Test Equipment: Portable Power Analyzer Troubleshoots Power Quality Problems

IDEAL has expanded its extensive line of power quality products to include the Model 61-805, a highly portable, easy-to-use power analyzer built with the advanced features needed to address power quality issues.

Jan 11th, 2015
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Test products: IDEAL has expanded its extensive line of power quality products to include the Model 61-805, a highly portable, easy-to-use power analyzer built with the advanced features needed to address power quality issues. Key features include an energy/harmonics program, an RS232 interface for fast downloading, and one MB of internal memory to allow for longer periods of testing.

Unlike bulky power analyzers, the IDEAL Model 61-805 is compact. And more importantly, the Model 61-805 provides the high versatility. It contains five testing programs in all, which comprehensively analyze the power quality issues frequently faced in commercial and industrial environments. These programs can be uploaded in the field on the same unit, and be programmed to run sequentially, saving the user time and money.

The Model 61-805 Power Analyzer’s standard energy/harmonics program measures ac voltage; ac current; kW (true power); kVA (apparent power); kVAR (reactive power); power factor; frequency; total harmonic distortion; harmonic factorization to 51st harmonic and Min/Max. The optional disturbances program measures sags, swells, overvoltages, undervoltages, outages and Category 2 transients. An optional Fast Check program combines the analysis of energy parameters with the ability to capture transients caused by motor startups, or other internal or external factors. The optional Check Meter program measures the energy parameters and compares these readings to on-line mechanical or electrical energy meters.

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