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Quick Reference Guide
For the Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer / Xplorer 400 / Guide / Visa product family.
It is recommended that the user still be familiar with the complete User
Guides for the respective products, as it contains more detailed
information about all of the functions, as well as the specifications and
accessories.
Dranetz
1000 New Durham Road, Edison, New Jersey 08818
Telephone 1-800-372-6832 or 732-287-3680
Fax 732-248-1834  www.dranetz.com
WARNING
Death, serious injury, or fire hazard could result from improper
connection of this instrument. Read and understand this manual before
connecting this instrument. Follow all installation and operating
instructions while using this instrument.
Connection of this instrument must be performed in compliance with the
National Electrical Code (ANSI/NFPA 70-2014) of USA and any
additional safety requirements applicable to your installation.
Installation, operation, and maintenance of this instrument must be
performed by qualified personnel only. The National Electrical Code
defines a qualified person as “one who has the skills and knowledge
related to the construction and operation of the electrical equipment and
installations, and who has received safety training on the hazards
involved.”
Qualified personnel who work on or near exposed energized electrical
conductors must follow applicable safety related work practices and
procedures including appropriate personal protective equipment in
compliance with the Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for
Employee Workplaces (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2012) of USA and any
additional workplace safety requirements applicable to your installation.
Published by Dranetz
1000 New Durham Road
Edison, NJ 08818-4019 USA
Telephone: 1-800-372-6832 or 732-287-3680
Fax: 732-248-1834
Web site: www.dranetz.com
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All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a
retrieval system, or transcribed in any form or by any
means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording,
or otherwise—without prior written permission from the
publisher, Dranetz, Edison, NJ 08818-4019.
Printed in the United States of America.
P/N QR-HDPQ Rev B
06.16.14
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ADVERTENCIA
Una conexión incorrecta de este instrumento puede producir la muerte,
lesiones graves y riesgo de incendio. Lea y entienda este manual antes de
conectar. Observe todas las instrucciones de instalación y operación durante
el uso de este instrumento.
La conexión de este instrumento a un sistema eléctrico se debe realizar en
conformidad con el Código Eléctrico Nacional (ANSI/NFPA 70-2014) de los
E.E.U.U., además de cualquier otra norma de seguridad correspondiente a
su establecimiento.
La instalación, operación y mantenimiento de este instrumento debe ser
realizada por personal calificado solamente. El Código Eléctrico Nacional
define a una persona calificada como "una que esté familiarizada con la
construcción y operación del equipo y con los riesgos involucrados."
El personal cualificado que trabaja encendido o acerca a los conductores
eléctricos energizados expuestos debe seguir prácticas y procedimientos
relacionados seguridad aplicable del trabajo incluyendo el equipo protector
personal apropiado en conformidad con el estándar para los requisitos de
seguridad eléctricos para los lugares de trabajo del empleado (ANSI/NFPA
70E-2012) de los E.E.U.U. y cualquier requisito de seguridad adicional del
lugar de trabajo aplicable a su instalación.
AVERTISSEMENT
Si l'instrument est mal connecté, la mort, des blessures graves, ou un
danger d'incendie peuvent s'en suivre. Lisez attentivement ce manuel avant
de connecter l'instrument. Lorsque vous utilisez l'instrument, suivez toutes
les instructions d'installation et de service.
Cet instrument doit être connecté conformément au National Electrical Code
(ANSI/NFPA 70-2014) des Etats-Unis et à toutes les exigences de sécurité
applicables à votre installation.
Cet instrument doit être installé, utilisé et entretenu uniquement par un
personnel qualifié. Selon le National Electrical Code, une personne est
qualifiée si "elle connaît bien la construction et l'utilisation de l'équipement,
ainsi que les dangers que cela implique".
Le personnel qualifié qui travaillent dessus ou s'approchent des conducteurs
électriques activés exposés doit suivre des pratiques en matière et des
procédures reliées par sûreté applicable de travail comprenant le matériel de
protection personnel approprié conformément à la norme pour des
conditions de sûreté électriques pour les lieux de travail des employés
(ANSI/NFPA 70E-2012) des Etats-Unis et toutes les conditions de sûreté
additionnelles de lieu de travail applicables à votre installation.
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WARNUNG
Der falsche Anschluß dieses Gerätes kann Tod, schwere Verletzungen oder
Feuer verursachen. Bevor Sie dieses Instrument anschließen, müssen Sie
die Anleitung lesen und verstanden haben. Bei der Verwendung dieses
Instruments müssen alle Installation- und Betriebsanweisungen beachtet
werden.
Der Anschluß dieses Instruments muß in Übereinstimmung mit den
nationalen Bestimmungen für Elektrizität (ANSI/NFPA 70-2014) der
Vereinigten Staaten, sowie allen weiteren, in Ihrem Fall anwendbaren
Sicherheitsbestimmungen, vorgenommen werden.
Installation, Betrieb und Wartung dieses Instruments dürfen nur von
Fachpersonal durchgeführt werden. In dem nationalen Bestimmungen für
Elektrizität wird ein Fachmann als eine Person bezeichnet, welche "mit der
Bauweise und dem Betrieb des Gerätes sowie den dazugehörigen Gefahren
vertraut ist."
Qualifiziertes Personal, das an bearbeiten oder herausgestellte angezogene
elektrische Leiter sich nähern, muß anwendbare Sicherheit bezogener Arbeit
Praxis und Verfahren einschließlich passende persönliche schützende
Ausrüstung gemäß dem Standard für elektrische Sicherheitsauflagen für
Angestellt-Arbeitsplätze (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2012) der Vereinigten Staaten und
alle zusätzlichen Arbeitsplatzsicherheitsauflagen folgen, die auf Ihre
Installation anwendbar sind.
Safety Summary
Definitions
WARNING statements inform the user that certain conditions or
practices could result in loss of life or physical harm.
CAUTION statements identify conditions or practices that could harm the
instrument, its data, other equipment, or property.
NOTE statements call attention to specific information.
Symbols
The following International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) symbols
are marked on the top and rear panel in the immediate vicinity of the
referenced terminal or device:
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Caution, refer to accompanying documents (this manual).
Alternating current (AC) operation of the terminal or device.
Direct current (DC) operation of the terminal or device.
Power switch
Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions must be followed whenever any type of
voltage or current connection is being made to the instrument.
• Connect the safety (earth) ground first, before making any other
connections.
• When connecting to electric circuits or pulse initiating equipment,
open their related breakers. DO NOT install any connection of the
instrument on live power lines.
• Connections must be made to the instrument first, then connect to the
circuit to be monitored.
• Wear proper personal protective equipment, including safety glasses
and insulated gloves when making connections to power circuits.
• Hands, shoes and floor must be dry when making any connection to a
power line.
• Make sure the instrument is turned OFF before connecting probes to
the rear panel.
• Before each use, inspect all cables for breaks or cracks in the
insulation. Replace immediately if defective.
• If the equipment is used in a manner not specified in this user guide,
the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired. These
safety precautions are repeated where appropriate throughout this
manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction…………………………………………….……
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Getting Started……………………………………………...
Connecting to AC Power Source………………...………...
Controls, Indicators and Connectors….………...…………
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Making Connections…………….…………………………
Connecting Voltage Measurement Cables………………..
3 Phase Four Wire Wye……………………………………..
3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta …….……......…….
