Charity & Sponsorship

Combined Test Solutions had the pleasure of welcoming International Needs UK and Pastor Joshua, CEO of the Grace Empowerment organization to find out more about their latest project in Nairobi, Kenya. The charity has been supporting their partners since 2006. Hundreds of Nairobian street youth are empowered and rehabilitated, because of Pastor Joshua’s incredible work. Unfortunately, there are…

Häewa: The Perfect Solution for Bespoke Frames and Enclosures 

Häewa: The Perfect Solution for Bespoke Frames and Enclosures Häewa’s X-frame structures are open, accessible, and easy to adjust, making them the perfect solution for unique, one-off machines. CTS is proud to be working with Häewa, a leading manufacturer of bespoke frames and enclosures. Häewa’s X-frame structures are made from pre-formed steel framing components, which…

Battery Tech Expo 2023, Silverstone, UK

Combined Test Solution at the Tech Expo 2023, Silverstone Combined Test Solutions Ltd is pleased to announce its attendance at the upcoming Battery Tech Expo 2023, set to take place on April 20th at The Wing, Silverstone, UK. As one of the leading providers of battery testing equipment and solutions, Combined Test Solutions Ltd is…

GBM-3300 Photo battery tester for EV vehicles

​​​GW Instek GBM-3300 Battery Tester​

​​​GW Instek GBM-3300 Battery Tester​ Battery testing has always been an expensive procedure, often requiring several instruments and specialist fixturing. However, GW Instek launches a new series of desktop battery tester, the GBM-3000 series, which uses AC 1kHz as the test signal and measures battery’s voltage and internal resistance to 300V (GBM-3300). This makes the…

Low voltage testing

Guidelines for Low Voltage Tests

This article looks at the various test situations you may encounter and gives our recommendations for the appropriate low voltage testing. Test Situation Recommendation No testing This is justified when testing does not find sufficient defects to justify the additional cost in testing. This assumes the process of manufacturing assemblies can be expected to stay…

Cirris CH2 tester

AC Hipot Testing

Hipot testing involves using a high potential (voltage) to test insulation. A hipot test can be very useful in helping you develop a process that builds high quality cables and wire harnesses. There are two popular hipot voltage sources: DC and AC. This article introduces some of the concepts you’ll find in AC hipot testing.…

shielded cable assembly

Testing Shielded Cable Assemblies

Why do cables have shields? To prevent signals in cables from radiating and causing interference. To prevent outside signals from affecting signals inside the cable. To maintain controlled impedance so that fast-changing signals can travel long distances without electrical “echos.” Testing Recommendations Shielded cable assemblies have an increased chance of defects in the manufacturing process.…

CTS donates to RUSH Academy

Update on RUSH

As we first posted about in August, CTS are making a global difference with International Needs; by supporting RUSH Academy, a school for poor and vulnerable children in Western Kenya. CTS are providing education as a route out of poverty. Through our ongoing monthly support, RUSH Academy are able to pay for a teacher, 40…

Metal whiskers

Metal Whiskers; how to avoid them

Metal Whiskers can cause severe damage to electronic and electrical devices and leave complete systems useless. They have been known to create failures in nuclear reactors, pacemakers, missiles and satellites and they may be threatening your devices. What are these tiny things that can cause so much destruction? Metal whiskers are tiny hair-like growths that…