Power Software Configuration tool Installation Instructions

Power Software Configuration tool Installation Instructions
Power Software Configuration tool
POWER SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Retrieving Historical Data from Your Meters
Introduction
Installation ......................................................................... 2
File Formats ...................................................................... 2
Automatic Data Retrieving................................................. 2
Embedded Communication Test ....................................... 2
Preprogrammed Data Sets................................................ 2
Communicating with Your Meters
Creating a New Site .......................................................... 3
Setting up Communications .............................................. 3
Selecting a Protocol for a Serial Port/Modem ................... 3
Communicating through a Serial Port ............................... 4
Communicating through a Modem .................................... 4
Communicating through Internet ....................................... 4
Programming Your Meters
Creating Setups for Your Meters Off-Line.......................... 5
Downloading Setups to Your Meters ................................. 5
Uploading Setups from Your Meters.................................. 5
Monitoring Your Meters
Viewing Real-time Data..................................................... 6
Changing the Data View.................................................... 6
Adjusting the Number of Rows in a Multi-Record View ..... 6
Saving Data to a File ......................................................... 6
Printing Data to a Printer................................................... 6
Copying Data to Another Application ................................ 6
Real-time Data Logging..................................................... 7
Viewing Real-time Min/Max Log........................................ 7
Viewing Real-time Waveforms........................................... 7
Updating the Clock in Your Meters .................................... 7
Remote Relay Operations on Your Meters ........................ 7
Uploading Historical Data on Demand ..............................8
Using the Upload Scheduler ..............................................8
Adding a New Site to the Schedule ...................................8
Configuring a Schedule for the Meter ................................8
Activating a Schedule for the Meter ...................................9
Suspending the Scheduler ................................................9
Running the Scheduler on Demand ..................................9
Recording Upload Problems..............................................9
Viewing Historical Data On-line .........................................9
Viewing Log Files
Opening a Log File ............................................................10
Exporting Data to Another Application...............................10
Saving Data to a File .........................................................10
Printing Data to a Printer ...................................................10
Viewing the Event Log .......................................................10
Sorting Events ...................................................................10
Filtering Events ..................................................................10
Viewing the Data Log.........................................................10
Viewing the Waveform Log ................................................11
Selecting Waveform Channels...........................................11
Customizing Line Colors and Styles ..................................11
Viewing Phasor Diagrams .................................................12
Viewing Symmetrical Components ....................................12
Selecting Primary and Secondary Units............................12
Using the Marker Lines......................................................12
Using a Zoom ....................................................................12
Viewing Waveforms ...........................................................13
Viewing an RMS Plot .........................................................13
Viewing a Spectrum Chart.................................................13
Viewing a Spectrum Table .................................................14
Customizing Your Views
Customizing Date Format ..................................................15
Customizing Timestamp ....................................................15
Selecting Voltage Disturbance Units..................................15
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INTRODUCTION
format allows you to store different types of logs to a single
database as separate tables, and makes it easy to transport
your databases onto other PCs.
The following paragraphs outline some of the differences
between this version of Power Software in comparison to
previous versions you may have used.
Automatic Data Retrieving
Power Software allows you to retrieve all data logs from your
meters at once and store them to a database, either on
demand or on a time basis (e.g., daily or weekly) using a
predefined schedule.
Installation
If you install the new Power Software into the same directory
where your current version of Power Software is installed, it is
recommended that you do not uninstall your old Power
Software before installing this version; otherwise, your present
Power Software configuration database will be destroyed. Your
current configuration database and all data files you have are
still functional in the new Power Software.
Embedded Communication Test
Power Software incorporates the test features that were
previously included in the DOS-based PComTest program,
allowing you to test communication with your meters.
File Formats
Preprogrammed Data Sets
Although Power Software allows you to open ASCII log files
created by previous Power Software versions, and even to
store data from the screen to ASCII files, most new features
will only use the Microsoft Access .mdb database format. This
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Any data sets you have prepared for the RT Data Monitor and
RT Min/Max Log are still functional in the new Power
Software, although they need to undergo a simple procedure
before you can use them: open the Data Set dialog and scroll
through all active data sets, and then save them. Perform this
procedure for both the RT Data Monitor and RT Min/Max Log.
