Conventional insulation testers are highly susceptible to damage when testing insulation resistance while voltage is present on the measured object (whether ACV or DCV). To safely prevent damage, this new line of SEW 6305AIN testers has the unique ability to sense voltage on a measured object. If any voltage is sensed, the tester will automatically switch to voltage detection mode and display the voltage finding on the LCD screen. This allows the user to prevent damage caused by attempting to measure insulation resistance while voltage is present.
DAR = Dielectric Absorption Ratio
The Dielectric Absorption Ratio is the ratio of the insulation resistance measured at 1 minute divided by the insulation resistance measured at 30 seconds. Thirty seconds after starting a test, the SEW 6305AIN will beep, indicating that the resistance value measured at 30 seconds has been saved. One minute after starting a test, the tester will beep again, indicating that the DAR result has been computed. The display format then changes to display the DAR result.
DAR: 1-min insulation resistance / 30-sec insulation resistance
PI = Polarization Index
The Polarization Index is the ratio of the insulation resistance measured at 10 minutes divided by the insulation resistance measured at 1 minute. One minute after starting a test, the resistance value is saved and the DAR is displayed. The test then continues, and after 10 minutes, the SEW 6305AIN will beep again, indicating that the PI result has been computed. The display format changes to display the PI result.
PI: 10-min insulation resistance / 1-min insulation resistance