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Dielectric VS. Insulation Resistance Test

Dielectric VS. Insulation Resistance Test

What is difference between Dielectric and Insulation Test

I just confused about it, since I'm not sure what the purpose is

I see that Insulation test is tested to cable for measuring Resistance, the value shall comply with IEC 60439-1 for ex. supply 500Vdc, the test is satisfactory if the insulation is at least 1000 Ohm/V per circuits.

but I'm not sure about Dielectric test whether it is different from insulation test.

And What is exactly purpose of both.

Thank in advanced
all of answer will be appreciated

RE: Dielectric VS. Insulation Resistance Test

A dielectric is a nonconducting substance, i.e. an insulator. The term was coined by William Whewell in response to a request from Michael Faraday.[1] Although "dielectric" and "insulator" are generally considered synonymous, the term "dielectric" is more often used when considering the effect of alternating electric fields on the substance while "insulator" is more often used when the material is being used to withstand a high electric field.[citation needed] Von Hippel, in his seminal book, takes this definition further, stating:

Dielectrics... are not a narrow class of so-called insulators, but the broad expanse of nonmetals considered from the standpoint of their interaction with electric, magnetic, of electromagnetic fields. Thus we are concerned with gases as well as with liquids and solids, and with the storage of electric and magnetic energy as well as its dissipation.[2]

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RE: Dielectric VS. Insulation Resistance Test

Are you talking about a D/A (dielectic absorption) test? That's part of the insulation testing proceedure. Also PI polarization index.  

RE: Dielectric VS. Insulation Resistance Test

The dielectric test is a hi-pot test (ac or dc) to check the strength of the insulation to withstand the rated voltage and occasional surge voltages.

Insulation resistance test (aka meggering) is to check the general condition of the cables and other electrical machines to see if they are wet, contaminated etc. It does not indicate the strength of the insulation, only its condition, like taking your body temperature.

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