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8000PL Series DC Hipot Testers

The 8000PL Series DC Hipot Testers offer a 60 to 300kV range in a convenient cascade design. These systems are air insulated, with each module individually capable of producing 60kV at 16mA. The standard power rating is 2kW. Low leakage measurement, even with fluctuating line voltage, is possible with 1% line regulator. The design also offers reverse polarity.

This modular (expandable) construction favours the use of these portable testers in situations formerly requiring large mobile units. For example, when field-testing each technician can be equipped with one controller and as many modules as routine tests require. Then, for any non-routine higher voltage tests, additional modules may be assembled at the test site.

For example, a 240kV test requires one controller and four modules. Each unit consists of a control case and one or several 60kV modules up to the required voltage. For expansion above three modules, a HV expansion kit is required. This kit contains an anti-corona toroid rated for up to 300kV, plus base extension legs and guy straps for support.

The lightweight fiberglass control case includes all operating controls and meters, plus storage area for the base grounding probe, output resistor, and interconnecting cables.


8000PL Series DC Hipot Testers


  • Expandable from 60kV to 300kV.
  • Rugged, portable and modular construction.
  • High current output for testing large loads.
  • Reversible polarity.
  • Ripple < 0.2% per mA.
  • Analog kilovolt and current meters.
  • Zero start interlock and external interlock provisions for
    safety during operation.
  • Anti-corona toroid.
  • Compact control unit allows remote positioning ideal for field use.
  • Momentary current reversal switch.
  • Optional high voltage shorting solenoid.


  • Ideal for field testing - compact lightweight and rugged makes it
    suitable for field orientated applications.
  • Quick and easy - a modular system limits the setup time and user-friendly controls make it simple to use.
  • Modular Construction - bring only the number of modules necessary
    for the required voltage.
  • Easily Transportable - Air-insulated modules make it light weight and simple to transport in a van or pickup truck.
  • Accurate Leakage Current Measurements - while guard circuit eliminates stray leakage currents.

General Specifications

Model Number






Number of Modules

1 2 3 4 5

Output Voltage (DC)

60kV 120kV 180kV 240kV 300kV

Output Current

16mA 8mA 5.5mA 4.1mA 3.3mA

Duty Cycle


Output Polarity


Output Ripple

< 0.2% per mA


2% Full Scale Accuracy

Dimension (Controller)

560mm (W) x 560mm (H) x 310mm (D)

Dimension (Module

240cm (W) 410cm (H) 270cm (D)

Controller Weight

31kg net; Shipping 36kg

Module Weight

26kg net; Shipping 31kg

Input Voltage and Frequency

* In the model number, designate 'A' for 120V, 50/60Hz input or 'B' for 230V 50/60Hz input


Ordering Information

Haefely Hipotronics 8060PL-*

60kV, 16mA DC Hipot

Haefely Hipotronics 8120PL-*

120kV, 8mA DC Hipot

Haefely Hipotronics 8180PL-*

180kV, 5.5mA DC Hipot

Haefely Hipotronics 8340PL-*

240kV, 4.1mA DC Hipot

Haefely Hipotronics 8300PL-*

300kV, 3.1mA DC Hipot


Scope of Supply (Supplied Only with Models 8180PL, 8240PL and 8300PL)

Scope of Supply

Qty X 8KPL-MOD 60kV Module (quantity depends upon model number)

Qty 1 8KPL-CONT Controller

Qty 1 DA13-280 Ground stick, 120kV max.

Qty 1 8KPL-EXT HV expansion Kit#

Qty 1 Epoxy Resistor, and One (1) 3m Input Line Cord

Qty 2 Ground Cable 4.6m, and One (1) 9.1m Interconnection Cable

Qty 1 Calibration Certificate

Qty 1 User's Manual


Optional Accessories

Haefely Hipotronics HHDA13-280

Grounding Stick, 120kV max. voltage

Haefely Hipotronics 8KPL-CONT

DC Hipot Controller, 8000PL Series

Haefely Hipotronics 8KPL-MOD

60kV Module Kit

Haefely Hipotronics 8KPL-EXT-HV

High Voltage Expansion Kit

Haefely Hipotronics 8175-SS

175kV - 1MV Shorting Switch

Haefely Hipotronics 8KPL-LR2

Line Regulator, 1%, 2KW


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