What’s the difference between 2 and 4 wire testing?

2 and 4 wire testing

This article offers an explanation of what 2-wire and 4-wire resistance testing is, and explains when each method would be the most appropriate technique. Written by Jo Bimson, Principal Systems Engineer at MK Test Systems. Introduction Most automatic harness test systems offer 2-wire or 4-wire resistance measurement capabilities.  Some systems also offer dual-wire measurements, offering…

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How to control MKAT Runner software using a remote device

The MKAT Runner software can be controlled with a remote device on the same network, via a web browser.  This quick guide shows you how to achieve this in just a few steps.  Article written by Chris de Vere Moss, Software Test Engineer at MK Test Systems. How to control MKAT Runner software using a…

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FAQ: What does ExLRT Record Mode do?

A. ExLRT Record Mode

ExLRT (part number XLR-9703-01) is the lightweight, intrinsically safe loop resistance tester approved by Boeing.  It now has ExLRT Record Mode which records measurements, eliminating the risk of human error caused by manual record-taking.  This article explains what that means and how operators and organisations can benefit from it. Record Mode is easily accessed within…

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BLRT and BLTU FAQs

Widget BLTU FAQs

We’re growing this BLRT and BLTU FAQs article – it’s still very new and looking a bit bare! Please get in touch with us with your BLRT and BLTU questions and we can help make this article a useful source of information for the future. How do I login to the BLTU or BLTU4? Once…

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ExLRT FAQs

ExLRT FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked ExLRT FAQs here.  If you can’t find an answer to your ExLRT query then please get in touch with us. What is the ExLRT? ExLRT is an intrinsically safe loop resistance tester (LRT).  It’s specified by The Boeing Company in their Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMM) and is…

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MKAT software FAQs

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  Most of the questions we’re asked are about our MKAT, our test management software.  To help answer these common questions more quickly, we’ve compiled this MKAT software FAQs article. I’m still using gen2 software – should I upgrade? We no longer support our gen2 software so recommend that all customers upgrade to gen3 MKAT. …

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Automeg FAQs

Automeg FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of common Automeg FAQs to help you use your test system more effectively.  We’ll be adding to this list over time, so it’s a live and growing resource. How fast is the Automeg test system – how quick will high voltage testing be? With high voltage testing (Insulation resistance and HiPot…

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RTS FAQs

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RTS is our high-speed, modular wire harness test system.  The most common RTS FAQs are listed here, and this resource will grow over time as we get asked more questions. Can I add more test points to my RTS system at a later date? Yes, the RTS system is scalable and will automatically detect new…

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What is the APG in MK Test’s MKAT software?

APG stands for Automatic Program Generation.  It’s an acronym you’ll hear throughout your MKAT training and is at the heart of our MKAT software.  This article – written by MK Test’s Sales Director Jason Evans – explains how APG works and what it does. What is APG? In short, APG is the simplest method of…

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FAQ: Where’s my MKAT test program?

A useful guide to resolving a common test program query by MKAT users. We occasionally have customers contacting us for help when they’re creating an MKAT test program.  The conversation is usually along the lines of “I’ve run the APG in the MKAT Editor but it didn’t create a program. Where did I go wrong?”…

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