommend calibration yearly. Ready to use.
Note: The CableEye software platform is common to all CableEye testers allowing for easy, familiar operability as users transfer from one model to another.
The HVX series systems will operate as a low voltage tester, and then optionally perform a hipot test up to the voltage limit required. Many safety protections have been built into the system, including a fast-trip 1.5 mA current limit, manual high voltage enable function at startup, and login control by the system administrator to ensure that every User has been properly trained before their login name will enable the system for high voltage testing.
Adds expanded testing for contact and wire resistance as low as 1 mΩ. After checking for opens, shorts, miswires, and resistance limits, the 4-wire Kelvin measurement applies a user-selectable test current from 100 mA to 1 A to determine connection resistance within 1 mΩ. The resistance profile of a model cable may be stored and used as a basis of comparison during later testing to reveal cold solder joints, faulty crimps, recessed pins, pin contact contamination, improper wire gauge, and stress-extruded wire.
This option must be ordered at the time of purchase of the control module. It cannot be added as an upgrade to existing HVX testers.
At present, we support files with tab- and comma-separated fields, or in XML format. We plan to support other more specialized formats in the future. Contact us for further information or to request the addition of a new format. Site license; permits facility-wide (same building) use with all CableEye Systems.
When the far end of the cable or harness has not yet been assembled or cannot be electrically connected to the tester ("1st-sided pinning"), you may use one of several methods to assist in assembly: (a) blind assembly in which the software reads the next pin to be assembled and shows a graphic of the target pin, but cannot sense insertion (no mating connector necessary); (b) detected insertion assembly in which the wire being attached is clipped to a transducer which couples a signal into it this signal can be sensed when you insert the pin into the correct cavity (requires a mating connector and transducer, call for details); and (c) light-guided assembly in which the mating connector is loaded with LED light fibers to illuminate the target cavity from the inside, thus eliminating the need for a computer screen (requires Light Director™ light-guided accessory, Item 767A or 768A). Note that the Light Director system has been shown through field testing to improve productivity by at least a factor of two over manual methods. Click here for more information on each of these guided assembly methods.
Synthetic speech increases throughput, and helps the technician avoid repetitive motion injury to the neck and shoulders by eliminating the need to look constantly between the workpiece and the videoscreen. A simple half-open headset permits the speech to be easily heard in a noisy environment without interfering with other workers.
When finished, a printed report shows construction time and operator performance. Assembly times and error data may be logged for future study. Programmable tones accompany the graphic screen to give clear signals to the operator when good connections are completed or when incorrect connections, resistance violations, or reversed diode insertions are detected.
Order one AutoBuild guided assembly option per workstation; this is not a site license. NOT compatible with M2 series models.
The CableEye test system application includes standard reporting forms for printing a cable netlist with schematic, a differences list showing wiring errors, a batch report when logging test results, and a report for intermittent connection errors. Order the Custom Reporting Option if you wish to create fully-customized reports for special purposes. This option will permit you to add your company logo to each report, bar code fields, custom title blocks, and choose how and where cable data appears on the report. Requires some knowledge of database or Visual Basic form creation. Site license; permits facility-wide (same building) use with all CableEye cable test systems.
The CableEye test system application includes a variety of standard label forms you may use for printing cable, carton, or ID labels. Order the Custom Labeling Option if you wish to create fully-customized labels for special purposes. This option will permit you to add your company logo to each label, include bar code fields, custom title blocks, and choose how and where cable data appears on the report. Simplified setup does not require any prior experience with form creation or labeling programs. Will work with most common thermal and impact label printers. Site license; permits facility-wide (same building) use with all CableEye cable test systems.
The CableEye tester normally ships with a complete software application for production, incoming inspection, and R&D. We also offer an optional Application Programming Interface (API), a software library that enables control of the tester by an external program. Using the API, test engineers may now write software for CableEye cable test systems in Visual Basic (VB6) or from any other software environment capable of hosting our ActiveX control. We also offer a native .NET library that you can use to control the tester from a program written in VB.NET, C#, or any other .NET-based language.
The API provides a library of software primitives used to exercise control over all basic functions of the tester. This permits engineers to embed the tester's function within a larger system that may include electrical cable lockdown, label printing equipment, pass-fail marking devices, diverter gates, and automatic molding equipment. Engineers may also write their own fully-custom user interface for the tester for special, simplified applications like a touch-screen display.