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COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR
METERS
You can add any comments to the 'Comments' box, such as
meter location or any other data concerning this particular
site.
NOTE: You cannot change the site properties or communication settings when the 'On-line' button
on the toolbar is checked. Uncheck it before
entering the 'Configuration' dialogs.
Creating a New Site
In order to communicate with your meters, you should create a
separate site database for each one where all meter settings
are stored. Power Software keeps all site settings in a file with
a name you give it and the extension .mdb. When you install
Power Software on your computer, a directory named "Sites"
is created in the Power Software installation directory. It is
advised to keep all your site databases in this directory.
Setting up Communications
Your meters can be connected to a PC through serial
communications (directly to your PC RS-232 port, via the RS485 to RS-232 converter, or through a modem), the Internet,
or the USB port.
To create a new database for your meter, select 'Configuration'
from the Tools menu, and then click 'Sites' at right on the
'Instrument Setup' tab. From the 'Look in' box, select the
directory where a new database will be stored.Type a site
name for your meter in the 'File name' box, click 'New', and
then click 'OK'. You will see the selected site's name in the
'Site' box. As you create new databases, their names are
added to the site list that you can browse from this box.
To provide Power Software with information on your meter
location, select 'Configuration' from the Tools menu. In the
'Communication' group on the 'Instrument Setup' tab, select
the type of a connection for your meter, and set the device
communication address you assigned to the meter. The
'Sampling Rate' box defines a rate at which Power Software
will update data on your screen when you continuously poll
the meter in the Power Software Data Monitor.
If you selected 'Serial Port/Modem Site', click on the
'Connection' tab to select a port on the PC through which
Power Software will communicate to your meter.
Selecting a Protocol for a Serial Port/
Modem
On the 'Connection' tab, click on 'Protocol' and select the
communications protocol as you have selected in your meter.
In the 'Model' box, select your meter model type, and in the
'Instrument Options' group boxes, specify the voltage and
current input and analog output (if any) options for your meter.
If the meter has an onboard logging memory, select the
correct memory module size for your meter.
The remaining settings in this dialog do not normally need to
be changed. The 'Response Time-out' box defines the
maximum time in milliseconds that Power Software will wait for
the meter response before announcing a failure. When
communicating through a modem, especially over long
distances, this time may require some adjustment.
The 'Break Time-out' box defines the maximum idle time that
Power Software will wait after receiving the last message
character to close a connection. This setting is important only
when Power Software is running the Modbus RTU or DNP3
protocol. It does not affect ASCII communications. The default
value of 10 ms is usually sufficient for reliable
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communications, but it can be affected by the load on your
PC. If there are many applications running on your PC, Power
Software might be prevented from responding to received
characters fast enough, so it might close the communication
while the meter is still transmitting its response message. If
you frequently receive the message 'Communication failed',
this could mean that 'Break Time-out' should be increased.
Note that this time is added to the message transfer time, and
increasing it excessively will slow communications.
phone number of the remote modem to the phone list. Type
the phone number in the 'Phone number' box, add comments
if you desire, click 'Add', and then click 'OK'. In the 'Phone
number' box on the 'Connection' pane, select the phone
number from the list. Click 'OK'.
Communicating through Internet
Click on the 'Connection' tab. Click on the 'IP address' and
type in the IP address of the Network Communicator to which
your meter is connected. In the 'Protocol' box, select
communications protocol that you set in the meter. Type the
TCP port number for your protocol in the 'Host Port' box. Use
the following table to correctly select the TCP port for your
protocol:
The 'Retries' box defines the number of attempts that Power
Software will use to receive a response from the meter in the
event the communication fails before announcing a
communication failure.
Communicating through a Serial Port
Modbus RTU - 502
On the 'Connection' tab, select from the 'Device' box a COM
port and click on 'Configure' to specify the baud rate and data
format for the port. Choose the same baud rate and data
format as you have set in the meter, and then click 'OK'.
