B831 "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester

B831 Darren Membrane Switch Tester

Introducing The B831 "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester

Darren is a PC based Membrane switch panel testing system, which has been designed with accuracy, ease of use, speed and quality in mind.

The Windows* software is user friendly using the standard interface that you are familiar with and is equipped with a Multilingual Interface. You can select your native (or desired) language in options.

Test results are displayed clearly on the screen. You also have the option of displaying the results on a picture of your actual panel. This allows quick rework and feedback to production of the nature and position of the faults.

All results are stored in a standard database format allowing production and quality control to record test results and to analyse them for AQL.

  • Measures switch resistance.
  • Checks LED operation and works out polarity automatically.
  • Picture of actual circuit on screen.
  • No special wiring required.
  • Faults identified for rework.
  • Printed results sheets.
  • Saves results to a PC.
  • Fast, accurate testing saves time and money
  • Multilingual Interface
  • Colour coded interface


What are the advantages?

Darren is faster, easier to set up and to test with.

You can test (press) the switches in any order you like.

There is no need to adjust switches or look at the screen all the time so you can concentrate on the panel that you are testing.

Darren makes different sounds depending on the test being carried out and the result.

Each new test can be started with a footswitch so testing is hands free except when there is a fault with the panel.


Multilingual Interface

When you have multinational staff it is important to provide them with comfortable conditions to work, a program interface of their native language can be very pleasant for them increasing their productivity and satisfaction.

The Darren membrane switch tester provides you with interface each user can adjust according to his own preferences. It currently supports the languages of English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. If your language isn't supported by the program yet please contact us.

English Screen
English
French Screen
French
German Screen
German
Italian Screen
Italian
Spanish Screen
Spanish

 

Why is it called Darren?

We designed a couple of wonderful testers for cables, harnesses and wiring looms, which we called Sharon and Tracy. If you make cables you should get in touch and ask to look at Sharon or Tracy.
We decided to give our next design a male name to balance things out.

NEW MODEL - Need to test Aviation / Aerospace Membrane Switches?

Do you need to test to Aviation / Aerospace membrane swich panels then we have the solution. We have added the B831-32-HV model to our range of membrane switch testers, this new model will test at either 12 Volts or 28 Volts!

 

Specification

 
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PC Platform: Windows XP, Windows 7 & Windows 8
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I/O lines: 32 / 64 / 96 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 Lines suitable for input, output or LED drive.
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Power supply: No external power required (uses Computer power supply)
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Accuracy: +/- 5%
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Resistance ranges: 0 to 1 K Ohms, 0 to 30K Ohms, 0 to 300K Ohms
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Insulation Check: >2M Ohms
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Calibration: Self-calibration via software.
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Connections: 2* 37 D type for connection to PC (on rear panel), 34 way IDC for connection to test jig (32 I/O Lines), (extra 34 way IDC per 32 connections)
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Footswitch: A socket is fitted for a footswitch (supplied), this can be used to advance through tests for hands free use.
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LED's: Only the maximum number of connections limits the maximum number of LED's driven. Maximum current 30mA
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Interface Adaptors: Supplied with 1 off B831-100, B831-105 and 1 off B831-110
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Test voltage: 9 Volts (12V / 28V for B831-32-HV)
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PC interface: Tester supplied with a PCI card. One free slot required.
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Software: Windows interface (future upgrades FREE), all data is stored in MS Access format
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Warranty: 1 year parts and labour
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Support: Lifetime free telephone support

 

PDF
PDF Information Leaflet
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EnglishENGLISH (348K)
FrenchFRENCH (430K)
GermanGERMAN (440K)
ItalianITALIAN (398K)

 

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Part No
Description
B831 - 32
32 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 64
64 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 96
96 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 128
128 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 160
160 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 192
192 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
B831 - 224
224 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester
   
B831 - 32-HV
32 lines "Darren" Membrane Switch Tester (12V / 28V test voltage) NEW
   
B831 - 100
2.5 mm pin Interface adaptor board
B831 - 105
1.25 mm ZIF Interface adaptor board
B831 - 110
1.0 mm ZIF Interface adaptor board
B831 - 115
0.5 mm ZIF Interface adaptor board
   
B831 - 500
Label Printer