Updated Electronics for DC SURGE testing.
The AT5600 has a improved redesigned SURGE Generator to detect winding weakness, and help you guarantee quality.
The SURGE test measures the characteristic oscillation between your item under test, and the discharge capacitors in the AT.
As the AT5600 uses newer improved capacitors the measurement, only in some cases, can be slightly different to the AT3600.
In the rare event that you do see a large difference between AT36+ AT56, we have implemented the following.
SURGE Load compensation
The AT5600 has been enhanced with an optional Load Compensation on the SURGE test. (it’s also available for LL Leakage inductance)
Like Load Compensation common on many other LCR meters, this allows you to program a nominal value into the test program of a known good part.
During Load compensation you are prompted to fit this part, and the AT5600 measures it.
On subsequent tests, the AT5600 then scales the results in line with this known part.