Q. How many circuits can the CT-16 test?
A. The CT-16 can test up to 32 points. This basically means that the tester can handle 16 straight through circuits with no splices. Each splice connection that is tested reduces the total points by 1. As an example if you are testing a harness that contains 14 straight through wires and one wire that contains a single splice (one wire in and two out) then you would be using the maximum points available with the CT-16.
Q. How is the CT-16 different from other circuit analyzers?
A. The CT-16 is different primarily due to its low circuit count ability. This does limit what can be done with it significantly however the target market for this tester is low count applications where an economical solution is desired. Most entry level test systems cost at a minimum of $1500 and then require the user to provide their own complete computer system interface to operate the tester.
Q. What are the advantages of the CT-16?
A. Low cost is the primary advantage. The lesser advantages include the stand alone operation which requires no PC. It is also very easy to set up and completely portable.
Q. What are the disadvantages?
A. Only 16 circuits can be tested and no print out is available.
Q. Can I use a locking fixture block with it.
A. Yes, it has two relay outputs that include Common, Normally Closed, and Normally open contacts. This built in relay feature will allow you to configure a locking fixture block which will only allow passing assemblies to be removed from your test block configuration. This can also trigger a flashing red light or audible indicator. Two 5VDC TTL outputs are also available on the back panel. These can be used to activate a printer or other pass/fail indicator device. It can be made to connect to a PC to record all Pass and Fail events.
Q. Can I get any custom units built for special applications?
A. Yes, we will provide you with additional support and design options for your tester. Please call us for additional information and we will be glad to help you with your testing needs.