What is Megger Testing?

When working with high-voltage cables that need quality insulation, you want to ensure that you have the best materials in place. One of the best ways you can do this is with the help of a Megger test. What is Megger testing, you might ask? Megger test equipment measures the electrical resistance and overall condition… Read more »

What is HASS Testing?

Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) is a screening method used to monitor the quality and uniformity of manufacturing by finding production flaws and defects in products. HASS is performed on a component after HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), as testing is based on the results of the previous HALT. The stresses used during HASS testing… Read more »

What is HALT Testing?

Highly Accelerated Life Testing, or HALT testing, is an effective and reasonably priced method of testing the strength and condition of an electrical component, such as cables or receptacles. HALT testing services subject a product to gradually higher stress levels to determine its weaknesses and design flaws. This process is completed during the design phase… Read more »

How to Test Cables with a Multimeter

What is a multimeter? It’s a multifunctional device that measures electronics and electrical components and can perform a variety of tests without requiring that users buy another unit. Essentially, it’s an amalgam of an AC/DC voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter, so it can be used to measure voltage, current measured in amperes, and resistance. Wondering how… Read more »

What Does ISO 9001:2015 Mean?

When it comes to quality management systems, ISO 9001 is the standard by which organizations in all industries are measured worldwide. If a company is ISO 9001-certified, such as Gateway Cable Company, it means they provide high-quality products and services to its customers on a consistent basis. Where does the “2015” factor in, you might… Read more »

Positive vs. Negative: How to Diagram and Wire a Capacitor

If you’ve ever installed an upgraded car audio system, you’ve probably seen diagrams for a capacitor. This shows you how to wire a capacitor. Did you know there are different types of capacitors, all with different capacitor connections? Only one type is polarized, and that’s the electrolytic capacitor. They’re more expensive compared to non-polarized ones… Read more »

How to Calculate Capacitance

To learn how to calculate capacitance, you must first know the answer to the question, “What is capacitance?” Capacitance is the measure of a capacitor’s ability to store charge. This ability is measured in units called farads, named after Michael Faraday. However, many of the devices used in electronic circuits hold capacitors with capacitance that… Read more »

How to Check the Starter Relay On Your Vehicle

How to Test a Starter Relay A vehicle’s starting system is a symphony of components, with the starter relay playing a vital role. This small yet critical device acts as the liaison between your car’s ignition switch and the starter motor. When your engine refuses to start, a faulty starter relay might be to blame…. Read more »

What is ESS Testing?

An ESS test evaluates whether electronic products have any defects or malfunctioning components. ESS stands for “environmental stress screening,” and is commonly used for military technology rather than commercial products. While the tests themselves are not particularly complicated, they help weed out flaws and avoid any potential failures during future product use. Request a Quote… Read more »