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Xplorer UI Touchscreen Features…………..……...……
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Xplorer Touch Icon Buttons……........………...…………
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Xplorer Home Monitoring Page…...………..……………
Key Instrument Control Functions……………......………..
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Setup Monitoring....................................………………..
Measurement Connections………………………..………..
Automatic Setup for Power Quality….……………………..
Automatic Setup for Energy/Demand.……………………..
Wizard Setup…………………………………………..……..
Input Configuration….……………………………...………..
Monitor Same Circuit.......…………....……………………..
Load Setup Template………………....……...……………..
Load Data File from Memory.………………………..……..
Change Instrument Configuration……………...…………..
View/Save Monitoring…...…………....……………………..
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Instrument Settings.................................………………..
Set Up Communications Options……....………...………..
Download Data Remotely via Network, WiFi & Bluetooth PAN..
Download Data via USB Connection..………...……....…..
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Real Time Meter Modes…………………………………...
Scope Mode …………….……………………………………
Dial Meters (graphical).….……………………………..……
Text Display Meters (tabular)……………………………….
Dashboard............………………………………..………….
Harmonics ……………………………....……………………
Phasor Display ……………......…………………………….
Strip Chart Recorder…………………………..…………….
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Stored Data Functions and Displays…..……………….
Event Data and Reports Menu………….……………...….
Trend Plot.………………………………………………...….
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Trend with Event Markers..……………………………...….
Event List.………………………………………………….…
Event Plot (rms)……………...…………………………...….
Event Waveform..………………………………………...….
Event Detail………………..……………………………...….
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Reports.………………………..……………………..………
Voltage Compliance Report….………………...………..….
Energy and Demand Report……...……………..………….
Harmonics Statistics Report………....……..………………
Mini-Report Viewer..………......…………………………….
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General Specifications…..…………………………….…..
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Statement and Notices….…………………………………
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INTRODUCTION
The Dranetz HDPQ® Xplorer, Xplorer 400, Guide and Visa are portable,
hand-held, eight-channel power quality meter/monitors which are very
similar in operation, although the Xplorer also has a high speed sampling
board for capturing the details of very fast transients. The features
common to all monitors are covered in this document, and the Xplorer
name will be used to represent all four instruments unless otherwise
noted. These cutting-edge power quality instruments are designed with a
7” WVGA wide screen LCD, using touch screen technology. They can
monitor, record and display data on four voltage channels, as well as
four current channels simultaneously.
The Xplorer is designed to meet both the IEEE 1159 and IEC 61000-430 Class A standards for accuracy and measurement requirements. It
can do PQ-optimized acquisition of power quality related disturbances
and events. It is designed with a statistical package called Quality of
Supply (QOS), with monitoring and setup protocols set to determine
voltage measurement compliance required for EN50160 monitoring.
European standard EN50160 requires that measurement parameters
must be within a specified percentage for 95% of the time.
The Xplorer also allows you to perform automatic setup or to customize
threshold settings for power quality or energy/demand. The power quality
and energy/demand dashboard interface helps you monitor and manage
energy consumption including utility costs.
The Xplorer firmware can monitor power quality and energy/demand
phenomena for troubleshooting and/or compliance purposes. It can
record inrush conditions, carry out long-term statistical studies to
establish performance baselines, and perform field-based equipment
testing and evaluation for commissioning and maintenance. The
firmware integrates an intuitive instrument setup procedure to ensure the
capture of all relevant data for additional post process analysis, report
writing, and data archiving using other compatible Dranetz software
applications such as Dran-View®.
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GETTING STARTED
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Charge Battery Before Use
Always charge the battery fully before using the instrument!
The instrument will fully charge its internal battery in three (3)
hours.
The instrument will always operate on the charger and is
designed to do so regardless of the state of charge of the
battery.
Refer to the User Guide for additional information.

Set Time and Date
From the Home screen, press the Setup Instrument (
then press Set Time and Date.
) icon,
Set the time zone applicable to your application using the Time
Zone drop down selection list.
NOTE: Time and/or date cannot be changed if monitoring is on.
The Xplorer also lets you synchronize time, so that all of your
devices are using the same time for data recording. Time sync
options include GPS, NTP or Real Time Clock (RTC). Each Time
Sync Source button toggles the respective source enabled or
disabled.
If all three are enabled, time sync is sourced by the instrument in
the following priority order: If GPS is available, then it is used. If
not and NTP is available, then NTP is used. If neither GPS nor
NTP is available, then RTC is used.
NOTE: If the battery is removed and only RTC time is available,
the instrument reverts to the default time/date.
Refer to the User Guide for additional information.
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Connecting to AC Power Source
Power
The Xplorer AC adapter can be connected to a 50/60
Specifications Hz, 90-264V AC power input source.
CAUTION
Always set the power switch to the off position
before connecting or disconnecting the input power
cable.
Operation of the Xplorer from an AC voltage source
other than the rated voltage input stated on the
instrument nameplate can cause damage to the
instrument.
PRECAUCION Siempre fije el interruptor de encendido en la
posición apagada antes de conectar o desconectar
el cable de energía de entrada.
La operación del Xplorer desde una fuente de voltaje
de ca que no sea la entrada de voltaje nominal
indicada en la placa de identificación de la unidad
puede causar daños a la unidad.
MISE EN
GARDE
Mettez toujours l’interrupteur dans la position
ouverte avant de connecter ou de déconnecter le
câble d’alimentation primaire.
Mettez toujours l’interrupteur dans la position
ouverte avant de connecter ou de déconnecter le
câble d’alimentation primaire.
VORSICHT
Vor dem Einstecken bzw. Ausstecken des
Eingangsnetzkabels den Netzschalter immer in die
Aus-Stellung bringen.
Der Betrieb des Xplorer von einer
Wechselspannungsquelle, die nicht dem auf der
Namensplatte der Einheit aufgeführten
Nennspannungseingang entspricht, kann
zur Beschädigung der Einheit führen.
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AC Power
Source
The Xplorer can be operated from a 50/60 Hz,
120/240V AC power source with or without the battery
pack installed.
• Voltage range, 120/240V AC
• Frequency, 50/60 Hz
• Power consumption, 20W
STEP 1
Connect the AC adapter/battery charger plug into the left
side of the instrument.
STEP 2
Plug the AC adapter into an AC power source.
STEP 3
Press the momentary On/Off power switch to turn the
instrument on.
Result: The Dranetz logo will be displayed while the
instrument is booting.
STEP 4
The instrument completes the power on sequence. If the
instrument was shut down while monitoring, the
instrument will resume monitoring upon power up.
Result: Upon start-up, the Home screen serves as the
access point for major instrument control functionalities.
Home Screen: The Home screen
displays large shortcut buttons to
include Start Monitoring, Real
Time Data, Recorded Data and
Instrument Setup. Repeated
pressing of the Dranetz logo
alternates between the Home
screen and the Home Monitoring
screen.
Home Monitoring Screen: After
the instrument has been powered
up and monitoring is turned ON,
the Home Monitoring screen
becomes the start-up page. This
is the screen from which all other
functions launch and eventually
return back to using the Exit
function key.
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Controls, Indicators and Connectors
Top View
Voltage and Current Connections - There are four differential voltage
and four differential current channels, which can be wired to measure a
variety of circuit configurations. Use only Dranetz voltage leads and
current probes for proper operation. Do not exceed the marked
maximum ratings.
