Electronics > Manufacturing & Assembly

SMPS transformer hipot test without any damage whatsoever

(1/3) > >>

Hi, we want to test the isolation of a offline 240vac one tran forward transformer.
But as you know, these cause small cumulative damage...what is the isolation test voltage which does no damage whatsoever?
This txformer looks like just ECW against ECW, with no margins...which, as you know, wouldnt pass normal hipot...but i dont want to blitz it with 3500VAC for 1 second.

FTTS just more click bait.
nonsense Q as always everything in your question is false

Thanks, so what voltage would you put on the HiPot tester for this case.....we are not allowed to take apart the transformer. We have no  manufacture spec for it.
So we need to find out if it will pass regs for isolation...but we dont want to damage it at all.

What kit would you use for this?, ie prooving it is enam copper wire on enam copper wire with no margins.

FTTS, review basic magnetics designed for safety and EMI.

1. voltage rating, leakage  and insulation required
see regulations for your location, type of equipment

eg different for industrial, consumer, medical, avionics

2. wire insulation....your usual vague terms..

single, heavy triple, quad,
Formvar, soldereaze nylease polynylon, HPTZ depends on temp grade eg classm155, class200.

3, creep/ strike distance...use rated bobbins split if possible

4. Hypot..V, I ..see appropriate regulations and compliance. May be AC, DC, 10 uA/100uA...5 mA depending on the application

Contact regulatory authority and safety test equipments manufacturer like Rod-L, Hypot, Associated Research in USA.

bon chance


Thanks, nobody has kit for what we want....because people always use the 3500vac test.
We cant do that.
What we must do , is make a 500VDC power supply (1W)
We must then connect it to pri of transformer.....then sec will go to a 1MEG resistor, and then to ground.
Every microamp of current that leaks through the insulation will cause 1 volt across the 1MEG resistor.
But how many microamps would we expect with a transformer simply (and wrongly) would with enamelled copper wire for primary and secondary...and no margin tape?

I actually suspect we will get much less than 1 microamp. and in fact, we must put the transformer in series with the 240VAC mains...and measure the AC leakage current through a series 1 MEG resistor.
But again, how many microamps AC would  we get?

There is no advice on the web that is good for us concerning this.....people are expected to know how their transformer is wound...but we dont know, and we are not allowed to take it apart....the supplier says so. If we take it apart, we must pay them £100k


[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

There was an error while thanking
Go to full version
Powered by SMFPacks Advanced Attachments Uploader Mod