Test equipment

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Test equipment is a general term describing equipment used in many fields. Types of test equipment include:

Electrical and electronic test equipment[edit]

Electrical test equipment[edit]

  • Battery tester, used to test the state of an electric battery
  • Continuity tester, used to determine if an electrical path can be established between two points
    • Cable tester, used to verify the electrical connections in a signal cable or other wired assembly
    • Receptacle tester, used to verify that an AC wall outlet is wired properly
    • Test light, used to determine the presence or absence of an electric voltage
  • Hipot tester, used to verify electrical insulation in finished products carrying high electrical potential

Electronic test equipment[edit]

Electronic test equipment is used to create signals and capture responses from electronic devices, to prove proper operation or trace faults. Types of electronic test equipment include:

Mechanical test equipment[edit]

  • Adhesion tester, used to determine if a paint or coating will adhere properly to a substrate
  • Brake tester, used to calculate the braking efforts and efficiencies of a motor vehicle
  • Deadweight tester, a calibration tool for pressure gauges