DNP3 - 20000
If you wish, adjust the time that Power Software waits for a
connection before announcing an error and the number of
retries Power Software will use to receive a response from the
meter if communications fail.
Communicating through a Modem
On the 'Connection' tab, select in the 'Device' box a local
modem installed on your PC through which you will
communicate to your meter. Click on 'Phones' to add the
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PROGRAMMING YOUR METERS
NOTE: Power Software uses the Basic Setup data as a
reference in all setup dialogs. Create the Basic
Setup configuration for your meter first and save
it to the site database before preparing other
meter setups.
Creating Setups for Your Meters OffLine
If you want to reuse setups from another site, you can simply
copy setups from that site to your present site database. Click
'Open', select the desired site database, and then click 'OK'.
The opened setup will be copied to your site database.
Power Software allows you to prepare setup data for your
meters off-line without the need to have the meter connected
to your PC. You can save these data in the meter's site
database, and then recall and download it to the meter when
you have the meter on-line.
You can also copy all setups from one site database into
another site's database. Select a meter site from the list box
on the toolbar from which you want to reproduce setups, and
then select 'Copy to...' from the 'Meter Setup' menu. Select the
site database to which to copy setups from the present
database, and then click 'OK'.
To prepare a setup for your meter, select a meter site from the
list box on the toolbar, and then select the desired setup group
from the 'Meter Setup' menu.
Click on the tab with the name of the setup you want to create
and fill in the boxes with the desired configuration data for your
meter.
Downloading Setups to Your Meters
Power Software allows you to update each setup in your meter
one at time or to download all setups together from the site
database.
To update a particular setup in your meter, check the 'On-line'
button
on the toolbar, select a meter site from the list box
on the toolbar, and then select the desired setup group from
the 'Meter Setup' menu. Click on the pane with the name of
the setup you want to download to the meter, and then click
'Send'.
To download all setups to your meter at once, check the 'Online' button
on the toolbar, select a meter site from the list
box on the toolbar, and then select 'Download Setups' from
the 'Meter Setup' menu. Reply 'Yes' to the Power Software
warning message.
Uploading Setups from Your Meters
Power Software allows you to update the site databases with
the setups currently presented in your meters.
After you have completed the setup, click on the 'Save as...'
button. The name of the selected site database appears in the
'File name' box by default. If you want to save your setup into
another site database, select it from the file pane. Click on
'OK'.
To upload the setups from the meter to the site database,
check the 'Online' button
on the toolbar, select a meter
site from the list box on the toolbar, and then select 'Upload
Setups' from the 'Meter Setup' menu. Reply 'Yes' to the Power
Software warning message.
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MONITORING YOUR METERS
You can open as many data monitor windows as you want,
either for different sites, or for the same site using different
data sets.
Viewing Real-time Data
NOTE: When you open a data monitor window, it is
linked both to the current site and to the selected
data set. If you select another site from the site
list, this does not affect the open data monitor
windows. They are still linked to the sites for
which they were created.
Real-time data can be continuously retrieved from your meters
and updated on the screen at a rate you defined in the
Instrument Setup.
To poll your instrument, select a meter site from the list box on
the toolbar, select 'RT Data Monitor' from the 'Monitor' menu,
and then select a data set you want to view.
Changing the Data View
Power Software can display data in either a single record or
multi-record view. To change the view, click with the right
mouse button on the Data Monitor window and select either
'Wrap' to see a single record, or 'UnWrap' to go to the
multirecord view.
Power Software supports 33 programmable data sets each
consisting of up to 40 data parameters. To re-organize data
sets, select 'Data Set' from the 'Monitor' menu or click on the
button
on the toolbar. You will see some predefined data
sets and others which are empty. You can freely modify both
to organize data in sets that will be convenient for you to use.
