high-potential test



  • A test in which a voltage that exceeds the rated voltage is applied to a conductor for a given time, to determine the breakdown voltage of any insulating materials. Used, for instance, to test new devices or equipment, or as a maintenance test for older equipment. Its abbreviation is hi-pot test. Also called high voltage test (1).
  • abbreviationhi-pot test
  • synonymhigh-voltage test
  • Any test performed utilizing a high voltage.