Manual

Manual
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 70-1996) 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 familiar with the construction and operation of the equipment and the
hazards involved.”
Power Platform® PP1 & PP1E
TASKCard® - PQPLUS
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Revision A
April 15, 1997
DRANETZ-BMI
1000 New Durham Road
Edison, New Jersey 08818-4019
Part Number OM-PP1-TASK-PQPLUS
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 debe ser hecha de acuerdo con las normas del Código
Eléctrico Nacional (ANSI/NFPA 70-1996) de EE. UU., 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."
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
70-1996) 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".
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 70-1996) 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."
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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
Power Platform, 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:
!
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.
T
Symbol preceding a fuse rating indicates the fuse is a time delay
(slow-blow) type. Example: T10A = time-delay, 10 Ampere
fuse.
Fuse WARNING notice.
Protective conductor terminal.
Power Switch.
Definiciones
Las ADVERTENCIAS informan al usuario de ciertas condiciones o prácticas
que podrían producir lesiones mortales o daño físico.
Las PRECAUCIONES identifican condiciones o prácticas que podrían dañar la
Power Platform, sus datos, otros equipos o propiedad.
Las NOTAS llaman la atención hacia la información específica.
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Símbolos
Los siguientes símbolos de la Comisión Internacional Electrotécnica (IEC)
aparecen marcados en el panel superior y el posterior inmediatos al terminal o
dispositivo en referencia:
!
Precaución, consulte los documentos adjuntos (este manual).
Operación de corriente alterna (ca) del terminal o dispositivo.
Operación de corriente continua (CC) del terminal o dispositivo.
T
El símbolo que precede la capacidad nominal de un fusible indica
que se trata de un fusible con retardo de tiempo (fundido lento).
Ejemplo: T10A = fusible con retardo de tiempo, 10 Amperios.
ADVERTENCIA de fusible.
Terminal de protección del conductor.
Interruptor de encendido.
Définitions
Les messages d’AVERTISSEMENT préviennent l’utilisateur que certaines
conditions ou pratiques pourraient entraîner la mort ou des lésions corporelles.
Les messages de MISE EN GARDE signalent des conditions ou pratiques
susceptibles d’endommager “Power Platform”, ses données, d’autres
équipements ou biens matériels.
Les messages NOTA attirent l’attention sur certains renseignements
spécifiques.
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Symboles
Les symboles suivants de la Commission électrotechnique internationale (CEI)
figurent sur le panneau arrière supérieur situé à proximité du terminal ou de
l’unité cité:
!
Mise en garde, consultez les documents d’accompagnement (ce
manual).
Fonctionnement du terminal ou du dispositif sur le courant
alternatif (c.a.).
Fonctionnement du terminal ou de l’unité en courant continu (CC).
T
Symbole précédant la valeur nominale d’un fusible et indiquant que
le fusible est du type à temporisation (fusible à action retardée).
Exemple : T10A = fusible de 10 ampères à temporisation.
AVERTISSEMENT sur les fusibles.
Borne conductrice de protection.
Interrupteur de tension.
Definitionen
WARNUNGEN informieren den Benutzer darüber, daß bestimmte
Bedingungen oder Vorgehensweisen körperliche oder tödliche Verletzungen
zur Folge haben können.
VORSICHTSHINWEISE kennzeichnen Bedingungen oder Vorgehensweisen,
die zu einer Beschädigung von Power Platform, seiner Daten oder anderer
Geräte bzw. von Eigentum führen können.
HINWEISE machen auf bestimmte Informationen aufmerksam.
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Symbole
Die folgenden Symbole der Internationalen Elektrotechnischen Kommission
(International Electrotechnical Commission; IEC) befinden sich auf der
Abdeck- und Seitenplatte unmittelbar am betreffenden Terminal oder Gerät.
!
Vorsichtshinweis, siehe Begleitdokumente (dieses Handbuch).
Wechselstrombetrieb des Terminals bzw. Geräts.
Gleichstrombetrieb im Terminal oder Gerät.
T
Dieses Symbol vor einem Sicherungswert weist darauf hin, daß es
sich um eine Sicherung mit Zeitverzögerung (Trägsicherung)
handelt. Beispiel: T10A = Trägsicherung mit 10 Ampere.
WARNHINWEIS Sicherung.
Terminal-Schutzleiter.
Netzschalter.
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Safety
precautions
The following safety precautions must be followed whenever any type of
connection is being made to the instrument.
• Connect the green 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 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 unit 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.
Medidas de
seguridad
Las medidas de seguridad siguientes deberán observarse cuando se realice
cualquier tipo de conexión al instrumento.
• Antes de hacer cualquier conexión, deberá enchufarse el conector de
seguridad verde a tierra.
• Cuando se haga conexiones a circuitos eléctricos o a equipo de activación por
pulso, deberá abrirse sus respectivas cajas de seguridad. NO deberá hacerse
ninguna conexión del instrumento en líneas eléctricas bajo tensión.
• Las conexiones deberán hacerse primero al instrumento y, luego, al circuito a
ser monitorizado.
• Al hacer conexiones a circuitos eléctricos, deberá utilizar anteojos y guantes
protectores.
• Sus manos, zapatos y el piso deberán estar secos en todo momento en que se
haga una conexión a un cable eléctrico.
• Verifique que la unidad esté DESACTIVADA antes de conectar sondas en el
panel posterior.
• Previo a cada uso, deberá verificarse que los cables no estén rotos y que el
material aislante no tenga rajaduras. Reemplace de inmediato cualquier parte
defectuosa.
Mesures de
Sécurité
Les mesures de sécurité suivantes doivent être prises chaque fois qu’un type de
connexion quelconque est effectué sur l’instrument.
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• Connecter d’abord la prise de terre de sécurité verte (terre) avant d’effectuer
toute autre connexion.
• Ouvrir les disjoncteurs correspondants lors d’une connexion à des circuits
électriques ou à des équipement de génération d’impulsions. NE PAS
effectuer de connexion d’instrument sur des lignes électriques sous tension.
• Une fois toutes les connexions de l’instrument effectuées, connecter au circuit
à contrôler.
• Porter des lunettes de protection et des gants isolants pour effectuer des
connexions aux circuits électriques.
• S’assurer que les mains, les chaussures et le sol soient secs lors de connexions
à une ligne électrique.
• S’assurer que l’unité est ÉTEINTE avant de connecter les sondes au panneau
arrière.
• Inspecter tous les câbles, avant chaque utilisation, pour s’assurer que les
isolants ne sont pas coupés ou fendus. Remplacer immédiatement tous les
équipements défectueux.
Sicherheitsvork- Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen sind immer dann zu befolgen, wenn
ehrungen
eine Verbindung zum Instrument hergestellt wird.
• Schließen Sie zuerst die grüne Sicherheits-/Erdleitung an, bevor Sie eine
andere Verbindung herstellen.
• Öffnen Sie beim Anschluß an elektrische Stromkreise oder
Impulsauslösungseinrichtungen die entsprechenden Unterbrecher. Es dürfen
KEINE Anschlüsse an das Instrument unter stromführenden
Spannungsleitungen montiert werden.
• Die Verbindungen müssen zuerst am Instrument und danach an der zu
überwachenden Schaltung hergestellt werden.
• Tragen Sie Schutzbrillen und Isolierhandschuhe, wenn Sie Anschlüsse an den
Stromkreisen vornehmen.
• Hände, Schuhe und Fußboden müssen trocken sein, wenn Sie Anschlüsse an
den Stromkreisen durchführen.
• Stellen Sie sicher, daß das Gerät AUSgeschaltet ist, bevor Sie an der
rückwärtigen Konsole Meßfühler anschließen.
• Prüfen Sie vor jedem Gebrauch alle Kabel auf Bruchstellen und Risse in der
Isolierung. Wechseln Sie schadhafte Kabel sofort aus.
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Change Status
Revisions
Original Issue: March 1, 1994.
Change 1: April 15, 1994, ECOs 3294 and 3299.
Change 2: April 1, 1995, ECO 3378 and ECR 3380-1.
Change 3: November 25, 1996, ECO 3387.
Revision A: April, 1997, ECO 3313 and 3437.
Revised Sections
Section
Cover
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
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Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix J
Appendix K
Glossary
Index
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Statements and Notices
Statement of
warranty
All products of Dranetz-BMI are warranted to the original purchaser against
defective material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of
delivery. Dranetz-BMI 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.
Statement of
reliability
The information in this manual 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.
Notice regarding This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
FCC compliance 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.
Notice regarding This publication contains information proprietary to Dranetz-BMI. By
proprietary
accepting and using this manual, you agree that the information contained
rights
herein will be used solely for the purpose of operating equipment of DranetzBMI.
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Copyright
This publication is protected under the Copyright laws of the United States,
Title 17 et seq. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or
computer language, in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical,
magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written
consent of Dranetz-BMI, 1000 New Durham Road, Edison, New Jersey 08818.
Copyright © 1997, Dranetz-BMI
All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America.
Trademarks
Power Platform, TASKCard, and Scope Mode are registered trademarks of
Dranetz-BMI.
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Table of Contents
Safety Summary.........................................................................................................
Change Status ............................................................................................................
Statements and Notices ..............................................................................................
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CHAPTER 1 - Introduction
Overview....................................................................................................................
Unpacking The Power Platform ................................................................................
Physical Description ..................................................................................................
Operational Description .............................................................................................
1-1
1-3
1-4
1-6
CHAPTER 2 - Easy Start
Overview....................................................................................................................
Turning On the Power Platform.................................................................................
Changing the Tolerance for the Easy Start Setup ......................................................
Using Easy Start.........................................................................................................
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-5
CHAPTER 3 - Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
Overview....................................................................................................................
Front Panel .................................................................................................................
Rear Panel ..................................................................................................................
Positioning the Unit ...................................................................................................
3-1
3-2
3-4
3-8
CHAPTER 4 - Getting Started
Overview....................................................................................................................
Section A - Turn On Procedures
Overview....................................................................................................................
Setting the Voltage Selector ......................................................................................
Power Requirements ..................................................................................................
Installing a TASKCard ..............................................................................................
Turning the Unit On...................................................................................................
Section B - Voltage and Current Cable Connections
Overview....................................................................................................................
Connecting a Voltage Probe ......................................................................................
Connecting to a Potential Transformer (PT)..............................................................
Connecting a Current Probe.......................................................................................
Connecting to a Current Transformer (CT) ...............................................................
Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO) ..............................................
Verifying Voltage and Current Connections .............................................................
Section C - Circuit Diagrams for Power Measurements
Overview....................................................................................................................
Single Phase ...............................................................................................................
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4-2
4-3
4-5
4-6
4-7
4-11
4-15
4-20
4-22
4-26
4-28
4-34
4-37
4-39
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Split Phase..................................................................................................................
Four Wire Wye ..........................................................................................................
Floating Delta ............................................................................................................
Delta, One Leg Grounded ..........................................................................................
Open Leg Delta ..........................................................................................................
High-Leg Delta ..........................................................................................................
Phasor Diagrams for Standard Power Connections ...................................................
Section D - Monitoring Setup Procedures
Overview....................................................................................................................
Selecting and Activating a Setup ...............................................................................
Reading Setups from a Memory Card .......................................................................
Turning On Monitoring .............................................................................................
Section E - Scope and Meter Mode
Overview....................................................................................................................
Viewing Scope Mode.................................................................................................
Viewing Meter Mode.................................................................................................
Viewing Voltage and Current Phasors.......................................................................
Viewing Voltage and Current Harmonics .................................................................
4-40
4-41
4-42
4-43
4-44
4-45
4-46
4-49
4-50
4-53
4-55
4-56
4-57
4-59
4-62
4-63
CHAPTER 5 - Input Channels Setup
Overview....................................................................................................................
Turning Input Channels On and Off ..........................................................................
Selecting Your Circuit Type ......................................................................................
About Scale Factors ...................................................................................................
Entering Scale Factors ...............................................................................................
About Frequency Synchronization ............................................................................
Selecting Sync Frequency..........................................................................................
5-1
5-2
5-4
5-6
5-7
5-9
5-11
CHAPTER 6 - Custom Event Monitoring Setups
Overview....................................................................................................................
Creating a Custom Event Monitoring Setup..............................................................
Copying the Easy Start Setup ....................................................................................
Viewing a Setup.........................................................................................................
Editing Parameter Thresholds....................................................................................
Setting Waveform Capture ........................................................................................
Controlling Event Monitoring with the Digital Inputs ..............................................
Making Digital Input Connections to the Rear Panel ................................................
Changing the Digital Inputs Configuration ...............................................................
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6-3
6-4
6-6
6-7
6-12
6-14
6-15
6-17
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CHAPTER 7 - Housekeeping Functions
Overview....................................................................................................................
Entering a Site Name .................................................................................................
Setting the Time and Date .........................................................................................
Selecting the Language ..............................................................................................
Setting Error Message Output....................................................................................
Setting the Audible Alarm and LCD Mode ...............................................................
Clearing Memory .......................................................................................................
Resetting the Unit to the Factory Configuration........................................................
Running a Self-Test ...................................................................................................
Setting Memory Storage Mode..................................................................................
Setting Auto-transfer to Memory Card ......................................................................
7-1
7-2
7-4
7-6
7-7
7-9
7-10
7-11
7-15
7-17
7-18
CHAPTER 8 - Reports
Overview....................................................................................................................
Automatic Reports .....................................................................................................
Setting Automatic Reports.........................................................................................
Selecting a Report Type.............................................................................................
Making Relay Connections to the Rear Panel ...........................................................
Setting Relay #1.........................................................................................................
8-1
8-2
8-4
8-5
8-8
8-10
CHAPTER 9 - Viewing Time Plot Report
Overview....................................................................................................................
Viewing Analog Time Plots ......................................................................................
Selecting a Parameter.................................................................................................
Using Horizontal Zoom .............................................................................................
Changing the Vertical Scale ......................................................................................
Changing the Timed Interval Setting.........................................................................
Viewing Digital Time Plots .......................................................................................
9-1
9-2
9-4
9-5
9-7
9-9
9-11
CHAPTER 10 - Viewing Events
Overview....................................................................................................................
Section A - Viewing Event Reports from Internal Memory
Overview....................................................................................................................
Event Descriptions .....................................................................................................
Viewing the Individual Event Reports.......................................................................
Viewing Worst Case Events ......................................................................................
Viewing Event Waveforms........................................................................................
Viewing Waveform Data ...........................................................................................
Viewing Event Details ...............................................................................................
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10-9
10-16
10-18
10-20
10-21
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IEEE 1159 Classifications ......................................................................................... 10-22
Printing Event Reports............................................................................................... 10-23
Section B - Viewing Events Recorded on Memory Cards
Overview.................................................................................................................... 10-25
Section C - Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode
CHAPTER 11 - Transferring Data
Overview....................................................................................................................
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port.........................................................
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port ...................................................................
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port ...........................................................
Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack (not available on PP1E) .....................
Connecting to a Facsimile (Fax) Machine (not available on PP1E)..........................
Output Connected Device Configuration Test...........................................................
Formatting a Memory Card .......................................................................................
Writing to a Memory Card.........................................................................................
11-1
11-4
11-10
11-14
11-20
11-25
11-28
11-30
11-31
CHAPTER 12 - Printer Operation
Overview....................................................................................................................
Printer Controls..........................................................................................................
Normal Operation ......................................................................................................
Paper Replacement ....................................................................................................
12-1
12-2
12-5
12-7
APPENDIX A - Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories List ..........................................................................................
Optional Accessories Descriptions ............................................................................
A-2
A-4
APPENDIX B - Repacking for Return Shipment
APPENDIX C - Battery Specifications and Replacement Procedure
Overview....................................................................................................................
Battery Specifications ................................................................................................
Battery Pack Safety Precautions ................................................................................
Battery Pack Replacement .........................................................................................
Memory Card Battery Replacement ..........................................................................
C-1
C-2
C-3
C-5
C-6
APPENDIX D - Fuse Replacement
Overview....................................................................................................................
Main Power Fuses......................................................................................................
Battery Fuse ...............................................................................................................
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D-2
D-5
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APPENDIX E - Operator Replaceable Parts List
APPENDIX F - Technical Specifications
Overview....................................................................................................................
General.......................................................................................................................
Interfaces....................................................................................................................
Measured Parameters .................................................................................................
Computed Parameters ................................................................................................
Current Probes ...........................................................................................................
Isolated Current Transformer Boxes..........................................................................
F-1
F-2
F-3
F-5
F-7
F-9
F-10
APPENDIX G - Predefined Setups
Overview.................................................................................................................... G-1
Setup #1: Single-Phase 120 Volt w/Neutral to Ground ............................................. G-2
Setup #2: Single-Phase 208 Volt ............................................................................... G-3
Setup #3: Single-Phase 220 Volt ............................................................................... G-4
Setup #4: Split-Phase 120/240 Volt........................................................................... G-5
Setup #5: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt ............................................................................... G-6
Setup #6: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt w/CT-10 ............................................................... G-7
Setup #7: 3-Phase Wye 277 Volt ............................................................................... G-8
Setup #8: 3-Phase Delta 240 Volt.............................................................................. G-9
Setup #9: 3-Phase Delta 480 Volt.............................................................................. G-10
Setup #10: Easy Start ................................................................................................. G-11
APPENDIX H - PP1-PQPlus Messages
Overview....................................................................................................................
Message Types...........................................................................................................
Messages ....................................................................................................................
H-1
H-2
H-3
APPENDIX I - Connecting an External DC Power Supply
Overview....................................................................................................................
Making and Connecting the DC Input Cable.............................................................
External Battery Filter ...............................................................................................
Extension Cables........................................................................................................
Installing the Battery Filter ........................................................................................
I-1
I-3
I-6
I-7
I-8
APPENDIX J - PQPlus Menu Structure
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APPENDIX K - Internal Modem Commands
Command Codes........................................................................................................
Register Access Codes...............................................................................................
Glossary
Index
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Dranetz Power Platform, Models PP1 & PP1E.
Dranetz Power Platform, Models PP1 & PP1E, without printer.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
Power Platform The Dranetz-BMI Power Platform, Models PP1 & PP1E, shown with and
description
without printer on the facing page, introduces a new concept in power
monitoring equipment by allowing you to change the type of monitoring the
unit does by changing a TASKCard.
TASKCard
definition
A TASKCard is a removable memory card that is installed in the rear panel of
the Power Platform and contains an operating system that is designed for a
specific application (task).
PQPlus
TASKCard
The PQPlus TASKCard, shown below, changes the Power Platform to a power
quality monitor so that it can record sags, swells, transients, and outages, plus
demand, energy and harmonics.
8600-43
Available
TASKCards
Each available TASKCard provides the Power Platform with different
capabilities. Refer to the optional accessories list in Appendix A for a
description of all available TASKCards.
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Introduction
1-1
Overview, Continued
This manual
This manual contains instructions for operating the Dranetz-BMI Power
Platform, Model PP1 with or without the printer, with the PQPlus TASKCard
installed.
Throughout this manual reference to the Power Platform will be made when
hardware or other generic functions are being described. Where software
functions are being referenced, the term PP1-PQPlus will be used.
Index
An Index is provided at the rear of this manual to assist you in quickly finding
related subject information.
Easy Start
Chapter 2 provides you with the information needed to quickly and easily set up
the Power Platform for monitoring.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Unpacking The Power Platform
Physical Description
Operational Description
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Unpacking The Power Platform
Introduction
For maximum protection against possible shipping damage, the Power Platform
has been sealed in a two-piece, pre-molded urethane foam pack, enclosed within
a durable shipping carton. After opening the carton, inspect the contents for
possible shipping damage and check the carton inventory. Save the carton for
possible return of the Power Platform.
Unpacking
Unpack the Power Platform from the carton as follows:
1. Remove any remaining literature inside the top of the carton.
2. Carefully remove the Power Platform from its shipping carton.
3. Remove all accessories inside the carton. Check that the standard
accessories (See next page) are included.
4. Place all of the shipping materials back into the carton, close its flaps, and
store it away. DO NOT throw away the carton and packing materials. Save the
carton and packing materials in case you have to return the Power Platform to
Dranetz-BMI for maintenance, repair, or calibration.
Shipping
damage
inspection
Visually inspect the Power Platform for possible shipping damage. If any
damage exists, first notify and file an insurance claim with your carrier or
underwriter or both. Then notify Dranetz-BMI Customer Service Department
(refer to the REPAIR/SERVICE ORDER form enclosed in this manual) of your
intentions to return the unit. DO NOT return the Power Platform without prior
instructions from Dranetz-BMI Customer Service Department, telephone
732-287-3680 or 1-800-372-6832.
If you have to return the Power Platform to Dranetz-BMI Customer Service
Repacking for
return shipment Department, repack it in its original packing materials. Refer to the repacking
instructions in Appendix B.
Introduction
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Physical Description
Dimensions
The Dranetz-BMI Power Platform is a self-contained, portable instrument
weighing less than 21 pounds and measuring 10" deep by 13" wide by 7" high.
Front panel
The front panel, including screen, keypad, printer, and memory card is protected
by a locking, flip-top type display housing. The padded bail handle can be used
as a carrying handle or as a means to position the unit. See Chapter 3 for
description of the front panel controls and indicators and how to position the
Power Platform.
Rear panel
The rear panel contains the input and output connectors including the slot for
the TASKCard. See Chapter 3 for rear panel controls, indicators, and
connectors.
Standard
accessories
The following table lists the Power Platform's standard accessories.
Part Number
OM-PP1-TASKPQPLUS
TASKCard-PQPLUS-E*
TASKCard-PQPLUS-F*
TASKCard-PQPLUS-S*
115815-G1*
115815-G2*
115815-G3*
115323-G1
113218-G3
113218-G4
107506
115520-G1
115240-G1
115818-G1
107539-G13
Description
Operator's Manual
PQPlus TASKCard, English only
PQPlus TASKCard, French and English
PQPlus TASKCard, Spanish and English
Measurement Cable Set (Domestic)
Measurement Cable Set (Euro)
Measurement Cable Set (UK)
Thermal Paper (4 rolls)
Terminal Block, 6 pin
Terminal Block, 8 pin
Connector Plug, Battery
Wire Marker Kit
Shipping Carton
TASKCard Cover
TASKCard Cover Screw, Phillips Head, 4-40 x 1/
4” long. Two used.
* User specified, one standard only.
Optional
accessories
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The optional accessories are described in Appendix A.
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Physical Description, Continued
Batteries
Refer to Appendix C for the description and replacement of the batteries
contained in the Power Platform.
Fuses
Refer to Appendix D for fuse information.
Replaceable
Parts
Refer to Appendix E for operator replaceable parts.
Introduction
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Operational Description
Monitoring
Capacity
The Dranetz-BMI PP1-PQPlus can monitor any of the following power
configurations:
• Single phase, 2 wire
• Split phase, 3 wire
• 3 phase, 3 wire (delta)
• 3 phase, 4 wire (wye)
While monitoring any of the above configurations, the Power Platform can also
be wired to monitor neutral to ground voltage and neutral current.
Technical
Specifications
Specifications for the PP1-PQPlus, measured parameters, computed parameters,
current probes, and isolated current transformers, are listed in Appendix F.
Easy start
The Easy Start function prompts you for information about the circuit you want
to monitor and then automatically sets up the Power Platform for monitoring
and reporting. See next chapter.
Meter Mode
In addition to monitoring for power disturbances, the PP1-PQPlus is a true RMS
voltmeter and true RMS clamp-on ammeter. Voltage and current measurements,
along with all other calculated parameters, are displayed on the Meter Mode
screens. The PP1-PQPlus also functions as a phase angle meter, wattmeter,
VAR meter, PF meter, and frequency meter.
Available Parameters: The following table lists all the parameters and their
abbreviations as displayed on the Power Platform's screens.
Parameter
Volts
Amps
Watts
Volt-Amperes
Volt-Amperes Reactive
Power Factor (True)
Frequency
Abbreviation
V
I
W
VA
VAR
PF
HZ
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Operational Description, Continued
Meter Mode
(continued)
Parameter
Voltage Unbalance
Voltage Harmonic Distortion
Current Harmonic Distortion
Current Crest Factor
K-Factor
Voltage Harmonic N
Current Harmonic N
Demand
Energy
Abbreviation
Vunb%
Vthd
Ithd
Icf
Kf
VharmN
IharmN
Dmd
WH
Phase angle meter: The PP1-PQPlus can display voltage and current phasors for
all of the channels. Functioning as a phase angle meter, the Power Platform can
display system imbalance conditions. The phase angle display can also verify
that monitoring connections have been made correctly.
Meter mode operation does not interfere with any of the analyzer's other
monitoring or recording functions. The meter mode is not effected by the
configuration of the PP1-PQPlus. Turning monitoring off or individual channels
off does not effect meter readings.
Scope mode
When in scope mode, the PP1-PQPlus is an oscilloscope, displaying real-time
waveforms of voltage and current for all channels.
Setups
A setup is a list of parameter thresholds that controls the events that the PP1PQPlus records.
The PP1-PQPlus has 10 setups. Setups 1 through 9 are pre-defined but can be
modified. Setup 10 is used for Easy start and can’t be modified, but it can be
copied and modified. Refer to Appendix G for the description of all setups.
Events
An event is stored in memory when a threshold is crossed (either going out-oflimits or on return-to-normal), when a device is configured, or when system
status changes.
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Introduction
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Operational Description, Continued
Reports
A report is a unit of information pertaining to one or more channels and
parameters that can be sent to an output device when a trigger condition is met.
Although report types are pre-defined, the parameters that are contained in
some reports are user-selectable.
Relay reports are used to activate a relay when a trigger condition is met.
Communication The PP1-PQPlus provides full duplex communication for both RS232 and
modem.
Help
Help is available by pressing the question mark (?) key on the numeric keypad.
A help screen is a one page description of the screen (function) presently
displayed.
Calibration
The recommended calibration interval for this unit is once every 12 months.
We recommend that you return the unit to the factory for calibration. If you
decide to do so, first contact the Dranetz-BMI Customer Service Department to
obtain an Authorization Number.
Telephone: (732) 287-3680
Fax: (732) 248-9240
PP1-PQPlus
Messages
Messages that appear on the display are described in Appendix H.
Connecting to
an external
power source
Connecting the Power Platform to an external DC power source is described in
Appendix I.
Menu structure
The PP1-PQPlus menu structure is described and shown in Appendix J.
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Operational Description, Continued
Digital Inputs
The Power Platform's rear panel has four digital inputs. These inputs can be
used for
• External triggers, to generate a report
• Start/stop measurements, for recording measurements only during a specified
interval
• Snapshot enable, to take a snapshot of all active channels.
Memory Card
A memory (data) card is used with the Power Platform to provide a removable,
rugged, compact, solid state mass storage device. A memory card, shown
below, uses low power, has an internal battery for data retention, and is
available as an optional accessory in sizes from 512 Kbytes to 2 Mbytes.
For information about the battery, refer to Appendix C.
The PP1-PQPlus treats the memory card like a floppy disk storing files in a
DOS format. In the PP1-PQPlus, the memory cards are used to store events and
setups.
Continued on next page
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Operational Description, Continued
Printing options There are three printing conditions possible dependent on which version of the
PP1 is being used and whether or not an external printer is connected. These
conditions are as follows:
• PP1 with internal printer,
• PP1 with internal printer and external parallel printer connected,
• PP1 without Internal printer and external parallel printer connected.
In all three of these conditions, pressing the PRINT function key, when
displayed, will produce a normal printing function to occur, on either the
internal or external printer.
A PP1 having an internal printer and connected to an external parallel printer,
will automatically bypass the internal printer and will print to the external
printer only.
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Chapter 2
Easy Start
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides you with a quick and easy way to start monitoring if you
are familiar with the setup and operation of similar power monitoring
equipment. If you are not familiar with equipment of this type, proceed to
Chapter 3 for a detailed description of the PP1-PQPlus.
Easy Start
description
This chapter provides information for using the Easy Start function of the Power
Platform-PQPlus. Easy Start is a series of screens that prompts you for
information about the circuit you will be monitoring. The PP1-PQPlus then
automatically turns on the correct channels, sets the monitoring thresholds, and
chooses the types of reports that it will print out.
Percent
tolerance
description
Easy start sets the monitoring thresholds for the PP1-PQPlus at a certain
percentage above and below the values you enter. The tolerance has a default
value of 10%.
Example: For the default setting of +/- 10%, if you enter 120 V for your
nominal line voltage, then Easy Start will set your thresholds to the following
values:
• V HIGH RMS: 132 V
• V LOW RMS: 108 V
The tolerance can be changed to other values if desired. Refer to page 2-3 for
changing the Easy Start tolerance.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Turning On the Power Platform
Changing the Tolerance for the Easy Start Setup
Using Easy Start
See Page
2-2
2-3
2-5
Easy Start
2-1
Turning On the Power Platform
Procedure
Follow these steps to turn on the Power Platform.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Plug unit into an ac power source.
Verify that the PQPlus TASKCard is inserted into the slot on the
rear panel.
Turn on the unit.
Result: If the TASKCard is inserted correctly, the unit will
perform internal diagnostics, momentarily display the message
“TASKCard Found, Loading PQPlus Vxx”, then display the scope
mode screen shown below.
4
5
2-2
Note: If the TASKCard is not inserted correctly, or if the
TASKCard is corrupted, an error message will be displayed
indicating TASKCard or downloading failure. Refer to page 4-7
for a list of the error message types and what to do next.
Pressing PRINT will print a copy of the empty display as shown.
Refer to page 11-10 for printing options depending on the PP1
you have.
Do you want to change the percent tolerance?
• If yes, go to page 2-3.
• If no, go to page 2-5.
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Changing the Tolerance for the Easy Start Setup
Introduction
Easy start percent tolerance is the percent used by easy start to calculate the
values of the threshold settings above and below the nominal voltage and
current values that you will enter.
If you want to keep the default setting, go to page 2-5.
Parameters
affected
The following parameters are affected by the easy start percent tolerance
setting.
Parameter
V HIGH RMS
V LOW RMS
I HIGH RMS
Default Setting
+ 10%
- 10%
+ 10%
Range
1 to 1000%
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Set Easy Start Percent Tolerance screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From the scope mode screen, press MAIN MENU.
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 6, Set Easy Start Percent Tolerance, from the Setup
Menu.
Result: The following screen will appear.
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Easy Start
2-3
Changing the Tolerance for the Easy Start Setup, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to change the easy start percent tolerance.
Step
1
Action
Press SET TOL.
Result: The menu bar will change to the following.
2
3
4
2-4
Enter the number from the keypad.
Press ENTER.
Press EXIT twice to return to the Main Menu.
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Using Easy Start
Introduction
Refer to the tables on the following pages for the possible easy start
combinations based on the information that you enter.
CAUTION
The Easy Start process will change previously programmed instrument
settings and configurations. Monitoring is also shut down during Easy
Start programming.
PRECAUCION El proceso Inicio fácil cambiará los ajustes y configuraciones del
instrumento programados anteriormente. Tambièn se detiene el monitoreo
durante la programación de Inicio fácil.
MISE EN
GARDE
Le processus Easy Start modifiera les configurations et les réglages des
instruments précédemment programmés. La fonction de contrôle est
également éteinte pendant la programmation de Easy Start.
VORSICHT
Der Vorgang “Easy Start” (Einfacher Start) ändert vorher programmierte
Instrumenteneinstellungen und -konfigurationen. Das Überwachen wird
während des “Easy Start”-Programmierens ebenfalls ausgeschaltet.
Procedure
Follow these steps if you are using the Easy Start function of the PP1-PQPlus.
Step
1
Action
From the scope mode screen, press EASY START.
Result: The following screen will appear.
Continued on next page
Easy Start
2-5
Using Easy Start, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
2
Action
Is the unit connected to a circuit and collecting data?
• If yes, press CANCEL and save data to a memory card before
proceeding. See page 11-31.
• If no, press CONTINUE and enter the required information as
you proceed through the Easy Start screens.
Monitoring
Combinations
The following table lists the input channels that will be turned on based on the
circuit type that you choose, monitor current setting, and neutral to ground
setting.
Monitor Neutral to Single Phase
Current Ground
ON
ON
Va, Vd, Ia, Id
Split Phase
ON
OFF
Va, Ia
Va, Vb, Vd, Ia,
Ib, Id
Va, Vb, Ia, Ib
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
Va, Vd
Va
Va, Vb, Vd
Va, Vb
3 Phase
(Wye or Delta)
Va, Vb, Vc, Vd,
Ia, Ib, Ic, Id
Va, Vb, Vc, Ia,
Ib, Ic
Va, Vb, Vc, Vd
Va, Vb, Vc
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Using Easy Start, Continued
Easy Start setup Parameter thresholds: The following table lists the settings for the parameters in
the Easy Start setup. All other parameters are turned off.
Parameter
Setting
V HIGH RMS
+ 10%* from nominal
V LOW RMS
- 10%* from nominal
V TRANSIENT
150% of nominal
V THD %
10%
V FREQ
2.0 Hz
I HIGH RMS
+ 10%* from nominal
PF LOW LIM
0.85
V SENS OUT LIM
5
V TRANS % RAISED
50%
I TRANS % RAISED
50%
* This number is the default percent tolerance of Easy Start.
Waveform capture settings: The following table lists the parameters that will
have waveforms saved to memory when the corresponding threshold is
exceeded. All other parameters are turned off.
Parameter
V LOW RMS
V TRANSIENT
V THD %
#nTH V HARM %
#nTH I HARM %
Waveform Capture
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
Record All Channels
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Note: Waveform Capture set to ON means that the waveform for the channel
that the event occurred on will be saved. Record All Channels set to ON means
that waveforms for all channels will be saved when an event occurs.