Adjusting the Number of Rows in a MultiRecord View
Click with the right mouse button on the Data Monitor window
and select 'Options'. Adjust the number of records you want to
see in the window, and then click 'OK'. When the number of
retrieved records exceeds the number of rows in the window,
the window will scroll up so that older records will be erased.
Saving Data to a File
You can save retrieved data to a file for later analysis. Click on
the 'Save' button
. Select the type of a file in which you
want to keep the data. The choices are the ASCII *.dtl file and
the *.mdb database. The ASCII files can hold only data of one
type, while the .mdb file can hold all types of data in a single
database, both real-time and historical data.
Select a directory where you want your log files to be kept. To
avoid confusion, do not store data files into the 'Sites' directory
where site databases are located.
To run data polling, check the 'On-line' button
on the
toolbar, and then click on either the 'Single poll' button
or
'Continuous poll' button
. When in continuous poll, you can
stop it by clicking on the 'Stop' button
.
Select an existing file or type the name for a new file, and then
click 'Save'.
Printing Data to a Printer
To print retrieved data to a printer, click the print button
on the toolbar, select a printer and click 'OK'. If you want to
check how your document appears on the printed page, select
'Print Preview' from the 'File' menu.
Copying Data to Another Application
You can copy the entire data table or a part of a table into the
Clipboard or into another application such as Microsoft Excel
or Word in order to prepare your report.
Click with the right mouse button on the Data Monitor window
and choose 'Select All', or click on the upper-left corner of the
data table (where the 'No.' label is displayed). Click with the
right mouse button on the Data Monitor window again and
choose 'Copy' or click the 'Copy' button
on the toolbar.
Run an application to where you want to copy data, position
cursor at the correct place, and then click the 'Paste' button
on the application's toolbar or select 'Paste' from the 'Edit'
menu.
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To retrieve the selected Min/Max log data, check the 'On-line'
button on the toolbar, and then click on the 'Single poll' button
.
If you want only a part of data to be copied, select with the
mouse cursor while holding the left mouse button the rows or
columns in the table you want to copy, and then click the
'Copy' button
on the toolbar.
You can save retrieved data to a file or print it in the same
manner as described in the previous section.
Real-time Data Logging
Viewing Real-time Waveforms
Power Software allows you to log polled data records to a
database automatically at the time it updates the Data Monitor
window on the screen.
To retrieve the real-time waveforms from the meter, select a
meter site from the list box on the toolbar, and then select 'RT
Waveform Monitor' from the 'Monitor' menu.
To setup the real-time logging options:
1. Open the Data Monitor window.
2. Click on the 'RT Logging On/Off' button
on the toolbar, or select 'RT Logging Options' from the 'Tools'
menu.
3. Select an existing database, or type the name for a new
database and select a directory where you want to save
it.
4. Select the number of tables, and the number of records
in each table you want recorded.
5. Adjust the file update rate for automatic recording. It
must be a multiple of the sampling rate that you defined
in the Instrument Setup dialog.
6. Click Save.
To run polling waveforms, check the 'On-line' button
on
the toolbar, and then click on either the 'Single poll' button or
'Continuous poll' button
. When in continuous poll, you can
stop it by clicking on the 'Stop' button
.
By default, Power Software retrieves six 4-cycle waveforms
(V1-V3 and I1-I3) sampled at a rate of 128 samples per cycle.
If you want to retrieve waveforms only for selected phases,
select 'Customize' from the 'Tools' menu, click on the
'Preferences' tab, check phases you want polled, and then
click 'OK'.
Retrieved waveforms can be viewed in different windows as
overlapped or nonoverlapped waveforms, as RMS cycle-bycycle plot, or as a harmonic spectrum chart or table. For
information on using different waveform views, see “Viewing
Log Files” on page 10.
When you run real-time data polling, Power Software
automatically saves retrieved records to the database at the
rate you specified. The 'RT Logging On/Off' button
on the
toolbar should be checked all the time to allow Power
Software to perform logging. You can suspend logging by unchecking this button, and then resume logging by checking it
again.
