Hipotronics Inc. began when the son of the owner of Haefely Test AG decided to create his own company in 1962. Haefely Test AG was a popular test equipment manufacturer at the time, but Hipotronics Inc. quickly became a major competitor. Hipotronics is a brand name derived from high potential, or hipot, test equipment. Hipotronics Inc. began manufacturing products for the wire and cabling industry. Hipotronics products have tested nearly every underground cable in the world. In 1999, Hubbell acquired Haefely and Hipotronics, combining the two rivals. Find top quality used and refurbished Hipotronics equipment from before the merger at ValueTronics.com.