Front View
Color LCD with Touch Screen – the color LCD has an integral touch
screen that is used to select functions for setups, real time meters, and
viewing stored data. The color LCD touch screen is operable using the
finger and/or a stylus. The touch screen display permits menu selection
and alphanumeric data entry. Clean only with a soft cloth.
Power Indicator - LED will light steadily when the instrument is
operating normally.
Three Button Icons - used to perform various functions i.e. take a
Snapshot of the active screen, capture Mini-Reports and access Help
screens. These buttons cannot be activated with gloves on, as they
employ capacitive or touch technology.
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Left Side View
Left Side Panel - contains the power switch, GPS receiver port, and AC
adapter input connector.
Right Side View
Right Side Panel - contains the ethernet port and two USB port
connectors for the USB flash drive, as well as the USB cable for plug &
play file transfer directly to a computer.
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Rear View
Rear Panel - shows the device mounting hanger located on top if you
want to hang the instrument on a panel, wire coil holders to manage wire
connections, and the hinge which deploys a stand. The stand also has
features to hold the measurement wiring.
Field Replaceable Battery Pack – the internal UPS feature requires that
the internal batteries be properly charged and maintained. If the battery
pack is in need of replacement, de-energize the connections and power
to the instrument before opening the battery door. Replace the pack only
with the Dranetz battery pack P/N BP-HDPQ.
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MAKING CONNECTIONS
WARNING
Death, serious injury, or fire hazard could result from
improper connection of this instrument. Read and
understand the warnings in the beginning of this manual
before connecting this instrument.
ADVERTENCIA
Una conexión incorrecta de este instrumento puede
producir la muerte, lesiones graves y riesgo de incendio.
Lea y entienda este manual antes de conectar. Observe
todas las instrucciones de instalación y operación durante
el uso de este instrumento.
AVERTISSEMENT
Si l'instrument est mal connecté, la mort, des blessures
graves, ou un danger d'incendie peuvent s'en suivre. Lisez
attentivement ce manuel avant de connecter l'instrument.
Lorsque vous utilisez l'instrument, suivez toutes les
instructions d'installation et de service.
WARNUNG
Der falsche Anschluß dieses Gerätes kann Tod, schwere
Verletzungen oder Feuer verursachen. Bevor Sie dieses
Instrument anschließen, müssen Sie die Anleitung lesen
und verstanden haben. Bei der Verwendung dieses
Instruments müssen alle Installation- und
Betriebsanweisungen beachtet werden.
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Connecting Voltage Measurement Cables
Measurement
Cable Set
Description: Voltage measurement cables are
provided as standard accessories, and are stored in a
cable pouch as part of the measurement cable set,
P/N VSC-HDPQ. Each cable set consists of a cable
and an alligator clip.
Voltage Rating: Direct connection of all voltage
measurement cables are rated at 1000 VCAT III Vrms
max. For measuring voltages greater than 1000 Vrms,
potential transformers (PTs) must be used.
Interconnect
Jumpers
The standard cable set for the HDPQ includes four (4)
interconnect jumpers bearing part number 114013G1. These interconnect jumpers can be used to
connect the same conductor points together and are
rated 600V CAT III. When using the interconnect
jumpers, also use the supplied wire markers to identify
the wiring connections applicable to your installation.
WARNINGS
DO NOT EXCEED 600 VRMS when using Dranetz
P/N 114013-G1 interconnect jumpers.
For circuit configurations above 600VRMS, each
voltage channel input is to be individually connected
to the HDPQ instrument with the supplied 1000V CAT
III cables and safety clips ONLY.
Optional Fused
Voltage Adapter
There are two optional fuse voltage adapter accessory
kits available for use with the measurement cables for
the HDPQ Xplorer. A single kit (P/N FVA-1K1)
contains one (1) fuse voltage adapter and one (1)
black measurement connecting cable 50 cm in length.
The other kit (P/N FVA-1K4) contains four (4) fuse
voltage adapters and four (4) black measurement
connecting cables 50 cm in length. These fuse voltage
adapters are rated up to 1000V AC/DC applications.
A wire marker kit consisting of snap-on wire markers
in various colors are also supplied with each fuse
voltage adapter to be used for identifying connections
applicable to your installation.
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The single fuse voltage adapter kit is used for one
single voltage measurement input, while the four fuse
voltage adapter kit is used for a three phase and
neutral voltage measurement inputs.
Wire Markers
Each kit consisting of snap-on wire markers in various
colors is supplied as described in the following table.
These wire markers are to be used to identify each
wire connection applicable to your installation.
 WMV-KIT (118376-G1) measures 0.138 inch
diameter; kit is included with the standard
measurement cable set and used for identifying
voltage cables.
 WMI-KIT (118377-G1) measures 0.218 inch
diameter; kit is included with the standard
measurement cable set and is used for identifying
current probes.
 WMFV-KIT (118376-G2) measures 0.138 inch
diameter; kit is supplied with each Fuse Voltage
Adapter and is used for identifying voltage cables.
Wire Marker Color
Blue
WMV-KIT
Quantity
16
WMI-KIT
Quantity
4
WMFV-KIT
Quantity
4
Black
4
4
4
Brown
4
4
4
Orange
4
4
4
Yellow
4
4
4
Red
4
4
4
Green
4
4
4
White
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4
4
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Measurement Cable
with Optional Fused
Voltage Adapter

WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock or burns, always
connect the safety (or earth) ground before making any other
connections.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or physical
injury, it is strongly recommended to fuse the voltage measurement
inputs. Fuses must be located as close to circuit connection as
possible to maximize protection.
WARNING: For continued protection against risk of fire or shock
hazard, replace only with same type and rating of recommended
fuse.
WARNING: Do not replace fuse again if failure is repeated.
Repeated failure indicates a defective condition that will not clear
with replacement of the fuse. Refer condition to a qualified
technician.
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Xplorer can monitor the following power configurations:
 Single Phase
 Split Phase
 3 Phase, Four Wire Wye
 3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta
 3 Phase 2-Watt Delta
 Generic Circuit
 2 ½ Element without Vb
 2 ½ Element without Vc
3 Phase, Four Wire Wye and 3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta are
described in this Quick Reference Guide. For other configurations,
please refer to the complete User Guide, UG-HDPQ.
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3 Phase, Four Wire Wye
Channels A, B, and C are connected to voltage and current
probes. The neutral is connected to common, and is the
reference for the three channels. The figure also shows voltage
connection using channel D as a differential input for measuring
neutral to ground voltage. Neutral to ground measurements are
important, but optional.
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3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta
In this power connection, the Xplorer uses voltage channels A,
B, and C as differential inputs with channel A using source
voltage A-B, channel B using B-C, and channel C using C-A as
the reference. Current probes are connected to channels A, B,
and C. Neutral to ground measurements are important, but
optional.
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XPLORER UI TOUCHSCREEN FEATURES
All Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer screen functions are operable using the color
LCD touch screen display. Use your finger and/or a stylus to apply light
pressure to the LCD screen to initiate touch screen recognition. The
touch screen display is also workable with lineman gloves on. In order to
reduce power consumption, the backlight of the LCD screen times-out
after a specified programmable time of no user activity. The backlight
reactivates by touching any part of the screen.