Updating the Clock in Your Meters
To update clock (RTC) in the meter, select a meter site from
the list box on the toolbar, check the 'On-line' button
on
the toolbar, and then select 'RTC ' from the 'Monitor' menu.
Viewing Real-time Min/Max Log
The RTC dialog displays the current PC time and the time in
the meter. To synchronize the meter clock with the PC time,
click 'Set'.
To retrieve the real-time Min/Max log data from the meter,
select a meter site from the list box on the toolbar, select 'RT
Min/Max Log' from the 'Monitor' menu, and then select a data
set you want to view.
Remote Relay Operations on Your
Meters
Power Software supports nine programmable data sets each
consisting of up to 40 data parameters. To re-organize data
sets, select 'Data Set' from the 'Monitor' menu or click the
button
on the toolbar. You will see some predefined data
sets and others being empty. You can freely modify both to
organize data in sets that will be convenient for you to use.
To perform remote control operations on the relays, or to
check their present status, select a meter site from the list box
on the toolbar, check the 'On-line' button
on the toolbar,
and then select 'Remote Control' from the 'Monitor' menu.
The dialog shows you present forced relay status. To force a
relay to operate or release, select a command for the relay
and click 'Send'.
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RETRIEVING HISTORICAL
DATA FROM YOUR METERS
If your meter has on-board logging capabilities, you can
retrieve the historical logs from the meter and save them to
the database for later analysis. This can be done in two ways.
The first is uploading historical data on demand at any time
you need them. The second is using the upload scheduler that
runs at predefined intervals on your schedule, for example,
daily, weekly or monthly. Historical logs are stored as separate
tables to the .mdb databases.
Uploading Historical Data on
Demand
To retrieve the historical logs from your meter, select a meter
site from the list box on the toolbar, check the 'On-line' button
on the toolbar, and then select 'Upload Logs' from the
'Logs' menu.
Click the 'Select logs' button, check boxes for logs you want to
upload from the meter, and then click 'OK'.
NOTE: If you leave the box named 'Do not scan entire
file' checked with the PM171 or PM295 meters,
Power Software will retrieve only new records
that have not yet been read. In the event the historical files have been read from another PC,
Power Software might skip the last read records
and you will miss data. Check this box with caution only if you are sure that your meter may not
be accessed from another PC.
Select an existing database, or type the name for a new
database and select a directory where you want to save it, and
then click 'OK'.
Using the Upload Scheduler
To setup the Upload Scheduler, select 'Upload Scheduler'
from the 'Logs' menu.
Adding a New Site to the Schedule
Click 'Add Site', select the site database for which you want to
organize the schedule, and then click 'OK'.
Configuring a Schedule for the Meter
Click 'Configure' or double click with the left mouse button on
the site row. Click on the 'Select logs' button, check boxes for
logs you want to upload on a schedule from the meter, and
then click 'OK'. Pay attention to the Note in the previous
section.
Select a daily, weekly or monthly schedule, and adjust the
start time for uploading. Select the number of attempts to
upload data in the event of temporary communication
problems or unavailability of your meter, and the delay
between attempts in minutes and seconds.
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Recording Upload Problems
If you want to use this schedule to synchronize the clock in the
meter with the PC time, check the 'RTC Synchronization
Enable' box. If your meter is secured by the communications
password, type in the password you set in the meter to allow
Power Software to update the clock.
When the Upload Scheduler fails to retrieve data from the
meter, or some data is missing, or another problem occurs, it
records an error message to the log file. To review this file,
select 'Log Window' from the 'View' menu.
After you have configured a schedule for the site, click 'OK'.
Viewing Historical Data On-line
Click 'Browse' at right and select an existing database for
storing retrieved data, or type the name for a new database
and select a directory where you want to save it, and then click
'OK'.
Sometimes, it is useful to review a particular historical data
on-line at the time you expect the new events to appear in the
log. Power Software allows you to retrieve historical data from
a particular log without storing it to a file. The data appears
only in the window on your screen. If you want, you can save it
manually to the database.
Activating a Schedule for the Meter
To activate a schedule for the meter, check the 'Enabled' box
at left on the meter site row.
