Testing

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 (HALT) is an effective and reasonably priced method of testing the strength and condition of an electrical component, such as cables or receptacles. HALT testing subjects a product to gradually higher stress levels to determine its weaknesses and design flaws. This process is completed during the design of a product over… 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, and resistance. Wondering how to test a… 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 »

How to Tell Positive and Negative on a Capacitor

There are different types of capacitors, but only one type is polarized: the electrolytic capacitor. Compared to non-polarized capacitors, electrolytic capacitors are more expensive and have to be installed in a specific direction to function properly, but they have higher capacitance — or the ability to hold more charge. Read on to find out how to… 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 Test a Relay

A starter relay, also known as a starter solenoid, is an electromagnet within a car’s internal combustion engine, used to help start the motor. Because this part is such a crucial element for connecting battery power to the starter motor, it’s important to understand how to test a starter relay when issues arise. Discover the… 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 »