Example: From the table above, if the V LOW RMS limit is crossed on Channel
C, then waveform data will be saved for that channel and all other active
channels. However, if the V THD % limit is crossed on Channel C, then
waveform data will be saved for that channel only.
Continued on next page
Easy Start
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Using Easy Start, Continued
Automatic
Report Settings
The following table list the reports that will be printed out based on the values
that you entered into easy start. All reports will be printed out daily at midnight.
Monitoring Circuit Type
Single
Phase
Report
Time Plot Channel A Vrms
Split
Phase
3 Phase
Delta
3 Phase
Wye
V
V+I
V
V+I
V
V+I
V
V+I
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel B Vrms
Time Plot Channel C Vrms
Time Plot Channel D Vrms*
X
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel A Vtrans
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel B Vtrans
Time Plot Channel D Vtrans*
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel A Vthd
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel B Vthd
Time Plot Channel A Irms
X
Time Plot Channel B Irms
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Time Plot Channel C Irms
Time Plot V Unbalance
Worst Case Events
X
X
X
Key
V: Only voltage monitoring is turned on.
V+I: Voltage and current monitoring is turned on.
*If neutral to ground monitoring is turned on.
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X
X
X
X
X
X
Chapter 3
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
Overview
Introduction
This chapter identifies and describes the controls, indicators, and connectors on
the front and rear panels of the Power Platform. In addition, the methods of
positioning the unit for carrying, operating, and securing the unit are discussed.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Front Panel
Rear Panel
Positioning the Unit
See Page
3-2
3-4
3-8
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
3-1
Front Panel
Diagram
Models PP1 & PP1E
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Front Panel, Continued
Parts Table
Function
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Provides 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch (5 x 10
cm) display consisting of 240 by 128 pixels (dots) of text and
graphic information. Has electroluminescent (EL) backlighting for
low light level viewing.
2
Numeric keypad. Consists of keyboard keys 0 thru 9 and decimal
point (.) Permits menu selection and numerical data entry.
3
Question Mark Key. Provides selection of User Guide to display
help screens with reference to screen displayed at any time.
4
Contrast Control. Provides contrast range control for LCD
viewing.
5
Paper Feed. Controls paper feed and take up to advance the paper
uniformly across window from right to left.
6
Paper Take-up. Controls paper slack.
7
Data Card Release. Ejects data (memory) card.
8
Data Card Holder. Holds and connects data (memory) card to
internal circuitry.
9*
Thermal Paper Printout. High-resolution thermal print of real-time
data and report information.
10
Data Card Busy LED. Yellow LED indicates data (memory) card is
being accessed.
11*
Run/Load Printhead Control. Lever in left position for normal run
operation. Lever in right position lifts printhead from paper for
loading or paper pulling.
12
Keylock. Secures front panel in locked shut position.
13*
Finger Groove. Access to grasp and pull paper out for viewing.
(Note: Printhead control must be in LOAD position before paper is
pulled.)
14*
Printer Door Latch. Moves to right to unlock printer door.
15
Function Keys. Used to select options that appear on bottom of
screen. Function selected varies with screen displayed.
*Part of PP1 with printer.
Part
1
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
3-3
Rear Panel
Diagram
Model PP1
8600-15
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Rear Panel, Continued
Diagram
Model PP1E
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Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
3-5
Rear Panel, Continued
Parts Table
Models PP1 &PP1E
Part
Description
1
CHANNEL A, + Differential Voltage Input Connector; color red.
2
CHANNEL A, - Differential Voltage Input Connector; color white.
3
CHANNEL A, CURRENT PROBE Input Connector.
4
CHANNEL B, + Differential Voltage Input Connector; color
yellow.
5
CHANNEL B, - Differential Voltage Input Connector; color white.
6
CHANNEL B, CURRENT PROBE Input Connector.
7
CHANNEL C, + Differential Voltage Input Connector; color blue.
8
CHANNEL C, - Differential Voltage Input Connector; color white.
9
CHANNEL C, CURRENT PROBE Input Connector.
10
CHANNEL D, + Differential Voltage Input Connector; color grey.
11
CHANNEL D, - Differential Voltage Input Connector; color white.
12
CHANNEL D, CURRENT PROBE Input Connector.
13
SAFETY GROUND Connector; color green.
14
DIGITAL INPUTS, 12-48 VDC. Four channels of digital signal
inputs.
15
PARALLEL PORT, Parallel data port.
16
On/Off Switch. 1 = ON, 0 = OFF.
17* PP1: SLOW BLOW 250 VAC T2A. Fuseholder. (Main Power)
PP1E: SLOW BLOW 250 VAC T1.25A 5x20 mm Fuseholder
(Main Power).
18
POWER REQUIRED, 90-130 VAC 180-250 VAC, 47-450 Hz,
100 W MAX. Input power plug.
19
RS232D DCE, Serial data port.
20
PP1: OFF HOOK indicator. When lit yellow indicates that the
telephone line is active.
PP1E: Not available
21* PP1: SLOW BLOW, 250 VAC T10A. Internal/External battery
fuse.
PP1E: SLOW BLOW, 250 VAC T6.3A 5x20 mm Internal/
External battery fuse.
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Rear Panel, Continued
Parts Table
(continued)
Part
22
23
Description
10-16VDC, External DC voltage source input.
PP1: RJ-11C. Telephone jack for internal 2400 baud modem
connection.
PP1E: Not available.
24
TASK CARD, connector slot.
TASKCard Protective Cover, mounted with screws after
TASKCard is installed. (Not shown.)
25
RELAY CONTACTS, 120 VAC AT 1A MAX, 30 VDC AT 1A
MAX. Four sets of relay contacts.
* Refer to Appendix D for Fuse Replacement
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
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Positioning the Unit
Handle release
Handle releases, in the pivots of the handles, must be pressed inwards together
to unlock the handles. Once released, the handles can be positioned in three
positions: one for carrying the unit, and two for viewing the display at 15 or 45
degrees. At each position the handles will lock and must be released again to be
repositioned.
Handle release
location and
carrying
position
8600-53
Viewing
positions
8600-54
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Chapter 4
Getting Started
Overview
What is getting
started?
This chapter helps you to get started in making the required connections to the
circuit to be monitored, verify that your connections are made correctly, activate
a monitoring setup so that the unit can begin gathering information, and view
the basic displays of the parameters being monitored.
In this chapter
This chapter is divided into five sections.
Section
A
B
C
D
E
Title
Turn On Procedures
Voltage and Current Cable Connections
Circuit Diagrams for Power Measurements
Monitoring Setup Procedures
Scope and Meter Mode
See Page
4-2
4-11
4-37
4-49
4-56
Getting Started
4-1
Section A
Turn On Procedures
Overview
Introduction
This section describes the procedures you need to perform before you turn the
unit on and what you should see after it is on. Possible error conditions and the
necessary corrective actions are also discussed.
In this section
The following topics are covered in this section.
Topic
Setting the Voltage Selector
Power Requirements
Installing a TASKCard
Turning the Unit On
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See Page
4-3
4-5
4-6
4-7
Setting the Voltage Selector
Introduction
The Power Platform input voltage may be set to 115VAC or 230VAC by
manually positioning a selector type switch. The selected operating voltage is
indicated in a window of the fuse holder.
WARNING
The power to the Power Platform must be off when changing the voltage
selector.
ADVERTENCIA
Se debe cortar la energía a la Plataforma de energía cuando se cambie el
selector de voltaje.
AVERTISSEMENT
L’alimentation jusqu’à la plate-forme d’alimentation doit être coupée lors
du changement de tension.
WARNUNG
Die Stromzufuhr zur “Power Platform” (Stromplattform) muß
ausgeschaltet sein, wenn der Spannungswähler ausgewechselt wird.
Procedure
Follow these steps to set the voltage selector.
Step
1
2
Action
Turn power switch off and remove power cord, if connected.
Place screwdriver blade in fuse holder retaining slot and push to
right to release fuse holder.
Fuse Holder
8600-56
3
Remove fuse holder.
Continued on next page
Getting Started
4-3
Setting the Voltage Selector, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
4
Action
Grasp and pull out voltage selector from fuse holder body.
Voltage Selector
8600-57
5
6
7
8
4-4
Rotate voltage selector so that desired voltage marking is facing
rear of panel.
Insert voltage selector into fuse holder slot and push firmly to seat.
Replace fuse holder.
Verify that voltage selector indicator displays the required
voltage. If not, repeat steps 2 through 7.
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Power Requirements
Introduction
The Power Platform can be operated from an AC or DC power source. Refer to
Appendix I for information about connecting to an external DC power source.
Connecting to
an AC power
source
Follow these steps to connect to an AC power source.
Step
1
2
3
4
Operating the
PP1 using the
internal battery
Action
Verify that the power switch is off.
See rear panel, page 3-5, item 16.
Verify that the voltage selector on the rear panel is set to the
operating voltage of your facility. If voltage selection is wrong,
refer to page 4-3.
Connect female end of correct operating voltage power cord
(listed below) to the AC power input receptacle on the rear panel.
• 115 VAC power cord - Part No. 110893-G1 (Domestic)
• 230 VAC power cord - Part No. 110726-G1 (Domestic)
• 230 VAC power cord - Part No. 115369-G1 (Euro)
• 230 VAC power cord - Part No. 115368-G2 (UK)
Connect male end of power cord to input power source.
Follow these steps to run the Power Platform on the internal battery.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Turn the unit off.
Disconnect AC power cord.
Turn on power to the unit.
Note: The unit will operate up to one hour without using printer.
Using printer continuously will deplete the battery in
approximately 15 minutes.
Getting Started
4-5
Installing a TASKCard
Procedure
Follow these steps to install a TASKCard.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Action
Turn off power to the unit.
Remove TASKCard-PQPlus from its protective holder and check
that the plug end of card is clean and free of any obstruction.
Note: If plug end of card is dirty, clean with static-free, dry, low
pressure air to remove any foreign material causing obstruction of
the plug holes.
Verify that the Write Protect switch (end opposite plug) is set to
the Write Protect position. Use pencil point to move switch.
At the rear of the unit, position the TASKCard-PQPlus with the
label facing up and the plug end facing the TASK CARD slot.
Insert the card fully into the slot until resistance is felt, then press
firmly until the card engagement is felt.
Note: Do not force the card further into the slot if no card
engagement is felt. Remove card and check that there is no foreign
object on or in the plug end of the card. Remove any obstruction.
Reinsert card and repeat card engagement. If card cannot be
engaged, STOP all further action and call Dranetz Service for
further instructions.
To prevent the inserted TASKCard from being removed during
operation, install the TASKCard cover accessory (shown below)
over the TASKCard and secure the cover with the two screws
provided.
Go to next page for power turn on procedure.
TASKCard
cover
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Turning the Unit On
WARNING
Do not turn power on unless a secure safety ground, using the green safety
wire, is connected to the green ground terminal on the rear panel.
ADVERTENCIA
No encienda la energía a menos de que haya una conexión a tierra de
seguridad, utilizando el alambre de seguridad verde, con el terminal de
conexión a tierra verde en el panel posterior.
ATTENTION
Ne pas mettre sous tension sauf si une mise à la terre adéquate, en utilisant
le câble vert de sécurité, est connectée à la borne de mise à la terre verte sur
le panneau arrière.
WARNUNG
Schalten Sie den Strom nicht ein, bevor Sie eine sichere Erdung mit dem
grünen Erdungsdraht hergestellt haben, der an den grünen
Erdungsterminal auf der Rückwand angeschlossen ist.
Procedure
Follow these steps when turning on the Power Platform.
Step
1
2
3
4
Action
Verify that the green grounding connector is attached to the Safety
Gnd connector on the rear panel and that the other end is firmly
attached to a secure ground.
Verify that all voltage probe connections at the source or load are
secure and that voltage probes are connected securely to the rear
panel.
Verify that all current probe connections at the source or load are
secure and that current probes are connected securely to the rear
panel.
Verify that the PQPlus TASKCard is installed in the rear panel.
Continued on next page
Getting Started
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Turning the Unit On, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
5
Action
Turn on power to the unit.
Result: If the TASKCard is inserted correctly, the unit will
perform internal diagnostics, momentarily display the message
“TASKCard Found, Loading PQPlus Vxx”, then display the
scope mode screen shown below.
Note: If the TASKCard is not inserted correctly, or if the
TASKCard is corrupted, an error message will be displayed
indicating TASKCard or downloading failure. Refer to the error
message table on next page for the error message types and what
to do next.
TASKcard error The following table describes the possible error messages when loading the
messages
TASKCard and the corrective action to take for each.
Error Message
TASKCard Not Found. Booting
From ROM.
What to Do Next
TASKCard may not be installed or is
installed incorrectly. Turn off power
and recheck TASKCard installation.
To boot from ROM see next page.
Continued on next page
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Turning the Unit On, Continued
TASKcard error
messages
(continued)
Error Message
Corrupt TASKCard. Booting from
ROM.
What to Do Next
A TASKCard was found but it was
not recognized as a valid TASKCard.
Turn off power and recheck
TASKCard. If the TASKCard is
properly inserted, there may be a
problem, notify Dranetz. To boot
from ROM, see next page.
WARNING: The TASKCard found:
(now installed) Is different than last
used: (previous TASKCard)
CHANGING TASKCARDS MAY
ERASE MEMORY!
ADVERTENCIA: La TASKCard
que se encontró: (ahora instalada) Es
diferente de la utilizada la última vez:
(TASKCard anterior) ¡CAMBIAR
LAS TASKCARDS PUEDE
BORRAR LA MEMORIA!
Press any key to continue or turn off
the unit and reinstall the last
TASKCard used.
AVERTISSEMENT: La TASKCard
détectée : (actuellement installée) est
différente de la dernière utilisée :
(TASKCard précédente) LE
CHANGEMENT DE TASKCARDS
PEUT EFFACER LA MÉMOIRE !
WARNUNG: Die gefundene
TASKCard: (jetzt installiert) ist
unterschiedlich von der zuletzt
benutzen: (vorherige TASKCard)
WECHSELN DER TASKCARDS
KANN SPEICHER LÖSCHEN!
Any of the following:
•I/O Processor Download Failed
•ACP Processor Download Failed
•I/O Processor Will Not Respond
•ACP Processor Will Not Respond
Appuyez sur une touche pour
continuer ou éteignez l’unité et
réinstallez la dernière TASKCard
utilisée.
Pulse cualquier tecla para continuar o
apague la unidad y vuelva a instalar
la última TASKCard utilizada.
Betätigen Sie eine Taste, um
fortzufahren oder schalten Sie die
Einheit aus und installieren Sie die
zuletzt benutzte TASKCard erneut.
TASKCard download problem.
Notify Dranetz for further assistance.
Getting Started
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Turning the Unit On, Continued
When to boot
from ROM
Boot from ROM under the following conditions:
• you have a problem loading the TASKCard, or
• you want to operate the power platform without the TASKCard.
Booting from
ROM
To boot from ROM proceed as follows:
Step
1
2
Available
Functions
Action
From the error message screen, press any key. The following
screen is displayed.
Press EXIT to display the Meter Mode Menu.
When you boot from ROM, only the following functions are available.
Function
Scope Mode
One Channel, All Parameters Meter Mode
All Channels, One Parameter Meter Mode
Voltage and Current Phasors
Set Time and Date
Note
4-10
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4-57
4-60
4-62
7-4
No further monitoring or displaying of parameter data is possible without
having a TASKCard installed.
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Section B
Voltage and Current Cable Connections
Overview
Introduction
This section covers topics related to the connection of the various voltage and
current devices that can be used when making measurements. For specific
circuit applications, refer to Section C.
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 70-1996) 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 familiar with the construction and
operation of the equipment and the hazards involved.”
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 debe ser hecha de acuerdo con las normas
del Código Eléctrico Nacional (ANSI/NFPA 70-1996) de EE. UU., 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."
Getting Started
4-11
Overview, Continued
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 70-1996) 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".
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 70-1996) 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."
Safety
precautions
The following safety precautions must be followed whenever any type of
connection is being made to the instrument.
• Connect the green 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.
Continued on next page
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Overview, Continued
• Connections must be made to the instrument first, then connect to the circuit
to be monitored.
• Wear 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 unit 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.
Medidas de
seguridad
Las medidas de seguridad siguientes deberán observarse cuando se realice
cualquier tipo de conexión al instrumento.
• Antes de hacer cualquier conexión, deberá enchufarse el conector de
seguridad verde a tierra.
• Cuando se haga conexiones a circuitos eléctricos o a equipo de activación por
pulso, deberá abrirse sus respectivas cajas de seguridad. NO deberá hacerse
ninguna conexión del instrumento en líneas eléctricas bajo tensión.
• Las conexiones deberán hacerse primero al instrumento y, luego, al circuito a
ser monitorizado.
• Al hacer conexiones a circuitos eléctricos, deberá utilizar anteojos y guantes
protectores.
• Sus manos, zapatos y el piso deberán estar secos en todo momento en que se
haga una conexión a un cable eléctrico.
• Verifique que la unidad esté DESACTIVADA antes de conectar sondas en el
panel posterior.
• Previo a cada uso, deberá verificarse que los cables no estén rotos y que el
material aislante no tenga rajaduras. Reemplace de inmediato cualquier parte
defectuosa.
Mesures de
Sécurité
Les mesures de sécurité suivantes doivent être prises chaque fois qu’un type de
connexion quelconque est effectué sur l’instrument.
• Connecter d’abord la prise de terre de sécurité verte (terre) avant d’effectuer
toute autre connexion.
• Ouvrir les disjoncteurs correspondants lors d’une connexion à des circuits
électriques ou à des équipement de génération d’impulsions. NE PAS
effectuer de connexion d’instrument sur des lignes électriques sous tension.
• Une fois toutes les connexions de l’instrument effectuées, connecter au circuit
à contrôler.
Continued on next page
Getting Started
4-13
Overview, Continued
• Porter des lunettes de protection et des gants isolants pour effectuer des
connexions aux circuits électriques.
• S’assurer que les mains, les chaussures et le sol soient secs lors de connexions
à une ligne électrique.
• S’assurer que l’unité est ÉTEINTE avant de connecter les sondes au panneau
arrière.
• Inspecter tous les câbles, avant chaque utilisation, pour s’assurer que les
isolants ne sont pas coupés ou fendus. Remplacer immédiatement tous les
équipements défectueux.
Sicherheitsvork- Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen sind immer dann zu befolgen, wenn
ehrungen
eine Verbindung zum Instrument hergestellt wird.
• Schließen Sie zuerst die grüne Sicherheits-/Erdleitung an, bevor Sie eine
andere Verbindung herstellen.
• Öffnen Sie beim Anschluß an elektrische Stromkreise oder
Impulsauslösungseinrichtungen die entsprechenden Unterbrecher. Es dürfen
KEINE Anschlüsse an das Instrument unter stromführenden
Spannungsleitungen montiert werden.
• Die Verbindungen müssen zuerst am Instrument und danach an der zu
überwachenden Schaltung hergestellt werden.
• Tragen Sie Schutzbrillen und Isolierhandschuhe, wenn Sie Anschlüsse an den
Stromkreisen vornehmen.
• Hände, Schuhe und Fußboden müssen trocken sein, wenn Sie Anschlüsse an
den Stromkreisen durchführen.
• Stellen Sie sicher, daß das Gerät AUSgeschaltet ist, bevor Sie an der
rückwärtigen Konsole Meßfühler anschließen.
• Prüfen Sie vor jedem Gebrauch alle Kabel auf Bruchstellen und Risse in der
Isolierung. Wechseln Sie schadhafte Kabel sofort aus.
In this section
The following topics are covered in this section.
Topic
Connecting a Voltage Probe
Connecting to a Potential Transformer (PT)
Connecting a Current Probe
Connecting to a Current Transformer (CT)
Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO)
Verifying Voltage and Current Connections
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See Page
4-15
4-20
4-22
4-26
4-28
4-34
Connecting a Voltage Probe
Safety
precautions
Follow the safety precautions listed on page 4-12 when making all voltage
probe connections.
Medidas de
seguridad
Siga las medidas de seguridad listadas en la página 4-13 cuando efectúe todas
las conexiones potenciales del transformador.
Mesures de
sécurité
Suivez les mesures de sécurité données en page 4-13 lors de la réalisation de
toutes les connexions du transformateur de tension.
Sicherheitsvork- Folgen Sie den auf Seite 4-14 augeführten Sicherheitsvorkehrungen, wenn Sie
ehrungen
an potentiellen Trafo-Verbindungen arbeiten.
Measurement
cable set
Description: Voltage probes, jumpers, and power cord are provided as standard
accessories and are stored in a cable pallet as part of the measurement cable set,
part number 115815-G1 (Domestic), 115815-G2 (Euro), or 115815-G3 (UK).
Voltage Rating: Direct connection of all voltage probes for measurement are
rated at 600 Vrms max. For measuring voltages greater than 600 Vrms Potential
Transformers (PT’s) must be used.
Contents: The voltage cables are shown in the figure on the next page
(positioned relative to their actual use) and consist of the following:
• Eight, 8-foot channel measurement cable assemblies (probes), each with a
detachable, crocodile jaw, safety clip assembly. The safety clip assemblies are
red (+) and black (-) for each of the four channels. One probe assembly each
of red (channel A), yellow (channel B), and blue (channel C) and five each of
black are provided.
• Four 1-foot blue jumpers for input connector jumpering.
• A shielded power cord.
A pallet for storage of the cables and the input power cord are included in the
contents of the measurement cable set but are not shown in the figure.
Continued on next page
Getting Started
4-15
Connecting a Voltage Probe, Continued
Voltage safety clips, shown below, are supplied as four sets of the standard
Voltage Safety
Clip Assemblies accessory measurement cable set. Each clip is a detachable, crocodile jaw type
voltage probe that connects to a slip-on end connector of the channel
measurement cables.
Voltage Safety Clip, Red
(Fluke, Model AC20-2)
Voltage Safety Clip, Black
(Fluke, Model AC20-0)
WARNING
Do not exceed 600 Vrms for the safety clip assemblies. The safety clip
assemblies supplied are intended for use with Dranetz products only and
we do not authorize them for any other use.
ADVERTENCIA
No supere los 600 V, valor eficaz, en los conjuntos de pinzas de seguridad.
Los conjuntos provistos están diseñados para ser usados con productos
Dranetz únicamente y no están autorizados para ningún otro uso.
AVERTISSEMENT
Ne dépassez pas 600 Veff pour les assemblages de clips de sécurité. Ces
assemblages ont été conçus pour être utilisés avec les produits Dranetz
seulement; nous n'autorisons aucune autre utilisation.
WARNUNG
Die Effektivspannung für die Sicherheitsklammern darf 600 Volt nicht
überschreiten. Die mitgelieferten Sicherheitsklammern dürfen nur mit
Produktenvon Dranetz benutzt werden. Eine Verwendung auf einer
anderen Art und Weise ist nicht gestattet.
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Connecting a Voltage Probe, Continued
Measurement
cable set
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4-17
Connecting a Voltage Probe, Continued
Connection
guidelines
Follow these guidelines when making voltage connections.
• Refer to the measurement test set figure for color coding of probes that
connect to input channel connectors A, B, C, and D.
• Each channel input has plus (+) and minus (-) differential inputs of 60 to
600Vrms max. Unused voltage channel differential inputs must be jumpered
together using the blue jumpers provided.
• Channel D has an additional low voltage range of 0 to 60 Vrms max. for low
voltage measurements.
Single phase
connection
example
The following figure shows a voltage connection to a single phase circuit for
channel A. Jumpers are used to connect the differential inputs of channels B, C,
and D together as shown to prevent erroneous data. The green cable is always
connected to a secure ground (earth) connection as a safety ground.
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Connecting a Voltage Probe, Continued
Neutral to
ground
connection
example
The following figure shows a voltage connection using channel D as a
differential input for a single phase connection. Connections are identical for
split phase, delta, and wye configurations. One probe connects the source
neutral line to the D+ input. Another probe connects the safety ground to the Dinput. Any channel input may be used to perform this measurement but Channel
D is usually used because it provides a low voltage range of 0 to 60 Vrms.
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Continued on next page
Getting Started
4-19
Connecting to a Potential Transformer (PT)
Safety
Precautions
Follow the safety precautions listed on page 4-12 when making all potential
transformer connections.
Medidas de
seguridad
Siga las medidas de seguridad listadas en la página 4-13 cuando efectúe todas
las conexiones potenciales del transformador.
Mesures de
sécurité
Suivez les mesures de sécurité données en page 4-13 lors de la réalisation de
toutes les connexions du transformateur de tension.
Sicherheitsvork- Folgen Sie den auf Seite 4-14 augeführten Sicherheitsvorkehrungen, wenn Sie
ehrungen
an potentiellen Trafo-Verbindungen arbeiten.
Note
Potential Transformers are not manufactured by Dranetz and are
discussed here for informational purposes only.
Definition
A potential transformer (PT), also referred to as a voltage instrument
transformer, provides the necessary step-down ratio to reduce the high voltage
of circuits above 600Vrms to a level for safe measurement. A PT also provides
isolation and proper connections for instrument attachment.
Connections
PT’s are usually fixed in position and require that the voltage probe(s) be
connected to their terminal connections.
WARNING
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions, related to the PT, for exact
information for probe connection for voltage monitoring. Do not exceed
600Vrms input to the PP1 Voltage inputs.
ADVERTENCIA
Consulte las instrucciones del fabricante referentes a TP (transformador
potencial), para la información exacta de la conexión de sonda a fin de
monitorear el voltaje. No supere la entrada de 600 Vrms a las entradas de
voltaje de PP1.
Continued on next page
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Connecting to a Potential Transformer (PT), Continued
AVERTISSEMENT
Se reporter aux instructions du fabricant relatives au transformateur de
tension (Potential Transformer - PT) pour obtenir les renseignements
exacts sur la connexion de sonde utilisée pour la surveillance du courant.
Ne pas dépasser l’entrée de tension efficace de 600 RMS dans les entrées de
tension de PP1.
WARNUNG
Genaue Informationen zur Meßfühlerverbindung für die
Spannungsüberwachung entnehmen Sie bitte den Anleitungen des
Herstellers (siehe Spannungsteilertransformator). Die Eingangsspannung
von 600 V (Effektivwert) in die PP1 Spannungseingänge sollte nicht
überschritten werden.
Procedure
Follow these steps to connect voltage probes to a potential transformer.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
Scale factor
Action
Turn off power to the PT.
Connect the green ground connector to the Safety Gnd connector
on the rear panel of the Power Platform.
Connect the green ground connector to a solid ground point at or
near the PT in accordance with the PT manufacturer’s
instructions.
Connect the colored voltage probes to the PT’s connections in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Connect the colored voltage probes to the channel inputs
designated for monitoring.
Turn on power to the PT.
The scale factor of the PT must be accounted for in making accurate voltage
measurements. Because the monitored output voltage of the PT is stepped-down
(divided) from the original voltage, this ratio must be stepped-up (multiplied)
by the PP1-PQPlus when voltage computations are performed. The PT scale
factor is usually mounted on the PT assembly and is entered into the PP1PQPlus on the scale factors screen (refer to Chapter 5). Refer to the PT
manufacturer’s literature for definition of the scale factors.
Getting Started
4-21
Connecting a Current Probe
Safety
precautions
The following safety precautions apply to current probe connections in addition
to those safety precautions stated on page 4-12.
• DO NOT attempt to measure current in any circuit in which the circuit to
ground voltage exceeds the insulation rating of the current probe (600 Vrms
max).
• Make sure the jaws of the current probe are tightly closed. Keep mating
surfaces clean and free from foreign matter.
Medidas de
seguridad
Las siguientes precauciones de seguridad se aplican a las conexiones de la
sonda actual además de las precauciones de seguridad que aparecen en la página
4-13.
• NO deberá intentar medir la corriente eléctrica en ningún circuito en que el
voltaje del mismo a tierra sea mayor al promedio de aislamiento de la sonda
eléctrica (600 Vrms máx).
• Verifique que la mordaza de la sonda eléctrica esté bien apretada. Mantenga
las superficies de fusión limpias y libres de materia extraña.
Mesures de
sécurité
Les consignes de sécurité suivantes doivent être respectées en plus des
consignes de sécurité données en page 4-13 lors de la réalisation de connexions
de sondes.
• NE PAS essayer de mesurer le courant dans un circuit où la tension est
supérieure au régime d’isolation de la sonde (600 Vrms max.).
• S’assurer que les mâchoires de la sonde sont bien serrées. S’assurer que la
surface de contact est propre et exempte de corps étrangers.
Sicherheitsvorke Die folgenden Sicherheitsmaßnahmen treffen auf derzeitige “Probe”hrungen
Verbindungen zu und gelten zusätzlich zu den Sicherheitsmaßnahmen auf Seite
4-14.
• Versuchen Sie NICHT, den Strom in einem Schaltkreis zu messen, in dem der
Durchgang zur Erdspannung den Isolierwert des Spannungsmeßfühlers (600
Volt Effektivwert) übersteigt.
• Stellen Sie sicher, daß die Klemmbacken des Spannungsmeßfühlers fest
geschlossen sind. Halten Sie die zusammengehörigen Oberflächen sauber und
frei von Fremdteilen.
Continued on next page
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Connecting a Current Probe, Continued
Types of current Several types of current probes1 (clamp-on current transformers) are available
probes
as optional accessories. These probes are shown in the figure on the next page
and consist of the smallest current probe (Dranetz model CT10), used to
monitor up to 10 amps rms max, to the largest current probe (Dranetz model
CT3000) for measurements up to 3000 amps rms max.
Refer to Appendix F for complete probe specifications.
WARNING
.
When using either the CT-10 or CT-150 current probe, DO NOT connect
the probe jaws around a non-insulated wire. These probes are to be used to
monitor current of insulated wire only.
²
ADVENTENCIA
Cuando use la punta de prueba de corriente CT-10 o CT-150, NO sujete las
mandíbulas de la punta alrededor de un cable sin aislación. Esta punta se
usa para mediciones en cables aislados solamente.
AVERTISSEMENT
Lorsque vous utilisez la sonde de courant CT-10 ou CT-150, NE FERMEZ
PAS les mâchoires de la sonde sur un fil non isolé. Cette sonde ne doit être
utilisée qu'avec des fils isolés.
WARNUNG
Der Stromfühler CT-10 oderCT-150 DARF NICHT an ein unisoliertes
Kabel angeschlossen werden. Dieser Stromfühler darf nur für die
Überwachung von isolierten Kabeln benutzt werden.
Description
Each probe has a polarized plug to fit any one of the four current input
connectors (A, B, C, or D) on the rear panel of the Power Platform.
Maximum jaw openings are described in the specifications in Appendix F.
An arrow marking on the handle is a guide to ensure that you position the probe
with the arrow pointing towards the load. Correct position of the probe is
necessary for correct power measurements.
1. Portions of this product manufactured under license from BMI, Patent No. 5,089,979.
Getting Started
4-23
Connecting a Current Probe, Continued
Wire marker kit The wire marker kit, supplied as a standard accessory, helps you identify which
current probe is connected to each current channel input. This kit, part number
155520, contains adhesive backed color-coded marker labels to attach to the
probe handle and the plug end of the probe. Use red label for channel A, yellow
for B, and blue for C. Channel D is left unmarked. See figure for proper wire
marker placement.
Wire marker
placement
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probes
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Connecting a Current Probe, Continued
Connection
guidelines
Follow these guidelines when making current connections.
• Position the probe with the arrow on the handle facing the load.
• For greatest accuracy, use a probe that is rated at no more than twice the
nominal value you expect to measure.
Example
The following figure shows how to connect a current probe to channel A for
current monitoring of a single phase line.
The current probe may be connected to the return line if desired to measure the
return current when checking for load current leakage, loop current
relationships, etc.
Single phase
current probe
connection
example
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Note
The connection shown above is not recommended without a voltage connection
to ensure frequency synchronization. If this configuration is used, then an
internal frequency reference must be entered. Refer to page 5-9.
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Connecting to a Current Transformer (CT)
Safety
precautions
The following safety precautions apply to current transformer (CT) connections
in addition to those safety precautions stated on page 4-12.
• Never energize a CT with the secondary open.
• Never disconnect the secondary of a CT with primary energized.
Medidas de
seguridad
Las medidas de seguridad siguientes corresponden a conexiones de
transformadores eléctricos (CT) además de las medidas de seguridad que
aparecen en la página 4-13.
• Nunca deberá poner bajo tensión un CT con el transformador secundario
abierto.
• Nunca deberá desconectar el transformador secundario de un transformador
eléctrico si el transformador primario está bajo tensión.
Mesures de
sécurité
Les mesures de sécurité suivantes s’appliquent aux connexions de
transformateurs de couranten plus des mesures de sécurité données en page 413.
• Un jamais mettre un transformateur sous tension lorsque la bobine secondaire
est ouverte.
• Ne jamais déconnecter la bobine secondaire d’un transformateur lorsque la
bobine primaire est sous tension.
Sicherheitsvorke Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen gelten für Anschlüsse an
hrungen
Transformatoren und gelten zusätzlich zu den Sicherheitsvorkehrungen auf
Seite 4-14.
• Führen Sie einem Transformator niemals Strom zu, wenn die
Niederspannungsseite geöffnet ist.
• Lösen Sie niemals die Verbindung der Niederspannungsseite eines
Transformators, wenn die Oberspannungsseite unter Strom steht.
WARNING
ADVERTENCIA
4-26
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions related to the CT for exact
information for connections for current monitoring. Do not exceed
manufacturer’s ratings.
