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Rack-Mounted Single Channel Igniter Circuit Testers

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Fail Safe Squib Tester

Stand-alone squib testers that can be integrated into multi-channel testers.

Designed for testing squibs and other electrically detonated ordnance, Raptor Scientific 101-SQB-RAK and 101-SQB-BTP fail-safe squib testers can test diodes and measure resistances with great accuracy while dramatically reducing the risks of accidental detonations because of their built-in fail-safe modules.

Our squib testers are specialized fail-safe electronic testers that measure components of electro-explosive circuits, using a test current which is a 1000 times less than a conventional precision low resistance tester.

This squib tester can be used as a stand-alone tester or they can be integrated into multi-channel squib testers by connecting them to a front-end switching matrix. Please note that Raptor Scientific also offers multi-channel testers.

Single Channel Fail Safe Squib Tester Variants

  • The tabletop or rack-mounted 101-SQB-BTP is a single channel unit with safe connection to external power. It comes in two different packagings, either as a benchtop unit or a standard 19″ rack. Either version can be used either as a stand-alone tester or as the sensing element of a multi-channel tester.
  • The squib testing module 101-SQB-RAK is the sensing element that must be integrated in a rack with an isolated power system (not provided). It is meant to be implemented as the core of a multi-channel tester.
  • We also make a battery-powered version, either in a portable packaging (101-SQB-PTU) that can be used in the field or a benchtop packaging (101-SQB-PTU-B).

Squib Tester Benefits

  • Detect missing or broken wires in the 4 wire test leads to the UUT. Diagnose and locate wiring errors that other testers would show as a resistance or open circuit reading.
  • Fail-safe module limits test current. Since excessive test current could cause bodily injury or death, protection for all modes of failure or operator error is built into the squib tester. A sealed, tamperproof, fail-safe module guarantees that the test current will be less than 10 mA even under worst case conditions of simultaneous failure of multiple circuit elements.
  • Quick Reading. Squib tester stabilizes readings in less than 2 seconds. Reading is truly stable and clearly legible for operator (no interpretation between fluctuating values).
  • Measurement Reading Ease. Our squib testers have a large format LCD display, with clear indication of range being measured, status of battery, status of calibration, and large format reading values including units. Reduces operator error through misreading.
  • Ease of operation – Direct reading. 4-wire test leads arrangement, which automatically compensate for lead resistance.
  • Digitally calibrated. Calibration of the squib tester is performed digitally, with no requirement to open the meter or trim internal or external potentiometers. The calibration kit consists of software, UUT cable, and all necessary interfaces to connect the meter to a regular Windows-based desktop or laptop computer.
  • Optional calibration standards are available. This provides a set of NIST traceable resistors that have been calibrated to the ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 standard.
  • Remote Readout and Remote Control is available for all testers. Optional software allows complete operation of the tester from a computer system. Test Engineers can program manual or automated test sequences through scripting software.
  • Record Measurement Data. Data logging is available. Measurements are stored in a database. A full report of a UUT can be printed or exported to Excel. Statistical analysis of UUT’s can be performed.
  • Switching Matrix. A front end to interface with multiple circuit paths is available. Customization of the front end will ensure your exact requirements are met. Please see our multi-channel circuit testers for more information.
  • Fiberoptic Interface is standard on all squib tester units. It is used for calibration, remote operation, data logging, and integration into a rack-mount multi-channel tester. Connection is fiberoptic to ensure safe meter integration and physical separation between the computer’s power system and the squib.
  • Isolated Power Supply. The power supply of our squib tester is 100% floating for safety isolation between power source and the squib. This eliminates current leakage between the UUT and earth ground, and between the meter and earth ground. As a consequence the UUT can be earth-grounded without corrupting measurement accuracy.
  • Immune to differences in lead resistances. Our squib testers are specifically designed to withstand unequal lead resistances on the 4 wire cable lines.

Squib Tester Specifications

  • Terminal Configuration: 4-wire
  • Power: no power provided for 101-SQB-RAK, safe connection to external power supply for 101-SQB-BTP fail-safe testers.
  • Case: 2U (19″) rack for rack-mount version of 101-SQB-BTP squib tester, rugged aluminum case for benchtop version of 101-SQB-BTP squib tester and for 101-SQB-RAK.

Squib Tester Options & Accessories

  • SE90244 Battery switching solution (for 101-SQB-BTP only)
  • SE90245 Key shorting switch with 10 foot cable
  • SE90246 Six-foot 4-wire UUT cable assembly with 2 alligator clips
  • SE90247 Six-foot 4-wire UUT cable assembly with 2 pin tip connectors
  • SE90248 Six-foot 4-wire UUT cable assembly with 2 banana plugs
  • SE90249 Six-foot 4-wire UUT cable assembly with four 6-inch flying leads
  • SE90250 Six-foot 4-wire calibration cable assembly with 4 banana plugs
  • SE90251 Eight-inch power connector cable (for 101-SQB-RAK only)
  • SE90262 ST fiber optic to Ethernet converter module (for 101-SQB-RAK only)
  • SE90263 ST fiber optic to USB converter module (for 101-SQB-BTP only)
  • SE90264 calibration kit
  • SE90265 Power cable, 18″ long with 6″ flying leads (for 101-SQB-RAK only)
  • SE90266 UUT cable, 18″ long with 6″ flying leads (for 101-SQB-RAK only)
  • SE90272 Calibration software disk
  • SE90301 Software for remote control and readout. Includes data logging and scripting.

Custom options are available such as voltage and current measurement. Please contact us with your specifications.

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