Sample touchscreen working area window shown below:
Taskbar Icons
The Taskbar features interactive icon graphics located at the top of the
user interface. These icons are used as shortcuts to common instrument
functions, and generally divided into three areas - Instrument Control
Functions, Monitoring Status Functions and Housekeeping Functions.
The current date and time is also featured on the rightmost side. The
taskbar is generally used to navigate between different operations of the
instrument.
Work Area with Soft Function Keys
Each displayable function will appear in the work window. The work
window displays the selected data, function, control, etc.
Depending on the data function on display, the work window may show
soft function keys, the definitions of which can change based on the
context of the screen. These soft keys are generally used to access submenus or pop-up screens as part of the operation of the active screen,
such as zoom in/out, data entry, etc. The Exit or Done key typically
closes the present viewing screen and returns to the previous screen.
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XPLORER TOUCH ICON BUTTONS
Touch Icon Buttons
There are three touch icon buttons located below the LCD screen Snapshot, Mini-Report Capture and Help. The buttons allow you to
perform functions specific to the screen on display, as described below:
Snapshot Icon Button
This button takes a snap shot image of the current screen. The image is
saved to a mini-report if one is open. If no report is open, the image is
saved to internal memory.
Mini-Report Capture Icon Button
This button opens or closes a mini report. The first time this button is
pressed, a new report may be opened. You can then enter a report name
and choose a template. The second time it is pressed, the report can be
closed and saved.
Help Icon Button
This button allows you to access instant on screen Help. It is context
sensitive, in that it displays the pertinent Help information based on the
active screen.
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XPLORER HOME MONITORING PAGE
After the instrument has been powered up and monitoring is turned ON
(and subsequently if monitoring is DONE), the Home Monitoring screen
becomes the start-up page.
The Home Monitoring screen allows you to view monitoring status and
setups as configured. The taskbar located on top of the screen features
shortcuts to common instrument functions.
The monitoring summary includes:
 Monitoring Status - On or Off
 File Name - user specified or HDPQ Xplorer xx, where xx
increments every time data is saved using the same file name
 Duration – length of time from the start of monitoring to the
present time while monitoring is on
 Triggered Events – counts the number of events saved to
memory
 Timed Events - counts the number of timed readings recorded
 Memory Available - remaining free space in GB in memory
device
 % Memory Full - percentage of used space in internal memory of
4GB
Icons to display the Start menu, access real time meters, view recorded
data and set up instrument are found at the bottom of the screen.
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Key Instrument Control Functions
The major instrument control functionalities are described below:
Start / Stop
Monitoring
Setup
Instrument
You have the option to use Automatic Setup and
proceed directly with data monitoring or configure the
instrument step-by-step using the Wizard Setup. You
can also load previously saved setups or previously
saved data from memory. If monitoring is ON, a
warning message will be displayed requiring monitoring
to be stopped before invoking. Setup is a configuration
of parameter thresholds that control the data recorded
by the Xplorer. See Section - Setup Monitoring.
NOTE: The Start Monitoring icon changes into Stop
Monitoring when monitoring status is on, and vice
versa.
You may perform instrument configuration settings
such as time and date display preferences, language
selection, communications options, firmware update,
etc. See Section - Instrument Settings.
Real-Time
Data
Displays voltage and current measurements, along with
other calculated parameters in different modes. See
Section - Real Time Meter Modes.
Recorded
Data
Displays recorded data in either graphic or textual form,
including events and trends, along with mini-reports
and voltage compliance (EN50160) reports. See
Section - Stored Data Functions and Displays.
Remember!
Typically, there are three ways to access these major instrument control
functions:
1st – upon instrument power-up and prior to monitoring, by using the
large shortcut buttons on the Home screen
2nd – on the Home Monitoring screen after the instrument has been
powered up and monitoring is turned ON (and subsequently if monitoring
is DONE)
3rd – on the taskbar of most typical screens, where shortcuts to common
instrument functions are found
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SETUP MONITORING
The Start Monitoring icon takes you to the next page to begin setup
monitoring.
There are two ways to set up the instrument for monitoring - via
Automatic Setup or Wizard Setup. Experienced users have the ability to
turn on any available parameter and set threshold limits to any value
within the acceptable range. The length of time to monitor a circuit can
vary from a few hours to a few months or more depending on user
application.
Automatic Setup automatically configures the instrument’s circuit type,
voltage and current channels, and parameter thresholds. The autoconfigured setup enables you to proceed directly with data monitoring.
The Xplorer allows you to perform automatic setup for power quality or
for energy/demand, depending on your application.
Wizard Setup takes you through a series of screens prompting for
information about the circuit to be monitored and the monitoring settings.
The instrument turns on the appropriate voltage and current channels
when you select a circuit type. Parameter thresholds are initially set
based on the line voltage and current values that you enter. Threshold
limits for capturing events are also set according to the monitoring mode
selected. Selection of a setup mode typically depends on the user’s
application and extent of familiarity with the operation of the instrument.
Monitor Same Circuit makes use of the previous setup for monitoring.
Load Setup Template allows you to load previously saved setup
templates from internal memory or from an external USB device.
Load Data File from Memory brings up a list of recorded session data
files containing recordings that are saved to memory while monitoring is
on.
Change Instrument Configuration brings up the instrument settings
menu to help you manage the instrument according to your setup
preferences and application. Refer to Section - Instrument Settings.
View/Save Monitoring Setup displays the list of parameter settings for
application setup.
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Measurement Connections
The Xplorer can monitor the following power configurations:
 Single phase
 Split phase
 3 Phase Delta
 3 Phase Wye
 3 Phase 2-Wattmeter Delta
 Generic
 2 ½ Element without Vb
 2 ½ Element without Vc
While monitoring any of the above configurations, the Xplorer can also
be connected to monitor neutral to ground voltage, and neutral or ground
current.
Automatic Setup for Power Quality
Automatically configures the setup for monitoring quality of supply based
on IEEE and IEC typical trigger settings. Automatic Setup is a one-stop
process using pre-defined values to set up the instrument automatically.
You have the option to view the summary list of parameter settings,
change probe types, and/or proceed directly with data monitoring.
From the Start Menu, press Automatic Setup for Power Quality. The
auto-configured circuit type, nominal voltage, current and frequency
values appear on screen. The remaining free space in GB is shown, and
you have the ability to specify the name in which the PQ setup file can be
saved.
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Automatic Setup for Energy/Demand
Automatically configures the setup for monitoring energy/demand.
Automatic Setup is a one-stop process using pre-defined values to set
the instrument automatically. You have the option to view the summary
list of parameter settings, change probe types, and/or proceed directly
with data monitoring.
From the Start Menu, press Automatic Setup for Energy/Demand. The
auto-configured circuit type, nominal voltage, current and frequency
values appear on screen. The remaining free space in GB is shown, and
you have the ability to specify the name in which the Energy/Demand
setup file can be saved.
Wizard Setup
Wizard Setup guides you through the circuit setup step-by-step, via a
series of screens prompting for information about the circuit to be
monitored. The instrument automatically turns on the correct channels,
sets the parameter thresholds and waveform capture settings depending
on the detected circuit type, nominal voltage and current values, and
monitoring mode specified. The user can then modify these settings if
necessary.
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From the Start Menu, press Wizard Setup. You can go through the
monitoring setup step-by-step by clicking on the Next function key, or
you can skip ahead and select the menu tab on top of the screen that
you want to change/view. Note that any setup menu you skip remains
configured using the auto-programmed or previous settings, which may
not be compatible with your present application. Or if you return to a
menu with an existing setup and then skip ahead, all menu settings,
which may have been modified from the initial setup, will remain.