To view a historical log on-line, select from the 'Logs' menu the
log you want to retrieve, check the 'On-line' button
on the
toolbar, and then click on the 'Single poll' button
. Only
new log records will be retrieved from the meter. If you want to
review the log from the beginning, click on the 'Restore Log'
button on the toolbar, and then click on the 'Single poll' button
.
KEEPING IT RUNNING
To keep the Upload Scheduler running, the 'On-line' button
on the toolbar must be checked all the time. If you
uncheck it, the scheduler will stop operations. This will not
cause loss of data, since the scheduler will resume operations
when you check this button again.
There is a difference between retrieving waveform logs on-line
and viewing waveforms from a file. The waveforms are read
one record a time, so that a multirecord waveform series may
not be viewed in this mode as a single waveform.
Suspending the Scheduler
To suspend the Upload Scheduler, check the 'Suspend
Scheduler' box at right. To activate the Upload Scheduler,
leave this box unchecked.
For information on using different log views, “Viewing Log
Files” on page 10.
Running the Scheduler on Demand
You can run the scheduler at any time outside the schedule by
checking the 'Start Now' box at right. This is a one-time action.
After uploading is completed, the Upload Scheduler will
uncheck this box automatically.
NOTE: If you decide to view historical data on-line, make
sure you leave unchecked the box 'Do not scan
entire file' in the 'Select Logs' dialog when configuring the automatic uploading (see Note in
section 'Uploading Historical Data on Demand');
otherwise, you may discover that the last logs
are missing from your log files.
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VIEWING LOG FILES
Viewing the Event Log
Event log files are displayed in a tabular view, one event per
row. Power Software loads the entire log file (or database
table) to a window, so that you can scroll through the entire log
to view its contents.
Data stored into data files can be viewed on the screen in
different formats. You can see how they look on your screen
and check different options by opening sample files you
received with Power Software. They are located on your disk
in the 'Samples' directory under the Power Software
installation directory.
Opening a Log File
o open a log file, click on the 'Open' button
at left of the
toolbar, or select 'Open...' from the 'File' menu. In the 'Files of
type' box, select the type of files you want to view, enter the
directory where your files are located and select a file you
want to open. If this is an .mdb database, click once on the file
name with the mouse to receive the database contents on the
right pane, select a desired table from this pane, and then
click 'Open'.
The following operations are available in all log views
regardless of the particular log you are viewing.
Exporting Data to Another Application
You can copy the entire data table or graph, or part of the data
into the Clipboard or into another application such as
Microsoft Excel or Word in order to expand your report.
Sorting Events
Click with the right mouse button on the data window and
choose 'Select All'. If your current view represents a table,
click on the upper-left corner of the table (where the 'No.' label
is commonly displayed). Click with the right mouse button on
the window again and choose 'Copy' or click the 'Copy' button
on the toolbar. Run the application to which you want to
copy data, position the cursor at the correct place, and then
click the 'Paste' button
on the application's toolbar or
select 'Paste' from the 'Edit' menu.
Normally, event records are shown in the order based on the
date and time of the event appearance. Power Software can
rearrange records in the order based on a cause of the event,
and then sort records within each group according to the
event time. To change the sorting order, click with the right
mouse button on the Event Log window, select 'Sort...', check
a desired sort order, and then click 'OK'.
Filtering Events
The event log usually contains a large amount of records that
concern events caused by different sources. You can use
filtering to find and work with a subset of events that meet the
criteria you specify. Power Software will temporary hide rows
you do not want displayed. You can use a filter along with
sorting to rearrange filtered records in the desired order.
Saving Data to a File
To save data to a file, click on the 'Save' button
. Select the
type of a file in which you want to keep the data. The choices
are commonly the ASCII file with a log-specific extension and
the *.mdb database.
To filter events, click with the right mouse button on the Event
Log window, select 'Filter...', check the causes of events you
want to display, and then click 'OK'.
Select a directory where you want your log file to be stored. To
avoid confusion, do not store data files into the 'Sites' directory
where site databases are located.
