No matter the industry, advances in technology continue to improve the way companies do business. Manufacturers of electrical products should expect no different. In the past 10 years, electrical safety testing equipment with microprocessor-based controls helped to increase productivity and made complying with safety agency standards easier than ever. With the benefits of more advanced testing equipment self-evident, why are electrical product manufacturers still using ineffective ways to power products during production line testing? Manufacturers that continue to rely on less-than-ideal methods for powering their products during testing do so at their own risk. With AC power sources available at increasingly competitive price points, the benefits of switching to an AC source far outweigh the shortcomings and costs associated with using traditional methods.