The screens shown below follow the sequence by which they appear
when in the Wizard Setup.
Input Configuration
Current probe types (if used), turns ratios (when using additional PTs
and/or CTs), circuit configuration (single phase, wye, delta, etc.), and the
nominal voltage, current and frequency tracking range are set up first
before selecting the monitoring mode.
Current Probe / Turns Ratios Setup
Press the Probes & Scaling tab, or from the Wizard Setup screen press
Next. The Current Probes – Turns Ratios window is displayed.
Circuit Type Selection
The Xplorer is able to display wiring diagrams from which you can select
the circuit type appropriate to your application. The instrument will
automatically select and display the detected circuit type when entering
the screen, and compare the detected voltages, currents, and phase
sequence (if applicable) to the selected circuit type.
Press the Wiring Config tab, or from the Current Probes – Turns Ratios
screen, press Next. Read the Warning advisory, then press I Accept to
display the menu for circuit selection.
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An auto circuit detection window is displayed to select the detected
circuit type, nominal voltage, current and frequency. Parameters that
match expected measurements are displayed in green. Ones that do not
match are displayed in red.
Frequency, Voltage and Current Settings
The Nominal Values screen allows you to select frequency sync options,
including channel source (Va, Vd, Ia, Id), speed of response (Standard Utility Power Line, Fast - Local Generator or Internal), and frequency
sync min/max range.
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Monitoring Modes
The Xplorer provides nine monitoring modes of operation from which to
monitor and capture data relevant to the user’s application. Selecting any
setup category automatically sets trigger and capture conditions.
Advanced users are free to mix and match settings using the trigger
limits discussed in the next section.
The Xplorer allows you to monitor events in the following setup
categories:
Standard Power Quality (IEEE/IEC): Xplorer algorithms automatically
evaluate existing rms and waveform conditions to optimize setups to
reliably capture data. This feature ensures that the first-time user gets
the expected results, while providing the experienced user with the ability
to tweak settings for specific applications. Either way, the necessary data
used to identify critical events and optimize mitigation solutions is
recorded.
Current Inrush: Determining system characteristics during current
inrush conditions such as impedance changes during motor energization
or the I2t curve of a breaker trip is key to preventative maintenance and
enhanced power system performance. Inrush type events, such as motor
start-up, typically requires extended duration cycle-by-cycle recording.
With Xplorer, users can capture and store detailed data to evaluate
system performance against specifications and previous benchmark
data. Under the current inrush mode, triggers are typically current-based.
By operating in the inrush mode, the instrument will capture and store
highly detailed data in real time, then rearm and be ready to capture data
during the next test run.
Fault Recorder: A fault in a circuit is usually due to unintentional
grounding, a break in the line, a crossing or shorting of the wires, etc. A
digital fault recorder logs extended duration cycle-by-cycle recording.
Under the fault recorder mode, triggers are typically voltage-based. The
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Xplorer can help locate failures detected in various components of
assorted equipment by recording an extended period of cycle-by-cycle
data to capture the entire duration of the fault and the associated system
response.
Energy & Demand Audits: Monitors demand and energy parameters
for energy audits, efficiency studies and cost reduction programs.
Long-Term Timed Readings: Performing a statistically valid power
quality energy survey requires the capture of a set of basic data over an
extended period of time. The Xplorer is designed to facilitate long-term
monitoring by collecting min/max/avg data at each predetermined
interval in order to perform post-process harmonic and other events
analysis. The Xplorer is also designed to be left unattended in the field,
recording statistically representative data for long-term analysis.
Continuous Data Logging: This logs the rms and power values once
per second for totally gapless logging. Cyclic triggers are disabled. No
waveforms are recorded under this monitoring mode.
Voltage Compliance (EN50160): EN50160 monitors and reports Quality
of Supply (QOS) compliance as specified by the EN standard. The seven
parameters required by EN50160 to determine QOS compliance are:
Power Frequency, Supply Voltage Variations, Rapid Voltage Changes,
Supply Voltage Unbalance, Harmonic Voltage, Interharmonic Voltage,
and Mains Signaling.
Motor Quality: Automatically sets up the parameters that affect the
operation of motors. Motor parameters include True Power Factor,
Horsepower and Derating Factor, among others.
NOTE: You can override the default settings in any of the above
monitoring modes to customize the instrument to your application.
Limits Setup Options
After selecting a monitoring mode, the system is now ready to begin
monitoring and to record data in memory. Prior to actual monitoring, you
have the option to accept the default threshold settings and proceed with
monitoring, or to review and/or modify monitoring settings.
Trigger limits list the threshold parameters available for review or
modification. Experienced users are able to customize threshold settings
according to their applications. They can turn on or off any available
parameters and enter new threshold limits, as required.
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After selecting a monitoring mode, press the Trigger Limits tab or press
Next. The Limits screen will vary according to the selected monitoring
mode.
Trigger Limits for all Monitoring Modes Except Voltage Compliance
(EN50160):
The Xplorer allows you to set the limits for the following triggers:
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Set RMS Limits – use to review/modify limits for rms variation
as well as set the amount of rms value (in cycles) to record
before and after the trigger cycle.
Dranetz instruments label rms voltage or current variations as
either sags (voltage or current decreases below low limit) or
swells (voltage or current increases above high limit) as per
IEEE 1159. Voltage disturbances which are shorter in duration
than typical sags and swells (which are usually 1/4 cycle or
longer) are classified as transients.
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The Xplorer uses four different algorithms to detect and record
transients, while Dranetz HDPQ Guide and Visa have three.
You have the option to check Enable Automatic Limit
Incrementing to set limit trigger channel settings to autothreshold mode.
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Set Peak Transients – use to set peak or instantaneous trigger
magnitude. The crest factor or instantaneous peak is the
absolute peak sample value within one cycle. The instantaneous
peak triggers on the absolute peak value of the entire waveform.
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Set Waveshape Transients – use to set waveshape threshold
duration (window) and magnitude (tolerance) cycle to cycle. A
trigger occurs when either waveshape or rms deviation go
outside the programmed thresholds. Waveshape trigger values
include the magnitude and duration of the difference between the
present and previous cycle.
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Set RMS Diff Transients – use to set the rms distortion
waveshape limit. The rms deviation algorithm subtracts the same
point-on-wave sample values from previous to present cycle then
calculates the rms value of the deviation over an entire cycle. If
this value exceeds the threshold, then a trigger occurs.
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Set High Frequency Transients – the high speed sampling
analog board installed in Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer enables it to
detect and capture transients as small as 1 microsecond in
duration. This transient detection algorithm is only available on
the Xplorer.
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XTRIG Channels – use to set the trigger channels/parameters
for waveform capture to determine which channel’s data will be
saved when a trigger occurs.
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Timed Intervals – use to define how often you want the Xplorer
to save data periodically, regardless of power quality
disturbances and journal limits. The intervals for timed readings
are user programmable.
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Journal Limits – multiple parameters are available for recording
by exception. This menu lets the user specify thresholds to force
journal recording at the moment the threshold is crossed. Note
only the values of the parameter are captured, and not rms or
waveform data.