The API software includes the development environment for creating custom control screens and integration with external software. Runtime modules created with this software may be used without further license fees on any other CableEye testers within your organization. We also include the source code for several working examples that you may use as a reference or modify to suit your needs. This option requires some knowledge of programming.
The CableEye test system application software supplied with any tester you purchase requires that the tester be connected to your computer to function. Order this standalone license if you wish to install the software on additional computers and operate it without the CableEye test unit being connected. You may find this useful for database management, report printing, label printing, cable design, Macro editing, and log printing. This license also permits installation on a server for facility-wide (same building) access. When you order this license, your installation drive will include an enabling key for standalone operation. Use this installation drive to install the software on additional computers, or on your server. (no photo or screen shot available)
Some may consider these voice fonts to provide clearer, more easily understandable speech than the voice fonts typically included with your Windows operating system.
CableEye cable test and management systems can deliver audio instructions during probe and guided assembly activity. These fonts may be loaded for this purpose.
Order one voice font per workstation; this is not a site license. Available in various languages:
English: Item 792A Male or Item 792B Female.
Spanish: Item 792C Female
German: Item 792D Male Item or 792E Female
French: Item 792F Male Item or 792G Female
Centronics 50-Pin (Telco and SCSI-I)
Shrouded, Latch Headers
60-, 50-, 40-, 34-, and 26-pin, with One Open Position
Shrouded, Latch Headers
24-, 20-, 16-, 14- and 10-pin, with One Open Position
DB37 Male and Female
DB50 Male and Female
Centronics 50-Pin Male (SCSI-I)
miniCentronics 50-Pin Male (SCSI-I)
miniD 50-Pin Male (SCSI-I, II)
miniD 68-Pin Male (SCSI-III)
DB15 High-Density Male and Female
DB26 High-Density Male and Female
DB44 High Density Male and Female
DB62 High-Density Male and Female
DB78 High-Density Male and Female
Circular Connectors of All Types
Circular Connectors of All Types
Molex Pin-Strip 0.100 and 0.156 Centers, Male and Female
AMP Mate-n-Lock, Male and Female
Molex Mini-Fit Male, up to 2x5 Pins
64- and 96-Pin DIN/Eurpadon Connectors for VME and Backplane Applications
Elco/Edac 90- and 120-Pin
Six Open Positions of 80-Pins Each, 0.05"x0.1" Pin Centers
Six Open Positions of 80-Pins Each, 0.05"x0.05" Pin Centers
Accommodate Surface-Mount Connectors with 0.05" Pitch
Six Open Positions of 60-Pins Each, 2mm x 2mm Pin Centers
60-pin Molex LFH, Male and Female
26-pin miniD Female (for male cables)
DB25 Male and Female
DB9 Male and Female
High-Density DB15 Male and Female
miniDIN4, miniDIN6, and miniDIN8 Female (for male cables)
RJ12 Modular Jack
Eight BNC Group
CN64 Male and Female
CN24 Male and Female
CN14 Male and Female
Eight RJ45 Sockets
Eight RJ45 Shielded Sockets
Ten RJ12/11 Sockets
Eight RJ45 Sockets with Holding Plate
XLR Male and Female (shielded)
1/4" Stereo Phone Plug
1/4" Mono Phone Plug
1/8"(3.5mm) Stereo Phone Plug
1/8" (3.5mm) Mono Phone Plug
RCA Phono Plug (dual)
DIN5 Male (MIDI)
4-Conductor Push Pin (bare wire)
Footprint Dimensions: 0.05" Pin Spacing, 0.1" Row Spacing
This board sandwiches between the tester and other CB boards on the Control Module. Use to protect the tester against static discharge from long cables.
This board interfaces between an expansion module and your custom interface. Use to protect the tester against static discharge from long cables.
This board sandwiches between the tester and other CB boards on the Control Module. A protective adapter that isolates/protects the header.
Mounting frame for CB26x-series plugboards described below.
Two Cisco-Style 26-pin Smart Serial Shielded Sockets
One 0.8mm 50-pin Socket (shielded), one 0.8mm 68-pin Socket (shielded)
Four Sockets for Modular Plugs, RJ-Handset, RJ11/RJ12, RJ45, RJ48.