Consulte las instrucciones del fabricante referentes a TC (transformador
de corriente) para la información exacta de las conexiones a fin de
monitorear la corriente. No exceda las capacidades nominales del
fabricante.
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Connecting to a Current Transformer (CT), Continued
ADVERTISSEMENT
Se reporter aux instructions du fabricant relatives au transformateur de
courant (Current Transformer - CT) pour obtenir les renseignements
exacts sur les connexions utilisées pour la surveillance du courant. Ne pas
dépasser la puissance recommandée par le fabricant.
WARNUNG
Genaue Informationen zu Verbindungen für die Stromüberwachung
entnehmen Sie bitte den Anleitungen des Herstellers (siehe
Stromumwandler). Die Grenzwerte des Herstellers sollten nicht
überschritten werden.
Note
Current Transformers are not manufactured by Dranetz and are discussed here
for informational purposes only.
Description
Current transformers, also known as instrument transformers, reduce high level
currents to low level currents so they can be safely monitored. These devices are
similar to PT’s used for voltage measurements in that both reduce values for
safe measurement. The reduction, or step-down ratio, is stated as a scale factor
that is used by the PP1-PQPlus to step-up the measured value to its original
value.
Types of CT’s
There are single-phase CT’s and polyphase CT’s dependent on the source
transformer used. Current reduction ratios vary widely and are also dependent
on the source transformer used. Rating plates attached to the CT provide
information as to the ratio and current limitations.
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO)
Safety
precautions
The following safety precautions apply to isolated current transformer
connections in addition to those safety precautions stated on page 4-12.
• Never energize a CT with the secondary open.
• Never disconnect the secondary of a CT probe with primary energized.
Medidas de
seguridad
Las medidas de seguridad siguientes corresponden a conexiones de
transformadores eléctricos (CT).
• Nunca deberá poner bajo tensión un CT con el transformador secundario
abierto.
• Nunca deberá desconectar el transformador secundario de un transformador
eléctrico si el transformador primario está bajo tensión.
Mesures de
sécurité
Les mesures de sécurité suivantes s’appliquent aux connexions de
transformateurs de courant.
• Un jamais mettre un transformateur sous tension lorsque la bobine secondaire
est ouverte.
• Ne jamais déconnecter la bobine secondaire d’un transformateur lorsque la
bobine primaire est sous tension.
Sicherheitsvorke Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen gelten für Anschlüsse an
hrungen
Transformatoren.
• Führen Sie einem Transformator niemals Strom zu, wenn die
Niederspannungsseite geöffnet ist.
• Lösen Sie niemals die Verbindung der Niederspannungsseite eines
Transformators, wenn die Oberspannungsseite unter Strom steht.
Description
Low current monitoring devices made by Dranetz are called isolated current
transformers or ISO boxes for short. Dranetz makes two types of ISO boxes;
one model (ISO-1A) monitors up to 1 amp rms of current maximum, the other
model (ISO-5) up to 5 amps rms maximum. Both are available as optional
accessories.
WARNING
Physical injury or equipment damage could result if ISO boxes are
improperly connected. Do not connect an ISO box between two conductors
which are at different voltage potentials.
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO), Continued
ADVERTENCIA
Podrían producirse lesiones físicas o daños al equipo si se conectan
indebidamente las cajas del transformador aislado de corriente (ISO). No
conecte una caja del ISO entre dos conductores que tengan distintos
potenciales de voltaje.
AVERTISSEMENT
Une mauvaise connexion des transformateurs d’intensité isolés (ISO) peut
provoquer des blessures corporelles ou des dégâts matériels. Ne pas relier
les transformateurs ISO entre deux conducteurs de tensions différentes.
WARNUNG
Falsch angeschlossene ISO-Kästen (Isolierte Stromumwandler) können zu
körperlichen Verletzungen oder Geräteschäden fuehren. Schliessen Sie
einen ISO-Kasten nicht zwischen zwei Leiter mit unterschiedlichem
Spannungspotential.
Applications
ISO boxes can be used in a number of ways. These methods include connecting
them to the secondary of CT’s for metering by the PP1-PQPlus, inserting them
in series with the load current to measure low current values, and connecting
them to a non-Dranetz clamp-on current transformer and using that CT to
monitor current with the PP1-PQPlus.
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO), Continued
ISO box
connection to a
current
transformer
The figure below shows an ISO box connected from Channel B current input to
a permanently installed CT. Polarities of the ISO box and CT are kept in-phase
by matching markings. Scale factors of both devices must be multiplied
together to get the resultant scale factor. Refer to page 5-6 for more information
about scale factors.
ISO box
connection to a
CT
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO), Continued
ISO box in-line
connection
The figure below shows the ISO box connected in series with the load of a
single-phase line. The connection is made with the X1 terminal connected to the
source input line and X2 connected to the load line. The scale factor is that of
the ISO box only.
ISO box
connection inline with a load
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO), Continued
Connecting to a
non-Dranetz
current probe
The figure below shows the ISO box connected to a non-Dranetz clamp-on
current transformer. In this case the scale factor is the product of the ISO box
and the CT. Refer to manufacturer’s literature to determine the CT scale factor.
WARNING
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions related to the CT for exact
information for connections for current monitoring. Do not exceed
manufacturer’s ratings.
ADVERTENCIA
ADVERTISSEMENT
WARNUNG
Consulte las instrucciones del fabricante referentes a TC (transformador
de corriente) para la información exacta de las conexiones a fin de
monitorear la corriente. No exceda las capacidades nominales del
fabricante.
Se reporter aux instructions du fabricant relatives au transformateur de
courant (Current Transformer - CT) pour obtenir les renseignements
exacts sur les connexions utilisées pour la surveillance du courant. Ne pas
dépasser la puissance recommandée par le fabricant.
Genaue Informationen zu Verbindungen für die Stromüberwachung
entnehmen Sie bitte den Anleitungen des Herstellers (siehe
Stromumwandler). Die Grenzwerte des Herstellers sollten nicht
überschritten werden.
Continued on next page
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Connecting to an Isolated Current Transformer (ISO), Continued
Diagram
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Verifying Voltage and Current Connections
Introduction
Correct voltage and current connection of single phase, split phase, or
polyphase connections can be verified using phasor diagrams. Phasor diagrams
are graphic representations that show the magnitude and angular relationship of
each phase of a monitored connection.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Voltage and Current Phasor screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From Main Menu, select item 2, Scope Mode.
From Scope Mode, press METER MODE.
From Meter Mode Menu, select item 4, Voltage and Current
Phasors.
Note: The following screen will appear if no voltage inputs are
connected. See next page for actual inputs.
Single phase
A single phase voltage or current phasor is displayed as a single line showing a
channel reference at 0 degrees and a magnitude relative to its measured value.
An arrowhead on the line indicates direction.
Split phase
Split phase vectors are displayed as dual lines showing channel references and
magnitudes and opposite (180 degrees) directions.
Three phase
Three phase vectors are displayed as three lines, 120 degrees apart in a resistive
load (unity power factor). Phase displacement will occur in a reactive load.
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Verifying Voltage and Current Connections, Continued
Correct 3-phase The voltage phasor display shown below is for a three phase, four wire, wye
voltage phasor
connection.
connections
Correct 3-phase The current phasor display shown below is for a three phase, 4 wire wye
current phasor connection.
connections
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Verifying Voltage and Current Connections, Continued
Incorrect
current phasor
diagram
The following phasor display shows an incorrect current probe connection. The
phasor for channel C is 180°out of phase. This can be corrected by connecting
the probe so that the arrow on the probe handle points toward the load.
The following display shows the voltage and current phasors for channel A.
Single channel
phasor diagram
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Section C
Circuit Diagrams for Power Measurements
Overview
If you are making power measurements, follow these diagrams so that your
Who should
read this section ABC totals are calculated correctly.
If you are not making power measurements, you can skip this section and go to
Section D.
Safety
Precautions
Follow the safety precautions listed on page 4-12 when making connections.
Medidas de
seguridad
Siga las medidas de seguridad listadas en la página 4-13 cuando efectúe todas
las conexiones potenciales del transformador.
Mesures de
sécurité
Suivez les mesures de sécurité données en page 4-13 lors de la réalisation de
toutes les connexions du transformateur de tension.
Sicherheitsvorke Folgen Sie den auf Seite 4-14 augeführten Sicherheitsvorkehrungen , wenn Sie
hrungen
an potentiellen Trafo-Verbindungen arbeiten.
Voltage and
current
connections
This section contains numerous drawings of both voltage and current probe
connections that are required when power measurements are to be made.
Voltage: Voltage probes are connected to the individual source or load line and
are referenced to the return (common) line voltage probe connection for greatest
accuracy.
Current: Current probes are connected to each line and positioned to measure
currents with reference to the voltage probe. Incorrectly positioned current
probes may produce erroneous power measurement.
Continued on next page
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Overview Continued
In this section
The following power connection diagrams are shown in this section.
Diagram
Single Phase
Split Phase
Four Wire Wye
Floating Delta
Delta, One Leg Grounded
Open Leg Delta
High-Leg Delta
Phasor Diagrams for Standard Power Connections
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4-41
4-42
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4-44
4-45
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Single Phase
Introduction
When making voltage connections to a single phase circuit use channel A
differential inputs as shown below. Connect both terminals of channels B, C,
and D together to prevent erroneous data. Channels D should be turned off if not
used.
Note
Be sure to connect the current probe with the arrow on the handle pointing
towards the load or an erroneous power reading will result.
Diagram
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Split Phase
Introduction
When making split phase measurements use both channels A and B for voltage
and current connections. Connect both terminals of Channels C and D together
to prevent erroneous data. The neutral is chosen as the reference for
measurement purposes.
Diagram
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Four Wire Wye
Introduction
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. Connect
both terminals of Channel D together to prevent erroneous data.
Diagram
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Floating Delta
Introduction
In this power connection, the PP1-PQPlus 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. Connect both terminals of Channel D together to prevent
erroneous data.
Diagram
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Delta, One Leg Grounded
Introduction
In this power connection, the PP1-PQPlus 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. Connect both terminals of Channel D together to prevent
erroneous data.
Diagram
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Open Leg Delta
Introduction
The figure below shows the open leg delta with phase A-C connected to channel
A and phase B-C connected to channel B. A jumper connects the A- and Bterminal. Current probes are connected to channels A and B.
Diagram
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High-Leg Delta
Introduction
The 4-wire delta connected 120/240V source shown in the figure on the next
page is connected with one phase connected to ground at mid-point. This phase
provides 120V at phases A and C to ground. Phase B is designated the high-leg
connection and is measured at 208V (120V x 1.73 = 208V) to ground. The
National Electrical Code (NEC 215-8) identifies the high-leg phase as the
Orange colored line.
Diagram
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Phasor Diagrams for Standard Power Connections
Diagrams
The following diagrams describe the voltage and current phasors (for resistive
loads) for the standard type of power connections when selected for viewing in
meter mode. The page number for the related power connection diagram is
given in the left column. Refer to Chapter 4, Section E, for information about
viewing voltage and current phasors.
Power Connection Diagram
Voltage Phasor
Single Phase
(See page 4-39)
Split Phase
(See page 4-40)
0º
IA
VA
180º
VA
VB
0º
0º
180º
IA
IB
0º
90º
IB
60º
Delta, One Leg Grounded
(See page 4-43)
Current Phasor
VB
VA
0º
IA
330º
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Phasor Diagrams for Standard Power Connections, Continued
Diagrams
(continued)
Power Connection Diagram
Voltage Phasor
Current Phasor
120º
VC
90º
IC
Floating Delta
(See page 4-42)
VA
0º
VB
IB
240º
210º
330º
90º
IB
60º
Open Leg Delta
(See page 4-44)
IA
VB
VA
0º
IA
330º
90º
IC
90º
VC
High Leg Delta
(See page 4-45)
180º
VB
VA
0º
IA
IB
330º
210º
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Phasor Diagrams for Standard Power Connections, Continued
Diagrams
(continued)
Power Connection Diagram
Voltage Phasor
Current Phasor
120º
VC
Four Wire Wye
(See page 4-41
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120º
IC
VA
0º
IA
VB
IB
240º
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Section D
Monitoring Setup Procedures
Overview
Introduction
This section describes the procedures required to select and activate a
monitoring setup and start the monitoring process.
In this section
The following topics are covered in this section.
Topic
Selecting and Activating a Setup
Reading Setups from a Memory Card
Turning On Monitoring
See Page
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Selecting and Activating a Setup
Introduction
The following procedure is for selecting and activating a setup only. Screens
show data related to the default setups. For details on how to modify a setup, see
Chapter 6. Predefined setups are detailed in Appendix G.
A setup can be selected in two ways:
• From one of nine predefined setups. Setup number 10, Easy Start, can be
viewed only.
• From the preprogrammed setups stored on a memory card. See page 4-53.
Recording status Before selecting a new setup for activation or editing, review the setup currently
setup
active and make a print record of the current setup status and thresholds in case
you want to return to this setup.
To make a record proceed as follows:
• From the Main Menu, select 5- View Status, then press PRINT to record
present status.
• Press EXIT to Main Menu.
• Press 3- Setup Menu.
• Press 1- Set Thresholds/Channel Config.
• Press NEXT SCREEN, then press PRINT SETUP.
The printout will provide you with a referable record and reminder of your
present setup.
Once you select the Threshold/Channel Configuration screen in the Setup Menu
you can exit to the previous status setup only by selecting the previous status
setup number using the NEXT SETUP key. Pressing ACTIVATE will then
reactivate the previous setup.
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Selecting and Activating a Setup, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Setup screen.
Step
1
2
3
Step
4
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu. The following screen appears.
Note: If you want to select your wiring configuration or enter
scale factors, refer to Chapter 5.
Set Volts and Amps to ON for all channels. For channel D set
Volts to Low.
Action
Press the NEXT SCREEN key.
Result: The following default sample screen will appear. If a setup
screen other than setup #1 is displayed, then it is the last setup
activated.
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Selecting and Activating a Setup, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to display and activate a setup.
Step
1
2
3
4
Action
Press NEXT SETUP to display the next numbered setup (1 to 9).
Press NEXT GROUP to display the next group of parameters in
the presently displayed setup.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the desired setup is displayed.
Press ACTIVATE to activate the presently displayed setup.
Result: Messages at the top of the screen will be displayed in the
following sequence:
Monitoring off
Sync Acquired, Ch A
Monitoring on.
Then the screen will return to the Setup Menu.
Activated screen To determine which setup is active at any time, select the View Status screen
reference
from the Main Menu.
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Reading Setups from a Memory Card
Introduction
Setups stored on a memory card are usually preprogrammed setups that have
been established as tried and true conditions. All setups on the card are read in
and the one setup required for monitoring must be selected and activated. A
setup file must exist on the memory card with the site name agreeing with the
present PQPlus siteID.
Note
Setups presently in memory will be overwritten.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Memory Card Functions screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 7, Memory Functions, from the Setup Menu.
Select item 1, Memory Card Functions, from the Memory
Functions Menu.
Result: The following screen will appear.
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Reading Setups from a Memory Card, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to read setups from a memory card.
Step
1
2
3
Select and
activate the
setup
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Action
Insert memory card.
Press READ CARD to display Read Data From Memory Card
screen. Card size and card free space is shown.
CAUTION: Reading card data will erase any events presently in
memory!
Press READ SETUPS. Setups are displayed.
Select and activate the setup required as described on page 4-50.
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Turning On Monitoring
Procedure
Follow these steps to turn on monitoring.
Step
1
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Result: The following screen will appear.
2
Note: If monitoring was turned on, then line 3 would read
Turn Monitoring Off. Then the following screen action references
would be the reverse of that shown.
Press 3, Turn Monitoring On.
Result: The following screen will appear.
3
Press YES to turn on monitoring.
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Section E
Scope and Meter Mode
Overview
Introduction
This section describes the operation of scope and meter mode, which allows you
to view real-time parameter data.
In this section
The following topics are covered in this section.
Topic
Viewing Scope Mode
Viewing Meter Mode
Viewing Voltage and Current Phasors
Viewing Voltage and Current Harmonics
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Viewing Scope Mode
Introduction
Scope Mode allows you to view the present voltage and current waveforms for
up to four channels.
Displaying the
screen
From Main Menu, select item 2, Scope Mode.
Result: A screen similar to that shown below is displayed.
Screen
description
Waveform labels: Voltage waveforms are labeled on the left at the point where
they cross the vertical axis. Current waveforms are labeled on the right at the
point where they cross the vertical axis.
When more than one waveform crosses the vertical axis at the same point (same
phase angle), the channel identifier for the waveform with the highest amplitude
is placed first, and the lower values follow below. If the amplitudes are also
identical then the A-B-C order is used.
Vertical scale: Scaled relative to the waveform with the largest peak value.
Voltage and current are scaled separately.
Horizontal scale: Scaled to display one cycle. Each tick mark is 45 degrees.
Update rate: The display is updated approximately once every two seconds.
Press the SAVE key to save the display as an event. This display can then be
How to save
scope mode data viewed with the view events option and will be listed in the event report as a
SCOPE SNPSHT event. See Chapter 10.
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Viewing Scope Mode, Continued
How to select
channels for
display
Follow these steps to select channels for the Scope Mode display.
Step
1
Action
In Scope Mode display, press SELECT CHAN. The Channel
Selection screen is displayed as shown below.
Result: The following screen will appear.
2
3
4
5
6
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Press VOLTS ON/OFF to toggle selected channel On or Off for
voltage waveform display.
Press AMPS ON/OFF to toggle selected channel On or Off for
current waveform display.
Press NEXT CHAN to select channels A, B, C, and/or D as shown
below.
Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each channel to be selected.
Press EXIT to display the channels selected.
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Viewing Meter Mode
Types of
displays
You can select any one channel for viewing with all parameters displayed, or
you can select an individual parameter for viewing with all channels displayed.
Channels that
can be viewed
Channels A, B, C, or D can be viewed individually or collectively for single
phase monitoring. For Delta mode the sequence is: A-B, B-C, C-A, D, and
ABC.
Available
parameters
The following table lists the parameters that can be viewed in meter mode.
Parameter
Symbol Group
Volts RMS
V
1
Amps RMS
I
1
Watts
W
1
Volt-amps
VA
1
Volt-amps Reactive
VAR
2
Power Factor (True)
PF
2
Voltage Frequency
Hz
2
Voltage Unbalance
Vunb%
2
Volts, Total Harmonic Distortion
Vthd
3
Amps, Total Harmonic Distortion
Ithd
3
Current Crest Factor
Icf
3
k-Factor
KF
3
Demand
Dmd
4
Energy
WHR
4
Volts, Harmonic Number*
V harm n
4
Amps, Harmonic Number*
I harm n
4
*The harmonic number is selected on the threshold
configuration screen. See page 6-7.
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Viewing Meter Mode, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to view the meter mode displays.
Step
1
2
Action
In Scope Mode display press METER MODE to view the Meter
Mode Menu below.
Press 1 if one channel and all parameters are to be viewed.
Press NEXT CHAN to display next channel parameters.
Press NEXT GROUP to display the next group of data for the
channel selected.
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Viewing Meter Mode, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
3
4
Action
Press 2 if all channels and one parameter are to be viewed.
Press 3 for the all channels, all parameters display.
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Viewing Voltage and Current Phasors
Procedure
Follow these steps to view the current and voltage phasors displays.
Step
1
2
Action
From Scope Mode display select METER MODE.
From Meter Mode menu press 4, Voltage & Current Phasors.
The following screen will appear if no inputs are connected.
3
Press SINGLE CHAN to display the Single Channel Phasors
display.
Display symbols Phasor vectors are displayed clockwise from the zero degrees reference.
Dependent on the phases being monitored, up to four channels may be
displayed at any one time for either volts or amps, or a single channel for both
volts and amps. An arrow head and channel label are displayed on the vector
arm.
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Viewing Voltage and Current Harmonics
Screen
description
Viewing the voltage and current harmonics permits you to display harmonics in
the form of a graph or a table.
Graph: The graph displays the magnitude of each harmonic as a percentage of
the fundamental, rms, or maximum load current. The left edge of the graph
represents the fundamental frequency.
Table: The table lists the magnitude and phase for each harmonic. This screen
displays harmonic’s magnitude and phase relative to fundamental, rms, or
maximum load current of the channel and parameter selected.
Update rate: All displays are updated once every five seconds.
Harmonics displayed: The number of harmonics displayed is up to the 50th for
60Hz and up to the 8th for 400Hz.
Displaying the
graph screen
Follow theses steps to view the harmonics graph display.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From Main Menu select 2, Scope Mode.
From Scope Mode display press METER MODE.
From Meter Mode select 5,Voltage and Current Harmonics.
Result: A screen similar to the following will appear.
For the table display of this graph, see page 4-55.
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Viewing Voltage and Current Harmonics, Continued
Changing the
channel and
parameter
Use the following keys to change the channels and/or parameter displayed.
• NEXT CHAN to select channels A, B, C, or D.
• NEXT PARAM for selection of V, A, or W.
Changing the
vertical scale
Follow these steps to change the vertical scale of the harmonic graph display.
Step
1
Action
Press SET SCALES.
Result: The following screen is displayed.
2
Note: Scale based on following values and conventions:
•% of Fund - THD, North American convention
•% of rms - THD, IEC 555-2, European convention
•% of load - TDD, IEEE 519 recommendation
Press one of the SET% keys.
3
• If you pressed SET% FUND or SET% RMS, go to step 5.
• If you pressed SET% LOAD (current) go to step 3.
Press SET LOAD
Result: The menu bar changes to the following.
4
5
Enter the value for maximum load current.
Press EXIT to return to harmonics graph.
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Viewing Voltage and Current Harmonics, Continued
Viewing the text To view the harmonics text display, press the TEXT MODE key from the graph
display
display.
Result: A screen similar to the following will appear.
Note
For the watts parameter only, harmonic power direction is indicated by a sign in
front of the MAG% (watts magnitude) value. A minus sign (-) indicates that the
harmonic power flows in the opposite direction of the source-load arrow on the
CT. No sign indicates that the harmonic power flows in the same direction as
the source-load arrow on the CT.
A load is indicated if the CT arrow is pointing at the physical load and there is
no sign on the watts magnitude. This is the normal situation. If the sign on the
watts magnitude is negative, then the load is actually a source (generator).
A negative sign on the fundamental watts usually indicates that the CT is on
backwards, or the arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the function keys for the
harmonics text screen.
Key
NEXT CHAN
NEXT PARAM
NEXT SET
GRAPH MODE
PRINT
Function
Displays the next channel of data.
Displays the next parameter of data: V, A, or W.
Displays the next set of harmonics: 02 to 22, 23 to 43,
44 to 50th harmonics for 60 Hz.
Returns to the harmonics graph screen.
Prints the screen.
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Chapter 5
Input Channels Setup
Overview
Introduction
This chapter contains the procedures you need to perform after you have
connected the unit to the circuit that you want to measure. Once you have made
all voltage and current connections, you have to set up the unit so that it knows
what inputs you are using and what kind of circuit you are measuring.
In this chapter
This chapter covers the following topics:
Topic
Turning Input Channels On and Off
Selecting Your Circuit Type
About Scale Factors
Entering Scale Factors
About Frequency Synchronization
Selecting Sync Frequency
See Page
5-2
5-4
5-6
5-7
5-9
5-11
Input Channels Setup
5-1
Turning Input Channels On and Off
Introduction
You must turn on any input channel that will be used for monitoring. If a
channel is not turned on, no data will be collected for it.
Definition
Input channels are the four voltage and current channels on the rear panel
labelled A, B, C, and D.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Input Channel Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
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Turning Input Channels On and Off, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to turn on any or all input channels.
Step
1
2
3
4
Where to go
from here
Action
Press the VOLTS ON/OFF key to toggle the highlighted voltage
channel between on and off.
Note: Channel D voltage has three possible settings: LOW, HIGH,
and OFF. Pressing this key cycles through the three settings.
Press the AMPS ON/OFF key to toggle the highlighted current
channel between on and off.
Press the NEXT CHAN key.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each channel.
Refer to the following table to find the next topic.
IF you want to...
return to Setup Menu
select your circuit type (ABC TOTALS)
enter scale factors
select sync frequency
change an event monitoring setup (NEXT SCREEN)
Return to setup
menu
THEN see page
see below
5-4
5-6
5-9
6-1
If you want to return to the Setup Menu without any further editing of the
thresholds, etc., you must first press NEXT SCREEN. Then determine if the
Setup # is the one in which you want to continue. If it is, press ACTIVATE. If
not, press NEXT SETUP until the Setup # corresponds to the operating setup
you require, then press ACTIVATE.
Input Channels Setup
5-3
Selecting Your Circuit Type
Introduction
You must select a circuit type when you are collecting data for power
parameters such as watts, VA’s, and VAR’s. If you don’t select the proper circuit
type, the ABC totals won’t be calculated correctly.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Wiring Configuration and Scale Factors
screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu. The Input Channel Configuration screen is displayed.
Press the ABC TOTALS key.
The following screen will appear.
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Selecting Your Circuit Type, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to select your circuit type.
Step
1
2
3
Where to go
from here
Action
Determine the circuit type that the Power Platform is connected to
according to the diagrams in Chapter 4, Section C.
Press the ABC CONFIG key until the correct ABC config. is
displayed according to the following table:
IF the Power Platform is
THEN select this
connected to this circuit type...
ABC config...
Single Phase
Single Phase
Split Phase
Split Phase
Four Wire Wye
3 Phase Wye
Floating Delta
3 Phase Delta
Delta, One Leg Grounded
3 Phase Delta
Open Leg Delta
Split Phase
High-Leg Delta
3 Phase Wye
Press the EXIT key.
Refer to the following table to find the next topic.
IF you want to...
enter scale factors
select sync frequency
change an event monitoring setup (NEXT SCREEN)
THEN see page
5-6
5-9
6-1
Input Channels Setup
5-5
About Scale Factors
What are scale
factors?
Scale factors are the ratio of input to output for a particular current transformer
(CT) or potential transformer (PT). Scale factors are entered into the PP1PQPlus and then multiplied automatically by the measured voltage and current
so that the unit displays the correct values.
Note: If voltage and current connections are made without using any of the
above named devices, the scale factor should be set to 1.
When to use
Scale factors other than 1 must be entered for the following conditions.
• A Dranetz current probe is connected to a permanently installed CT.
• The current connections are made using an ISO box.
• The voltage connections are made using a PT.
Dranetz
equipment
Current Probes: All Dranetz current probes have a scale factor of 1.
ISO-1: 0.333
ISO-1A: 0.500
ISO-5: 1.666
Non-Dranetz
equipment
Refer to the CT name plate or to the manufacturers literature to determine the
scale factor.
What to enter
Single device: The scale factor for a single CT or PT is calculated from its stepup or step-down ratio.
Example: A potential transformer has a step-down ratio of 1000:5, therefore:
Scale Factor = 1000/5 = 200
Multiple devices: Multiply the scale factors of the all devices.
Example: A CT with a scale factor of 200 is connected to a Dranetz ISO-5.
Scale Factor = 200 x 1.666 = 333
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Entering Scale Factors
Range
0.001 to 999,900
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Wiring Configuration and Scale Factors
screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu. The Input Channel Configuration screen will appear.
Press the SCALE FACTOR key.
The following screen will appear.
Continued on next page
Input Channels Setup
5-7
Entering Scale Factors, Continued
Procedure
Follow these step to enter scale factors.
Step
1
Action
Press the ENTER SCALE key.
The menu bar will change to the following.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Note
5-8
Enter the scale factor for the voltage channel.
Press ENTER.
Enter the scale factor for the current channel.
Press ENTER.
Press NEXT CHAN.
Repeat steps 2 to 7 for each channel that needs scale factors.
Press EXIT.
If no scale factor is entered, the scale factor defaults to 1.0 when EXIT is
pressed.
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About Frequency Synchronization
Introduction
Normal frequency synchronization (sync) of PP1-PQPlus analog signal
processing circuits is controlled by sampling the external AC signal input on
channel A. Loss of external sync causes the PP1-PQPlus to sample other valid
voltage channels for an alternate external sync. If none exists, then internal sync
is automatically selected.
Failure to connect an external sync, or select an internal sync, during current
monitoring will result in erroneous data being collected and displayed.
Sync during
power-up
On power-up, the PP1-PQPlus will initially attempt to sync on channel A input
voltage phase. If a valid input is available, then the PP1-PQPlus will sync in the
external mode and will remain in this mode until the sync level is lost.
If channel A sync cannot be acquired, then the next valid voltage channel will
be polled to re-initiate external sync in accordance with the following wiring
configuration.
Wiring Configuration
Single Phase
Split Phase
3 Phase Delta
3 Phase Wye
Valid Voltage Channel for Sync
A, D
A, B, D
A, B, C, D
A, B, C, D
Loss of external If external sync cannot be acquired on any valid channel, then the PP1-PQPlus
sync during
will revert to internal sync. The frequency used for internal sync is entered on
power up
the Wiring Configuration screen. Refer to page 5-11 for the procedure.
The valid voltage channels will be polled in the background in an attempt to
reaquire external sync.
When no external sync signal is found, an error message is displayed (and
printed) to inform you of this condition. The loss of sync is also sent to event
memory for future recall.
Input Channels Setup
5-9
About Frequency Synchronization, Continued
Loss of sync
during
monitoring
If sync is lost during monitoring of out of limit events, the PP1-PQPlus will
attempt to reaquire sync on the present sync channel for one minute. If after one
minute sync cannot be reaquired, the other valid channels will be attempted
without any delay. If sync cannot be acquired on any valid channel then the
PP1-PQPlus will switch to internal sync.
The internal sync in this condition will be the last frequency measured before
sync was lost. The internal sync frequency entered in the wiring configuration
screen (see next page) will not be used unless you change over to internal sync.
The one minute timeout simulates a long duration interruption which, in turn,
generates a TIMEOUT event that normally permits the PP1-PQPlus to attempt
to sync at another valid channel.
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Selecting Sync Frequency
Introduction
Selection of the sync frequency is fixed to the input voltage monitoring
frequency in external sync mode and to a frequency selected by the operator in
the internal sync mode. The default sync frequency is the external sync. You can
select either of the sync modes.
Procedure
Follow these steps select an internal or external sync.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config. from the Setup
Menu. The Input Channel Configuration screen will appear.
Press SCALE FACTOR.
The following screen appears when External sync is the default
sync frequency.
Continued on next page
Input Channels Setup
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Selecting Sync Frequency, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
4
Action
Press number 1 from the keyboard. The following screen appears
to display the Internal sync mode.
5
To change the Internal Sync Frequency press ENTER FREQ. The
following screen appears.
6
Enter the internal frequency desired using format XX.XX.
Allowable range is 15 to 499.9.
Press ENTER to redisplay the screen of step 5 to verify selection.
Press PRINT to provide a printout to verify and record the
frequency selection.
To return to External sync, press numeral 1 at the keyboard.
The display of step 3 will return.
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8
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Chapter 6
Custom Event Monitoring Setups
Overview
Who should
read this
chapter
This chapter contains information about creating custom setups. If you don’t
want to create a setup and only want to use one of the predefined setups for
monitoring, see page 4-55.
Definition
A monitoring setup is a list of parameters and thresholds for each channel that
controls the way the unit records event data. A setup also contains settings that
control how waveforms are captured. In essence, a setup is a list of the criteria
that the PP1-PQPlus uses to determine what constitutes an event and what
waveform data is saved when an event occurs.
Predefined
setups
The PQPlus TASKCard comes with all ten setups predefined for specific
purposes. Setups 1 to 9 can be modified and setup 10 is used for Easy Start.
Refer to Appendix G for the complete descriptions of all setups.
Custom setups
If you want to create a custom setup, you must modify one of the nine available.
Digital control
of monitoring
The digital inputs, located on the rear panel, provide control of start/stop and
snapshot monitoring.
Continued on next page
Custom Event Monitoring Setups
6-1
Overview, Continued
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
Topic
Creating a Custom Event Monitoring Setup
Copying the Easy Start Setup
Viewing a Setup
Editing Parameter Thresholds
Setting Waveform Capture
Controlling Event Monitoring with the Digital Inputs
Making Digital Input Connections to the Rear Panel
Changing the Digital Inputs Configuration
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See Page
6-3
6-4
6-6
6-7
6-12
6-14
6-15
6-17
Creating a Custom Event Monitoring Setup
Description
Creating a custom setup consists of setting the thresholds and waveform capture
for the various parameters. The process starts with choosing a setup that is
similar to the one you want to create, then modifying the parameters to meet
your specification. If the Easy Start setup (setup #10) is similar to what you
want, an edit screen is provided for copying this setup to setup #9 so that it can
be modified. See Appendix G for the listing of all setups.
Process diagram The following block diagram gives an overview of creating a custom setup.
Modify Easy Start setup?
yes
Copy Easy Start setup to
setup #9
yes
Waveform capture screen
no
View setup to modify
Set parameter thresholds
Set waveform capture?
no
Activate the setup
Turn monitoring on
Custom Event Monitoring Setups
6-3
Copying the Easy Start Setup
Introduction
If you want to modify setups 1 to 9, refer to page 6-7.
If the Easy Start setup is similar to what you want to use, it can be copied to
setup #9 so that you can modify it.
Definition
The Easy Start setup consists of the parameter and waveform capture settings
for setup #10, which is the setup that is activated during the easy start
procedure. This setup can be viewed but not modified. See page 2-6 for the
listing of the Easy Start setup. See page G-11 for the detailed listing of this
setup.
CAUTION
Easy Start setup overwrites setup #9.
PRECAUCION La configuración de Inicio fácil sobreescribe la configuración #9.
MISE EN
GARDE
L’installation de Easy Start annule l’installation no. 9.