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Monitoring Mode for EN50160 Voltage Compliance
The following screen appears if the selected monitoring mode is Voltage
Compliance (EN50160):
If the default settings for the specified monitoring mode are acceptable,
proceed to the next tab Finalize (if there is nothing else to change). If
Strict Compliance is not checked, you can customize the setting on this
screen.
Finalize Monitoring Setup
Once the instrument has been set up for monitoring or after reading a
setup template from memory, you can finalize and configure the
monitoring process using the parameters below.
Start/Stop Monitoring Conditions
Under the Start monitoring options, select one from the following:
 Immediate - to begin monitoring immediately
 Delay - use the window provided to enter the number of days, hours,
minutes or seconds of delay to start monitoring from the present time
 Specified time and date - use the corresponding windows provided to
specify the time and date when monitoring begins
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Under the Stop monitoring options, select one from the following:
 Storage full - to end monitoring when memory storage is full
 Delay - use the window provided to enter the number of days, hours,
minutes or seconds of delay to end monitoring
 Specified time and date - use the corresponding windows provided to
specify the time and date when monitoring ends
 Never - to keep monitoring without a specified end date/time
NOTE: You can manually stop monitoring at any time using the Stop
Monitoring icon.
Under Memory:
 Free Space - indicates the remaining space in memory in gigabytes
 Used Space - indicates the memory space used in gigabytes
 Manage Memory - lists the recorded monitoring sessions, when
events have been captured and stored in memory. Each recorded
session is identified by the Session #, Name, the Date and Time
range when monitoring started and ended, and the Number of Event
Records contained in the particular session. The monitoring sessions
are arranged in the order of date and time they were recorded.
Configuration:
 View Summary - use this key to display the parameter settings in
effect; Setup summary is available for review before, during, and
after monitoring.
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Save - use this key to create a filename and save the Setup file
template in memory.
Optional Information:
 Name - You can enter a monitoring session name which will be used
to identify a session in the HDPQ session list. This name will also be
used as a file name when archiving a session to the USB flash drive.
 Location and Notes - You can add additional lines of text in this field
which will be displayed in the setup summary.
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Exit Setup
At the end of the Wizard Setup, the Exit Setup screen prompts you to
either accept the setup changes or not, before going on to start
monitoring (if accepted). You also have the option to use the instrument
as a meter, where monitoring setup changes are retained without turning
monitoring on.
If you jump to the Start Monitor mode while stepping through the Wizard
Setup, this screen will pop up to verify if the changes are to be accepted
or not, before continuing on to start monitoring (if accepted).
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Use as Meter if you want to finish the setup process (save setup
changes) but DO NOT turn monitoring on.
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Accept if you want to confirm changes made in monitoring settings
and start monitoring.
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Exit if you want to retain monitoring settings as they were and return
to Start Menu.
Monitor Same Circuit
Menu options for monitoring become available only after setting up the
instrument or from reading a setup template from memory. You can
make use of existing setups for monitoring using the Monitor Same
Circuit key.
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Load Setup Template
The Xplorer lists the setup template files (.set) stored in internal memory
or external USB device, along with wiring configuration, setup mode
application and location of file. Setup files are arranged in the order of
date and time they were recorded.
NOTE: Loading a setup template from memory will overwrite your
existing setup.
Select (highlight) the desired setup template file that you want to Load
from internal memory or USB into the instrument’s setup memory.
Load Data File from Memory
The Xplorer lists the recorded monitoring sessions, when data has been
captured and stored in memory. Each recorded session is identified by
the Session #, Name, the Date and Time range when monitoring started
and ended, and the Number of Event Records contained in the particular
session. The monitoring sessions are arranged in the order of date and
time they were recorded.
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NOTE: The icons on the screen indicate the status of action you take
with a particular session data file.
Select (highlight) the desired session data file, then press the key
corresponding to the action that you want to take:
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Open - brings up the Event Data & Reports menu. Once you open a
session data file, it will load and store it into the instrument’s event
and trend memory, and it becomes available to be acted on by the
view data screen functions.
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Close – removes the data file from the instrument’s event and trend
memory.
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Delete - clears the selected (highlighted) session data file in the list.
This will remove the selected file from memory.
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Delete All - clears all session data files in the list. This will remove all
data files from memory.
NOTE: All data files stored in event memory will be lost when you
press Delete All. Copy any file that you want to save to a USB flash
drive or computer first before deleting all files.
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Archive to USB - copies and saves data files from internal memory to
an external memory device (USB). Once the files have been saved,
you will need the Dranetz Dran-View® program to retrieve and view
the files in your computer.
NOTE: When saving files to USB:
If the data file is open for active viewing, you have to close the file
first in order to archive or save the file to the USB flash drive.
If the data file is open for active monitoring, you have to first press
stop monitoring, then view the setup session file. Once the setup file
has been successfully recorded, events captured, and then stored in
memory, you can proceed to archive or save the file to a USB flash
drive.
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Archive Locally - copies and saves data files locally into the
instrument’s internal memory. Once the files have been saved, it
becomes available to be acted on by the view data screen functions.
NOTE: You cannot archive an active session file. You have to close
the file first in order to save it to the instrument’s local memory.
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Change Instrument Configuration
The Xplorer lets you manage the instrument to ensure that it runs
efficiently, and the instrument is set up according to your preferences
and application.
View/Save Monitoring
Setup summary displays the list of parameter settings for the present
setup application. You have the ability to save the monitoring settings to
internal memory or to an external USB flash drive.
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Save to Memory if you want to save the monitoring settings to
internal memory.
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Save to USB if you want to save the monitoring settings to an
external USB device. Make sure the device is plugged into the USB
port.
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INSTRUMENT SETTINGS
Instrument settings describe the miscellaneous tasks that you can
perform to keep the Xplorer running efficiently. These are tasks that you
might perform only occasionally.
You can configure the instrument to set up the following:
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Time and date display
Language selection
Communications options
Manage files in memory
Firmware update
Trigger alarm setup
Setup display
Factory default settings
As with other instrument control functions, there are three ways to
access the Setup Instrument page:
1st – upon instrument power-up and prior to monitoring, using the large
shortcut button, select Setup Instrument on the Home page.
2nd – on the taskbar of most typical screens, where shortcuts to common
instrument functions including Setup Instrument are found.
3rd – from the Start Menu, press Change Instrument Configuration.
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Set Up Communications Options
Communications setting is where you enter instrument-specific information to
enable the Xplorer to communicate to external devices. The available
communications interfaces are: Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth. WiFi and
Bluetooth options are standard for the HDPQ Xplorer and Guide. WiFi is
factory installed and not available on the Visa. These communications
interfaces can be used for VNC remote control, remote access by the
Dranetz HDPQ App, and for Modbus TCP.
Ethernet IP connection (Wired) – The Xplorer can be connected to any
Ethernet network (10/100 MBaud Ethernet) using Ethernet/IP software
protocols. The instrument must be connected to the computer network via
the Ethernet cable port. Configurations using the Ethernet/IP protocol require
an IP Address for network communication, and a Gateway address to
effectively communicate with the host device.
Wireless (WiFi) network connection – The wireless network connection
is identical to a standard Ethernet connection, except that it requires a
wireless local area network (WLAN) access point or hotspot based on any of
the 802.11x standards, a wireless network card installed in the Xplorer
(factory-installed at the time of purchase), and a wireless-enabled host
laptop/computer.