One IEEE1394b Socket, one USB miniB Socket, two Serial ATA Sockets
Two HDMI Sockets (shielded)
Two InfiniBand Sockets (shielded)
One Each of 4-, 8-, and 16-pin Shielded Data Link Sockets (shielded)
Internal and External iPass Sockets (shielded)
Four Serial ATA Sockets
Two Displayport Sockets (shielded)
One Each of 9-, 15, and 25-pin Plugs (shielded)
Two 30-pin Foxconn Docking Plugs(shielded)
Two USB 3.0 Type A, two Type B and one Type Micro A/B
Two Mini HDMI and two Mini Display-Port
Two USB C-Type Connectors
Two FI-X 30-pin Connectors
16 Quad Pushpin Connectors for up to 64 Bare Wires
Mate-N-Lok Connectors with 0.163" and 0.250" Centers
64 Screw Terminals with 0.2" (5mm) Spacing
64 Screw Terminals with 0.2" (5mm) Spacing
64 Screw Terminals with 0.2" (5mm) Spacing
64 Screw Terminals with 0.2" (5mm) Spacing
Same as CB29 but with no terminal blocks installed.
Same as CB29H but with no terminal blocks installed.
Circular Connectors of All Types
Mictor Connectors of 38-, 76-, or 114-pin Sizes with 0.025" (0.64mm) Pad Spacing
Footprints for Cannon DL-60, DL-96, and DL-156 Connectors, One Connector per Board
One Molex LFH-160 Connector
One Molex LFH-200 Connector
TE MICTOR Full Range
Joy Signal Compact Brute CB-140
Cannon ZIF DL5-260
Metral Connectors of Up To 4x24 Pin Grid or 5x6 Pin Grid with 2mm Grid Spacing
DB104 High Density Male or Female Connectors (one gender per board)
Molex MiniFit, MiniFit Sr., and MicroFit Connectors
Cirris Adapter Cards
Ten SPDT Relays controlled by Macro Instructions
CB37A Connector Board, LED Guide Board, Fiber Guide Board and Hardware Kit
CB38A Connector Board, LED Guide Board, Fiber Guide Board and Hardware Kit
0.156" 12-pin Edgecard, 13 Ganged Connectors
Elco/Edac 20-, 38-, and 56-Pin
Micro D 21-Pin, 25-Pin, 31-Pin, and 37-Pin (both genders)
Nano D 21-Pin, 25-Pin, 31-Pin, and 37-Pin (both genders)
Micro D 9-Pin, 15-Pin, and 51-Pin (both genders)
Nano D 9-Pin, 15-Pin, and 51-Pin (both genders)
Micro D 9-Pin, 15-Pin, 21-Pin, 25-Pin, 31-Pin, and 37-Pin (one gender only per board)
Micro D 51-Pin, and 100-Pin (one gender only per board)
1mm and 0.5 mm Surface-Mount Connectors (Two Footprints Each)
100-Pin MicroD Airborn-Style
DB62HD (two footprints, configure as M-M, M-F, F-F)
Header Isolator™ Protective Adapter Set
778A - Vertical Header.
778B - Right-Angle Header
4-pin, 6-pin, 8-pin, 10-pin, 12-pin, 14-pin, 16-pin, 18-pin and 20-pin connectors
Includes high accuracy resistors to verify proper measurement of resistance
Connectors: USB-A (1), USB-B (1), DB9M (1), DB9F (1), RJ45 (2), Push Pin Connectors (4)
Fault Simulation: Open, Short, Miswire, Diode direction, Resistance, Intermittent connection
Highly recommended for shipping your tester for service as well as for general transportation and storage. Be sure to order the right case for your tester model and number of test points.
Tilts the housing forward at a 30° angle. Recommended for high-volume production stations or when using our Light Director light-guided connector assembly system (Items 767A, 768A).
Connect this to the REMOTE socket on your CableEye tester. It functions exactly like the TEST pushbutton and frees your hands during batch testing. It is made of rugged, heavy-gauge steel for long life in an industrial environment. Secure it to a fixed base or floorboard using mounting holes in the base, if desired. This low-profile design rises only 3/4" from the floor, and its 2.5 X 3.5" dimensions require little room on your work-area floor. Includes a 10-foot cord with a miniDIN8 connector. Will not work with M2Z (Item 814) M2U-Basic testers as they do not have a remote socket.