ACHTUNG
“Easy Start”-Einstellung überschreibt Einstellung Nr. 9.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Copy Easy Start setup to threshold setup #9.
Step
1
2
3
4
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu.
Press the NEXT SCREEN key.
Press EDIT SETUP.
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Copying the Easy Start Setup, Continued
Displaying the
screen
(continued)
Step
5
Action
Select item #4, Copy Easy Start Thresholds to #9, from the Edit
Setups Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Note
Make sure that setup #9 is one that you don’t want to use. If you want to copy
the Easy Start setup and use setup #9 at a later time, save the setups to a memory
card before copying. See page 11-31.
Procedure
Select COPY.
Setup #9 will be the displayed setup and you can select item 1, 2, or 3 to
perform editing functions. If you don’t select any item, the setup will revert to
its previous values.
After selection of COPY, the display returns to Edit Setups Menu.
Custom Event Monitoring Setups
6-5
Viewing a Setup
Introduction
If one of the predefined setups is similar to what you want, you should view that
setup and edit only the threshold settings for the parameters that you want to
change. You can then edit some or all of the threshold settings.
If none of the setups suits your needs, you can pick any setup to edit.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Thresholds screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu.
Press the NEXT SCREEN key.
Result: The following screen will appear.
Procedure
Follow these steps to view a setup.
Step
1
2
3
4
6-6
Action
Press NEXT SETUP to display the next numbered setup (1 to 10).
Press NEXT GROUP or PREV GROUP to view all the threshold
settings.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the desired setup is displayed.
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Editing Parameter Thresholds
Introduction
Parameter thresholds can be edited by two methods: three phase or individual
channel. Both screens are identical except that the three phase screen allows you
to enter the same value for channels A, B, and C only once.
Threshold list
The following table lists the threshold parameters and the allowable range for
each. The heavy lines separate the parameters into the groups as they appear on
screen.
Parameter
V HI LIM
V LO LIM
V TRANS
V THD %
V FREQ HZ
I HI RMS
I LO RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANS
WATTS LIM
VA HI LIM
VAR HI LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
V SENS IN
I SENS OUT
I SENS IN
V TRANS %
I TRANS %
# 3 V HARM %
# 3 I HARM %
Range
0.2 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
5 to 10.0M
0.5 to 1.0K
0.1 to 450.0
0.2 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.5 to 1.0K
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 1.0
0.5 to 10.0M
0.5 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 10.0M
1 to 10.0M
1.1 to 10.0M
0.1 to 1.0K
0.1 to 1.0K
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Editing Parameter Thresholds, Continued
Choosing an
editing method
Follow these steps to modify either three phase or individual channel
thresholds.
Step
1
2
Action
View the desired setup (see page 6-6).
Press EDIT SETUP.
The following screen will appear.
3
Set identical
three phase
thresholds
screen
Select item 1 or 2.
If you selected item 1, the following screen will appear.
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Editing Parameter Thresholds, Continued
Set individual
channel
thresholds
screen
If you selected item 2, the following screen will appear.
EDIT HARM #
key
This key replaces the EDIT NAME key when the group containing #n V
HARM and #n I HARM is displayed. It allows you to enter a harmonic number
from 2 to 50 for 60 Hz or 2 to 8 for 400 Hz.
Follow these steps to change a threshold setting.
Changing a
threshold setting
Step
1
2
Action
Press the NEXT LIMIT key to move the highlight bar to the
desired parameter and channel.
Press ENTER VALUE.
The menu bar will change to the following.
3
4
Note
Enter the number from the keypad. The number for the
highlighted parameter must be within the range shown on page
6-7.
Press ENTER.
Hi Lim must be set to a value that is greater than Lo Lim,
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Editing Parameter Thresholds, Continued
Disabling a
parameter
Follow these steps to disable a parameter.
Step
1
2
Action
Press the NEXT LIMIT key to move the highlight bar to the
desired parameter and channel.
Press ON/OFF PARAM to toggle parameter on or off. Off
indicated by xxx.
Result: The string XXX will be displayed for that parameter.
Changing the
setup name
Follow these steps to edit the setup name. The setup name can be up to 29
characters long.
Step
1
Action
Press EDIT NAME.
Result: The following screen will appear.
2
3
4
Press ENTER ID to display alphabetic entry screen.
Enter the new name. Up to 29 characters are available.
Press EXIT.
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Editing Parameter Thresholds, Continued
Entering a
harmonic
number
Follow these steps to enter a harmonic number for V HARM or I HARM.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Press NEXT GROUP until the harmonics parameters are
displayed.
Move the highlight bar to #n V HARM or #n I HARM.
Press EDIT HARM#
The numeric bar will change to the following.
Enter the number from the keypad. The number for the
highlighted parameter must be within the range shown on page
6-7. Valid range is 2-50 for 60 HZ and 2-8 for 400 Hz.
Press ENTER.
Saving the
settings
Press EXIT to save all of the threshold settings.
Where to go
from here
Refer to the next page if you want to change the waveform capture settings.
Refer to pages 4-50 and 4-53 if you want to activate the setup and turn on
monitoring.
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Setting Waveform Capture
Definition
Waveform capture is a function that saves waveform data when an event is
triggered by a threshold crossing. This function can be set so that waveforms for
the triggered channel, from all channels, or from no channels are saved.
Note
Waveform capture must be individually set for each parameter listed on page
6-7.
Combinations
The following table lists all the combinations available for waveform capture,
and describes each setting.
Wave Capture
ON
Record All Channels
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
Description
Saves waveform data for
all channels for the
chosen parameter.
Saves waveform data for
the triggered channel
only.
Invalid combination*
No waveform data is
saved.
* Invalid combination can not be entered in PP1-PQPlus and audible beeps will
be heard.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the waveform capture screen.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1, Set Thresholds/Channel Config., from the Setup
Menu.
Press the NEXT SCREEN key.
Press NEXT SETUP until the desired setup is displayed.
Press EDIT SETUP.
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Setting Waveform Capture, Continued
Displaying the
screen
(continued)
Step
6
Action
Select item #3, Select Waveform Capture, from the Edit Setups
Menu.
The following sample screen will appear.
This screen shows default condition for setup #1.
Changing a
setting
Follow these steps to change the waveform capture settings.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Where to go
from here
Action
Press NEXT GROUP to display the desired parameter group.
Press the NEXT LIMIT key to move the highlight bar to the
desired line.
Press WAVE ON/OFF to change the setting in the Wave Capture
column.
Press CHANS ON/OFF to change the setting in the Record All
Channels column.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 for all parameters that you want to change.
Refer to pages 4-50 and 4-53 to activate the setup and turn on monitoring.
Custom Event Monitoring Setups
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Controlling Event Monitoring with the Digital Inputs
Control
Functions
The digital inputs located on the rear panel can be used to control monitoring in
two ways: Start/stop and generate a snapshot.
Start/stop
definition
Function whereby the unit starts monitoring when a start signal is received at
digital input #1 and continues to monitor until a stop signal is received at digital
input #2.
Start signal: low to high transition on digital input #1.
Stop signal: high to low transition on digital input #2.
Snapshot enable Function whereby an on signal received at digital input #3 or #4 causes
definition
instantaneous data from all channels to be saved as a DIG WAVE CAPT event.
On signal: low to high transition on digital input #3 or #4.
Note
Both start/stop and snapshot can be active at the same time.
Process
Controlling event monitoring with the digital inputs can be broken down into
the following two stages.
Stage
1
2
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Description
Making connections to the rear panel.
Changing the digital inputs configuration.
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Making Digital Input Connections to the Rear Panel
WARNING
Make all connections with the power off.
ADVERTENCIA
Haga todas las conexiones con la energía apagada.
AVERTISSEMENT
Effectuez toutes les connexions avec l’alimentation coupée.
WARNUNG
Arbeiten Sie nur mit ausgeschaltetem Strom an allen Verbindungen.
Pluggable
terminal block
Plug into DIGITAL
INPUTS jack on rear
panel.
Position 1
8000-14
Wire gauges
#30 to #14 AWG
Start/stop
connection
diagram
Make start/stop connections to the rear panel according to the following
diagram. Users must provide the external DC supply.
Start
Contact
Stop
Start
Contact
12-48V
DC
SUPPLY
Power Platform
Rear Panel
Digital Inputs
1
2
1,2
COM
Stop
3
4
3,4
COM
8600-60
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Making Digital Input Connections to the Rear Panel, Continued
Snapshot enable Make snapshot enable connections to the rear panel according to the following
connection
diagram. Users must provide the external DC supply.
diagram
External
Contact
12-48V
DC
SUPPLY
Power Platform
Rear Panel
Digital Inputs
1
2
1,2
COM
3
4
3,4
COM
8600-61
Note
The inputs labeled 1,2 COM and 3,4 COM are not connected together
internally. If the same power source is used to power contacts 1&2 and 3&4,
then the commons must be connected together externally.
Connection
procedure
Follow these steps when making connections to the digital inputs on the rear
panel.
Step
1
2
3
4
6-16
Action
Insert a wire into the appropriate open position on the terminal
block.
Tighten the screw clamp.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each wire you want to connect.
Push the terminal block into the digital input connector on the rear
panel.
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Changing the Digital Inputs Configuration
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Digital Inputs Configuration screen.
.
Step
Action
1
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
2
Select item #8, I/O Devices, from the Setup Menu.
3
Select item #1, Digital Inputs, from the Configure Input/Output
Devices Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Start/stop
procedure
Follow these steps to configure the digital inputs for stop/start monitoring.
Step
1
1
Action
Press NEXT CHAN to highlight channel 1 or 2. Input channels 1
and 2 are paired together for the start/stop function.
Press NEXT CONFIG.
2
Result: START/STOP will appear for channels 1 and 2.
Press EXIT.
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Changing the Digital Inputs Configuration, Continued
Snapshot enable Follow these steps to configure the digital inputs for snapshot enable
procedure
monitoring.
Step
1
2
3
6-18
Action
Press NEXT CHAN until channel 3 or 4 is highlighted.
Press NEXT CONFIG.
Result: SNAPSHOT ENABLE will appear for the selected
channel. Input channel 3 or 4 can be independently set for
snapshot enable.
Press EXIT.
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Chapter 7
Housekeeping Functions
Overview
Introduction
Housekeeping functions consists of the miscellaneous tasks that you need to
perform to keep your PP1-PQPlus running in an efficient and organized way.
These are tasks that you might perform only occasionally.
Printing options Refer to page 1-6 for printing options if you have any questions about using the
print functions in this chapter.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Entering a Site Name
Setting the Time and Date
Selecting the Language
Setting the Audible Alarm and LCD Mode
Setting Error Message Output
Clearing Memory
Resetting the Unit to the Factory Configuration
Running a Self-Test
Setting Memory Storage Mode
Setting Auto-transfer to Memory Card
See Page
7-2
7-4
7-6
7-9
7-7
7-10
7-11
7-15
7-17
7-18
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Entering a Site Name
Introduction
This function allows you to enter a site name of up to 20 characters. The site
name appears on printouts and is included with reports sent to the fax/modem,
RS-232, printer, PC, or memory card. The site name is also used for file names
on the memory card.
Procedure
Follow these steps to enter a site name.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #2, Set Analyzer Parameters, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #1, Set Site/File Name, from the Set Analyzer
Parameters Menu.
The following screen will appear.
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Entering a Site Name, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
4
Action
Press the ENTER NAME key.
Result: The following screen will appear.
5
6
7
8
Highlight a desired letter or symbol using the arrow keys, then
press ENTER.
Numbers are entered directly from keypad.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the entire name has been entered.
Characters limited to 20.
Use the Backspace command to delete characters.
Enter numbers from the keypad.
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Setting the Time and Date
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the time and date screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #2, Set Analyzer Parameters, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #2, Set Time & Date, from the Set Analyzer
Parameters Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Setting the time
Follow these steps to set the time.
Step
1
Action
Press the ENTER TIME key.
The menu bar changes to the following.
2
Enter the hours, minutes, and seconds, pressing the ENTER key
after each number. Time is set in 24 hour format.
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Setting the Time and Date, Continued
Setting the date
Follow these steps to set the date.
Step
1
Action
Press the ENTER DATE key.
The menu bar changes to the following.
2
Enter the number of the month.
Example: Enter 1 for January, 2 for February, etc.
3
4
5
Press ENTER. Month number is displayed and highlight moves to
the day number for selection.
Enter the day and press ENTER. The day number is displayed and
the year is highlighted next.
Enter the last two digits of the year and press ENTER. The new
date will be displayed on the screen.
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Selecting the Language
Introduction
The PQPlus TASKcard is available in three language configurations:
• PQPlus-E, English only
• PQPlus-S, Spanish and English (Spanish is default)
• PQPlus-F, French and English (French is default)
With the bilingual TASKcards, all of the PQPlus’s screens, including help
screens and error messages, will appear in the selected language.
Procedure
Follow these steps to select a new language.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #2, Set Analyzer Parameters, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #3, Select Language, from the Set Analyzer
Parameters menu.
Result: The following screen will appear for the PQPlus-S
TASKCard.
4
5
For the PQPlus-F TASKCard the available languages are English
and French.
Press NEXT LANG for other language selection.
Press EXIT to enable language selected.
Result: All screens will be displayed in the selected language.
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Setting Error Message Output
Introduction
Error messages are always sent to the LCD display and the printer (if it is on).
Additional outputs (RS-232, modem, relay #1) can be selected for specific error
messages.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Error Message Output screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #2, Set Analyzer Parameters, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #4, Select Error Message Output, from the Set
Analyzer Parameters Menu.
A screen similar to the following will appear.
Selecting output Follow these steps to select the devices for error message output.
devices
Step
1
2
3
Action
Press NEXT ERROR to move the highlight to the desired error
message.
Select the desired output device(s) by pressing the appropriate
key(s) at the bottom of the screen. Each select key toggles that
choice on/off.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each error message.
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Setting Error Message Output, Continued
Where to go
from here
Refer to the following table for the page numbers containing information about
your chosen output device(s).
IF you selected...
RS-232
Modem
Relay #1
7-8
THEN see page
11-14
11-20
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Setting the Audible Alarm and LCD Mode
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Other Devices Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
LCD backlight
auto-shutoff
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #8, I/O Devices, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #6, Other Devices, from the Configure Input/Output
Devices Menu. The following default screen will appear.
Enabled: The backlight for the LCD display will shut off if no key has been
pressed for 15 minutes.
Disabled: The backlight for the LCD display will stay on continuously.
Note: The enabled auto-shutoff feature extends the life of the backlight and is
recommended for use. Battery run time is also extended.
Audible alarm
Press the ALARM ON/OFF to toggle the alarm on and off. In the off condition,
all beeps are disabled.
LCD mode
Press numeral 1 key to toggle.
Normal: Displays text and graphics as blue on a white background.
Inverted: Displays text and graphics as white on a blue background.
Note
See Chapter 12 for printer functions.
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Clearing Memory
CAUTION
Clearing memory deletes all events that are currently saved. To avoid
losing data, save all events to a memory card before proceeding.
PRECAUCIÓN Si se despeja la memoria se suprimen todos los sucesos actualmente
guardados. Para evitar perder datos, guarde todos los eventos en una
tarjeta de memoria antes de proceder.
MISE EN
GARDE
La fonction d’effacement de mémoire supprime tous les événements
sauvegardés au fur et à mesure. Pour éviter toute perte de données, avant
de poursuivre sauvegardez tous les événements sur une carte à mémoire.
VORSICHT
Durch das Löschen des Arbeitsspeichers werden alle aktuell gespeicherten
Ereignisse entfernt. Um einen Datenverlust zu vermeiden, sollten Sie alle
Ereignisse vor dem Fortfahren auf einer Speicherkarte speichern.
Procedure
Follow these steps to clear memory.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #7, Memory Functions, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #3, Clear Memory, From the Memory Functions
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
4
7-10
Press the CLEAR MEM key.
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Resetting the Unit to the Factory Configuration
Definition
The factory configuration is the default setting of each screen, variable
parameter or text field of the PP1-PQPlus when it left the factory.
Reset to default
To reset to factory set configuration defaults, EXIT to Main Menu, then select
menu items 3, 7, 5, in sequence to the Reset screen. Press RESET.
List
Factory configurations consist of the following with their screen references.
Configuration
Factory Setting
ABC Totals
Single Phase
Alarm (Beeps)
Automatic Reports Settings
On
Status: Off
Output Device: Printer
Trigger Condition: Memory Full
Report Type:
1. Plot Ch A, V rms
2. Plot Ch A, I rms
3. Plot Ch A, K-factor
4. Digital Time Plot 1
5. Relay Closure
6. Worse Case Events
7. Plot V Unbalance
Channels 1, 2, 3, 4 Not Used
10%
None
Channels A, B, C, D (Low) set to on.
Digital Inputs
Easy Start Percent Tolerance
Error Message Output
Input Voltage/Current Channels Setup
Reference
Screen*
3, 1, ABCTotals
3, 8, 6
3, 4
3, 8, 1
3, 6
3, 2, 4
3, 1
* To find the screen reference associated with the configuration, exit to the Main Menu, then
select the path of screen item numbers referenced in this column. For example; from the Main
Menu, Reference Screen 3, 8, 6 relates to selecting 3 (Setup Menu), then 8 (I/O Devices), then 6
(Other Devices) where you will find the configuration selection. Some screens in the path require
you to select items from the Menu Bar on the screen bottom, such as ABC Totals and Freq Sync.
Continued on next page
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Resetting the Unit to the Factory Configuration, Continued
List (continued)
Configuration
Interval for Timed Readings
Fax/Modem
Factory Setting
Frequency Sync
15 minutes
Set Device: Modem
Baud Rate: 2400
Auto Baud: On
Parity: None
Flow Control: None
# Rings Before Answer: 2
# Dial Attempts: 10
Modem Header:
ATQ0V0X4S7=60S9=10S10=5
Modem Phone #:1-908-2878874
Fax Phone: 1-908-2481834
External
Language
LCD Backlight Auto-Shutoff
LCD Display Mode
Memory Auto-transfer
Memory Storage Type
Monitoring (of inputs)
Parallel Port
Printer (Internal)
Printer Battery Operation
Record waveform data for all Channels
English
Enabled
Normal
Do Not Auto Transfer
Fill and Stop
On
Off
On
Time Limit
Refer to Appendix G
Relay Inputs
Relays 1, 2, 3, 4 open
Ref. Screen
3, 5
3, 8, 4
3, 1, Freq
Sync
3, 2, 3
3, 8, 6
3, 8, 6
3, 7, 2
3, 7, 4
3, 3
3, 8, 3
3, 8, 6
3. 8, 6
3, 1, Next
Screen, Edit,
3
3, 8, 5
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Resetting the Unit to the Factory Configuration, Continued
List (continued)
Configuration
RS-232D
Scale Factors
Setup active
Site/File Name
Time and Date
Thresholds levels for Setups 1 to 10
Waveform capture settings
Factory Setting
Ref. Screen
Baud Rate: 9600
3, 8, 2
Parity: None
# Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: Software
Device: Terminal
Channels A, B, C, D (Low) set to 1.000 3, Scale
Factor
Setup #1 - Single phase
3, 1, Next
Screen
Power Platform
3, 2, 1
Last setting
3, 2, 2
Refer to Appendix G
3, 1, Next
Screen
Refer to Appendix G
3, 1, Next
Screen, Edit,
3
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Factory Configuration, Continued
CAUTION
This command resets all threshold settings, port configurations and other
defaults to factory settings.
PRECAUCIÓN Este comando reajusta todos los ajustes de umbral, configuraciones de
puerto y otros valores predeterminados devolviéndolos a los ajustes de
fábrica.
MISE EN
GARDE
Cette commande réinitialise tous les réglages de seuil, les configurations
des ports et autres réglages par défaut d’usine.
VORSICHT
Dieser Befehl setzt alle Schwelleneinstellungen, Ausgangskonfigurationen
und andere Voreinstellungen auf die Fabrikeinstellung zurück.
Procedure
Follow these steps to reset the PP1-PQPlus to its factory configuration.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #7, Memory Functions, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #5, Reset to Factory Configuration, From the Memory
Functions Menu.
The following screen will appear.
4
7-14
Press the RESET key. Reset complete when unit beeps (10 sec).
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Running a Self-Test
Introduction
The self-test function performs an extensive test of the system. The test lasts
approximately 45 seconds. Only run the self-test during non-critical monitoring
times, as no data is acquired during the test.
CAUTION
Monitoring will be turned off for the duration of the test.
PRECAUCIÓN El monitoreo quedará apagado mientras dure la prueba.
MISE EN
GARDE
La surveillance sera mise à l’arrêt pour toute la durée du test.
VORSICHT
Die Überwachung ist während des Tests ausgeschaltet.
Procedure
Follow these steps to run a self-test.
Step
Action
1
Select item #5, View Status, from the Main Menu.
2
Press SELF TEST to display the following message.
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Running a Self-Test, Continued
Note
Once BEGIN TEST is pressed, the test cannot be stopped by pressing the EXIT
key (or the BEGIN TEST key). The test will run through completion.
Procedure
(continued)
Step
3
Note
Action
Press BEGIN TEST. The following screen is displayed.
If monitoring was on, it turns monitoring off, and sounds alarm for duration of
the test - approximately 40 seconds.
Pressing EXIT does not terminate test.
At the completion of the test, the analyzer status screen is displayed.
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Setting Memory Storage Mode
Introduction
The memory storage mode affects how events are saved to internal memory.
There are two settings: Fill and Stop and Overwrite.
Fill and Stop
mode
When in Fill and Stop mode, the PP1-PQPlus saves events until memory is full,
then stops saving new events. All events in memory will be preserved.
Overwrite mode When in Overwrite mode, the PP1-PQPlus will save events normally until
memory is full. After that, the PP1-PQPlus will replace the oldest events in
memory with new events. This mode sacrifices old data in order to continuously
save the most recent events.
Procedure
Follow these steps to change the memory storage mode setting.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From the Main Menu, select item #3, Setup Menu.
From the Setup Menu, select item #7, Memory Functions.
From the Memory Functions menu, select item #4, Set Memory
Storage Mode.
Result: The following screen will appear.
4
5
Press NEXT MODE to change present configuration to
Overwrite.
Press EXIT to enable Overwrite configuration and return to
Memory Function screen.
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Setting Auto-transfer to Memory Card
Introduction
The auto-transfer function allows you to set the PP1 to automatically copy
events from internal memory to a file on a memory (data) card. This allows you
to take advantage of the larger storage capacity of a memory card (for 1 Mbyte
or larger cards).
Settings: There are two auto-transfer settings: Update Continuously (enabled)
and Do Not Auto-transfer (disabled).
Note: To fully take advantage of the auto-transfer function, the memory storage
mode should be set to Overwrite. See previous page about this setting.
Update
continuously
When the auto-transfer mode is set to Update Continuously, the PP1-PQPlus
will continuously store new event data to the memory card as well as to internal
memory.
Do not autotransfer
When the auto-transfer mode is set to Do Not Auto-transfer, events will be
saved to internal memory only.
Auto-transfer
file
Size: The file will be as large as the available free space on the memory card.
Filename: The filename for the auto-transfer file is filename.mdb. Where
filename is the first eight characters of the Site/File Name. See page 7-2.
Overwrite mode: When the memory storage mode is set to Overwrite, the autotransfer file will also Overwrite, independently of internal memory.
Retrieval: Auto-transfer events can be retrieved with the View Events From
Memory Card function on the View Data Menu. See page 10-9.
Procedure
Follow these steps to change the auto-transfer setting.
Step
1
2
Action
From the Main Menu, select item #3, Setup Menu.
From the Setup Menu, select item #7, Memory Functions.
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Setting Auto-transfer to Memory Card, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
3
Action
From the Memory Functions menu, select item #2, Auto-transfer
Options.
Result: The following screen will appear.
4
5
Press ENABLE CONT or DISABLE XFER to change the autotransfer mode.
Press EXIT to enable auto-transfer.
Note: When auto-transfer is enabled, events in memory will
immediately be transferred to the memory card and the message
“Auto-Transfer in Progress. Please Wait.” will be displayed. The
DATA CARD indicator will light when data is being transferred to
the memory (data) card.
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Chapter 8
Reports
Overview
Introduction
The reports function of the PP1-PQPlus allows you to send data, formatted as
different report types, to various output devices when a programmed trigger
condition is met.
Note
The automatic reports function is optional. Normal data storage is not affected
when this function is set.
Printing options Refer to page 1-9 for printing options if you have any questions about using the
print functions in this chapter.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
Topic
Automatic ReportsAutomatic Reports
Setting Automatic Reports
Selecting a Report Type
Making Relay Connections to the Rear Panel
Setting Relay #1
See Page
8-2
8-4
8-5
8-8
8-10
Reports
8-1
Automatic Reports
Definition
Reports that are automatically sent to a designated output device when a certain
trigger condition is met.
Report types
The following table lists the four types of automatic reports that can be selected.
Report Type
Analog time plot
What is sent
Time plot data for the
specified parameter and
channel since the
memory was cleared.
See page 9-2 for details.
Digital time plot
Time plot data for the
specified digital input
channel since the
memory was cleared.
See page 9-11 for
details.
Worst case events
Worst case events that
have occurred on each
active channel since
memory was cleared.
See page 10-16 for
details.
Relay closure
Nothing. Relay #1
changes state when
trigger condition is met.
Example
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Automatic Reports, Continued
Output devices
The output devices available are based on the report type chosen, according to
the following table:
Report Type
Analog Time Plot
Digital Time Plot
Worst Case Events
Relay Closure
Trigger types
Possible Output Device(s)
Printer, Fax
Printer, Fax
Printer, Fax
Printer, Fax
The four types of triggers are listed below.
Trigger
Memory full
Out-of-limits event
Digital input trigger
Daily (00:00:00)
Description
Triggered when memory fills. If memory is in
wrap mode, this trigger is only generated the first
time memory fills.
Triggered each time a threshold is crossed.
Triggered when a pulse is received on digital
input channel #3 or 4.
Triggered each day at midnight.
Reports
8-3
Setting Automatic Reports
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Set Automatic Reports screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #4, Set Automatic Reports, from the Setup Menu.
The following screen will appear for default settings and may vary
if selections have been chosen previously.
Procedure
Follow these steps to set automatic reports.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
8-4
Action
Press NEXT DEVICE key until the desired output device of
Printer or FAX is displayed.
Press NEXT TRIGGR until the desired trigger condition of one of
the following selection is displayed:
Memory full
Out-of-limits events
Digital input
Daily (00-00-00)
Press ON/OFF to toggle Status to ON or OFF.
Press SELECT REPRTS.
Go to next page for screen display of available reports.
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Selecting a Report Type
Select reports
screen
The following default screen or similar selected report screen is displayed.
A maximum of seven reports can be selected. Each report allows selection of 4
different types of information (28 combinations of basic report types are
possible). Each basic analog report can be modified to select 1 of 5 channel
selections and 16 different parameters (90 combinations of analog information
are possible).
Note
Reports 1, 2, 3, and 7 are shown above as selected reports of Analog Time Plots.
Report 7 is not channel or parameter selectable.
Procedure
Follow these steps to select the desired report types.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Press NEXT REPORT to highlight the desired default report type
or report of interest previously set up.
Press NEXT TYPE to cycle through the following report types
until the desired report is displayed (this function is available for
each report):
Time Plot CH x (analog parameter)
Digital Time Plot 1
Worse Case Events
Relay Closure
If you selected Time Plot CH x (analog parameter) go to next step.
If not, go to step 8.
Continued on next page
Reports
8-5
Selecting a Report Type, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
4
Action
Press SELECT PARAM.
Result: The following screen appears.
5
6
7
8
9
10
Note: Harmonic number is selected for the active setup. See page
6-9 for selecting harmonic number.
Press NEXT PARAM or PREV PARAM until the desired
parameter to plot is highlighted.
Press EXIT to return to Select Report Type screen.
Press SELECT CHAN until the desired channel A, B, C, D, or
ABC appears.
If you selected Digital Time Plot x, go to next step.
If not, go to step 11.
The following menu bar appears.
Press SELECT CHAN until the desired digital channel of 1, 2, 3,
or 4 appears.
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Selecting a Report Type, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
11
12
13
14
15
Action
When the Worse Case Events or Relay Closure report is selected,
the following menu bar appears.
No further selections are required. Only relay number 1 is
operational for automatic reports.
Press EXIT once to return to the Set Automatic Reports screen.
Press SELECT REPRTS to return to the Select Report Type
screen for selection of other reports.
Press EXIT once to return to the Set Automatic Reports screen.
Set Status to ON by pressing the ON/OFF softkey.
Reports
8-7
Making Relay Connections to the Rear Panel
Introduction
The PQPlus TASKCard uses Relay #1 for control of externally connected
control or alarm circuits.
Pluggable
Terminal Block
The relay terminal block, shown below, is used to connect wires to control an
external circuit from internal relay contacts of the Power Platform.
Position 1
Plug into RELAY
CONTACTS jack
on rear panel.
Wire gauges
#30 to #14 AWG
WARNING
Make all connections with the power off.
ADVERTENCIA
Haga todas las conexiones con la energía apagada.
AVERTISSEMENT
Effectuez toutes les connexions avec l’alimentation coupée.
WARNUNG
Arbeiten Sie nur mit ausgeschaltetem Strom an allen Verbindungen.
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Making Relay Connections to the Rear Panel, Continued
Relay
connection
diagram
The connection diagram below shows how an external relay can be connected
through the terminal block to the Power Platform internal relay contacts. Either
DC (up to 30V) or AC (up to 120V) can be used as source voltage. The contacts
are menu selected for normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC)
configuration. Contact rating is 1 amp at 30VDC or 120VAC, resistive.
8600-41
Connection
procedure
Follow these steps when making connections to relay #1 on the rear panel.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Connect the control wires to the external circuits.
Insert a wire into position 1 on the terminal block.
Tighten the screw clamp.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the wire connecting to position 2.
Push the terminal block into the relay input connector on the rear
panel.
Reports
8-9
Setting Relay #1
Introduction
Relay #1 can be set for automatic operation from the Automatic Reports or the
Error Message Output screen. When not under automatic control the relay can
be manually controlled from the Relay Configuration screen to test connected
circuitry. Refer to page 7-7 for the procedure about selecting error message
outputs and page 8-4 for automatic reporting.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Relay Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #8, I/O Devices, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #5, Relays, from the Configure Input/Output Devices
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
State
Power Platform internal relays #1 through #4 contacts can be set to open or
closed condition by pressing the respective SWITCH #1-4 key.
Status
Automatic means that the relay is set to be controlled by either Reports or the
Error Message Outputs.
Manual means that the relay is not being controlled by another screen.
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Chapter 9
Viewing Time Plot Report
Introduction
The view reports function consists of two types of time plots: analog and digital.
parameter. The time plot displays all data since the memory was cleared and is
continuously updated. You can choose to display one of 16 parameters. Other
can perform detailed analysis.
The digital time plot is a graphic summary of the data for one of the four digital
and is continuously updated. You can also expand the horizontal axis.
Printing options Refer to page 1-9 for printing options if you have any questions about using the
print functions in this chapter.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Viewing Analog Time Plots
Selecting a Parameter
Using Horizontal Zoom
Changing the Vertical Scale
Changing the Timed Interval Setting
Viewing Digital Time Plots
See Page
9-2
9-4
9-5
9-7
9-9
9-11
Viewing Analog Time Plots
Update rate
The time plot screen is updated every ten seconds.
Horizontal axis
Auto-scaled to display all events of the given type.
Vertical axis
Auto-scaled to the highest and lowest parameter values.
Channels
A, B, C, D, ABC
Parameters
The following parameters can be plotted on the time plot screen.
• V rms
• V transient
• I rms
• I transient
• Watts
• VA
• VAR
• Power Factor
• V Freq
• I Peak
• V thd
• I thd
• V harm#__
• I harm#__
• K-Factor
• V Unbalance
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Viewing Analog Time Plots, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Analog Time Plots screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #4, View Reports/Events, from the Main Menu.
Select item #1 Time Plots - Analog Inputs, from the View
Reports/Events Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the functions keys for the Analog
Time Plot screen.
Key
NEXT CHAN
SELECT PARAM
ZOOM
VERT. SCALE
PRINT
Function
Displays the next channel of data.
Displays the Select Parameter screen. See page 9-4.
Changes the menu bar, allowing you to expand a
portion of the plot. See page 9-5.
Displays the Set Vertical Scale box, allowing you to set
the high and low limits for the display. Overrides autoscaling. See page 9-7.
Prints the screen.
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Selecting a Parameter
Follow these steps to select a parameter for the analog time plot.
Step
1
Press SELECT PARAM.
2
Note: The harmonic # is set when editing the parameter
thresholds. See page
Press NEXT PARAM or PREV PARAM until the desired
3
Press EXIT to return to Time Plot Graph.
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Using Horizontal Zoom
Introduction
The zoom function allows you to expand the horizontal axis of a time plot in
order to see the plot in greater detail. You may repeatedly zoom in on a plot
down to the minimum resolution of 0.1 seconds/division.
Once you have zoomed in on the desired time period, you can view individual
events that are of the type displayed in the timeplot.
This function is available for both the analog and digital time plots.
Note
Horizontal auto-scaling is disabled while the plot is in zoom mode and after
exiting zoom.
How to Operate The cursors will initially be displayed on the left and right edges of the zoom
the Zoom
window. Press and release the
key to move the left cursor and the
Cursors
key to move the right cursor in increments.
Initially, both cursors will move inward. If one is moved so that it meets the
other cursor, subsequent presses of the same cursor key will move it outward.
