The emergency stop switch, or e-stop, allows lab personnel to stop a test away from the computer screen. E-stop shuts down a test at the abort rate defined in the test profile. This switch will quickly stop the test without inflicting a transient shock onto the device under test.
E-stop is a hardware option that consists of a mushroom switch in a magnetic mount enclosure and a 10-meter cable. This safety circuit requires continuity to run the system.
E-stop is wired into the green Phoenix connector at the rear of the VR9500/VR10500 I/O unit. After setup, the controller will only allow a test to run if there is continuity at the defined e-stop location on the Phoenix connector.
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