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Electrical Tests and Measurements Fixture (Designed For Two Points Testing) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000217026D
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 136K

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This publication describes a DC/AC resistance measurement test fixture for electrical isolation and continuity testing. This test fixture can be used in the tests and evaluations of flexible circuits, resistance coated substrates and any other materials (conductive and non-conductive), for example.

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        Electrical Tests and Measurements Fixture (Designed for Two Points Testing)  This publication describes a DC/AC resistance measurement test fixture for electrical isolation and 

continuity testing. This test fixture can be used in the tests and evaluations of flexible circuits, resistance  coated substrates and any other materials (conductive and non‐conductive), for example. 

With the requirement of smaller and more compact electronic and electrical gadgets, the use of much  smaller electronic components becomes a norm in the industry. The use of smaller components also  means that the electrical reliability integrity becomes more stringent as compared to bigger ones. To  verify these electrical integrities is a challenge for engineers and researchers with the size of the  components and materials getting smaller and more compact. The electrical tests and measurements  for smaller, compact, and flat materials/components have become a problem for test engineers.  Measurement probes and clips which are compatible, in size, to the smaller allowable measurement  space are hard to find. Therefore in order to carry out the electrical measurements, with minimum  uncertainty, complex sample preparation is unavoidable. In the sample preparation it may take a long  time (e.g., hours) to prepare one test sample and its quality is not guaranteed. As a result, a universal  electrical test fixture has been designed to minimize errors during these measurements and also to  reduce sample preparation time.  

The electrical test fixture is designed to fit different test samples, of various shapes and sizes, for  different types of electrical tests and measurements. The test fixture must be low cost and portable,  taking less working space as compare to conventional test fixtures.   

Available Test Area is too small for a conventional testing clip

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Sample preparation (as shown - soldered test wire on UUT) is required prior to measurement



High Potential Resistance measurement using test clip...