Viewing the Data Log
Select an existing file or type the name for a new file, and then
click 'Save'.
Data log files are displayed in a tabular view, one data record
per row. Power Software loads the entire data log file (or
database table) to a window. There are no any specific
controls available for data log views.
Printing Data to a Printer
To print data to a printer, click the print button
on the
toolbar, select a printer and click 'OK'. If you want to check
how your document appears on the printed page, select 'Print
Preview' from the 'File' menu.
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Viewing the Waveform Log
If you do not want to view all waveforms together on one
screen, you can use filtering to work with a subset of
waveforms that meet your criteria. Power Software will
temporary hide waveforms you do not want displayed. To
select desired waveform channels, click with the right mouse
button on the waveform window, select 'Options...', check the
channels you want displayed on the 'Channels' tab, and then
click 'OK'.
Waveform log data can be displayed in five different views.
When you open a new file, Power Software shows you a
waveform graph with overlapped waveforms. Each waveform
window has a local toolbar from where you can open another
window for these waveforms to examine data in a different
view. You can open all five views together to analyze different
properties of the waveforms such as wave shape,
disturbances, unbalance, or spectrum. When you move to
another waveform record, all views are updated
simultaneously to reflect the changes in the waveforms.
NOTE: Waveforms recorded by the PowerSmart+
Advanced PQM and PowerSmart Socket PQM to
the Waveform Log 2 at a rate of 128 samples per
cycle may not be displayed all together in one
waveform view. Only two waveforms related to
the selected phase will be shown.
The status bar at the bottom of the waveform window shows
you how many records the log file contains and the record
number for the record currently displayed in the window. Use
green arrowheads
on the Power Software
toolbar to move from a record to record.
Customizing Line Colors and Styles
Waveforms for different channels can be shown in different
colors using different line styles. To change the colors or line
styles, click with the right mouse button on the waveform
window, select 'Options...', click on the 'Display' tab, adjust
colors and styles for channels, and then click 'OK'. You can
also change the colors for the waveform background and
gridlines.
Selecting Waveform Channels
A single waveform record can contain up to 25 waveforms
including up to 8 AC channels (V1-V4, I1-I4 or I5-I8), one VDC
channel and up to 16 digital channels, which you can see all
together in a non-overlapped waveform view. Other waveform
views may offer you fewer channels, or sometimes only a
single channel.
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Phasor diagrams are calculated for one waveform cycle
pointed to by the left marker line. As you move the marker, the
phasor diagrams are updated reflecting the new marker
position.
Viewing Symmetrical Components
Waveform views have an additional pane at the right where
Power Software can display the symmetrical components for
voltages and currents, which are calculated for the point
indicated by the left marker line. To enable or disable the
symmetrical components, click with the right mouse button on
the waveform window, select 'Options...', check or uncheck the
symmetrical components on the 'Channels' tab, and then click
'OK'.
Selecting Primary and Secondary Units
Voltages and currents can be displayed in primary (default) or
secondary units. To select primary or secondary units for your
waveforms, click with the right mouse button on the waveform
window, select 'Options...', select the desired units for voltages
and currents on the 'Channels' tab, and then click 'OK'.
Viewing Phasor Diagrams
NOTE: ASCII waveform files logged by previous
releases of Power Software do not contain information on the secondary voltage or current set in
the waveform recorder. These waveforms will
always shown in primary units.
Waveform views have an additional pane at the lower right,
where Power Software draws phasor diagrams for displayed
waveforms. The phasor diagrams show you the relative
magnitude and angle of the fundamental harmonic for the
selected voltage and current channels. All angles are taken
relative to the reference voltage channel.
Using the Marker Lines
Waveform and RMS panes have two blue dashed marker
lines. The left marker indicates the position from where data
will be taken to calculate the harmonics spectrum and phasor
diagrams, and also the starting position for calculating the
RMS, average and peak values. The right marker indicates
the end position for calculating the RMS, average and peak
values. The minimum distance between the two markers is
exactly one cycle.