Bluetooth connection – The Xplorer requires the addition of a Dranetz
supplied Bluetooth external adapter in order to connect to a wireless-enabled
device using the Bluetooth networking mode. The Bluetooth interface uses a
PAN network that is only available on PC based devices.
VNC connection – The Xplorer can be VNC-enabled so that any VNC
Client can access the instrument remotely, provided the correct password is
entered. Virtual network computing (VNC) software allows you to view and
interact with the Xplorer from any other computer or mobile device anywhere
using the Internet. VNC software is cross-platform, allowing remote screensharing control of the Xplorer. A VNC app or program (not supplied by
Dranetz) is required on your computer, tablet or smartphone for VNC remote
control.
Modbus connection – HDPQ Xplorer can also be connected for real time
measurement reading via the Modbus/TCP protocol.
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Download Data Remotely via Network, WiFi & Bluetooth PAN
1) Navigate to the Manage Memory screen (Instrument Settings >
Manage Memory). Select a recorded monitoring session and press
Archive Locally.
2) Connect to the instrument with a web browser and enter
http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/user, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of
the instrument.
3) Enter the Username and Password for the instrument.
The username is always admin. The default password is Dranetz.
Password setups can be done in the instrument's Communications
settings.
4) The web page will show four folders, each of which contains the
following information to upload:
screens – contain all screen snapshots not associated with a mini report
reports – contain the Mini Reports
setups – contain the Setup files
archive – contains the ddbx data folders
5) Click on any folder to see the available files to download. Proceed to
select a file to download to your computer. The selected content file
will be downloaded into the Downloads folder of your web browser.
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Download Data via USB Connection
1) Plug the small end of the USB active sync cable into the small USB
connector on the right side of the HDPQ instrument. Plug the other
end into the USB connector on your computer.
2) The HDPQ instrument will plug & play, and the Windows® Mobile
window will open automatically.
3) In your device, look under File Management, and click on Browse
Contents.
4) Navigate to the folder directory: Computer\HDPQ\Flash\User
You should see the following folders:
screens – contain all screen snapshots not associated with a mini report
reports – contain the Mini Reports
setups – contain the Setup files
archive – contains the ddbx data folders
5) Click on any folder to see the available files to download. Proceed to
select and right-click on a file and select Copy.
6) Using Windows® Explorer, navigate to the folder where you would
like to upload the data. Right click and select paste to transfer the
data to your computer.
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REAL TIME METER MODES
Scope Mode
Scope mode functions as an oscilloscope, displaying real-time
waveforms of voltage and current for up to eight channels
simultaneously, updated approximately once every three seconds. The
colors of waveform display are user programmable. Waveforms may be
displayed on a single or dual axis (overlaid or stacked). A range check
function shows the detected input range for all channels. Scope mode
also provides a textual display of rms values, division for axis values, and
frequency.
Dial Meters (graphical)
Dial Meters allow you to define the parameters, and create dial-type
readings of each channel or parameter. Readings are updated
approximately once every three seconds. Six dial type meters can be
displayed for any of the channel/parameters that are journalled. By
default, the instrument shows dial-type readings for Va, Vb, Vc, Ia, Ib, Ic.
Axis (end points of meter) can be changed on a per meter basis, and
journal limits can be shown as bands of colors on the dial face.
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Text Display Meters (tabular)
Text display meter screens are displayed in tabular form. The metered
parameters are logically separated into the following tabs: Standard,
Distortion, Unbalance, Advanced Power, Advanced Demand & Energy
and Advanced Flicker. The function keys at the bottom of the meter
screens change depending on the parameter tab selected.
NOTE: Meter mode operation does not interfere with any of other Xplorer
monitoring or recording functions.
Dashboard
The Dashboard is a visual way of seeing present values, and if any
events occurred, such as out-of-limit conditions, for each of the displayed
parameters. The Dashboard is color coded to indicate whether or not the
parameter is within limits. Green indicates the parameter is within limits
and/or no events have occurred since the Dashboard was last cleared.
Red indicates the parameter is extremely out of limits and/or events of
that type have occurred since the Dashboard was last cleared. It can
display status summary for three report types - Power Quality (PQ),
Energy/Demand and Motor Health. Real time data, event count, or user
specified calculated data is available in 2x3, 3x4, or 4x6 matrix displays.
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Harmonics
Harmonics display the amplitude and phase of each harmonic to the
127th harmonic in both graphical and textual format. You can select
which parameter to show the harmonics for (V,I,W), which channel
(A,B,C,D) zoom in on the 5Hz components, set options such as show
harmonics and/or interharmonics and then display in Hz or harmonic
number, scale to the fundamental or absolute value, and list the
harmonic magnitudes and phase angles in tabular fashion.
Phasor Display
The phasor screen displays a graph that indicates phase relations
between voltage and current based upon the angles at the fundamental
frequency, as determined by Fourier analysis. Phasor diagram displays
voltage and current phasors for all channels. Functioning as a phase
angle meter, the instrument can display system imbalance conditions
and provides such information in textual form as well. The phase angle
display can also verify if monitoring connections have been made
correctly. Animated phasor demo rotations demonstrating resistive,
inductive and capacitive loads can be displayed.
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Strip Chart Recorder
Strip Chart Recorder displays a real-time auto-scaled graph of selected
parameters, updated once every 3 seconds. The initial strip chart screen
records up to 10-minutes worth of horizontal scale data, with the vertical
axis also initially on auto-scale. Once 10-minutes worth of data is drawn
across the entire graph, the horizontal scale continues to shift forward in
time with each update. This process continues until the Clear function
key is pressed.
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STORED DATA FUNCTIONS AND DISPLAYS
The Xplorer offers a graphical, information-packed, and easy to navigate
display of event data. Trend, Event List, Event Plot, and Event Waveform
are available for display, with options to view detailed information in
graphic as well as textual form. The Xplorer also does Voltage (Quality of
Supply or QOS) compliance monitoring as specified by EN50160, or
other similar voltage compliance standards.
Event Data and Reports Menu
Event data and reports become available while monitoring is on or upon
reading a file from internal memory or external flash drive. Press the
Recorded Data icon to bring up the Event Data & Reports menu. While
monitoring is on, you can use the Data Review icons to bring up the
same data and reports menu.
The Event Data & Reports menu lets you select how to display recorded
data, either in graphic or textual form. These include both trended data
and events generated from user programmed triggers or thresholds.
What are Events?
An event occurs when a programmed threshold limit is crossed. An event
consists of the pre-trigger cycle(s), trigger cycle(s), and post-trigger
cycles(s), when available. The event data for all of the captured channels
can be displayed in time plots of the rms values or waveforms, event
details such as trigger conditions, characterization of the event according
to PQ standards, and min/max values, or the time-stamped event list.
What is displayed on a Trend?
It shows journalled (timed) event data trend over a specific time range.
Journals are periodic events recorded by the instrument at a specified
timed interval. The trend plot can show up to three (3) parameters, and
each parameter can then show up to four (4) channels on the same axis.
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Trend Plot
Users can generate time plots or trend visualizations for all journalled
data combined with min/max/avg recordings of that parameter. Most
journal parameters have multiple channels to plot. The Trend screen can
display up to four (4) stacked graphs with as many as four (4) channels
in each graph. You have the option to enable/disable plot display; the
display area will resize according to the number of plots enabled for
display.
