The Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) defines the leakage current resistance of printed circuit board (PCB) base material. The CTI is used to measure the electrical breakdown or tracking properties of an insulating material. The tracking index or CTI rating indicates how resistant the material is against environmental influences; the higher the value, the more resistant. The CTI/PTI value is determined using standard test methods.
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