To change the marker position, click with the right mouse
button on the waveform window, select 'Set Marker', and then
click with left mouse button on the point where you want to put
the marker. You can also drag both markers with the mouse,
or use the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard to
change the marker position. Before using the keyboard, click
on the waveform pane with the mouse, to allow the keyboard
to get your input.
Using a Zoom
You can use a horizontal and a vertical zoom to change size of
your waveforms. Use the buttons
on you local
toolbar representing green arrowheads to zoom in or out of
the waveform graph. Every click on these buttons gives you a
100-percent horizontal or 50-percent vertical zoom. Two
buttons
representing a magnifying glass give you a
proportional zoom in both directions.
To change the reference channel, click with the right mouse
button on the waveform window, select 'Options...', click on the
'Phasor' tab, check the channel you want to make a reference
channel, and then click 'OK'. If you leave the 'Triangle' box
checked, Power Software will connect the ends of the voltage
and current vectors by lines showing you tree-phase voltage
and current triangles. This may be useful when analyzing
voltage and current unbalances.
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When in the overlapped waveform view, you can zoom in on a
selected waveform region. Click with the right mouse button
on the waveform window, click 'Zoom', point onto one of the
corners of the region you want to zoom in, press and hold the
left mouse button, then point to another corner of the selected
region and release the mouse button.
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Viewing a Spectrum Chart
Viewing Waveforms
To view the spectrum chart for the selected waveform
channel, click on the button
representing a spectrum
graph. The spectrum is calculated over four cycles of the
selected waveform beginning from the point where the left
marker line is located in the open waveform view. If both
waveform views are open, Power Software gives the priority to
the overlapped waveform view.
Waveforms can be displayed in two views: overlapped and
non-overlapped. To select the first view, click on the button
representing a single waveform on the local toolbar; to
select a non-overlapped view, click on the button
showing
two waveforms.
Waveform data are recorded to files in series that may contain
many cycles of the sampled waveforms. A waveform window
can display up to 64 waveform cycles. If the waveform
contains more than 64 cycles, the scroll bar appears under the
waveform pane allowing you to scroll through the entire
waveform.
The highest number of the spectrum harmonic that will be
calculated is equal to the half sampling rate at which the
waveforms were sampled minus one. For example, if the
sampling made at a rate of 128 samples per cycle, 63
harmonics are available. With 32 samples per cycle, only 15
harmonics will be calculated, while others will be zeros.
Viewing an RMS Plot
Power Software can show you the cycle-by-cycle RMS plot of
the sampled AC waveforms. To open the RMS view, click on
the button
representing two curves above horizontal
axes. The RMS view displays the RMS measured over one
cycle and updated each half cycle of the sampled waveforms
as per IEC 61000-4.
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Viewing a Spectrum Table
channels (V1-V3 and I1-I3) in a single table. Refer to section
'Selecting Waveform Channels' above for instructions on how
to select waveform channels.
To view the harmonics spectrum in a table view, click on the
button
on the local toolbar. Power Software allows you to
view either a spectrum table for the selected channel, or all
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR VIEWS
To change the way Power Software records and displays the
timestamp, select 'Customize' from the 'Tools' menu, click on
the 'Preferences' tab, select the preferred timestamp format,
and then click 'OK'.
Customizing Date Format
To change the way Power Software displays the date, select
'Customize' from the 'Tools' menu, click on the 'Preferences'
tab, select the preferred date order, and then click 'OK'.
Selecting Voltage Disturbance Units
When programming a voltage disturbance trigger in your
meter, the operate limit for the trigger can be set as a percent
of the nominal voltage, in RMS units or in amplitude units.
Customizing Timestamp
To change the disturbance units, select 'Customize' from the
'Tools' menu, click on the 'Preferences' tab, select the
preferred units, and then click 'OK'.
The timestamp is normally recorded in the data log files and
displayed on the screen at a 1-ms resolution. If you have an
application that does not support this format, you can instruct
Power Software to drop the milliseconds.
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