The other cursor will still go in the same direction to follow the one that had
reversed. When this cursor catches up to the initially reversed cursor, it will
reverse direction, then both will move outwards normally.
Procedure
Follow these steps to operate the zoom function.
Step
1
Action
Press ZOOM IN.
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Using Horizontal Zoom, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
2
3
4
5
6
7
Action
Select a time period using the zoom cursors.
Press ZOOM IN.
Results: The portion of the plot between the zoom cursors will
now fill the entire screen.
Repeat steps 2 to 3 for finer resolution.
Press VIEW EVENT to display the first event to the right of the
left cursor. See page 10-21.
UNZOOM re-draws the plot to the previous level.
Select a time period using the zoom cursors.
Unzoom
You can use Unzoom to step backwards through each Zoom-in until you are at
full-scale. Press EXIT to restore screen to auto-scaling.
Exiting
Pressing the EXIT key returns you to the previous screen. The zoom resolution
is maintained and auto-scaling is disabled until UNZOOM is pressed or exiting
the timeplot screen and returning.
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Changing the Vertical Scale
Introduction
The Set Vertical Scale screen allows you to enter your own values for the high
and low limits on the time plot. This stops the vertical axis of the plot from auto
scaling. Vertical axis auto scaling will resume when another parameter is
selected, or the time plot screen is exited.
The scale values that you set will be retained for plots of other channels of the
same parameter.
Procedure
Follow these steps to change the vertical scale of an analog time plot.
Step
1
2
Action
Press VERT SCALE
Note: To restore Auto-scale, set High Value and Low Value to
0.000, then press EXIT.
Press SET HIGH.
The menu bar will change to the following.
3
4
5
6
7
8
Enter the high limit.
Press ENTER.
Press SET LOW.
Enter the low limit.
Press ENTER.
Press EXIT to accept the settings.
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Changing the Vertical Scale, Continued
Ranges
The ranges for the high and low values on the vertical scale are:
High: 0.1 to 10.0M but not lower than the low limit.
Low: 0.1 to 10.0M but not higher than the high limit.
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Changing the Timed Interval Setting
Introduction
The Interval For Timed Readings screen allows you to define how often data is
recorded automatically.
Default
15 minutes.
Range
1 to 120 minutes.
What is saved?
Each time interval, the unit saves the values for all parameters on all active
channels. No waveform data is saved.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Interval For Timed Readings screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #5, Set Interval For Timed Readings, from the Setup
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
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Changing the Timed Interval Setting, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to change the interval for timed readings.
Step
1
Action
Press SET TIME.
The menu bar will change to the following.
2
3
4
9-10
Enter the number from the keypad.
Press ENTER.
Press EXIT to activate the new setting and return to the Setups
Menu.
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Viewing Digital Time Plots
Procedure
Follow these steps to view the Digital Time Plot screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #4, View Reports/Events, from the Main Menu.
Select item #2 Time Plots - Digital Inputs from the View Reports/
Events Menu.
The following screen will appear.
3
Press NEXT CHAN to view next channel of data.
Update rate
Every ten seconds.
Horizontal axis
Auto-scale to include all events in memory.
Zoom
Operates the same as for analog time plots. Refer to page 9-5.
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Chapter 10
Viewing Events
Overview
The event report Events stored in the internal memory are saved in a report file in chronological
order of event happenings. This event report file is created during the time
monitoring is turned on and ceases when monitoring is turned off or when the
internal memory is full. The total report, and individual events, can be viewed
by displaying the event report. All or part of the report can be printed. this
normal method of event retrieval is discussed first in this chapter.
Memory cards
Memory cards, of various capacities, are offered as optional accessories and are
used in two ways to view events. The first method if to retrieve a snapshot of the
event database in memory for event analysis. The second method is in an autotransfer mode where events are transferred from a memory card that was used in
an auto-transfer mode for an extended memory recording capability. These
methods are discussed second and third in this chapter, respectively.
For information detailing with memory card formatting, and writing to a
memory card for snapshot recording, are described in Chapter 11 beginning on
page 11-30.
For information detailing writing to an extended memory card in an autotransfer mode, refer to page 7-18.
Event reports
Four types of normal event reports are available so that you can view events by
number, date/time, channel, and type. In addition, the worst case types are also
selectable. This allows you to view only the kinds of events you are interested in
without having to look through the entire list.
When using the auto-transfer mode of extended memory operation, you can
read events by time and date from the memory card for a period greater than that
normally recorded on the internal memory.
Printing options Refer to page 1-10 for printing options if you have any questions about using
the print functions in this chapter.
Viewing Events
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Overview, Continued
In this chapter
This chapter is divided into three sections.
Section
A
B
C
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Title
Viewing Event Reports from Internal Memory
Viewing Events Recorded on Memory Cards
Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode
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Section A
Viewing Event Reports from Internal Memory
Overview
Recorded events Events are recorded on the internal memory and consist primarily of input
voltage and current threshold monitoring when monitoring is turned on. Other
events are monitored to provide a record of happenings that are related to
hardware activities; such as clearing memory, turning power off and on,
whenever a memory card is installed or removed, etc. Event descriptions begin
on page 10-5.
Example event
report
A sample portion of an a selected event number report captured during input
3-phase monitoring is shown below. Each entry consists of the event number,
the date and time the event occurred, and a brief description of the event.
Event details
Each event can be expanded to show detailed textual information about the
event.
Event
waveforms
If an event has an associated waveform that was saved with it, this can be
viewed and analyzed.
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Overview, Continued
In this section
The following topics are covered in this section.
Topic
Event Descriptions
Viewing the Individual Event Reports
Viewing Worst Case Events
Viewing Event Waveforms
Viewing Waveform Data
Viewing Event Details
IEEE 1159 Classifications
Printing Event Reports
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Event Descriptions
Threshold
events
The following events occur when a parameter exceeds a specified limit. The
Description column contains the name of the threshold that is affected.
Event Message
V TRANSIENT
I TRANSIENT
PEAK CURRENT
V REP. TRANS
I REP. TRANS
V REP OFF
I REP OFF
V TRANS SENS
I TRANS SENS
V RMS HIGH
I RMS HIGH
V RMS LOW
I RMS LOW
V RMS SEN IN
I RMS SEN IN
V RMS SEN OUT
I RMS SEN OUT
FREQ SENS
PF LIMT
VA LIMT
VAR LIMT
WATTS LIMT
Description
V TRANS exceeded
I TRANS exceeded
I PEAK exceeded
Generated when V TRANS or I TRANS has been
exceeded for 10 successive cycles. Transient events will
not be recorded again until a transient sensitivity event
has occurred, or the impulse limit has not been exceeded
for 10 cycles.
Return to normal for repeat transient event.
Transient sensitivity event while in repeat transient
shutdown mode. A transient of 150% (or greater) of the
worst transient recorded of the 10 successive transients
was detected. This resets the repeat transient detection.
V HI LIM exceeded
I HI LIM exceeded
V LO LIM exceeded
I LO LIM exceeded
V SENS IN exceeded
I SENS IN exceeded
V SENS OUT exceeded
I SENS OUT exceeded
V FREQ exceeded
Note: Frequency is averaged over 20 cycles.
PF LO LIM exceeded
VA HI LIM exceeded
VAR HI LIM exceeded
WATTS LIM exceeded
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Event Descriptions, Continued
Threshold
events
(continued)
Event Message
V Hn LIMT
I Hn LIMT
V THD LIMT
I THD LIMT
Description
#nTH V HARM% exceeded
#nTH I HARM% exceeded
V THD% exceeded
I THD% exceeded
Return to
normal events
The following events occur when a parameter value returns to normal.
• RMS NORMAL
• PF NORMAL
• VA NORMAL
• VAR NORMAL
• WATTS NORMAL
• THD NORMAL
• VHARM NORMAL
• IHARM NORMAL
Device
configured
events
The following events occur when a device is configured.
• RS232 CONFG
• MOD/FX CONFG
• PRINT CONFG
• DIGIT CONFG
• RELAY CONFG
Device status
events
The following events occur when a devices’ status has changed.
• RS232 STAT
• MOD/FX STAT
• PRINT STAT
• DIGIT STAT
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Event Descriptions, Continued
Miscellaneous
events
The following are miscellaneous events and their descriptions.
Event Message
MONITOR OFF
MONITOR ON
POWER ON
POWER OFF
EVENT
OVERWRITE
EVENT FULL
SCOPE SNPSHT
POWER STAT
ACP STAT
PP STAT
OVERANGE
OVERLOAD
SYNC LOST
SYNC ACQUIR
INT SYNC OFF
INT SYNC ON
Description
Occurs under the following conditions:
• Monitoring turned off from Setups Menu
• Memory is full and set to Fill and Stop mode
• Easy start entered
Occurs under the following conditions:
• Monitoring turned on from Setups Menu
• Memory is cleared with monitoring turned on
• Easy start completed
Occurs after unit completes power-up diagnostics.
Occurs when unit is turned off.
Occurs when memory Overwrites for the first time.
Occurs when memory fills and the unit is set to Fill and
Stop.
Occurs when the SAVE key on scope mode is pressed.
Occurs for events relating to the battery or the AC
power.
Occurs for events related to ACP conditions as follows:
• Self reset
• Board dead
• Configured
• D/A board dead
• Failure to start ACP
• Probe connect
• Probe disconnect
Occurs for peripheral processor self reset.
Input exceeds safety rating.
Input saturates A/D converter.
Occurs when unit has lost sync.
Occurs when the unit has acquired sync.
Occurs when internal sync is disabled.
Occurs when internal sync is enabled.
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Event Descriptions, Continued
Miscellaneous
events
(continued)
Event Message
LINE CONFG
RELAY CONTRL
MON RESTORED
TIMED EVENT
THRESH CONFG
DIG WAVE CAPT
DIG START
DIG STOP
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Description
Occurs when an entry in the analog inputs configuration
screen has changed, or in easy start.
Occurs when a relay operate command has been issued.
Occurs when monitoring is restored after being shut
down by the system.
Timeplot point set.
Occurs when threshold value is changed or percent
tolerance is changed.
Occurs when digital input #3 or #4 has transition from
low to high.
Occurs when digital input #1 has transition from low to
high.
Occurs when digital input #2 has transition from high to
low.
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Viewing the Individual Event Reports
Introduction
Each of four individual type event reports is selectable from the View Events
Menu. These reports are referenced to the event number, date and time, channel
and type. The viewing of events from a memory card are described in Sections
B and C.
Displaying the
View Events
menu
Follow these steps to display the View Events Menu screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #4, View Reports/Events, from the main menu.
Select item #3, View Events, from the View Reports/Events menu.
The following screen will appear.
Individual selection of the first four events are described in the following
paragraphs.
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Viewing the Individual Event Report, Continued
Selecting events
by number
To select the event by number proceed as follows:
1
Select item #1, View by Number, from the View Events menu.
The following screen will appear.
Note: The default event number will be the last event in memory
or the last number entered.
2
If you want to view the default, go to step 7, else, go to step 4.
Press EVENT #.
The menu bar will change to the following.
3
4
5
Enter the desired event number.
Press ENTER.
Press VIEW EVENTS.
The following screen will appear.
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Viewing the Individual Event Report, Continued
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the functions keys for the Event
Report screen.
Key
NEXT EVENT
PAGE UP
PAGE DOWN
WAVE/DETAIL
Function
Steps through events shown on screen.
Displays the previous screen of events.
Displays the next screen of events.
Displays additional information about the highlighted
event.
If waveform information was saved with the event, the
Event Waveform screen will appear, see page 10-18.
PRINT
If there is no waveform information, the Event Details
screen will appear, see page 10-21.
Displays the Print Event Reports screen. See page
10-23.
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Viewing the Individual Event Report, Continued
Viewing Events
by Date and
Time
Follow these steps to display the view events by Date and Time.
Step
1
Action
Select item #2, View Events by Date and Time, from the View
Events Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Procedure
Follow these steps to enter the starting date and time for the Event Report.
Step
1
Action
Press SELECT DATE.
The menu bar will change to the following.
2
3
4
Enter the desired starting date.
Press ENTER.
Press SELECT TIME.
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Procedure
(continued)
Step
5
6
7
Action
Enter the desired starting time.
Press ENTER.
Press VIEW EVENTS.
Result: The Event Report will be displayed, starting with the first
event after the specified date and time. See page 10-9 for
information about viewing the Event Report.
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Viewing the Individual Event Report, Continued
Viewing Events
by Channel
Follow these steps to display the Channel Selection screen.
Step
1
Action
Select item #3, View Events by Channel, from the View Events
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Procedure
Follow these steps to select the channels for the event report.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Press VOLTS ON/OFF to toggle the voltage channel on and off.
Press AMPS ON/OFF to toggle the current channel on and off.
Press NEXT CHAN.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each channel.
Press VIEW EVENTS.
Result: The Event Report will be displayed, listing events for the
specified channel(s). See page 10-9 for information about viewing
the Event Report.
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Viewing the Individual Event Report, Continued
Viewing Events
by Type
These event reports will include sags, swells, outages, and long term out-oflimits conditions.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Select Events by Type screen.
Step
1
Action
Select item #4, View Events by Type, from the View Events
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
Procedure
Select the number of the desired event type.
Result: The Event Report will be displayed, listing events for the specified type.
See page 10-9 for information about viewing the Event Report.
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Viewing Worst Case Events
Introduction
The Worst Case Events screen displays the four worst values recorded for the
parameters listed below while they were out of limits.
• Voltage Transient
• Current Transient
• Under/Over Voltages
• Under/Over Currents
• Voltage Harmonics
• Current Harmonics
• Frequency
• Watts
• Power Factor
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to view the Worst Case Events screen.
Step
1
2
Action
Select item #4, View Reports/Events, from the Main Menu.
Select item #4, Worst Case Events, from the View Reports/Events
Menu.
The following screen will appear.
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Viewing Worst Case Events, Continued
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the functions keys for the Worst
Case Events screen.
Key
NEXT EVENT
NEXT TYPE
DETAIL
PRINT ALL
PRINT SCREEN
Function
Moves the highlight.
Displays the worst case events for the next parameter
type according to the list on the previous page.
Note: If there are no events for a given parameter, the
message “No Worst Case Events” is displayed.
Displays details of the highlighted event. See page
10-21 for a description of the Event Details screen.
Prints the entire Worst Case Events report. Event details
and waveforms (if available) are printed also.
Prints only the screen you are viewing.
Viewing Events 10-17
Viewing Event Waveforms
What is
displayed?
The Event Waveform screen displays the waveforms for events that are stored
in memory.
Waveform
analysis
Detailed analysis of each waveform can be performed with the four functions on
the Event Waveform Data screen: an all channels, all parameters report; scope
mode display; voltage and current harmonics report; and voltage and current
phasor display.
3-cycle
waveform
Definition: A 3-cycle waveform consists of the cycle the event occurred in plus
one cycle before and one cycle after. The three cycles are designated as
pre-fault, fault, and post-fault.
Parameters: The following parameters will be displayed as three cycle
waveforms: Vrms, Vtransient, Irms, Itransient, Freq, Ipeak, Vsens, and Isens.
Example:
1-cycle
waveform
Definition: The voltage or current waveform cycle that is displayed is a
composite of the previous second’s worth of data.
Parameters: The waveforms for the following parameters will be displayed as
composites: Watts, VA, VAR, PF, Vthd, Ithd, Vharm#, Iharm#, Vunbalance, Kfactor.
Example:
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Viewing Event Waveforms, Continued
Screen
The Event waveform screen is shown below. A composite waveform is
displayed
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the functions keys for the Event
Waveform screen.
Key
NEXT EVENT
PREV EVENT
NEXT CHAN
DETAIL
PRINT
Function
Displays the next waveform event in memory, subject
to the following conditions:
• If you entered this screen by way of the View Events
by Channel screen, then only events for the chosen
channel(s) will be displayed.
• If you entered this screen by way of the View Events
by Type screen, then only events of the chosen type
will be shown.
Displays the previous event in memory, subject to the
two conditions above.
Displays the next channel’s waveform. If no other
waveforms are available, the unit will beep.
Displays the Event Details screen. See page 10-21.
Prints screen plus Event Details screen.
Viewing Events 10-19
Viewing Waveform Data
Reference screen Event Waveform screen.
Procedure
Follow these steps to view waveform data.
Step
1
2
Action
Press DETAIL.
Press DATA.
The following screen is displayed.
Note 1: The three SELECT keys are available for 3-cycle
waveforms only.
3
4
Note 2: Items 3 and 4 are available if waveforms were saved for
all channels. See page 6-12 for information about setting
waveform capture.
Press the key corresponding to the cycle to be analyzed.
Select one of the numbered items.
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Viewing Event Details
Screen
The event details screen is shown below.
Function keys
The following table provides a description of the functions keys for the Event
Details screen.
Key
NEXT EVENT
DATA
Function
Displays the details of the next event in memory,
subject to the following conditions:
• If you entered this screen by way of the View Events
by Channel screen, then only events for the chosen
channels will be displayed.
• If you entered this screen by way of the View Events
by Type screen, then only events of the chosen type
will be shown.
Displays the details of the previous event in memory,
subject to the two conditions above.
Displays the Event Waveform Data screen.
PRINT
Note: This key appears if there is a waveform
associated with the event.
Prints screen plus Event Waveform screen if available.
PREV EVENT
Note
The category is shown for voltage rms return to normal events only and is based
on specification IEEE 1159 for voltage disturbances. See table on next page.
Viewing Events 10-21
IEEE 1159 Classifications
Table
The table below lists the IEEE 1159 classifications that the PP1-PQPlus will
display for voltage variations.
Category
Short Duration Variations
• Instantaneous
• Interruption
• Sag
• Swell
• Momentary
• Interruption
• Sag
• Swell
• Temporary
• Interruption
• Sag
• Swell
Typical
Duration
1 - 30 cycles
1 - 30 cycles
1 - 30 cycles
Typical Magnitudes
< 10% of Vnominal
< V low limit
> V high limit
30 cycles - 3 sec < 10% of Vnominal
30 cycles - 3 sec < V low limit
30 cycles - 3 sec > V high limit
3 sec - 1 min
3 sec - 1 min
3 sec - 1 min
Long Duration Variations
• Interruption
>1 min
• Overvoltages
>1 min
• Undervoltages
>1 min
< 10% of Vnominal
< V low limit
> V high limit
< 10% of Vnominal
> V high limit
< V low limit
V highlimit + V lowlimit
V nominal = --------------------------------------------------2
Note
Short duration variations will not be saved as events themselves, but will be
recorded and categorized in the return to normal event for the associated
channel. Long duration events will cause a TIMEOUT event for the channel
that went out of limits.
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Printing Event Reports
Reference screen The Print Event Reports screen is accessed from the Event Report screen. See
page 10-9 for more information.
Displaying the
screen
From the Event Report screen, press PRINT.
What this screen The Print Event Report screen will print the events for the report that you were
does
last viewing or all events in memory.
Example: If you are viewing an event report that contains events from channel
C only, then channel C events will be printed from this screen.
See Section B (page 10-25) for information about viewing specialized event
reports.
Note
The numbers on the screen default to the first and last events in memory of the
type chosen.
Example: If you are viewing an event report that contains events from channel
C only, then the first and last events to print will default to the first and last
channel C events in memory.
To print the
entire report
To print the entire event report press ALL EVENTS, then press PRINT.
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Viewing Events 10-23
Printing Event Reports, Continued
To print part of Follow these steps to print a part of the event report.
the event report
Step
1
Action
Press ENTER FIRST.
The menu bar changes to the following.
2
3
4
5
6
7
Enter the first event number.
Press ENTER.
Press ENTER LAST.
Enter the last event number.
Press ENTER.
Press PRINT.
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Section B
Viewing Events Recorded on Memory Cards
Overview
Introduction
This section describes the reading of event data from a memory card into
internal memory for subsequent viewing. Contents of a memory card can only
be read if the contents are reloaded back into internal memory. In the read
operation, described here, the snapshot of data is reloaded back into memory.
Refer to page 11-31 for the write operation.
The amount of information that can be reloaded into the internal memory
(RAM) cannot exceed 715kbytes. Error messages will provide indications of
excess data on memory cards. A memory card capacity of 512kbytes is
sufficient to write to and read from memory, but may not provide the full
complement of memory that you require. A 1Mbyte or larger capacity memory
card is recommended for snapshot loading of full memory.
Fill and Stop or Overwrite selection of memory storage does not affect the
quantity of information stored, but rather the time period of data stored. In the
Overwrite mode data collection start time will continuously be updated every
time a Overwrite condition occurs. This condition may be monitored in the Site
Status screen.
Larger amounts of data can be saved on a memory card in the auto-transfer
mode, (described in Section C) but no more than 715kbytes can be read into
memory at any one time.
CAUTION
Events presently in memory will be deleted when events from the card are
copied into memory.
PRECAUCIÓN Los eventos que están actualmente en la memoria se borrarán cuando se
hayan copiado en la memoria los eventos de la tarjeta.
MISE EN
GARDE
Les événements actuellement en mémoire seront effacés lorsque les
événements de la carte seront copiés dans la mémoire.
VORSICHT
Die sich derzeit im Speicher befindlichen Vorgänge werden gelöscht, wenn
Vorgänge von der Karte in den Speicher kopiert werden.
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Overview, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to load contents of a memory card into the internal memory.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Select item #3. Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item #7, Memory Functions, from the Setup Menu.
Select item #1, Memory Card Functions, from the Memory
Functions Menu.
The following screen will appear without values for the card
parameters. If a 1M card was used to copy a 100% full memory in
Fill and Stop mode, the following screen with values shown will
appear when inserted. Insertion of any other size card will change
to its respective card and space values
Press READ CARD. The following display will appear:
10-26 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Overview, Continued
Procedure,
continued
Step
6
7
8
Action
Press READ EVENTS. The following message is displayed:
“Reading in data from the memory card. Please wait.” The DATA
CARD yellow indicator below the memory card will remain lit
during data transfer. Monitoring of data will be stopped
automatically and the Monitoring Off message will appear at the
top of the screen.
When data transfer has finished, the wait message disappears and
the DATA CARD indicator goes out. Press EXIT to return to Main
Menu.
From Main Menu select items 4, then 3 to display the View Events
Menu. Select the item 1 through 4 for the event information you
require. Refer to page 10-9 for details.
Note: Item 5. View Events from the Memory Card, is selected
when the memory card is to be used in auto-transfer only. Refer to
Section C for this selection.
Viewing Events 10-27
Section C
Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode
Introduction
This section describes the method for viewing the events recorded in the AutoTransfer Mode. This mode of operation uses the larger capacity of an external
memory card of 1Mbytes or larger to record events for a longer period than that
permitted by the internal memory (RAM) of 715kbytes. By using the Overwrite
feature, normally applied to the internal memory, the auto-transfer mode can
record approximately 30% more events on a 1 Mbytes memory card and 130%
on a 2Mbytes memory card.
During the operation of the auto-transfer mode the events being monitored are
automatically transferred to the external memory card and the DATA CARD
indicator provides a visual indication each time an event is being recorded.
Once sufficient events are accumulated, the memory card is read into internal
memory for viewing. Viewing selection is accomplished similar to the normal
viewing of events from internal memory, except that there will be a larger
storage capacity of events than the internal memory can hold. Selection of
events from the memory card is limited to 715k blocks of data at any one time.
Multiple transfers are required to view all the events stored on a memory card.
Enabling of
auto-transfer
Refer to page 7-18 for information on recording events in auto-transfer to an
external memory card. For reading of events from the memory card the autotransfer option is set to Update Continuously.
Continued on next page
10-28 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode, Continued
Auto-transfer
file
The auto-transfer file must be larger than internal memory. Because of this you
will have to read the file two or more times if you want to view all of the data. A
screen will appear allowing you to enter the date and time of the first event that
you want to view.
Note
In order for the PP1 to read the auto-transfer file, the site name must match the
filename on the memory card.
Preliminary
Before attempting to view events from the memory card file perform the
following procedure.
Step
1
2
3
4
Action
Turn monitoring off.
Clear internal memory.
Insert memory card to be read into the Data Card slot. Select the
Memory Card Function screen and verify that the card has been
formatted for auto-transfer use. This can be done by noting the
card size and space as follows:
• 1024k memory card, Size: 1024k, Free Space: 24k
• 2048k memory card, Size: 2048k, Free Space: 48k.
A memory card not formatted for auto-transfer cannot be accessed
in this mode.
Verify that the auto-transfer mode is set to Update Continuously.
Continued on next page
Viewing Events 10-29
Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode, Continued
CAUTION
Events presently in memory will be deleted when events from the card are
copied into memory.
PRECAUCIÓN Los eventos que están actualmente en la memoria se borrarán cuando se
hayan copiado en la memoria los eventos de la tarjeta.
MISE EN
GARDE
Les événements actuellement en mémoire seront effacés lorsque les
événements de la carte seront copiés dans la mémoire.
VORSICHT
Die sich derzeit im Speicher befindlichen Vorgänge werden gelöscht, wenn
Vorgänge von der Karte in den Speicher kopiert werden.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the View Events From Memory Card screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From the Main Menu, select item 4, View Reports/ Events.
From the View Reports/ Events Menu, select item 3, View Events.
From the View Events Menu, select item 5, Read Events From
Memory Card.
Result: The following screen will appear.
Continued on next page
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Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode, Continued
Procedure
Follow these steps to read the auto-transfer file on a memory card.
1
Press TRANSFER. Monitoring will be turned off automatically.
The DATA CARD indicator will light indicating data transfer.
When the light goes out, the following screen will appear.
Note 1: If an error message is displayed, refer to the table on the
next page.
2
Note 2: The default time and date will be for the first event in the
file.
Are the date and time correct?
3
If yes, go to step 5.
If no, go to next step.
Press SELECT DATE.
The menu bar will change to the following.
4
Enter the desired starting date, pressing ENTER after each portion
of the date.
Continued on next page
Viewing Events 10-31
Viewing Events Recorded in Auto-transfer Mode, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Step
5
6
7
Action
Press SELECT TIME.
Enter the desired starting time, pressing ENTER after each portion
of the time.
Press READ EVENTS.
Note: If the card had more data than can fit in memory, as much as
possible will be copied. After you have viewed the initial batch of
data, note the date and time of the last event and enter these values
into the starting date and time screen to read the rest of the data.
Error messages
The following error messages may be displayed when the TRANSFER key is
pressed.
Error Message
RAM CARD NOT FOUND!
NO DATA TRANSFERRED
DATA FILE CORRUPTED!
NO DATA TRANSFERRED.
EMPTY MEMORY CARD
DATABASE!
NO DATA TRANSFERRED.
WRONG DATABASE VERSION!
NO DATA TRANSFERRED.
FILE NOT FOUND!
NO DATA TRANSFERRED.
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Description
No memory card inserted, inserted
improperly, or card not formatted
for auto-transfer.
The PP1 started to read a memory
card file but detected an error in
the data.
A valid database has been saved to
the memory card but no events
exist.
The PP1 cannot read the database
version on the memory card.
No file with the correct name on
the memory card. The present site
name must match the filename on
the memory card. Memory card
files use the first 8 characters of
the site name. To change site
name, see page 7-2.
Chapter 11
Transferring Data
Overview
Introduction
The PP1-PQPlus transfers reports and error messages automatically (when
configured) to the peripheral devices such as an external terminal, personal
computer (PC), printer, or facsimile (Fax) machine, Transferring data also
consists of writing data to a memory card.
Types of
communication
Data can be transferred by serial or parallel data transmission. Serial data
transfer is accomplished through an RS-232D direct connection or through
internal or external modems. Parallel data transmission is available through a
parallel data port and is used only for a local external parallel printer.
Device
connection
description
The table below shows the devices and their related connection description.
CAUTION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with emissions and/or
immunity requirements. Shielded cables and shielded connectors must be
used when connecting external devices to the main or auxiliary ports. Only
certified Class A or B peripherals, applicable to the national regulations of
the user, are recommended for use with this equipment. The use of noncertified peripherals is likely to result in undesired interference.
Device
Location
Port
Data
Terminal, PC, Printer Local
RS232D
Serial
Terminal, PC, Printer Remote RS232D
Serial
Printer only
Local
Parallel Port Parallel
Terminal, PC, Printer Remote RJ-11C*
Serial
Facsimile (Fax)
Remote RJ-11C*
Serial
* An RJ-11C jack is not available on the model PP1E.
Connection
Direct
External Modem
Direct
Internal Modem
Internal Modem
Continued on next page
Transferring Data
11-1
Overview, Continued
PRECAUCIÓN Este equipo ha sido probado y se ha encontrado en conformidad con los
requisitos de emisiones y/o inmunidad. Deben utilizarse cables blindados y
conectores blindados cuando se conecten dispositivos externos a los puertos
principal o auxiliar. Con este equipo, se recomienda utilizar sólo periféricos
certificados de Clase A o B, aplicables a las regulaciones nacionales del
usuario. Es probable que el uso de periféricos sin certificación produzca
una interferencia indeseable.
MISE EN
GARDE
Ce matériel a été testé et déterminé conforme aux règlements relatifs à la
pollution de l’air et/ou à l’immunité. Des câbles et des connecteurs blindés
doivent être utilisés lors de la connexion de dispositifs extérieurs au port
principal ou aux ports auxiliaires. Seuls des périphériques homologués
Classe A ou Classe B, applicables dans le cadre des règlements nationaux
de l’utilisateur, sont recommandés pour être utilisés avec ce matériel.
L’utilisation de périphériques non homologués produira
vraisemblablement des parasites.
VORSICHT
Dieses Gerät wurde getestet und entspricht Emissions- bzw.
Störfestigkeitsanforderungen. Bei der Verbindung externer Geräte mit den
Haupt- bzw. Zusatzanschlüssen müssen abgeschirmte Kabel und Stecker
verwendet werden. Für die Verwendung mit diesem Gerät werden nur
genehmigte Peripheriegeräte der Klasse A oder B, die den Vorschriften im
jeweiligen Land des Benutzers entsprechen, empfohlen. Die Verwendung
nicht genehmigter Peripheriegeräte führt voraussichtlich zu
unerwünschten Störungen.
In this chapter
This chapter describes how each device is configured, connected, then verified
to ensure correct operation. The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port
Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack
(not available on PP1E)
See Page
11-4
11-10
11-14
11-20
Continued on next page
11-2
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Overview, Continued
In this chapter
(continued)
Topic
Connecting to a Facsimile (Fax) Machine
(not available on PP1E)
Output Connected Device Configuration Test
Formatting a Memory Card
Writing to a Memory Card
See Page
11-25
11-28
11-30
11-31
Transferring Data
11-3
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port
Introduction
A terminal, PC, or serial printer may be connected through an accessory cable to
the RS232D port as a direct connection for local operation. Once connected, the
device is configured for operation by selection of options from the menu.
RS232D port
description
The RS232D serial port is located on the rear panel of the Power Platform and
consists of a 25-pin female connector and operates as a Data Communications
Equipment (DCE) port. It provides data output of 300 to 9600 baud and parity
control. This port permits the PP1-PQPlus to communicate with a terminal, PC,
or printer for up to 50 feet.
Port pinout
description
The following table describes the RS-232D port pinouts.
Pin and Name
1. GND
Function
Data Direction
Protective ground Not Applicable
Description of Operation
Shielding of cable (Drain) is tied to
this pin.
2. XMT
Transmit
To PP1
Serial data output from connected
device. RTS and DTR must be TRUE
for data to be recognized.
3. RCV
Receive
From PP1
Serial data output to connected
device. RTS and DTR must be TRUE
for data to be recognized
4. RTS *
Request To Send To PP1
Controls data flow from PP1. Must
be TRUE for PP1 to transmit data.
6. DSR
Data Set Ready
From PP1
Same as RTS.
7. GND
Signal Ground
Not Applicable
Signal ground for input/output data.
11. DCD
Carrier Detect
From External
Used only with external modem
Modem
interface cable.
20. DTR *
Data Terminal
To PP1
Must be TRUE for PP1 to
acknowledge presence of connected
device. A FALSE state causes
immediate disabling of the port.
*If either RTS or DTR are de-asserted for more than two seconds, the PP1 will consider the line
dead and disable the port.
Continued on next page
11-4
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port, Continued
Cables required The following cables are provided as optional accessories.
Type
Direct,
Shielded
Adapter,
Shielded
Part Number
Description
113376-G1
RS232 Cable, 25-pin male to 25-pin
female, 10 feet. D-sub connectors.
113394-G1
RS232 Cable, Adapter, 25-pin male to
9-pin female, 1 foot. D-sub connectors.
See figures for the shielded cable wiring.
CAUTION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with emissions and/or
immunity requirements. Shielded cables and shielded connectors must be
used when connecting external devices to the main or auxiliary ports. Only
certified Class A or B peripherals, applicable to the national regulations of
the user, are recommended for use with this equipment. The use of noncertified peripherals is likely to result in undesired interference.
PRECAUCIÓN Este equipo ha sido probado y se ha encontrado en conformidad con los
requisitos de emisiones y/o inmunidad. Deben utilizarse cables blindados y
conectores blindados cuando se conecten dispositivos externos a los puertos
principal o auxiliar. Con este equipo, se recomienda utilizar sólo periféricos
certificados de Clase A o B, aplicables a las regulaciones nacionales del
usuario. Es probable que el uso de periféricos sin certificación produzca
una interferencia indeseable.
MISE EN
GARDE
Ce matériel a été testé et déterminé conforme aux règlements relatifs à la
pollution de l’air et/ou à l’immunité. Des câbles et des connecteurs blindés
doivent être utilisés lors de la connexion de dispositifs extérieurs au port
principal ou aux ports auxiliaires. Seuls des périphériques homologués
Classe A ou Classe B, applicables dans le cadre des règlements nationaux
de l’utilisateur, sont recommandés pour être utilisés avec ce matériel.
