Spark Tester

ON-LINE High Frequency Spark Tester – Model:  KST-10 or KST-15

  1. Input Supply: 230 VAC± 10%, 50/60 Hz±2 Hz
  2. Output Voltage Range: 5kV to 10kV AC / 0.5kV to 15kV AC RMS
  3. Load: Capacitive cable load up to 18 mm diameter max
  4. Output Frequency: 5 to 3.5 kHz,
  5. Line Speed: 1200 MPM
  6. Indications on Keypad:
  7. For kV: Digital kV meter, 3.5 digit
  8. For % load: Digital % load meter, 3.5 digit
  9. Fault Counter: 6-digit electromechanical counter (Incremental resettable type)
  10. Controls on keypad: Power ON/OFF switch, set kV potentiometer, Test, Fault Reset & Buzzer Reset Key
  11. Output contact: 1 no. of 230 VAC /24VDC, 2A changeover relay potential free contact on the backside of the control unit
  12. Modes of operation:
    1. AUTO mode: Continuous kV/momentary off
    2. Manual mode: Removes kV on fault till manual Reset.
  13. Standards referred: IS 10810-(Part 44)-1984 Appendix-A / UL – 1581 (Part 900)
  14. High voltage “ON” Indication
  15. Flasher & Hooter for Fault
  16. Type of Electrode: Ball chain Electrode
  17. Safety interlock: Microswitch interlock for protective cover of HV chamber.
  18. Cable Fault conditions: Pin holes, Bare patches. (Fault current 600 microamp)
HF Spark Tester
Control Unit

Ball Chain Electrode

ON-LINE DC Spark Tester – Model:  KSTD-10 or KSTD-15

  1. Input Supply: 230 VAC± 10%, 50/60 Hz±2 Hz
  2. Output Voltage Range: 5kV to 10kV DC / 0.5kV to 15kV DC
  3. Load: Capacitive cable load up to 18 mm dia. Max.
  4. Line Speed: 1200 MPM
  5. Indications on Keypad:
  6. For kV: Digital kV meter, 3.5 digit
  7. For % load: Digital % load meter, 3.5 digit
  8. Fault Counter: 6-digit electromechanical counter (Incremental resettable type)
  9. Controls on keypad: Power ON/OFF switch, set kV potentiometer, Test, Fault Reset & Buzzer Reset Key
  10. Output contact: 1 no. of 230 VAC /24VDC, 2A changeover relay potential free contact on the backside of the control unit
  11. Modes of operation:
  12. AUTO mode: Continuous kV/momentary off
  13. Manual mode: Removes kV on fault till manual Reset.
  14. Standards referred: IS 10810-(Part 44)-1984 Appendix-A / UL – 1581 (Part 900)
  15. High voltage “ON” Indication
  16. Flasher & Hooter for Fault
  17. Type of Electrode: Ball chain Electrode
  18. Safety interlock: Microswitch interlock for protective cover of HV chamber.
  19. Cable Fault conditions: Pin holes, Bare patches. (Fault current 600 microamp)

Dimensions for all models

Length (in Inches) Width (in Inches) Height (in Inches) Weight (in KGs)
Control unit 20 15 07 11.12
HV unit 12 21 09 14.56
Mounting stand 20 23 17 30.66

Wire Harness Application 

Functionality of Spark Tester

KAT Controls make Spark Testers are designed for testing the insulation quality for Extruder, coiling machine & cutting cum stripping machine for harness manufacturer. The unit is capable of performing non-destructive integrity testing on all types of insulated cables for detecting pin-holes, cuts, slits, bare patches etc.in cable insulation.

The spark tester consists of a High Voltage electrode unit with High Voltage transformer and an electronic control unit which has a highly reliable solid-state structure and requires minimal maintenance.

Ball chain assembly used in High voltage / Frequency Electrode unit which is in contact with the cable under test and complete periphery of the cable is covered by corona which ensures effective contact zone around the cable insulation.

This unique feature ensures that the actual voltage displayed on the meter is applied accurately and consistently to the cable surface even if the bead chains do not touch the cable form all sides. A pre-adjusted and extremely sensitive fault detection circuit detects all the faults. As compared to water immersion test this is nondestructive test.

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