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Can I perform a hypot test on an Altivar drive, or a circuit with an Altivar drive installed?

Issue:
Need to perform a high potential test to check for leakage to ground.

Product line:
All Altivar products.

Environment:
All models, All serial numbers.

Cause:
Information unavailable in current literature.

Resolution:
It is not recommended to perform a hipot test on an altivar drive or with an altivar drive in circuit where the test is being performed.  The drives are tested 100% in production.  If the high potential test is not performed properly, or if the voltage and/or dwell time are incorrect, the drive can be damaged.  Damage to the drive caused by a high potential test is considered abuse and will not be covered under warranty.
 
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