Meg testing MV cables. Why?

What is the logic behind running a 5kv dc meg test on a 35 kV cable before the dielectric withstand test? Are they not looking at the same thing?


The intent it is to see whether it is even safe/possible to perform a dielectric withstand test.

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I’ve asked the same question. I suppose the thinking is “before I blow this wire up, let’s give it a check see at low voltage first”

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