L’utilisation de périphériques non homologués produira
vraisemblablement des parasites.
Continued on next page
Transferring Data
11-5
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port, Continued
VORSICHT
Dieses Gerät wurde getestet und entspricht Emissions- bzw.
Störfestigkeitsanforderungen. Bei der Verbindung externer Geräte mit den
Haupt- bzw. Zusatzanschlüssen müssen abgeschirmte Kabel und Stecker
verwendet werden. Für die Verwendung mit diesem Gerät werden nur
genehmigte Peripheriegeräte der Klasse A oder B, die den Vorschriften im
jeweiligen Land des Benutzers entsprechen, empfohlen. Die Verwendung
nicht genehmigter Peripheriegeräte führt voraussichtlich zu
unerwünschten Störungen.
Direct cable
diagram
Adapter cable
diagram
8600-42
11-6
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port, Continued
Direct
connections to
RS232D port
The direct connections of a device connected to the RS232D port are shown
below. Only one device can be connected to the RS232D port at any time using
the direct connector cable, 113376-G1. Connection to a terminal or PC having a
9-pin connector port will require the use of the adapter cable, 113394-G1.
8600-2
Continued on next page
Transferring Data
11-7
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the RS232D Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 8, I/O Devices from the Setup Menu.
Select item 2, RS232, from the Setup Menu.
Result: The following screen appears.
Direct
connection
configuration
To configure the PP1-PQPlus for the operation of a Terminal, Printer, or PC
directly connected to the RS232D port, perform the following steps.
Step
1
2
Action
Press SET DEVICE to select the device to be used: Terminal (or
PC), Modem, Printer=Okidata, or Printer=Epson.
Note: Modem cannot be used for direct connection operation.
Press SET BAUD until the desired baud of 300, 1200, 2400, 4800,
or 9600 is displayed.
Continued on next page
11-8
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Local Devices to the RS232D Port, Continued
Direct
connection
configuration
(continued)
Configuration
test
Step
3
Action
Press SET PARITY and select Odd, Even, or None.
4
Note: The # Stop Bits = 1 is preset and not alterable.
Press EXIT to activate the configuration.
To test that the configuration and connections are correct, perform the
configuration test on page 11-28.
Transferring Data
11-9
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port
Introduction
An Epson model FX80, parallel data printer, (or another printer that can emulate
an Epson FX80) can be connected to the parallel port on the rear of the Power
Platform and configured for printer operation.
Note
Connection of an external printer will disable the internal thermal printer.
Cable required
A Centronics parallel data cable, not supplied, consisting of a 25-pin male to 36pin male connectors is required.
CAUTION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with emissions and/or
immunity requirements. Shielded cables and shielded connectors must be
used when connecting external devices to the main or auxiliary ports. Only
certified Class A or B peripherals, applicable to the national regulations of
the user, are recommended for use with this equipment. The use of noncertified peripherals is likely to result in undesired interference.
PRECAUCIÓN Este equipo ha sido probado y se ha encontrado en conformidad con los
requisitos de emisiones y/o inmunidad. Deben utilizarse cables blindados y
conectores blindados cuando se conecten dispositivos externos a los puertos
principal o auxiliar. Con este equipo, se recomienda utilizar sólo periféricos
certificados de Clase A o B, aplicables a las regulaciones nacionales del
usuario. Es probable que el uso de periféricos sin certificación produzca
una interferencia indeseable.
MISE EN
GARDE
Ce matériel a été testé et déterminé conforme aux règlements relatifs à la
pollution de l’air et/ou à l’immunité. Des câbles et des connecteurs blindés
doivent être utilisés lors de la connexion de dispositifs extérieurs au port
principal ou aux ports auxiliaires. Seuls des périphériques homologués
Classe A ou Classe B, applicables dans le cadre des règlements nationaux
de l’utilisateur, sont recommandés pour être utilisés avec ce matériel.
L’utilisation de périphériques non homologués produira
vraisemblablement des parasites.
Continued on next page
11-10 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port, Continued
VORSICHT
Dieses Gerät wurde getestet und entspricht Emissions- bzw.
Störfestigkeitsanforderungen. Bei der Verbindung externer Geräte mit den
Haupt- bzw. Zusatzanschlüssen müssen abgeschirmte Kabel und Stecker
verwendet werden. Für die Verwendung mit diesem Gerät werden nur
genehmigte Peripheriegeräte der Klasse A oder B, die den Vorschriften im
jeweiligen Land des Benutzers entsprechen, empfohlen. Die Verwendung
nicht genehmigter Peripheriegeräte führt voraussichtlich zu
unerwünschten Störungen.
Port pinout
description
The following table describes the parallel port pinouts.
Pin and Name
1. STROBE~
2 - 9. D01 -D07
10. ACK~
Function
General Purpose
Data
Acknowledge
Data Direction
Output
Output
Input
Description of Operation
Transfer latched data to printer.
8-bit Parallel Data.
Output from printer indicating data
has been accepted.
11. BUSY
Printer Busy
Input
12. PE
Paper Empty
Input
13. SLCT
Select
Input
14. AUTOFD~
Autofeed
Output
15. ERROR~
16. INIT~
17. SLCTIN~
18 -25. GND
Printer Error
Initialize
Select printer
Ground
Input
Output
Output
Output from printer indicating printer
not ready to accept data.
Output from printer indicating out of
paper. (High = no paper)
Output from printer indicating the
printer has been selected.
To signal printer for continuous form
feed. (Auto linefeed)
Output from printer indicating error.
To signal printer to initialize.
To select printer.
Chassis signal Ground
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-11
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port, Continued
Connection
diagram
The following diagram shows the connection for the Epson FX80 printer.
8600-29
Continued on next page
11-12 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting a Printer to the Parallel Port, Continued
Configure port
Follow these steps to configure the parallel port.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 8, I/O Devices from the Setup Menu.
Select item 3, Parallel Port, from the Setup Menu. The following
display appears.
Press NEXT TYPE to select either Off or Epson FX80.
Press EXIT to initiate printer operation.
Transferring Data 11-13
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port
Introduction
A remote serial data terminal, PC, or printer can be connected to the RS232D
port of the Power Platform by means of external modems. Only one device can
be connected at any time.
Modem
Hayes AT command set compatible modems are recommended.
CAUTION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with emissions and/or
immunity requirements. Shielded cables and shielded connectors must be
used when connecting external devices to the main or auxiliary ports. Only
certified Class A or B peripherals, applicable to the national regulations of
the user, are recommended for use with this equipment. The use of noncertified peripherals is likely to result in undesired interference.
PRECAUCIÓN Este equipo ha sido probado y se ha encontrado en conformidad con los
requisitos de emisiones y/o inmunidad. Deben utilizarse cables blindados y
conectores blindados cuando se conecten dispositivos externos a los puertos
principal o auxiliar. Con este equipo, se recomienda utilizar sólo periféricos
certificados de Clase A o B, aplicables a las regulaciones nacionales del
usuario. Es probable que el uso de periféricos sin certificación produzca
una interferencia indeseable.
MISE EN
GARDE
Ce matériel a été testé et déterminé conforme aux règlements relatifs à la
pollution de l’air et/ou à l’immunité. Des câbles et des connecteurs blindés
doivent être utilisés lors de la connexion de dispositifs extérieurs au port
principal ou aux ports auxiliaires. Seuls des périphériques homologués
Classe A ou Classe B, applicables dans le cadre des règlements nationaux
de l’utilisateur, sont recommandés pour être utilisés avec ce matériel.
L’utilisation de périphériques non homologués produira
vraisemblablement des parasites.
VORSICHT
Dieses Gerät wurde getestet und entspricht Emissions- bzw.
Störfestigkeitsanforderungen. Bei der Verbindung externer Geräte mit den
Haupt- bzw. Zusatzanschlüssen müssen abgeschirmte Kabel und Stecker
verwendet werden. Für die Verwendung mit diesem Gerät werden nur
genehmigte Peripheriegeräte der Klasse A oder B, die den Vorschriften im
jeweiligen Land des Benutzers entsprechen, empfohlen. Die Verwendung
nicht genehmigter Peripheriegeräte führt voraussichtlich zu
unerwünschten Störungen.
11-14 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port, Continued
Cables required The following cables are provided as optional accessories.
Type
Direct,
Shielded
Adapter,
Shielded
Modem,
Shielded
Telephone
Part Number
Description
113376-G1
RS232 Cable, 25-pin male to 25-pin
female, 10 feet. D-sub connectors.
113394-G1
RS232 Cable, Adapter, 25-pin male to
9-pin female, 1 foot. D-sub connectors.
115767-G1
RS232 Cable, External Modem Interface
Cable Assembly, 6 feet. See Figure below.
111024-G1
Four conductor, double ended, male plugs,
25 feet (Supplied with option MDM24).
Modem cable
8600-30
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-15
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port, Continued
Connection
diagram
The following figure shows the physical connection of a remote device to the
RS232D port using modems.
8600-3
Continued on next page
11-16 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the RS232D Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 8, I/O Devices, from the Setup Menu.
Select item 2, RS232, from the Setup Menu.
Result: The following screen appears:
Configuring the Follow these steps to configure the RS232D port for remote communication
RS232D port for with a modem.
modem use
Step
1
Action
Press SET BAUD until the correct baud for your modem is
displayed.
Note: If using a 300 or 1200 Baud external modem, set the modem
DIP switches for the following configuration:
•
•
•
•
DTR always ON
DCD REACT to CARRIER DETECT
ECHO MODE to OFF
VERBOSE MODE to OFF
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-17
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port, Continued
Configuring the
RS232D port for
modem use
(continued)
Step
2
3
Action
Press SET PARITY and select odd, even, or none.
Note: # Stop Bits= 1 is not changeable.
Press FLOW CONTRL for software control (XON/XOFF),
hardware control (RTS/CTS), or NONE.
Note: Set for NONE if using a 9600 Baud modem
4
5
6
Press SET DEVICE until modem is displayed.
Press MORE to display next screen.
Press #RINGS to set number of rings before answer.
Result: The menu bar will change to the following.
7
Enter a number from 0 the 99.
8
Note: If 0 is entered, then the PP1-PQPlus will not answer.
Press AUTO BAUD to toggle the auto baud function ON or OFF.
9
10
Note: When set to on, the modem will automatically adjust to the
speed of the calling modem. If you are using a 300 Baud modem,
set Auto Baud to OFF.
Press ENTER HEADER to enter a header string. The
alphanumeric entry screen appears to permit you to enter up to 37
command set characters. Refer to modem operating manual for
command sets.
Note: It is not necessary to send the command ATZ or AT&F in
the header string because the PP1-PQPlus automatically sends this
command with every new configuration.
Press EXIT to initiate the configuration settings.
Continued on next page
11-18 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Connecting Remote Devices to RS232D Port, Continued
Configuration
test
To test that the device connected to the RS-232D port will respond to the
configuration setup, perform the configuration test on page 11-28.
Transferring Data 11-19
Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack (not available on PP1E)
Introduction
Remote devices can be connected to the RJ-11C jack if the internal modem
option, MDM24, is purchased (not available on PP1E). This option is installed
internal to the PP1-PQPlus and is provided with a 25 foot telephone cable. An
FCC label is attached next to the RJ-11C on the rear panel to identify that the
internal modem is installed.
RJ-11C jack
description
The RJ-11C telephone jack consists of a standard two-active-line (tip and ring)
telephone cable for connection to a remote telephone jack.
Telephone active The OFF HOOK indicator on the rear panel is lit yellow when the telephone line
indicator
is active.
Cables required The following cables are provided as optional accessories.
Type
Direct,
Shielded
Adapter,
Shielded
Telephone
Part Number
Description
113376-G1
RS232 Cable, 25-pin male to 25-pin
female, 10 feet. D-sub connectors.
113394-G1
RS232 Cable, Adapter, 25-pin male to
9-pin female, 1 foot. D-sub connectors.
111024-G1
Four conductor, double ended, male plugs,
25 feet (Supplied with option MDM24).
The optional internal Modem (MDM24) complies with Part 68 of the FCC
Compliance
with FCC Rules rules. On the rear panel of this equipment is a label that contains, among other
and Regulations
information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number
(REN) for this. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone
company.
Notification of the Telephone Company: All direct connection to the telephone
network must be made through standard plugs and jacks as described in Part 68,
Subpart F of the FCC Rules. The terminal equipment (Dranetz-BMI PP1PQPlus equipped with Option MDM24) cannot be used on public coin service
provided by the telephone company. Connection to Party Line Service is
allowable and subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility
commission, public service or corporation commission for information.
Continued on next page
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Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack, Continued
Compliance
with FCC rules
and regulations
(continued)
Before connecting the equipment to the telephone network, notify the telephone
company of the line that you are using, the FCC Registration Number, the
Ringer Equivalence of the Modem, and the type of Jack used for connection.
• FCC Registration Number: B46USA-65156-FA-E
• Ringer Equivalence: 0.2A
• Phone Jack (USOC): RJ-11C
Ringer equivalence number: The REN is used to determine the quantity of
devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive REN's on the
telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming
call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the REN's should not exceed five
(5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to the line,
as determined by the total REN's contact the telephone company to determine
the maximum REN for the calling area.
Incidence of harm: If the terminal equipment (Dranetz-BMI Power Platform
equipped with option MDM24) causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of
service may be required. But if advance notice isn't practical, the telephone
company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised
of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
Responsibilities of the telephone company: The telephone company may make
changes in it's facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect
the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will
provide advance notice in order for you to make the necessary modifications in
order to maintain uninterrupted service.
In case of trouble: If trouble is experienced with this equipment (Dranetz-BMI
Power Platform equipped with option MDM24), please contact Dranetz-BMI
Customer Service Department, (732) 287-3680 for repair and warranty
information. If the trouble is causing harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may request you to remove the equipment from the network
until the problem is resolved.
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-21
Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack, Continued
Compliance
with FCC rules
and regulations
(continued)
Service: All service and repairs must be performed by Dranetz-BMI. If
unauthorized modification or repair is performed, both the FCC Registration
and the manufacturer's warranty in effect become null and void. If a
malfunction is suspected, it is your responsibility to contact Dranetz-BMI
Customer Service Department for further instructions. Telephone Number:
(732) 287-3680
Connection
diagram
The figure below shows the connection to external devices through the internal
modem connected to the RJ-11C jack.
8600-4
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Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Modem/Fax Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 8, I/O Devices from the Setup Menu.
Select item 4, Modem/FAX, from the Setup Menu
Result: The following screen will appear.
Follow these steps to configure the internal modem for remote communication
Configure
internal modem to a printer, terminal, or PC.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Action
Press SET DEVICE to select Modem.
Press SET BAUD to select the desired baud.
Press AUTO BAUD to select either On or Off.
Press SET PARITY to select Odd, Even, or None.
Press MORE to display next screen.
Press FLOW CONTRL to select None, Software (XON/XOFF),
or blank.
Press # RINGS and enter 0 to 99 digits in highlighted area for
number of rings before answer selection.
Press # DIAL and enter 0 to 99 digits in highlighted area for
number of dial attempts to be made.
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-23
Connecting Remote Devices to RJ-11C Jack, Continued
Configure
internal modem,
continued
Step
9
10
11
Configuration
test
Action
Press ENTER HEADER and enter modem header string. Refer to
Appendix K for the explanation of valid character sequences and
their meaning of the Hayes character set commands.
Press MORE to display next screen.
Press MODEM NUMBER and enter modem phone number.
To test that the configuration and cable connections are correct, perform the
configuration test on page 11-28.
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Connecting to a Facsimile (Fax) Machine (not available on PP1E)
Introduction
Communication with a fax machine consists of connection to the RJ-11C jack
on the rear of the Power Platform and configuring the modem/fax.
This feature is not available on the model PP1E.
Cable required
The only cable required for communication with a fax machine is a telephone
cable. Telephone cable, part number 111024-G1, is available as an accessory.
Connection
diagram
The following figure shows the connection of the fax machine to the RJ-11C
jack.
8600-5
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-25
Connecting to a Facsimile (Fax) Machine, Continued
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Modem/Fax Configuration screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 8, I/O Devices, from the Setup Menu.
Select item 4, Modem/Fax, from the Setup Menu.
Result: The following screen will appear.
Fax machine
configuration
Follow these steps to configure the internal modem to communicate with a fax
machine.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Action
Press SET DEVICE and select FAX.
Press SET BAUD and select 300/1200/2400 rate.
Press AUTO BAUD and select On.
Press SET PARITY and select Odd/Even/None parity.
Note: # Stop Bits= 1 is not changeable.
Press MORE to select next screen for more selections.
Press FLOW CONTRL and select None.
Press # RINGS and enter number of rings before answer.
Press # DIAL and enter number of dial attempts.
Press ENTER HEADER. Default header string of
ATQ0V0X4S7=60S9=10S10=5 will be displayed.
Continued on next page
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Connecting to a Facsimile (Fax) Machine, Continued
Step
10
11
12
13
Configuration
test
Action
Press MORE to select next screen for more selections.
Press FAX# and enter FAX telephone number.
Press MODEM# and enter Modem telephone number.
Press EXIT.
To test that the configuration and cable connection is correct, refer to the
configuration test on page 11-28.
Transferring Data 11-27
Output Connected Device Configuration Test
Introduction
This test creates a simple fault and redirects the occurring fault message to the
output connected device. The device may be connected directly to the RS232D,
through an external modem, or internal modem. If the device is connected and
configured correctly, then the error message will appear at that device.
Displaying the
screen
Follow these steps to display the Error Message Output screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From Main Menu select item 3, Setup Menu.
From this menu select 2, Set Analyzer Parameters.
From this menu select 4, Select Error Message Output.
Result: The following screen appears.
Configuration
test
Follow these steps to perform the configuration test.
Step
1
2
Action
Press NEXT ERROR until Misc. Errors is highlighted.
Press SELECT RS232 and/or SELECT MODEM depending on
the device connected.
The screen should appear as shown above.
Continued on next page
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Output Connected Device Configuration Test, Continued
Configuration
test (continued)
Step
3
4
5
Action
Press EXIT to initialize error message procedure.
Set the Run/Load lever to the load position.
Result: A Printer Head Up error message will appear at the top of
the display and will be redirected to the remote device.
Verify that the error message is received at the local or remote
connected device.
Transferring Data 11-29
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting a
card
Follow these steps to format a card.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Insert a memory card.
From the Main Menu, select item 3, Setup Menu.
From the Setup Menu, select item 7, Memory Functions.
From the Memory Functions Menu, select item 1, Memory Card
Functions.
Press FORMAT CARD.
Result: The following screen will appear.
6
Press YES.
Result: The message “Formatting and Verifying Data Card. Please
Wait.” will be displayed until formatting is complete. The time it
takes to format the card depends on the card size.
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Writing to a Memory Card
Introduction
Events and setups can be written to a memory card. Information about the card
size, card free space, whether the card is write protected or not, and the
condition of the memory card battery, is displayed.
Procedure
To write to a memory card perform the following steps.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Action
Insert memory card
Select item 3, Setup Menu, from the Main Menu.
Select item 7, Memory Functions, from the Setup Memory.
Select item 1, Memory Card Functions, from the Memory
Functions Menu. the following screen will appear.
Press WRITE CARD.
The following screen will appear.
Continued on next page
Transferring Data 11-31
Writing to a Memory Card, Continued
Procedure
(continued)
Error messages
and warning
Step
6
Action
Press the desired write key. The following message will appear
during write operations.
Writing data into the memory card. Please wait.
The following error message will be displayed if there is insufficient space on
the memory card.
Not enough free space on the memory card.
Data can not be written.
Note
The name of the files are taken from the site ID.
Files that don’t
exist
If a file selected to be written does not exist, it will be created. If the file already
exists it will be overwritten.
Writing events
Selecting WRITE EVENTS will write all events in internal memory to the card.
Writing setups
Selecting WRITE SETUPS will write all configurations and threshold setups to
the card. Configurations and setups include the following:
• Present monitoring (Analog input) configuration
• Present wiring configuration (for ABC totals)
• Present scale factors
• Threshold setups for setups 1 - 10
• Waveform capture settings
• Interval for timed readings
• Easy start and tolerance
• Site name
• Language setting
• Error message output
• Automatic report settings
• Memory auto-transfer option
• Memory type (wrap or overflow)
• All I/O device settings (Fax/Modem, RS232, parallel port, relays, and other
devices)
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Chapter 12
Printer Operation
Overview
Introduction
The Power Platform with a built-in thermal printer produces high resolution
graphic or text output of 320 dots per line at one inch per second. Printing is
done either automatically or manually. Automatic printing occurs for operator
programmed triggering of reports or when error messages are generated.
Manual printing is operator controlled with the PRINT key that is located on
various screens.
In this chapter
The following topics are covered in this chapter.
Topic
Printer Controls
Normal Operation
Paper Replacement
See Page
12-2
12-5
12-7
Printer Operation
12-1
Printer Controls
Introduction
Printer controls are located on the front panel as well as in software. The printer
assembly and its front panel controls are shown below.
Printer
assembly
8000-13
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Printer Controls, Continued
Front panel
controls
The following table provides a description of the front panel printer controls.
Part
Run/Load lever
Take-up button
Function
Used to raise and lower the printhead.
• In normal operation the lever is left in the RUN
position.
• With the lever in the LOAD position, printing is
disabled and the printer paper may be removed or
loaded.
Removes slack in the printer paper when pressed.
Feed button
The take-up feature stops under the following
conditions:
• when there is some paper resistance, or
• within ten seconds if the paper is torn or
disconnected from the take-up spindle and the RUN/
LOAD lever is in the RUN position.
Advances the paper when pressed.
Continued on next page
Printer Operation
12-3
Printer Controls, Continued
Software
controls
The printer software controls are located on the Other Devices Configuration
screen.
Displaying the screen: Follow these steps to display the screen.
Step
1
2
3
Action
From the Main Menu, select item 3, Setup Menu.
From the Setup Menu, select item 8, I/O Devices.
From the I/O Devices menu, select item 6, Other Devices.
Result: The following screen will appear.
Function keys: The following table provides a description of the printer related
functions keys for the Other Devices configuration screen.
Key
Function
PRINTR ON/OFF Turns printer on or off when pressed.
PRINTR BATTRY Selects one of three operating modes when pressed:
• Instant Off turns the printer off immediately after AC
power loss
• Time Limit turns the printer off 15 minutes after AC
power loss
• No Limit allows the printer to operate until the
battery is completely depleted.
Note: The EXIT key must be pressed for either selection to take effect.
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Normal Operation
Introduction
To operate the printer normally (not running off the internal battery), the
following conditions must be met:
• The printer must be turned on
• The RUN/LOAD lever must be in the RUN position.
• The printer must have paper.
Manual control of the printer from the function keys or the keypad and
automatic printing of reports and error messages can now take place.
Manual printing Manual operation of the printer consists of selecting PRINT from the menu bar
at the bottom of a screen (such as the Other Devices Configuration screen
shown on the previous page) or pressing the correct number on the keypad for a
menu screen that has a print selection. Pressing keypad number 7 for the screen
shown below is an example of keypad print selection.
Automatic
printing
Automatic printing occurs when reports or error messages are generated. Report
generation is controlled by the user; error message generation is not. Reports are
printed automatically when user defined trigger conditions are met. Refer to
Chapter 8 for more information.
Printout storage During printing, the paper is collected on the internal take-up spindle for storage
and future review. Stored printouts can be viewed by inserting a finger into the
finger groove, so that it is behind the paper tape, and pulling the paper tape
straight out from the printer door. When finished viewing the earlier data, press
the TAKE-UP pushbutton to remove the slack. If long lengths of paper are
outside the Power Platform, be sure to keep paper from being twisted when
using the paper take-up feature.
Continued on next page
Printer Operation
12-5
Normal Operation, Continued
CAUTION
Never grasp the printer paper and try to pull it out from the printhead with
the RUN/LOAD lever in the RUN position. Damage to the printhead will
result.
PRECAUCION Nunca tire del papel de impresora desde el cabezal de impresión con la
palanca RUN/LOAD en la posición RUN. Puede ocasionar daños al cabezal
de impresión.
MISE EN
GARDE
Ne jamais tirer le papier de la tête d’impression lorsque le levier RUN/
LOAD est en position RUN. La tête d’impression serait endommagée.
VORSICHT
Greifen und ziehen Sie nie das Druckpapier vom Druckkopf, wenn der
“RUN/LOAD”-Hebel (Laufen/Laden-Hebel) sich in der RUN-Position
(Laufen) befindet. Der Druckkopf kann beschädigt werden.
Snapshot
printing
Snapshot (single print) printing is used in the meter mode, scope mode,
harmonic analysis, etc. These individual events are manually printed and are
generally collected and cataloged into notebooks, ledgers, etc. Snapshot prints
are separated from the print roll by tearing at the right edge of the printer
window at the end of each print cycle.
Since snapshots are printed without the take-up motor engaged, the motor will
run during each print cycle (approximately five seconds).
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Paper Replacement
Paper low
condition
The last 40 inches of paper is marked with a red stripe on the top and bottom
edges. When the printer is out of paper, or the print head is up, the PP1-PQPlus
will buffer the printouts until it can print again or until it runs out of memory.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to the printhead when loading or removing paper, the
RUN/LOAD lever must be in the LOAD position.
PRECAUCION Para evitar daños al cabezal de impresión cuando cargue o retire papel, la
palanca RUN/LOAD debe estar en la posición LOAD.
MISE EN
GARDE
Pour éviter d’endommager la tête d’impression lors de la mise en place et
du retrait du papier, le levier RUN/LOAD doit être en position LOAD.
VORSICHT
Um während des Ladens oder Entfernens von Papier Beschädigung am
Druckkopf zu verhindern, muß der “RUN/LOAD”-Hebel sich in der
“LOAD”-Position (Laden) befinden.
Removing paper Follow these steps to remove paper roll.
roll
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Action
If paper is low, but not out, press the paper FEED pushbutton until
only blank paper is showing.
Pull the paper out for slack and tear the paper on the right edge of
the printer window.
Set the RUN/LOAD lever to the LOAD position.
Press the printer door latch to the right and open the door until it
locks in place.
Remove the paper from the take-up spindle by tightly grasping the
paper on the spindle, turning it clockwise, and gently pulling the
paper up and off the spindle.
If there is paper remaining in the paper path, gently pull this paper
out of the printer mechanism.
Remove the empty paper spool and any remaining paper from the
paper chamber.
Printer Operation
12-7
Paper Replacement, Continued
CAUTION
Using thermal paper other than that supplied by Dranetz-BMI or its
authorized representatives may damage the printhead.
PRECAUCIÓN
El uso de papel térmico que no sea el suministrado por Dranetz-BMI o sus
representantes autorizados puede causar daños a la impresora.
MISE EN
GARDE
L'utilisation d'un papier thermosensible différent de celui fourni par
Dranetz-BMI ou par ses représentants autorisés peut endommager
l'imprimante.
VORSICHT
Nur das von Dranetz-BMI oder seinen Vertretungen gelieferte
Thermopapier benutzen. Anderes Papier kann den Drucker beschädigen.
Before loading
new paper roll
Follow these steps before you load a new paper roll.
Step
1
2
3
4
Loading new
paper roll
Action
Remove the new paper roll from its box and remove any wrapping.
If the end of the paper roll is glued down, cut off and remove any
glued portion.
Unroll approximately 12 inches of paper.
Verify that the RUN/LOAD lever is in the LOAD position.
Follow these steps to load a new paper roll.
Step
1
2
3
Action
Center the paper roll on the white nub on the bottom of the paper
chamber with the loose end coming out clockwise from the back of
the roll. See page 12-2 for paper routing.
Insert the end of the paper into the paper path slot to the left of the
paper roll.
Feed the paper through the path until it comes out the front of the
printer door.
Continued on next page
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Paper Replacement, Continued
Loading new
paper roll
(continued)
Step
4
5
After loading
new paper roll
Follow these steps after loading a new paper roll.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
Ordering
thermal paper
Action
Hold the paper against the spindle while rotating the bottom of the
spindle at least two turns clockwise.
Move the end of the paper across the front of the printer door (from
right to left) and guide it through the slot near the take-up spindle.
Action
Set the RUN/LOAD lever to the RUN position.
Note: Printer will not work if this lever is in the LOAD position.
Press the paper take-up pushbutton and note that all slack in the
printer paper is removed, the paper is taut and the take up motor
stops.
If the take up motor continues to spin, the paper is not engaged
correctly. Repeat step 5 of the previous procedure.
Press the paper FEED pushbutton to ensure the paper advances
freely across the printer door without slipping or stopping.
If the paper does not feed smoothly, remove the paper and repeat
“Loading new paper roll” procedure on the previous page.
Close the printer door.
Contact Dranetz-BMI or your authorized Dranetz-BMI representative to order
thermal paper (P/N 115323-G1) for the Power Platform thermal printer.
Printer Operation
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Appendix A
Optional Accessories
In this appendix The following topics are covered in this appendix.
Topic
Optional Accessories List
Optional Accessories Descriptions
See Page
A-2
A-4
Optional Accessories
A-1
Optional Accessories List
Accessory
Power Quality Plus, TASKCard (English)
Power Quality Plus, TASKCard (Spanish)
Power Quality Plus, TASKCard (French)
8000, TASKCard
Inrush, TASKCard
Communications and Analysis Software
Field Handbook for Electrical Energy Management
Service Manual
Clamp-on Current Probe, 1 to 10 A
Clamp-on Current Probe, 15 to 150 A
Clamp-on Current Probe, 30 to 300 A
Clamp-on Current Probe, 100 to 1000 A
Clamp-on Current Probe, 300 to 3000 A
Isolated Current Transformer Box, 1A
Isolated Current Transformer Box, 5A
Memory Card Reader, Serial Port
Memory Card Reader, Serial Port, 230 V
Memory Card Reader, Parallel Port
Memory Card Reader, Parallel Port, 230 V
Memory Card Reader, Data Bus Plug-in
Memory Card, 512k
Memory Card, 1M
Memory Card, 2M
Box of Thermal Paper (16 rolls)
External DC Battery Filter
External Battery Charger
Part Number
TASK-PQPlus-E
TASK-PQPlus-S
TASK-PQPlus-F
TASK-8000
TASK-Inrush
PCPP1
HB114415
SM-PP1
CT-10
CT-150
CT-300
CT-1000
CT-3000
ISO-1A
ISO-5
CARD-512
CARD-1M
CARD-2M
CTP-16
XBF-12
Continued on next page
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Optional Accessories List, Continued
List (continued)
Accessory
External Modem Interface Cable
RS-232 Cables, 25-pin M to 25-pin F, and a 25-pin M
to 9-pin F adapter cable.
Soft Carrying Case (with probe pallet)
Reusable Shipping Case
Battery Pack, Field Replaceable
Internal Modem, 2400 Baud (not available on PP1E)
Adapter Cable, 808 Probe to PP1 (see page A-6)
(not available with PP1E)
Adapter Cable, 658 Probe to PP1 (see page A-6)
Part Number
XMC-8
RSCOM
SCC-8
RSC-8
FBP-8
MDM24
115551-G1
115552-G1
Optional Accessories
A-3
Optional Accessories Descriptions
Current probes
and isolation
current
transformers
Current Probes: There are five clamp-on current probes, models CT 10, CT150,
CT300, CT1000, and CT3000 used to measure ACrms currents up to a
maximum of 10A, 150A, 300A, 1000A, and 3000A, respectively.
Isolation Current Transformers: Two isolation current transformers (ISO
boxes), models ISO-1A (2Arms max) and ISO-5 (10Arms max) provide low
level isolation nominal currents of 1Arms and 5Arms, respectively, for
connection to low current devices or for connection to current probes of other
manufacturers.
Either the clamp-on current probes or the isolation transformers can be
connected to any one of the four current jacks on the Power Platform rear panel.
A decal sheet is provided to allow color coding of the probes and transformers
that correspond to the rear panel jacks.
Internal 2400
baud modem
TASKCard8000
The MDM24 option consists of a Hayes compatible 2400 Baud modem
installed on the I/O controller board and a 25 foot modular plug/cable assembly
for connection to telephone lines. Normally installed at factory when unit is
originally purchased.
The 8000 TASKCard changes the Power Platform to a power quantity monitor
so that is measures, records, and displays electric power parameters to help you
find inefficiencies in your electric system.
RSCOM cables
The RSCOM cables consist of two RS232 cables, one 10’ long, the other 1’
long. The ten foot cable has a 25-pin male connector and a 25-pin female
connector. The one foot adapter cable has a 25-pin female connector and a 9-pin
male connector for serial data connections. The cables permit the PP1-PQPlus
to communicate with a terminal, computer, external printer, or external modem.
Memory cards
Several types of memory cards are available, from 512 kilobytes to 2
megabytes. A memory card is read by your PC with a memory card reader, also
available as an option.
Continued on next page
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Optional Accessories Descriptions, Continued
Memory card
readers
Three types of memory card readers are available as options. Each reader
provides a different means of communications with an IBM compatible
computer. The three types are: RS232 port, parallel port, and data bus plug-in.
External battery The optional external battery charger provides an alternate means for charging
charger
the FBP-8 battery pack or additional battery packs.
PCPP1
This is a Windows based program that is used to access and retrieve data from
single or multiple remote Dranetz-BMI Power Platforms. Other features include
totalization of demand and energy data from multiple units, manipulation of
time plot data, and the ability to read data from a memory card if your PC is
equipped with a memory card reader.