Trend with Event Markers
The same as trend plots, but includes event markers on the time axis
where there are events - events are marked on the horizontal axis with a
triangle. Pressing a triangle will allow you to jump to the event list
showing events near this marker.
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Event List
Presents a summary of all captured events in the order in which they
occurred. Each event entry contains the date and time when the event
was captured, the color coded channel/parameter of the captured event,
the event category and event classification. The event list can be filtered
by type and/or time.
Once you bring up an event screen, the taskbar changes to show
specialized icons that provide easy access to view event display. These
icons are not common to all screens, only to event data screens.
Trend Plot
Displays time plots or trend visualizations of journalled data.
Event List
Presents a summary of all captured events in the order that
they occurred.
Event Plot (rms)
Shows the voltage and current rms plots recorded for the
event. Threshold values and event details can be displayed
using the corresponding function keys.
Event Waveform
Shows the voltage and current waveforms that were captured
with the event, based on user settings.
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Event Plot (rms)
Event rms plot displays the actual voltage and/or current rms that
occurred when a certain threshold parameter was crossed.
The horizontal black dotted lines indicate the upper and lower limits that
trigger events. The Red vertical line indicates the trigger timestamp or
start of event.
Event rms plot of voltage and current
NOTE: Event plot displays events in rms by default. To view event plot in
waveform display, press the Waveform icon on the taskbar.
Event Waveform
The Xplorer allows you to view events in graphic waveform display.
Waveforms from transient event capture
NOTE: The instrument will only display waveform data for channels that
are enabled to record waveforms. For channels that do not have
associated waveform data, the screen will maintain the format, but will
leave the plot blank.
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Event Detail
Event detail screen is generated for each event. Event details show the
triggered parameters and event data saved by the instrument, along with
characterization information about the event. The event details will also
include result of the Sag Directivity and Power Factor Correction
Capacitor AnswerModules (not available on Dranetz HDPQ Visa).
Each event entry is identified by the time and date when the event was
captured (shown on header row), the trigger parameters, and
characterization details pertaining to the selected event entry. The
threshold values captured are color coded. Triggered parameters that
are within limits are shown in green. Triggered parameters that are out of
limits, exceeding Low or High threshold limits, are shown in red.
Detailed information of transient event capture
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REPORTS
You have the option to view and set up data via the Voltage Compliance
Report, Energy/Demand Audit Report, Harmonics Statistics Report or the
Mini-Report Viewer. Each report has their own method of presenting
compliance data, as well as differs on the length of evaluation period to
monitor compliance.
Voltage Compliance Report
Voltage Compliance Report appears in the form of a table called
Compliance History. Compliance History displays a summary of the QOS
evaluation status. The Voltage (QOS) functionality is equipped with
monitoring and setup protocols to meet the measurements required for
EN50160 monitoring. EN50160 is a European standard that stipulates
the voltage characteristics that can be expected in public distribution
networks. EN50160 specifies that various parameters must be within a
specified percentage for 95% of the standard one week monitoring
period.
Use the respective functions keys – Statistics Summary, DISDIP,
Min/Max - to view the voltage compliance summary, the magnitude and
duration distribution table (DISDIP), and the min/max values for Power
Frequency and RMS Voltage during monitoring interval.
Statistics Summary
Voltage Compliance Summary appears in the form of a statistical bar
chart featuring the seven parameters required for determining QOS
compliance. The color of the bar indicates compliance status. A green
bar indicates that the parameter is within compliance. A red bar indicates
that the parameter does not comply with the QOS limits. Each
measurement parameter is discussed in the following pages.
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You can view component graphs for three parameters using the soft
keys provided - Frequency for Power Frequency graph, Harmonics for
Harmonic graph, and Interharmonics for Interharmonic graph.
DISDIP
The EN50160 DISDIP (distribution of dips) table is based upon the event
statistics calculated by EN50160. It includes the UNIPEDE DISDIP
Statistics and the table for Transient Overvoltages. UNIPEDE DISDIP
data is collected and saved on a weekly basis with the counts reset as
the final file save occurs. If additional data is detected for an evaluation
period after that period has been saved, that internal data is retrieved
and updated.
The DISDIP table also includes those events of Transient type. Use the
Transient key to display data for Transient Overvoltage.
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Min/Max
The Min/Max table displays the minimum and maximum values for
Power Frequency and RMS Voltage, along with the time and date of
occurrence. Maximum phase values of Rapid Voltage Change, Flicker,
Supply Voltage Unbalance, and Harmonic are also displayed along with
time and date of occurrence. Press the next pages to display the rest of
the table values and view Harmonic values up to order number 25.
Energy and Demand Report
The Xplorer gives you the option to view the demand and energy report.
The report list, as shown below, helps you monitor and manage energy
consumption including utility costs.
Use the function keys at the bottom of the screen to select Energy or
Demand report for viewing.
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Harmonics Statistics Report
Harmonics Statistics Report allows you to set up a harmonic statistics
report, based on the 3-second data calculating the 95 and 99% values
per IEC 61000-4-7 and IEEE 519.
Use the function keys at the bottom of the screen – Open, Start Today,
Start Date, Failed Only, Weekly Only - to set up the report.
Mini-Report Viewer
The Mini-Report Viewer brings up the list of active or previously saved
mini-report(s) available. Select the report that you want to view or save to
an external USB flash drive.
Use the Open key to view the report to the full size of the LCD display,
with the taskbar on top remaining active and viewable. The viewer opens
the file in .rtf format, with read only function, and editing not enabled.
The Delete All key clears all active or previously saved mini-reports on
the list. This will remove the mini-report files from memory.
The Copy to USB key allows you to save the report file - with the text and
image, if any. Graphics are saved as an image in .bmp format, while
alphanumeric content is saved as a text (.txt) file.
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General Specifications
Dimensions:
Size:
10” Width x 8” Height x 2.75” Depth
(25.4 x 20.3 x 7cm)
Weight: 4.2 pounds (1.9 kg)
Environmental:
Operating: 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Storage: -20 to 55 °C (4 to 131 °F)
Humidity: 10% - 90% non-condensing
Altitude:
2000m (6560 ft) maximum
Installation Categories: Mains Supply:
Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2
Measurement Voltage Inputs:
1000 Vrms Maximum
Installation Category III, Pollution Degree 2
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All Dranetz manufactured portable instruments and accessories are
warranted to the original purchaser against defective material and
workmanship for a period of three years from the date of invoice. User
replaceable instrument batteries are warranted for a period of one year
from the date of invoice. Certain Dranetz branded accessories, such as
current transformers and other accessories not manufactured by
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invoice. Warranties for products and accessories sold by, but not
branded as Dranetz, are covered by their respective manufacturer’s
warranties and are not warranted by Dranetz. Dranetz will repair or
replace, at its option, all defective equipment that is returned, freight
prepaid, during the warranty period. There will be no charge for repair,
provided there is no evidence that the equipment has been mishandled
or abused. This warranty shall not apply to any defects resulting from
improper or inadequate maintenance, buyer-supplied hardware/software
interfacing, unauthorized modification or misuse of the equipment,
operation outside of environmental specifications, or improper site
preparation or maintenance.
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Statements and Notices (cont.)
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The information in this Quick Reference Guide has been reviewed and is
believed to be entirely reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed for
any inaccuracies. All material is for informational purposes only, and is
subject to change without prior notice.
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Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.
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