Excluding the M2U-Basic, all testers ship with a probe. This is a replacement item for M3/M4/HVX sereis testers.
Provides 18v regulated output for M3/M4 testers with Expansion Modules. Input 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz. Standard IEN 3-prong equipment socket accepts power cords from any country. Power cord not included.
Adapts wall-module prongs to appropiate country standard.
Provides 18v regulated output for M3 and M4 series testers with Expansion Modules. Input 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz. Standard IEN 3-prong equipment socket accepts power cords from any country. Power cord not included.
Conveniently store CB connector boards that are not in use. Twenty slots will hold between ten and twenty boards; certain boards, such as CB4, require two positions because of the height of the connectors. This 7"x20" rack is made of rugged red plastic, weighs 2 lbs, and has carrying handles on the front and rear.
Attach to 64-conductor flat cable (Item 852) to build an extension from the 64-pin headers on CableEye.
Use this for custom PCB connector fixtures or mount in the "Custom" position of CB2 for testing 64-conductor flat cable. This connector is designed to be soldered to a printed circuit board! The pins are not long enough for wire-wrapping, but a compatible connector with wire wrap pins can be obtained from 3M.
This is a right-angle mounted version of Item 851 (above) and is identical to the headers used on the Attached Expansion Module, Item 823. This connector is designed to be soldered to a printed circuit board! The pins are not long enough for wire-wrapping, but a compatible connector with wire wrap pins can be obtained from 3M.
Use this flat cable with Items 850 and 853 IDC connectors (shown in the photo).
Mount this on harness boards or other flat surfaces to link the mounted connectors on the board to a removable 64-conductor flat cable
You specify the length when ordering. Connectors are attached to both ends so the cable may be tested before shipment. You may cut the cable in half for custom wiring.
These are the same interface sockets used on the underside of CAMI CB boards. Order this for your own custom interface board designs.
If you need to test cables less than 5" long, remove one CB board from the fixture and electrically reconnect it using this 64-conductor extension cable. You may then position the free-floating CB board as close to the 2nd CB board as necessary to accommodate short test cables.
Tilts the tester forward at a 30° angle. Recommended for high-volume production stations or when using our Light Director light-guided connector assembly system (Items 767A, 768A).
Use these light fibers with our CB37 and CB38 Light Director™ boards.
Use this optional wrist strap in place of the probe to touch wires, pins, or electrical contacts of interest with your fingers, freeing the hand that would normally hold the probe. A 1 MΩ resistor isolates body contact from the tester but allows sufficient current to flow for detection. Use with the Probe function, AutoBuild™ guided assembly software (Item 728), and PinMap™ fixture editor software (Item 708).
Use in CB2 boards for custom configuration or any application that accepts 0.025” square posts on a 0.1” x 0.1” grid. Break off just the number of pins needed for your application.
Consists of 64-pin socket body with open cavities and a kit of 65 gold-plated female crimp pins.
Custom 64-Conductor AMPMODU Cable, recommended when test voltages exceed 500V or for high accuracy resistance measurements regardless of applied voltage. Rated up to 2100 Vdc and 1200 Vac.
64-Pin Header Isolator protective adapter, suitable for protecting tester headers.
QC Labels Trust Indicator
HVX-Series Protective Cover
Standalone Probe Plate Fixture
This item renews the Product Support Subscription for a futher year. Customers automatically receive a notice that offers this renewal option 30 days before their Product Support Subscription expires.
Recalibration of CableEye M3 and M4 series testers is recommended yearly.
Recalibration of CableEye HVX series testers is recommended yearly.
Calibrate M3, M4 or HVX-series testers at your facility.
For repair lead times, click here. For equipment not covered by the warranty, we will call with a diagnosis and await your instructions before making repairs.
All new CableEye cable test and management systems ship with the latest software and one year of free software updates at no additional charge. See our renewable Product Support Subscription for details on qualifying for continued free updates.
This item is for customers who own older equipment with outdated software.
Certification at the maximum rated voltage is available for a service fee and must be requested at the time of order. A certificate will be provided.