Handbook for
Energy
Management
This optional reference handbook provides a comprehensive guide for
information related to conducting a thorough energy audit, power distribution
analysis, and methods of remedying inefficiencies of energy management.
Adapter cables
Two types of adapter cables are available to permit connecting current probes of
Dranetz-BMI models 808 and 658 to the PP1 current input jacks. These adapter
cables are shown on the following page. Supplied with these cables is an
information sheet (P/N 899009) that describes the cables and the scale factors of
the respective current probes used with the cables.
Ordering
information
To order accessories, contact Dranetz-BMI Customer Service Department at:
Dranetz-BMI
1000 New Durham Road
Edison, NJ 08818-4019
Attention: Customer Service
Tel:(732) 287-3680
FAX: (732) 248-1834
www.dranetz-bmi.com
Optional Accessories
A-5
Optional Accessories Descriptions, Continued
Adapter cable,
808 to PP1,
P/N 115551-G1
(not available
on PP1E)
Adapter cable,
658 to PP1,
P/N 115552-G1
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Appendix B
Repacking for Return Shipment
Introduction
If the unit must be returned to Dranetz-BMI for service or repair, repack the unit
in its original shipping carton as shown below. Do not return the Power
Platform in an unpacked box. Dranetz-BMI will not be responsible for damage
incurred during transit due to inadequate packing on your part.
Return notice
Notify Dranetz-BMI Customer Service of your intention to return the unit. Do
not return the unit without prior instructions from Dranetz-BMI Customer
Service, telephone 732-287-3680 or 1-800-372-6832.
Original
shipping carton
8600-31
Repacking for Return Shipment
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Appendix C
Battery Specifications and Replacement Procedure
Overview
Introduction
The internal battery pack used in the Power Platform functions as the
uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in the event of AC power loss. It can also
function as the primary power source when no AC power source is available.
The Power Platform also contains a lithium battery for memory backup.
In this appendix The following topics are covered in this appendix.
Topic
Battery Specifications
Battery Pack Safety Precautions
Battery Pack Replacement
Memory Card Battery Replacement
See Page
C-2
C-3
C-5
C-6
Battery Specifications and Replacement Procedure
C-1
Battery Specifications
Battery Pack
Location: battery compartment on the top front of the unit
Number of cells: 10
Type: sealed, rechargeable NiCad cells
Voltage: 12 V DC
Capacity: 2.5 Ah
Length of operation: One hour of monitoring only operation when fully
charged, or up to 15 minutes of continuous printer operation.
Suggested replacement interval: two years.
Note
The length of time that the Power Platform can operate on the battery pack
degrades over the life of the batteries and the number of charge/discharge
cycles.
Lithium Battery A Lithium Battery Power Module is mounted on the CPU board and is used for
Power Module
memory backup of the PP1-PQPlus configurations and setups.
3 V, 1000 mAhrs Lithium battery for data retention with an estimated life of 2
years (operational), 1 1/2 years (storage). Replaced during each Dranetz
calibration procedure.
The Lithium battery is not operator replaceable. Refer to the Power Platform
service manual, SM-PP1, for replacement procedures by qualified service
personnel.
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Battery Pack Safety Precautions
WARNING
ADVERTENCIA
AVERTISSEMENT
DO NOT intentionally short circuit the battery pack. The batteries are
capable of producing hazardous output currents if short circuited. The
Power Platform is equipped with an internal battery charger circuit. Do
not attempt to charge the batteries with an external charger other than the
Dranetz battery charger, since improper charging could cause battery
explosion.
NO ponga intencionalmente la batería en cortocircuito. Las baterías son
capaces de proporcionar corrientes de salida peligrosas si están en
cortocircuito. La Power Platform está equipada con un circuito interno
cargador de baterías. No intente cargar las baterías con un cargador
externo que no sea el cargador de baterías Dranetz, puesto que la carga
indebida podría hacer que explote la batería.
NE PAS court-circuiter délibérément le bloc-batterie. Lors d’un courtcircuit, les batteries risquent d’émettre des courants effectifs dangereux.
“Power Platform” possède un circuit de chargeur de batterie intégré. Ne
pas tenter de charger les batteries au moyen d’un chargeur externe autre
que le chargeur de batterie Dranetz, car un rechargement fautif pourrait
entraîner l’explosion de la batterie.
WARNUNG
Die Batterien dürfen NICHT kurzgeschlossen werden. Im Falle eines
Kurzschlusses können die Batterien lebensgefährliche Ausgangsströme
leiten. Power Platform ist mit einem internen Batterieladegerät
ausgestattet. Die Batterien sollten nur mit dem Ladegerät von Dranetz
geladen werden. Die Verwendung eines externen Ladegeräts kann zu einer
Explosion der Batterien führen.
Battery Safety
Precautions
The following safety precautions must be adhered to.
• Keep batteries away from children. Never permit a child to play with a battery
as an ornament or toy.
• Do not disassemble battery or battery pack.
• Do not dispose of battery in fire.
• Dispose of a used battery promptly in accordance with local Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
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Battery Pack Safety Precautions, Continued
Battery Safety
Precautions
(continued)
• Visually inspect the battery pack for corrosion.
Medidas de
seguridad de la
batería
Deberán observarse las medidas de seguridad siguientes:
• No deberá mantenerse las baterías al alcance de los niños. No deberá
permitirse que un niño juegue con una batería.
• No deberá desensamblarse ninguna batería ni el compartimiento de la misma.
• No deberá prenderse fuego a una batería.
• Toda batería agotada deberá desecharse de manera rápida según las normas
locales de la Agencia de protección del medio ambiente (EPA).
• Deberá verificarse que el compartimiento de las baterías no esté corroído.
Il est très important de suivre les mesures de sécurité suivantes.
Mesures de
sécurité relatives • Ne pas laisser les batteries à la portée des enfants. Ne jamais laisser un enfant
aux batteries
jouer avec une batterie.
• Ne pas démonter de batterie ou de bloc-batterie.
• Ne pas jeter de batterie dans le feu.
• Se débarrasser rapidement des batteries usagées en se conformant aux
règlements de l’EPA (Agence américaine pour la protection de
l’environnement).
• Inspecter le bloc-batterie à l’oeil nu pour rechercher les signes de corrosion.
Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen müssen beachtet werden.
BatterieSicherheitsvorke • Halten Sie Batterien von Kindern fern. Erlauben Sie einem Kind unter keinen
hrungen
Umständen, eine Batterie als Verzierung oder Spielzeug zu benutzen.
• Nehmen Sie Batterien oder Batteriepackungen nicht auseinander.
• Entsorgen Sie Batterien nicht durch Verbrennen.
• Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien umgehend nach den gesetzlichen
Umweltschutzbestimmungen.
• Prüfen Sie die Batteriepackung optisch auf Korrosion.
Note
The batteries have a safety pressure vent to prevent excessive gas build-up and
corrosion indicates that venting has occurred. Possible causes of venting are: a
defective charger, excessive temperature, excessive discharge rate, or a
defective cell.
If corrosion is excessive, the battery pack may require replacement (contact
Dranetz Customer Service Department).
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Battery Pack Replacement
Introduction
The Power Platform contains an easily replaceable internal battery pack.
Replacement is recommended when the battery pack can no longer maintain a
charge. Depleted battery packs may be charged outside the PP1 by using the
optional battery charger. See Appendix A for battery pack ordering information.
Note
During normal operation, the battery pack will be slightly warm to the touch.
Procedure
Follow these steps to replace the battery pack.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Action
Set the Power Platform's power switch to OFF.
On the top front section of the Power Platform, release the two
slide fasteners holding the cover in place by pressing them inward.
Remove the cover.
Gently lift the battery pack from the battery compartment and
disconnect the battery pack connector from the unit's mating
connector.
Remove battery pack.
Connect the replacement battery pack connector to the unit's
mating connector and place the new pack into the compartment.
Replace the cover and press down until it latches closed.
Discard the old battery pack in accordance with Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Set the Power Platform's power switch to ON.
Allow 8 hours to ensure a full charge. The Power Platform can be
operated normally, using AC power, during this time.
Battery Specifications and Replacement Procedure
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Memory Card Battery Replacement
Introduction
Replacement of the 3-volt lithium battery in the memory card is performed
when the battery message in the Memory Card Function screen states the
battery is depleted. Replacement is simple and requires no special tools. Two
physically different types of batteries are used due to different manufacturers of
the memory card. The correct replacement type must be used.
WARNING
The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard
if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire. Replace
battery with Panasonic BR2325 or CR2025 only. Use of another type
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
ADVERTENCIA
AVERTISSEMENT
WARNUNG
La batería empleada en este dispositivo puede presentar un peligro de
incendio o quemadura química si se manipula indebidamente. No recargue,
desarme ni deseche en el fuego. Cambie la batería por una Panasonic
BR2325 o CR2025 solamente. El uso de cualquier otro tipo de batería
puede presentar un peligro de incendio o explosión.
La batterie utilisée dans cette unité peut présenter des risques d’incendie
ou de brûlures chimiques par suite d’une utilisation abusive. Ne pas
recharger, démonter, ni jeter au feu. Remplacer uniquement la batterie
par une batterie Panasonic BR2325 ou CR2025. L’utilisation d’un tout
autre modèle de batterie peut entraîner des risques d’incendie ou
d’explosion.
Die in diesem Gerät verwendete Batterie kann im Falle einer
unsachgemäßen Behandlung zu Bränden oder chemischen Verätzungen
führen. Sie sollte nicht wiederaufgeladen, auseinandergenommen oder
verbrannt werden. Ersetzen Sie die Batterie nur mit Batterien vom Typ
Panasonic BR2325 oder CR2025. Die Verwendung eines anderen
Batterietyps kann Brände oder Explosionen hervorrufen.
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Memory Card Battery Replacement, Continued
Battery check
To check the condition of the memory card battery, perform the following steps.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
Battery types
Action
Insert questionable memory card in memory card slot on Power
Platform and press card in firmly.
From Main Menu select 3, Setup Menu.
From Setup Menu select 7, Memory Functions.
From Memory Functions display select 1, Memory Card
Functions.
Read Memory Card Battery = OK. If OK, do not replace the
battery. If not OK, proceed to replacement procedure.
If message says OK, but the memory card is faulty, try a different
memory card for operation. If the replacement memory card
operates OK, the original memory card is faulty and should be
replaced.
There are two types of physically different memory card batteries. Both
batteries are 3-Volt, lithium, wafer type.
Part Number
Panasonic CR2025
Panasonic BR2325
Battery Safety
Precautions
Diameter
0.79” (20mm)
0.9” (23mm)
Thickness
0.1” (2.5mm)
0.1” (2.5mm)
The following safety precautions must be adhered to.
• Keep batteries away from children. Never permit a child to play with a battery
as an ornament or toy.
• Do not disassemble battery or battery pack.
• Do not dispose of battery in fire.
• Dispose of a used battery promptly in accordance with local Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
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Memory Card Battery Replacement, Continued
Medidas de
seguridad de la
batería
Deberán observarse las medidas de seguridad siguientes:
• No deberá mantenerse las baterías al alcance de los niños. No deberá
permitirse que un niño juegue con una batería.
• No deberá desensamblarse ninguna batería ni el compartimiento de la misma.
• No deberá prenderse fuego a una batería.
• Toda batería agotada deberá desecharse de manera rápida según las normas
locales de la Agencia de protección del medio ambiente (EPA).
Il est très important de suivre les mesures de sécurité suivantes.
Mesures de
sécurité relatives • Ne pas laisser les batteries à la portée des enfants. Ne jamais laisser un enfant
aux batteries
jouer avec une batterie.
• Ne pas démonter de batterie ou de bloc-batterie.
• Ne pas jeter de batterie dans le feu.
• Se débarrasser rapidement des batteries usagées en se conformant aux
règlements de l’EPA (Agence américaine pour la protection de
l’environnement).
Die folgenden Sicherheitsvorkehrungen müssen beachtet werden.
BatterieSicherheitsvorke • Halten Sie Batterien von Kindern fern. Erlauben Sie einem Kind unter keinen
hrungen
Umständen, eine Batterie als Verzierung oder Spielzeug zu benutzen.
• Nehmen Sie Batterien oder Batteriepackungen nicht auseinander.
• Entsorgen Sie Batterien nicht durch Verbrennen.
• Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien umgehend nach den gesetzlichen
Umweltschutzbestimmungen.
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Memory Card Battery Replacement, Continued
Replacement
procedure
To remove and replace a memory card battery, proceed with the following steps.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
Action
Remove memory card from Power Platform.
Refer to figure below. Gently press in battery release with pencil
point and remove battery holder
Remove battery from holder and identify the type battery used. If
type is not identified on body of battery refer to preceding page
for battery dimensions.
Insert the exact type replacement battery in holder with plus (+)
terminal facing up.
Insert battery holder into memory card and press in until locked in
position.
Dispose of battery promptly. See safety precautions above.
Battery
replacement
diagram
(typical)
8600-40
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Appendix D
Fuse Replacement
Overview
Introduction
Operator replaceable fuses consist of the main power fuses and the battery fuse.
One of each type replacement fuse is located in the battery compartment and all
fuses are accessible from the rear panel. Both types of replacement are covered
in this appendix.
WARNING
For continued protection against risk of fire or shock replace only with the
same type and rating of fuse.
ADVERTENCIA
Para la protección continua contra el peligro de incendio o descarga,
cambie sólo por fusibles del mismo tipo y capacidad nominal.
AVERTISSEMENT
Pour assurer une protection continue contre les risques d’incendie ou de
choc, ne remplacez que par un fusible du même type et de la même valeur
nominale.
WARNUNG
Zum anhaltenden Schutz gegen Brand oder einen elektrischen Schlag nur
gegen eine Sicherung desselben Typs und mit demselben Nennwert
austauschen.
In this appendix The following topics are covered in this appendix.
Topic
Main Power Fuses
Battery Fuse
See Page
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Fuse Replacement
D-1
Main Power Fuses
Main Power
Fuses
Follow these steps to remove and replace the two main power fuses. Refer to the
diagram on the following page.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Action
Set the Power Platform's power switch to OFF.
Turn off all power to monitoring circuits. Disconnect all Power
Platform monitoring cables from power sources.
Disconnect the power cord plug from its wall or power
receptacle, then remove the power cord from the AC power
input module on the rear panel.
Place a small screwdriver blade into the notch next to the
release arm of the fuse drawer.
Push the release to the right and pivot the screwdriver to the left
to release the fuse drawer.
Remove the fuse drawer by pulling it straight out of the
housing.
Replace blown fuse(s) with the exact replacement of slow-blow
(time-delayed) fuse(s). See Main Power Fuse table.
Insert fuse drawer and press in until it snaps into position.
Reconnect power cord to the AC power input module, then
reconnect power cord plug to its wall or power receptacle.
Before powering the unit on, refer to Chapter 4, Section A for
operating precautions.
Set the Power Platform's power switch to ON.
Verify that the unit is operational.
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.
ADVERTENCIA
No reemplace el fusible nuevamente si se repite la falla. La repetición de las
fallas indica una condición defectuosa que no se subsanará con el cambio
del fusible. Acuda a un técnico calificado para evaluar la condición.
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Main Power Fuses, Continued
AVERTISSEMENT
Ne remplacez pas le fusible une nouvelle fois si la défaillance se répète. Une
défaillance répétée indique une condition défectueuse qui ne disparaîtra
pas avec le remplacement du fusible. Consultez un technicien qualifié.
WARNUNG
Die Sicherung nicht erneut austauschen, wenn der Fehler noch einmal
auftritt. Ein wiederholtes Auftreten des Fehlers weist auf einen Defekt hin,
der sich nicht durch Austauschen der Sicherung beheben läßt. Den Defekt
einem qualifizierten Techniker mitteilen.
Main Power
Fuse table
Use this table to determine the type of fuse required.
Model PP1
Model PP1E
Main Power Fuse
Dranetz-BMI P/N
Slow blow, 250V, T2A, 3AG, glass
113204-G2
tube 1/4 x 1 1/4
Slow blow, 250V, T1.25A glass tube 900387
5 x 20 mm (standard IEC127, type T,
sheet III)
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Main Power Fuses, Continued
Diagram
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Battery Fuse
Introduction
The battery fuse is used for fusing the internal battery pack, as well as an
external DC source that is connected to the DC power source jack on the rear of
the unit.
Procedure
Follow these steps to replace the battery fuse.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Action
Set the Power Platform's power switch to OFF.
Turn off all power to monitoring circuits. Disconnect all Power
Platform monitoring cables from power sources.
If external DC source is being used, disconnect it or turn it off. If
using an external DC battery, disconnect the negative terminal
and then the positive terminal.
Disconnect external DC power source plug from external DC
power source input jack on the rear panel of the Power Platform.
Insert the blade of a small screwdriver into the slot on the fuse
cap and rotate a quarter turn counter clockwise.
Test fuse for continuity with an ohmmeter and replace fuse if
blown. Replace blown fuse with the exact replacement of slowblow (time delayed) fuse. See Battery Fuse table.
Reinsert the fuse cap and tighten securely.
Reconnect external DC source (if external DC source is being
used).
Before powering the unit on, refer to Chapter 4, Section A for
correct operating precautions.
Set the Power Platform's power switch to ON.
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.
ADVERTENCIA
No reemplace el fusible nuevamente si se repite la falla. La repetición de las
fallas indica una condición defectuosa que no se subsanará con el cambio
del fusible. Acuda a un técnico calificado para evaluar la condición.
Continued on next page
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Battery Fuse, Continued
AVERTISSEMENT
Ne remplacez pas le fusible une nouvelle fois si la défaillance se répète. Une
défaillance répétée indique une condition défectueuse qui ne disparaîtra
pas avec le remplacement du fusible. Consultez un technicien qualifié.
WARNUNG
Die Sicherung nicht erneut austauschen, wenn der Fehler noch einmal
auftritt. Ein wiederholtes Auftreten des Fehlers weist auf einen Defekt hin,
der sich nicht durch Austauschen der Sicherung beheben läßt. Den Defekt
einem qualifizierten Techniker mitteilen.
Battery Fuse
table
Use this table to determine the type of fuse required.
Model PP1
Model PP1E
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Main Power Fuse
Dranetz-BMI P/N
Slow blow, 250V, T10A, 3AB,
113204-G3
ceramic tube 1/4 x 1 1/4
Slow blow, 250V, T6.3A glass tube
900396
5 x 20 mm. (standard IEC127, type T,
sheet III)
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Appendix E
Operator Replaceable Parts List
Introduction
The following parts are listed for those items readily replaceable by the operator
and not requiring special tools or access to the interior of the unit.
To order parts
Call Dranetz-BMI Customer Service to order any of the following parts,
telephone 1-800-372-6832 or 732-287-3680.
Parts List
Part Description
Rubber Foot (Rear Panel)
Screw for above, 6-32 x 5/8” Long
Keylock keys (2)
Label, RUN/LOAD
Fuse, Slow blow, 250V, T2A, 3AG, glass tube
1/4 x 1 1/4 (AC power input) for PP1
Fuse, Slow blow, 250V, T1.25A glass tube 5 x 20 mm
(standard IEC127, type T, sheet III)
(AC power input) for PP1E
Fuse, Slow blow, 250V, T10A, 3AB, ceramic tube
1/4 x 1 1/4 (Internal/External Battery) for PP1
Fuse, Slow blow, 250V, T6.3A glass tube 5 x 20 mm
(standard IEC127, type T, sheet III) (Internal/External
Battery) for PP1E
Battery Pack
Battery Cover, without latches
Latch for Battery Cover (2 req’d)
Rubber Foot (Display Assembly)
Measurement Cable Set, complete
(See next page for separate parts.)
Part Number
115284-G1
113200-G15
115282-G1
115117-G1
113204-G2
900387
113204-G3
900396
FBP-8
115110-G1
115341-G1
113304-G1
115815-G1
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Operator Replaceable Parts List
E-1
Parts List, Continued
Measurement
Cable Set, Parts
List
Part Description
Measurement Cable Set
Cable Pallet
Interconnecting Cable Assy, Blue,
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Interconnecting Cable Assy, Red,
96 in. (243.8 cm)
Interconnecting Cable Assy, Black,
96 in. (243.8 cm)
Interconnecting Cable Assy, Blue,
96 in. (243.8 cm)
Interconnecting Cable Assy, Yellow,
96 in. (243.8 cm)
Safety Ground Cable Assy
Safety Clip Set Assy (Consists of 1
red and 1 black safety clip with
attached caution label)
Power Cord, shielded, 115 VAC
(Domestic)
Power Cord, Shielded, 230 VAC
(Euro)
Power Cord, Shielded, 230 VAC
(UK)
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Domestic
115815-G1
115816-G1
114013-G1
Part Number
Euro
UK
115815-G2 115815-G3
115816-G1 115816-G1
114013-G1 114013-G1
114013-G2
114013-G2 114013-G2
114013-G3
114013-G3 114013-G3
114013-G4
114013-G4 114013-G4
114013-G5
114013-G5 114013-G5
114014-G5
114014-G5 114014-G5
114890-G1
114890-G1 114890-G1
110893-G1
115369-G1
115368-G2
Appendix F
Technical Specifications
Overview
In this appendix The following specifications are covered in this appendix.
Topic
General
Interfaces
Measured Parameters
Computed Parameters
Current Probes
Isolated Current Transformer Boxes
See Page
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F-3
F-5
F-7
F-9
F-10
Technical Specifications
F-1
General
Dimensions
Size: 7” Height x 13” Width x 10” Depth (17.8 x 33 x 25.4 cm)
Weight: 20.8 pounds (9.4 kg)
Environmental
Operating: 5 to 45° Celsius (41 to 113° F)
Storage: -20 to 55° Celsius (-4 to 131° F).
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing.
System Time
Clock
Crystal controlled. 1 second resolution.
Event time clock displays to 10msec resolution
time displayed in 24 hour format HH:MM:SS.
Accurate to 60 seconds per month.
Memory
750 kbytes of standard non-volatile data RAM (event storage).
256 kbytes of standard volatile data RAM (system memory).
768 kbytes of program RAM. (system memory)
256 kbytes of program EPROM. (system memory)
Memory Card
512Kbytes to 2Mbytes depending on the optional card memory capacity.
Note
A 15 minute warm up period is required to ensure that all performance
specifications are met.
Power
Requirements
Voltage: Switch selectable 90-130 or 180-250 V RMS.
Frequency: 47-450 Hz.
Consumption: 100 watts max.
Unit will also operate using a 12 Vdc, 10 A external battery with filtering.
Installation
Categories
Mains supply: Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2
Measurement inputs: Installation Category III, Pollution Degree 2
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Interfaces
Display
Type: Negative Transmissive Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with
Electroluminescent (EL) backlighting.
Resolution: 240 x 128 dot matrix.
Size: 4.25 x 2.27 inches.
Printer
Type: High resolution thermal graphics printer.
Resolution: 320 dots per line.
Speed: 1 inch per second.
Paper: 2.36 inches by 98 feet thermal paper.
Report size: Approximately 4 inches wide.
Serial Port
One RS232D female 25-pin D-type connector.
Configuration: DCE
Data rate: 300 to 9600 baud
Stop bits: 1
Parity: Odd, even, or none
Internal
Modem/Fax:
Compatible with: Bell 103, Bell 212A, V.22, V.22 bis Responds to “AT”
command set, FAX is group III compatible.
Modem data rate: 300, 1200, 2400 baud (automatic)
Fax data rate: 9600
Phone jack (USOC): RJ-11C
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Interfaces, Continued
Internal
Modem/Fax:
(continued)
FCC registration: B46USA-65156-FA-E
Ringer equivalence: 0.2 A
Relay outputs
One relay for external access rated 120 V AC or 30 V DC at 1 amp max. Rated
as pilot relay.
Alarm
Audible alarm of short duration (approximately 0.1 second) indicates an error
condition. Audible alarm of long duration (approximately 1 second) indicates
an event trigger.
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Measured Parameters
Voltage
Four fully differential voltage channels.
Channels A,B,C range: 10-600 Vrms max
Channel D low range: 1-60 Vrms max
Channel D high range: 10-600 Vrms max
Crest factor: Maximum of 2 at full scale
Accuracy: ±0.5% of reading ±0.05% full scale
Voltage
transients
Channels A,B,C range: 50-6000 Vpk
Channel D low range: 5-600 Vpk
Channel D high range: 50-6000 Vpk
Frequency response: Typically -4dB at 1µs for half sine wave pulse
Accuracy: ±10% of reading ±1% full scale for half sine wave pulses ≥ 10µs
Transient duration: 1 µsec minimum
Current
Four independent current input channels.
Channels A,B, C range: 10%-200% of full scale CT rating
Channel D range: 2%-100% of full scale CT rating
Channels A,B,C crest factor: Maximum of 3 at full scale
Channel D crest factor: Maximum of 2 at full scale
Accuracy: ±0.5% of reading ±0.05% of full scale, at fundamental frequency,
using Dranetz CT-10, CT-150, CT-300, CT-1000, CT-3000 probes only.
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Measured Parameters, Continued
Current
transients
Channels A,B,C range: 10%-300% CT full scale
Channel D range: 2%-200% CT full scale
Frequency Response: Typically -4dB at 1µs for half sine wave pulses plus
probe.
Accuracy: ±10% of reading ±1% FS for half sine wave pulses ≥ 10µs plus
probe.
Transient Duration: 1 µsec minimum
Phase
Each voltage/current pair (i.e. Channel A voltage, Channel A current) are
sampled simultaneously to preserve phase relationship.
Input resistance Voltage input: 8 Mohms
Current input: 200 kohms
Frequency
Fundamental range: 30Hz - 450Hz
Accuracy: ±0.2% of reading
Environmental
All specifications are met at 25 degrees Celsius (77° F)
Temperature coefficient for measured parameters is approximately 200 ppm of
full scale per degree Celsius.
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Computed Parameters
Update rate
All parameters (except harmonic) are updated once per second. Harmonic based
parameters are updated every 5 seconds.
ABC volts
Calculated as the geometric mean of the three phases. See note.
V ABC =
ABC amps
( VA2 + V B2 + VC2 ) ⁄ 3
Calculated as the sum of the three phases. See note.
I ABC = I A + I B + I C
Real power
Single Phase: Average of instantaneous power samples taken as the product of
voltage and current samples. Includes sign to indicate direction of power flow:
+ from source to load, - from load to source.
N
W = (1 ⁄ N)
∑ Vn I n
n=1
Three Phase: Calculated as the sum of the three phases. Includes sign to indicate
direction of power flow: + from source to load, - from load to source. See note.
W ABC = W A + W B + W C
Accuracy: ±2% of reading ±0.2% of full scale at fundamental frequency.
Note
All totals (ABC) numbers are not 3 phase. They are based on the wiring
configuration, which can have single phase, split phase, wye or delta phase.
Totals are based on N phases for calculations.
Continued on next page
Technical Specifications
F-7
Computed Parameters, Continued
Apparent power Single Phase: Calculated as volts RMS times amps RMS.
VA = V rms ⋅ I rms
Three Phase: Calculated as vector sum of VARABC and WABC. Includes sign to
indicate direction of power flow: + from source to load, - from load to source.
VA ABC =
2
2
VAR ABC
+ W ABC
Accuracy: ±2% of reading ±0.2% of full scale at fundamental frequency.
Power factor
Calculated as real power divided by apparent power. Includes sign to indicate
leading or lagging load current.
PF = W ⁄ VA
Accuracy: ± 0.05 typical
Reactive power
Single Phase: Calculated as vector difference between VA and W. Includes sign
to indicate direction of power flow: + from source to load, - from load to source.
VAR =
( VA ) 2 – W 2
Three Phase: Calculated as the sum of the three phases. Includes sign to indicate
direction.
VAR ABC = VAR A + VAR B + VAR C
Accuracy: ±2% of reading, ±0.2% of full scale at power factor = 1.
Environmental
All specifications are met at 25 degrees Celsius.
Temperature coefficient for computed parameters is approximately 400 ppm of
full scale per degree Celsius.
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Current Probes
Guidelines
To achieve the rated accuracies, follow theses guidelines:
• The conductor must be at a right angle to the probe
• The conductor must be centered in the probe core
• The jaw contact surfaces must be clean and properly aligned.
Specifications
The following table lists the operating specifications for all optional Dranetz
current probes.
CT10
CT150
CT300
CT1000
CT3000
Current Range for Amplitude 1 to 10
3 to 125
10 to 300 50 to 1000 200 to 3000
Accuracy (Arms) of 0.5%
Current Range for Phase
2 to 10
5 to 125
15 to 300 100 to
300 to 3000
Accuracy of 0.2° (Arms) at
1000
(5)
(30)
(200)
(300)
Calibration Point ( )
(200)
Frequency Range (Hz)
45 to
45 to
15 to
30 to
30 to 5000
10,000
10,000
10,000
50,000
Impulse Width
Typically -3dB at 1 µsecµsec at one-half sine wave.
Output Signal of 3 Vrms at
10 Arms
150 Arms 300 Arms 1000 Arms 3000 Arms
Maximum Conductor Size
0.47"
0.47"
2.13"
2.17"
2.56"
(12mm)
(12mm)
(54mm)
(55mm)
(65mm)
or
1.97" x 5.3"
(50 x 135
mm)
or
2.56" x
3.94"
(65 x 100
mm)
Environmental
Operation:5 to 45 degrees Celsius (41 to 113° F)
Storage: -20 to 55 degrees Celsius (-4 to 131° F)
Technical Specifications
F-9
Isolated Current Transformer Boxes
Specifications
The following tables list the operating specifications for Dranetz isolated
current transformers.
Current Range
(Arms)
Frequency
Response (Hz)
Output signal
Accuracy
Scale Factor
Environmental
ISO-1
0.02 to 1.0
2.0 Arms max
50 to 3000
ISO-1A
0.02 to 1.0
2.0 Arms max
50 to 3000
ISO-5
0.10 to 5.0
10.0 Arms max
50 to 3000
3 Vrms @1 Arms
±1%
0.2 to 1 Arms
0.333
2 Vrms @ 1 Arms
±1%
0.2 to 1 Arms
0.500
3 Vrms @ 5 Arms
±1%
0.5 to 5 Arms
1.666
Operation: 5 to 45 degrees Celsius (41 to 113° F)
Storage: -20 to 55 degrees Celsius (-4 to 131° F)
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Appendix G
Predefined Setups
Overview
Introduction
This appendix contains the threshold and waveform capture settings for the ten
setups on the PQPlus TASKCard.
Description
The table for each setup contains the following information
Parameter
Parameter Name
Ch A
xxx
Ch B
xxx
Ch C
xxx
Ch D
xxx
Wave
On/Off
All Chan
On/Off
Parameter:
Ch A, B, C, D: The numeric value or Off
Wave: On means that waveform data will be captured for the triggered channel
only.
All Chan: On means that waveform data will be recorded for all channels.
Note: See page 6-12 for more detailed information about waveform capture.
In this appendix The following setups are listed in this appendix.
Setup
Setup #1: Single-Phase 120 Volt w/Neutral to Ground
Setup #2: Single-Phase 208 Volt
Setup #3: Single-Phase 220 Volt
Setup #4: Split-Phase 120/240 Volt
Setup #5: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt
Setup #6: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt w/CT-10
Setup #7: 3-Phase Wye 277 Volt
Setup #8: 3-Phase Delta 240 Volt
Setup #9: 3-Phase Delta 480 Volt
Setup #10: Easy Start
See Page
G-2
G-3
G-4
G-5
G-6
G-7
G-8
G-9
G-10
G-11
Predefined Setups
G-1
Setup #1: Single-Phase 120 Volt w/Neutral to Ground
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
G-2
Ch A
127.0
105.0
100.0
5.0
5.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch B
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch C
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch D
5.0
Off
25.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
3.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
2.0
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
On
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Setup #2: Single-Phase 208 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
Ch A
221.0
181.0
150.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch B
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch C
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch D
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Predefined Setups
G-3
Setup #3: Single-Phase 220 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
G-4
Ch A
233.0
192.0
200.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch B
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch C
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch D
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Setup #4: Split-Phase 120/240 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
Ch A
127.0
105.0
100.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch B
127
105
100
005
00.5
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch C
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Ch D
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
3.0
Off
Off
Off
3.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Predefined Setups
G-5
Setup #5: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
G-6
Ch A
127.0
105.0
100.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch B
127.0
105.0
100.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch C
127.0
105.0
100.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch D
5.0
0.0
25.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
0.80
5.0
Off
Off
Off
2.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Setup #6: 3-Phase Wye 120 Volt w/CT-10
Setup listing
Parameter
Ch A
Ch B
V HIGH LIM
127.0 127.0.0
V LOW LIM
105.0
105.0
V TRANSIENT
100.0.0
100
V THD%
5.0
5.0
V FRQ HZ
0.5
0.5
I HIGH RMS
5.0
5.0
I LOW RMS
0.0
0.0
I PEAK
7.0
7.0
I THD %
10.0
10.0
I TRANSIENT
10.0
10.0
WATTS HIGH
Off
Off
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
Off
Off
VAR HIGH LIM
Off
Off
PF LOW LIM
0.8
0.8
V SENS OUT
5.0
5.0
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
5.0
5.0
I SENS OUT LIM
0.5
0.5
I SENS IN LIM
1.0
1.0
V TRANS %
150.0
150.0
SENS
I TRANS %
150.0
150.0
SENS
#3 V HARM %
5.0
5.0
#3 I HARM %
10.0
10.0
Ch C
127
105.0
100.0
5.0
0.5
5.0
0.0
7.0
10.0
10.0
Off
Ch D
5.0
0.0
25.0
Off
Off
5.0
0.0
7.0
Off
10.0
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
Off
2.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
0.5
1.0
150.0
Off
0.5
1.0
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
Predefined Setups
G-7
Setup #7: 3-Phase Wye 277 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
G-8
Ch A
304.0
250.0
250.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch B
304.0
250.0
250.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch C
304.0
250.0
250.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch D
5.0
0.0
25.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
0.8
5.0
Off
Off
Off
2.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
5.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Setup #8: 3-Phase Delta 240 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
Ch A
264.0
216.0
200.0
5.
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch B
264.0
216.0
200.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch C
264.0
216.0
200.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
010
Off
Off
Ch D
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
5.0
Off
Off
0.80
5.0
Off
Off
0.80
5.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
150.0
10.0
Off
Off
150.0
10.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
5.00
10.0
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
Predefined Setups
G-9
Setup #9: 3-Phase Delta 480 Volt
Setup listing
Parameter
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
Ch A
528.0
432.0
400.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch B
528.0
432.0
400.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch C
528.0
432.0
400.0
5.0
0.5
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
Ch D
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wave
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
All Chan
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
10.0
Off
Off
0.8
10.0
Off
Off
0.8
10.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
20.0
Off
Off
150.0
20.0
Off
Off
150.0
20.0
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
Off
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
G-10 Power Platform-PQPlus Operator’s Manual
Setup #10: Easy Start
Setup listing
Parameter
Ch A
Ch B
Ch C
Ch D
V HIGH LIM
V LOW LIM
V TRANSIENT
V THD%
V FRQ HZ
I HIGH RMS
I LOW RMS
I PEAK
I THD %
I TRANSIENT
WATTS HIGH
LIM
VA HIGH LIM
VAR HIGH LIM
PF LOW LIM
V SENS OUT
LIM
V SENS IN LIM
I SENS OUT LIM
I SENS IN LIM
V TRANS %
SENS
I TRANS %
SENS
#3 V HARM %
#3 I HARM %
132.0
108.0
180.0
10.0
2.0
33.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
132.0
108.0
180.0
10.0
2.0
33.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
132.0
108.0
180.0
10.0
2.0
33.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Wav All Chan
e
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
150.0
150.0
150.0
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Default settings are set at ±10% of 120 Vac and +10% of 30 Arms.
Refer to page 2-5 for changing Easy Start settings.
Predefined Setups G-11
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Appendix H
PP1-PQPlus Messages
Overview
Introduction
PP1-PQPlus messages provide you with information or tell you about an error.
This appendix describes the types of messages that can appear, lists the
messages, and gives instructions about what to do next. Self-explanatory
messages are not included.
In this appendix The following topics are covered in this appendix.
Topic
Message Types
Messages
See Page
H-2
H-3
PP1-PQPlus Messages
H-1
Message Types
Introduction
There are three types of messages: Normal One-Line, Important One-Line, and
Full Screen.When a message is displayed it is automatically saved to memory
for recall at a later time.
One-line
messages
All one-line messages are displayed on the top line of the screen between the
time and date, and are a maximum of 21 characters long. They are displayed as
long as the condition exists.
Normal one-line messages: Normal one-line messages are displayed in regular
text.
Important one-line messages: Important one-line messages are displayed in
reverse video.
Full screen
messages
Full screen messages warn you of potential system problems. You must press a
key to remove the screen message.
Priority
In general, a more important message will take priority over a less important
one, with the exception of full screen messages which are displayed until you to
press a key.
When two or more one-line message are active, they are cycled every two
seconds. The priority is as follow:
Priority
1
2
3
4
5
H-2
Description
All new one-line messages are displayed immediately,
accompanied by a short beep, then normal message cycling is
resumed.
When there are important one-line messages, only these will be
cycled until they are cleared.
When there is only one important one-line message displayed, no
normal one-line messages will cycle until the displayed message
is cleared.
No one-line messages are displayed on HELP screens, but full
screen messages will operate normally.
Full screen messages will always take precedence over any type
of one-line display.
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Messages
One-line
messages
Printer Head Overheat
Internal Bat Low
The charge on the internal battery is low. Plug the unit into an AC power source
and turn on. Let charge for eight hours.
Internal Bat Bad
Check the internal battery connection. If the condition continues, the battery
may have to be replaced.
External Bat Bad
Check the external battery charge and connections. Call Dranetz-BMI if the
condition continues.
Sync Lost Ch A, B, C, or D
The unit cannot synchronize to the specified channel. Either no voltage or a
voltage outside the sync range is being applied. If the unit continues to switch
between Sync Lost and Sync Acquired, you may have to change to internal
sync.
Sync Acquired-Ch A, B, C, or D
The unit has synchronized to the specified voltage channel.
Probe Ch A, B, C, or D-Connect
A current probe has been connected to the specified channel.
Probe Ch A, B, C, or D-Disconnect
The current probe on the specified channel has been disconnected.
Volts Overload Ch-A, B, C, or D
The voltage range for the specified channel has been exceeded.
Amps Overload Ch-A, B, C, or D
The current range for the specified channel has been exceeded. Use a probe with
a range appropriate for your measurements.
Volts Overrange Ch A, B, C, or D
The voltage safety limit for the specified channel has been exceeded. Turn off
power to the circuit and disconnect the unit.
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PP1-PQPlus Messages
H-3
Messages, Continued
One-line
messages
(continued)
Amps Overrange Ch A, B, C, or D
The current safety limit for the specified channel has been exceeded. Turn off
power to circuit and disconnect the unit.
AC Power Lost
The unit has now switched to battery power.
AC Power Restored
AC power has been restored and the unit is no longer operating from battery.
Full screen
messages
Printer Power Failure
All print operations are currently suspended, please call Dranetz-BMI for
service.
AC Power Lost message consists of the following:
WARNING: ERROR MESSAGE
log time= (Date and Time)
AC POWER LOST
The unit has now switched to battery power.
PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
ACP Self Reset
The ACP processor has reset. If this occurs regularly, please call Dranetz-BMI
for service.
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Appendix I
Connecting an External DC Power Supply
Overview
Introduction
An external DC source of power can be connected to the Power Platform for
normal operation without having to rely on local AC power. An external standalone automotive battery (installed in or out of the vehicle) or a regulated DC
power supply of at least 10 amps capacity may be used. Connection is made to
the DC external source jack in the lower left corner of the rear panel.
WARNING
Physical injury or damage to the instrument could result from incorrect
connections. Always observe correct polarity. Make connections to the PP1
first and then make connections to the external DC power source.
ADVERTENCIA
Podrían producirse lesiones físicas o daños al instrumento debido a
conexiones incorrectas. Siempre observe la polaridad correcta. Efectúe
primero las conexiones al PP1 y luego haga las conexiones a la fuente de
energía de corriente continua externa.
AVERTISSEMENT
Des connexions incorrectes risquent de causer des blessures aux personnes
ou l’endommagement du matériel. Observez toujours la polarité correcte.
Faites les connexions au PP1 en premier, puis branchez sur la source
d’alimentation c.c. externe.
WARNUNG
Falsche Verbindungen können zu Verletzungen oder Schäden am Gerät
führen. Immer auf richtige Polarität achten. Zuerst Anschlüsse mit dem
PP1 und dann Anschlüsse mit der externen Gleichspannungsquelle
vornehmen.
CAUTION
The internal battery of the Power Platform must be installed and charged
before connecting an external power source to prevent possible damage to
the Power Platform and/or the external power source.
Continued on next page
Connecting an External DC Power Supply
I-1
Overview, Continued
PRECAUTION
Debe estar instalada y cargada la batería interna del PP1 antes de conectar
a una fuente de energía externa, a fin de prevenir posibles daños al PP1 y a
la fuente de energía externa. Si se desconoce la condición cargada de la
batería interna, cargue la batería por lo menos durante 16 horas.
MISE EN
GARDE
La batterie interne du PP1 doit être installée et chargée avant toute
connexion à une source d’alimentation externe afin d’éviter tout risque
d’endommagement du PP1 et de la source d’alimentation externe. Si l’état
de charge de la batterie interne n’est pas connu, chargez la batterie
pendant un minimum de 16 heures.
VORSICHT
Zur Vermeidung möglicher Schäden am PP1 und der externen
Spannungsquelle muß die interne Batterie des PP1 vor dem Anschluß an
eine externe Spannungsquelle installiert und aufgeladen werden. Ist der
Ladezustand der internen Batterie nicht bekannt, die Batterie mindestens
16 Stunden lang aufladen.
Standard
Accessory
A DC connector, part number 107506, is supplied with the Power Platform to
permit you to make your own external power connecting cable.
Optional
Accessories
Optional connecting cables and a DC filter are available as accessories to
connect external DC sources.
In this appendix The following topics are covered in this appendix.
Topic
Making and Connecting the DC Input Cable
External Battery Filter
Extension Cables
Installing the Battery Filter
I-2
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See Page
I-3
I-6
I-7
I-8
Making and Connecting the DC Input Cable
Description
A connector plug is supplied with the Power Platform for making a cable for
connection to a stand alone battery or DC supply.
Connection to Power Platform: External DC power source jack (10-16V) on the
rear panel
Maximum cable length: 6 feet
Minimum wire size: 16 AWG
Connector plug
Below is the diagram of the connector plug (P/N 107506) supplied as a standard
accessory of the Power Platform.
8000-15
Restrictions
If the cable will be longer than 6 feet, or if the internal battery is to be connected
to any other device (including a charging system), use the optional battery filter
(Option XBF-12) and recommended optional cables. See page C-3.
Making the DC
cable
Follow these guidelines when making the DC cable.
• Connect a 16 AWG black colored wire (6 feet max) to pin 1 (wide prong) of
connector plug. This is the negative (-) terminal.
• Connect a 16 AWG red colored wire (6 feet max) to pin 2 of the connector
plug. This is the positive (+) terminal.
WARNING
Physical injury, or equipment damage could result if the cable is wired
incorrectly. Verify all connections are correct before proceeding.
ADVERTENCIA
Podrían producirse lesiones físicas o daños al equipo si se conecta
incorrectamente el cable. Compruebe que todas las conexiones estén
correctas antes de proceder.
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Connecting an External DC Power Supply
I-3
Making and Connecting the DC Input Cable, Continued
AVERTISSEMENT
Une connexion incorrecte du câble risque de causer des blessures aux
personnes ou l’endommagement du matériel. Vérifiez que toutes les
connexions sont correctes avant de poursuivre.
WARNUNG
Bei einem falschen Anschluß des Kabels kann es zu Verletzungen oder
Schäden am Gerät kommen. Vor dem Fortfahren überprüfen, ob alle
Anschlüsse ordnungsgemäß vorgenommen wurden.
Internal battery Follow these steps to check the status of the internal battery before connecting
check
an external DC source.
Step
1
2
Action
From the Main Menu, select item 5, View Status
Press ANLYZR STATUS.
Result: A screen similar to the following will appear.
3
CAUTION
Verify that the Battery=Good statement is displayed.
Do not connect an external DC source if the battery statement is other than
GOOD. Determine cause of battery fault before continuing.
PRECAUCION No conecte una fuente de CC externa si el estado de la batería no es GOOD
(BUENO). Determine la causa de la falla de la batería antes de continuar.
Continued on next page
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Making and Connecting the DC Input Cable, Continued
MISE EN
GARDE
Ne pas connecter une source d’alimentation c.c. si l’état affiché de la
batterie n’est pas GOOD (BON). Il est important de déterminer pourquoi
la batterie est faible avant de continuer.
VORSICHT
Schließen Sie keine externe DC-Stromversorgungsquelle an, wenn der
Zustand der Batterie anders als “GOOD” (Gut) ist. Bestimmen Sie die
Ursache des Batteriefehlers, bevor Sie fortfahren.
Connecting the
cable
Follow these steps when connecting the DC cable to the Power Platform.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Action
Turn off power to Power Platform.
Turn off power to the external power source.
Disconnect cable wires from battery terminals, if connected.
Connect plug of DC cable to Power Platform 10-16V external
power input jack on rear panel.
Connect DC cable wires to external power source (battery or
power supply).
Turn on external power supply, if connected.
Turn on power to the Power Platform.
Connecting an External DC Power Supply
I-5
External Battery Filter
Introduction
Battery Filter, Model XBF-12, hereinafter referred to as the filter, provides
external DC filtering for an external power source connected to the Power
Platform. The filter provides a filtered DC input to the external power input
jack on the Power Platform. The filter suppresses automotive ignition noise and
discriminates against voltage transients greater than 18 VDC peak.
External power
source
The external power source can consist of a 12V stand-alone battery or charging
circuit of 12-16 VDC. If an automotive battery is used, it is recommended that
the automotive engine be operating so that the battery is charging during usage.
If using own
cable
If using the battery filter with your own cable, maximum cable length cannot
exceed 25 feet. The minimum wire size to use is 16 AWG. Use black colored
wire to connect to the negative terminal on the battery filter. Use red colored
wire to connect to the positive terminal.
Filter
description
The filter, Model XBF-12, shown below, consists of a two-terminal enclosure
connected to an eight inch cable assembly, which is terminated by a two-pin
plug. The two-pin polarized plug is connected to the rear panel connector jack,
labeled 10-16VDC, on the Power Platform. Polarity indicators are provided on
the cover for the terminal connections.
Filter diagram
8600-32
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Extension Cables
Introduction
Two types of accessory extension cables, shown below, permit connection of
the filter to either an automotive cigarette lighter jack (also referred to as an
accessory outlet) or to the terminal posts of a stand-alone battery. Both cables
are 24 feet (7.3M) long and have spade lugs for connection of the two wires to
the filter assembly terminals (+ Red, - Black).
Lighter cable
description
The lighter cable assembly plug contains an internal 7 amperes slow blow fuse
to protect the automotive circuitry.
Lighter cable
diagram
The battery extension lighter cable assembly, P/N 115586-G1, is shown below.
8600-33
Clip cable
description
The clip cable assembly provides direct connection to the battery with crocodile
clips and contains a 10 amp slow blow fuse in an in-line fuse holder of the red
lead.
Clip cable
diagram
The battery extension clip cable assembly, P/N 115587-G1, is shown below.
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I-7
Installing the Battery Filter
Before you begin Before you install the filter, perform the internal battery check that is detailed on
page I-4.
Connect cable
assembly to
filter
Follow these steps to connect either cable assembly to the filter.
Step
1
2
3
CAUTION
Action
Turn off the Power Platform and disconnect the AC input power
plug from the rear panel input connector.
Select the type of extension cable to use depending on the voltage
source.
Note: Do not connect extension cable to source at this time.
Connect the extension cable spade lugs to the Filter assembly
terminal connections. Red wire lug to plus (+) terminal and Black
wire lug to negative (-) terminal.
Damage to the Power Platform and/or the external power source may
occur if the lugs are reversed. Verify the proper color wires are connected
to the correct polarity terminals; red wire to positive (+), black wire to
negative (-).
PRECAUCION Pueden ocurrir daños a la Plataforma de energía y/o a la fuente de energía
externa si se invierten las patas. Verifique si están conectados los alambres
de color correcto a los terminales de la polaridad correcta; alambre rojo a
positivo (+), alambre negro a negativo (-).
MISE EN
GARDE
L’inversion des languettes peut endommager la plate-forme d’alimentation
et/ou la source d’alimentation externe. Assurez-vous que les fils de couleur
sont connectés aux bornes appropriées ; le fil rouge sur le positif (+) et le fil
noir sur le négatif (-).
VORSICHT
Beschädigung an der “Power Platform” und/oder der externen
Stromversorgungsquelle kann auftreten, wenn die Drähte vertauscht
werden. Prüfen Sie die Farben der Drähte und ob diese an den richtigen
Polaritäts-Terminals angeschlossen sind; roter Draht an Positiv (+),
schwarzer Draht an Negativ (-).
Continued on next page
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Installing the Battery Filter, Continued
Connecting
filter to Power
Platform
Connect polarized plug of the filter assembly into Power Platform rear panel
jack (10-16 VDC).
CAUTION
Before connecting or disconnecting directly to a stand-alone battery, place
a damp cloth over the battery cell vent holes.
PRECAUCION Antes de conectar o desconectar directamente a una batería autónoma,
coloque un paño húmedo sobre el agujero de ventilación de la célula de la
batería.
MISE EN
GARDE
Avant la connexion ou la déconnexion directe d’une batterie autonome,
placez un linge humide sur les orifices de ventilation de l’élément de
batterie.
VORSICHT
Legen Sie vor dem Anschluß oder Abklemmen direkt an eine “StandAlone”-Batterie einen feuchten Lappen über die BatteriezellenVentilationslöcher.
Connecting
cable to external
DC power
source
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Action
If vehicle mounted battery is being used, turn off vehicle ignition.
If clip cable is used, go to step 3.
If cigarette lighter plug cable is used, go to step 5.
Connect the positive (+) red clip to the positive (+) battery
terminal.
Connect the negative (-) black clip to a negative common
connection other than directly to the battery terminal.
Connect the cigarette lighter plug to vehicle lighter jack.
The external source can be in its normal charging operation after
connection (for instance; the automotive engine may be running).
(Optional) Replace ac power plug to Power Platform power input
jack if ac power is available.
Turn on vehicle ignition and start engine, if vehicle battery is
being used.
Continued on next page
Connecting an External DC Power Supply
I-9
Installing the Battery Filter, Continued
Disconnecting
cables
Follow these steps when disconnecting an external DC power source.
Step
1
2
3
4
I-10
Action
Shut off power to Power Platform.
Turn off ignition at vehicle or disconnect power source connectors
at power source.
Disconnect plug from DC input on Power Platform.
Return to normal Power Platform operation.
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Appendix J
PQPlus Menu Structure
Overview
The menu structure for the PQPlus is shown in Figure J-1 on the following
page. The menu structure is shown with the Main Menu as being the leading
element. This was done for sake of simplicity since the Main Menu is the
originating menu for most menus once TASKCard operation begins. All other
menus return to the Main Menu upon completion of their tasks. In actuality,
following power up, the Scope Mode screen is the first display.
Menu structure
aids
On the menu structure diagram, numbers are placed above some of the submenus to permit you to rapidly advance to that menu by simply selecting that
number when originating from the Main Menu. For example: the Other Devices
Menu (containing alarm control, printer control, etc.) can be quickly accessed
from the Main Menu by pressing keys 3, 8, and 6, in that order.
At the bottom of all screens the function keys, when selected, permit further
selection of multiple functions. The Menu Structure contains a listing of the
important functions selectable under the function key. Scanning the listing
under a major function can help you find a related function and its access.
J-1
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Appendix K
Internal Modem Commands
General
The internal modem of the PP1 (not available in the PP1E) is a Hayes
compatible modem used in Bell 212A or CCITT V.22 operation. The internal
modem is controlled by default or operator selected serial command sequences
entered as the Modem Header String during display of the Modem / Fax
Configuration screen. The command line may be as long as 40 characters
excluding command AT.
Command codes The Command Codes table, on the next page, lists the command codes with
their descriptions.
Note
It is not necessary to send the Command ATZ or AT&F because the PP1
automatically sends this command with every configuration.
Register access
codes
The Register Access Codes table, on page K-5, lists the registers accessed by
the modem to execute a variety of operations. The function of each register is
explained in the table. The value of each register must be 0-25
Internal Modem Commands
K-1
Command Codes
Command
AT
ATZ
AT&F
A
A/
B
B1
D
E
E1
H
H1
I
I1
I2
L, L1
L2
L3
M
M1
M2
M3
O
O1
Q
Q1
Sr=n
K-2
Description
: Command line prefix (Attention code); precedes command line except ++++
(escape and A/ (repeat) commands
: Loads the modem active configuration area with the stored configuration
profile in nonvolatile memory
: Loads the modem active configuration area with the factory profile contained in
ROM
: Go off-hook in answer mode
: Re-execute last command line; (A/ is not followed by a carriage return)
: Selects CCITT V.22 operation when communicating at 1200 bps
: Selects Bell 212A operation when communicating at 1200 bps
: Dial number which follows D in the command line (See Dial Descriptors at end
of table)
: Modem does not "echo" commands back to terminal
: Modem "echoes" commands back to terminal
: On Hook (Hang up)
: Off Hook
: Request product identification Code
: Performs checksum on firmware ROM; returns checksum
: Performs checksum on firmware ROM; returns OK or ERROR
: Low speaker volume
: Medium speaker volume
: High Speaker Volume
: Speaker off
: Speaker on until carrier detected
: Speaker always on
: Speaker on until carrier detected except during dialing
: Return to on-line state
: Return to on-line state and initiate equalizer retrain
: Modem returns result codes
: Modem does not return result codes
: Set register r to value n
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Command Codes, Continued
Command
Sr?
V
V1
X
X1
X2
X3
X4
Y
Y1
+++
&C
&C1
&D
&D1
&D2
&D3
&G
&G1
&G2
&L
&L1
&M
&M1
&M2
&M3
&P
Description
: Request contents of register r
: Short form numeric result codes
: Full word result codes
: CONNECT result code enabled
: Modem blind dials; all CONNECT XXXX result codes enabled; busy signal
not detected
: Modem waits for dial tone before dialing; all CONNECT XXXX result codes
enabled; busy signal not detected
: Modem blind dials; all CONNECT XXXX result codes enabled; modem sends
BUSY result code if busy signal detected
: Modem waits for dial tone before dialing; all CONNECT XXXX result codes
enabled; modem sends BUSY result code if busy signal detected
: Long space disconnect disabled
: Long space disconnect enabled
: The default escape code
: DCD always ON
: DEC ON indicates presence of data carrier
: Modem ignores DTR
: Modem assumes command state when ON-to-OFF transition detected on DTR
: Modem hangs up, assumes command state and disables auto answer upon
detected in ON-to-OFF transition on DTR
: Modem assumes initialization state upon detecting an ON-to-OFF transition on
DTR
: No guard tone
: 550 Hz guard tone
: 1800 Hz guard tone
: Selects dialup (switched) line
: Selects leased line
: Asynchronous mode
: Synchronous mode 1 (Sync/Async mode)
: Synchronous mode 2 (Dial Stored Number mode)
: Synchronous mode 3 (DTR control of Data/Talk)
: Pulse dial make/break ratio = 39/61 (USA)
Internal Modem Commands
K-3
Command Codes, Continued
Command
&P1
&R
&R1
&T
&T1
&T3
&T4
&T5
&T6
&T7
&T8
K-4
Description
: Pulse dial make/break ratio = 33/67 (UK/HK)
: CTS follows RTS
: Modem ignores RTS; CTS always ON
: Terminate test in progress
: Initiate Local Analog Loopback test
: Initiate digital loopback
: Modem grants request from remote modem for RDL
: Modem denies request from remote modem for RDL
: Remote Digital Loopback test
: Initiate Remote Digital Loopback with self test
: Initiate Local Digital Loopback with self test
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Register Access Codes
Register
S0
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10
S12
Description
: Number of rings before auto-answering a call. If set to 0, the modem will not
auto-answer.
: Counts incoming rings. If no ring occurs for 8 seconds, the counter is cleared to
0. The register only counts when the modem is set to auto-answer (S0 greater
than 0).
: Escape code character. Can be ASCII 0-127. Default is +. If S2 is greater than
127 then the escape code is completely disabled and only a call disconnection
will return the modem to the command mode.
: End-of-line character. This character is used to both terminate commands and to
terminate status messages. Defaults to carriage return. (ASCII 13)
: Line feed character. This character is output following the end-of-line after
English status messages. Defaults to line feed (ASCII 10).
: Backspace character. This character is typed to erase one command character
and move the cursor back one space on the host screen. To erase a character, the
modem first outputs a backspace, then it outputs a space and then another
backspace to move over the blank. Default is backspace (ASCII 8).
: Dial tone wait. Defines the pause after going off-hook (in seconds). Can't be
less than 2 due to FCC regulations. Default is 2.
: Time in seconds, to wait for carrier before aborting a connection
attempt. Default is 30 seconds.
: Length of pause, in seconds, produced by the comma command.
Default is 2 seconds.
: Time, in 1/10 seconds, that carrier must be present to be detected.
Default is 600 milliseconds.
: Time, in 1/10 seconds, between loss of carrier and disconnect. Default is 700
milliseconds. If S10 is set to 255, then the modem acts as if a carrier is always
present.
: Time Delay, in 1/50 seconds, required before and after an escape code. The time
between the characters of the escape code must be less than the value of S12. If
S12 is 0, then timing is not a factor in recognizing the escape code. Default is 1
second.
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Internal Modem Commands
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Register Access Codes, Continued
Register
S16
S25
S26
Note
Description
: Test mode.
S16, BIT 0: Local Analog Loop - 0-Disable, 1-Enable
S16, BIT 1: Not Used
S16, BIT 2: Local Digital Loopback - 0-Disable, 1-Enable
S16, BIT 3: Remote Digital Loopback initiated by remote modem
0- Loopback off, 1-Loopback in progress
S16, BIT 4: Remote Digital Loopback - 0-Disabled, 1-Initiate Enabled
S16, BIT 5: Remote Delay Loopback with test message and error count
0-Disable, 1-Enable
S16, BIT 6: Local Analog Loopback - 0-Disable, 1-Enable
S16, BIT 7: Not Used
: Delay to DTR. Transitions on DTR that occur for less time specified by this
register are ignored. DTR will only be examined after S25 has timed out.
: RTS to CTS Delay Interval used in synchronous operation. Upon detection
of a transition and RTS the CH1780 will wait the duration specified by this
register before returning a CTS.
All other Registers not indicated are not used.
Dial descriptors In addition to specifying a number to dial, the following descriptors can be used
with the D Command
0-9 # * A B C D
@
!
;
,
P
R
S=n
T
W
K-6
Digits and characters for dialing
Wait for quiet answer (no dial tone transmitted)
Hookflash
Return to command state after dialing
Delay processing of next character
Pulse dial
Reverse mode (for calling an originate-only modem)
Dial number stored in location "n" (0-7)
Tone dial
Wait for dial tone
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Glossary
Accumulated
energy
Total energy consumed since beginning of billing month.
Ampere
A unit of electrical current or rate of flow of electrons. One volt across one
ohm of resistance causes a current flow of one ampere. A flow of one
coulomb per second equals one ampere.
Apparent
power
The product of voltage and current in a circuit in which the two reach their
peaks at different times, or, in other words, there is a phase angle between
voltage and current. Units are VA or some multiple thereof.
Balanced load
An alternating current power system consisting of more than two currentcarrying conductors in which these current-carrying conductors all carry the
same current.
Billing date
The first date in the billing monthly.
Billing
demand
The demand level which a utility uses to calculate the demand charges on
the current month's bill. If the rate schedule includes a ratchet clause or
minimum demand charge, billing demand may or may not be the actual peak
average demand for the current month.
Capacitor
A device consisting essentially of two conducting surfaces separated by an
insulating material or dielectric such as air, paper, mica, plastic film, or oil.
A capacitor stores electrical energy, blocks the flow of direct current, and
permits the flow of alternating current to a degree dependent upon the
capacitance and frequency.
Connected
load
The total load which a customer can impose on the electrical system if
everything was connected at one time. Connected load can be measured in
horse-power, watts, or volt-amperes. Some rate schedules establish a
minimum demand charge by imposing a fee per unit of connected load.
Clamp-on CT
A current transformer which clamps around a current-carrying conductor so
that the conductor does not have to be opened for insertion of the
transformer primary. Particularly suited for making energy surveys where
current must be sensed at many points for relatively short periods.
Current
transformer
(CT)
An instrument transformer, intended for measuring or control purposes,
designed to have its primary winding connected in series with a conductor
carrying the current to be measured or controlled. Also see clamp-on CT,
where the conductor itself acts as the primary. CT's step down high currents
to lower values which can be used by measuring instruments. They must be
used with caution.
Glossary-1
Current
transformer
ratio
The ratio of primary amperes divided by secondary amperes.
Day (Daily)
Begins at 00:00:00 and ends at 23:59:59.
Demand
A measure of the customer load connected to the electrical power system at
any given time. Units are usually watts, volt-amperes, or volt-amperereactive.
Demand
charge
The charge which utilities apply to the billing demand for the current month.
Units are usually dollars per kilowatt or dollars per volt or kilo-volt-ampere.
Demand-hours
The equivalent number of hours in a month during which the peak average
demand is fully utilized. In other words, if energy consumption for the
current month is X KWH and the peak average demand is Y kw, then the
demand hours is equal to X/Y hours. The higher the number of demand
hours the better the demand leveling situation and the more efficiently
demand is being used. Many rate schedules have demand-hour-based energy
breaks with the higher the demand-hour figure the lower the energy
consumption rate in dollars per KWH.
Demand
interval
Demand charges are based on peak average demand over a utility-specified
time interval, not on the instantaneous demand (or connected load) at any
given moment. Typical demand intervals are 15, 20, and 30 minutes,
although under certain circumstances they can drop to as low as 5 minutes.
Demandutilization
efficiency
Related to demand-hours and really a measure of how successful demand
leveling procedures have been. Calculated by dividing demand hours by
720, the number of hours in a 30-day billing period. Although demandutilization efficiency depends heavily on the type of facility, in general an
efficiency of 50 percent is considered average, 40 percent and lower poor,
and 60 percent and higher good.
Discretionary
loads
Loads which exhibit a “flywheel” effect so that removing them from the line
for short periods of time does not affect business or plant operation or
personal comfort. Typical are HVAC systems, hot water heaters, and snowmelt systems. These types of load provide the shed/restore capability
required in power demand controller systems.
Efficiency
In general, the ratio of output power to input power expressed as a
percentage. For electromechanical equipment such as motors it is very
difficult to determine true efficiency under plant-floor conditions. Electric
input power can be easily measured, but accurately determining mechanical
output power is difficult.
Energy
consumption
charges
The charges a utility imposes for the consumption of real power in watts.
Units are usually dollars per kilowatt-hour.
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Event
A type of report that is stored in memory when either a Hi/Lo Limits trigger
or an external trigger generates a report. Events can be viewed through the
VIEW REPORTS option from the MAIN MENU, or they can be sent to one
of the other output devices (printer or communication ports) when a certain
trigger condition is met.
Event memory
Stores events (which are created when an Hi/Lo Limits trigger or external
trigger generate a report).
Fueladjustment
charges
The charges a utility imposes for changes in the cost of the fuel they use and
other utility-cost factors. Frequently these charges are based on complex
formulas which include many variables related to the cost of delivering
electrical energy. Units are usually dollars per KWH.
Frequency
The number of recurrences of a periodic phenomenon in a unit of time. In
electrical terms, frequency is specified as so many Hertz (Hz) where one Hz
equals one cycle per second.
Historical
memory
Stores data that is automatically saved at the end of each demand interval.
Impedance
The total opposition (i.e., resistance and reactance) a circuit offers to the
flow of alternating current at a given frequency. It is measured in ohms.
Induction
motor
An alternating current motor in which the primary winding (usually the
stator) is connected to the power source and induces a current into a
polyphase secondary (usually the rotor). Induction motors are the principal
source of poor power factor problems.
Inductor
Also called an inductance or retardation coil. A conductor, wound into a
spiral or coil to increase its inductive intensity, is used for introducing
inductance into a circuit. An inductor retards the change of current flow
through it.
Initiator pulses
Electrical impulses generated by pulse-initiator mechanisms installed in
utility revenue meters. Each pulse indicates the consumption of a specific
number of watts. These pulses can be used to measure energy consumption
and demand.
Installed load
Equivalent to connected load.
Kilowatt-hour
(KWH)
A unit of electrical measurement indicating the expenditure of 1,000 watts
for one hour. Higher quantities are expressed in megawatt-hours, or the
expenditure of one-million watts for one hour.
Lagging
current
The current flowing in a circuit which is mostly inductive. If a circuit
contains only inductance the current lags the applied voltage by 90°.
Lagging current means lagging power factor of less than unity.
Glossary-3
Leading
current
The current flowing in a circuit which is mostly capacitive. If a circuit
contains only capacitance the current leads the applied voltage by 90°.
Leading current means leading power factor of less than unity.
Load
Any device or circuit which consumes power in an electrical system.
Load factor
A quantity related to connected load, installed load, and contracted load
capacity. Utilities use load factor to establish a minimum billing demand.
Load restoring
The energization of loads that were previously removed from the line to
limit load and control demand level.
Load shedding
The removal of loads from the line to limit load and control demand level.
Month
(Monthly),
(Billing Month
or Cycle)
If Billing Dates are programmed:
Begins at 00:00:00 of first date in billing month ends at 23:59:59 of last
date in billing month.
If Billing Dates are NOT programmed:
Begins at 00:00:00 of date memory is cleared. Subsequent billing months
begin on the same date every calendar month.
Neutral
The conductor used as the return path for the current from the load to the
source in power measurement procedures. The neutral is frequently, but not
necessarily, grounded.
Ohm
The unit of electrical resistance. One ohm is the value of resistance through
which a potential difference of one volt will maintain a current flow of one
ampere.
Ohm's Law
The voltage across an element of direct current circuit is equal to the current
in amperes through the element multiplied by the resistance of the element
in ohms.
Overflow
Type of memory that stops collecting data once the memory is full. Must be
cleared to begin data collection again.
Parameter
Refers to different types of characteristic elements. In general, parameter is
used to refer to the various units or value types that can be measured by the
Power Platform (such as Volts, Amps, frequency, etc.).
The term parameter is also used to refer to the different programmable
characteristics of the unit (such as time and date, site I.D., billing dates, etc.)
Peak average
demand
The highest average load over a utility specified time interval during a
billing period. If there is no ratchet clause in the rate schedule then the peak
average demand is also the billing demand.
Polyphase
Having or utilizing several phases. A polyphase alternating current power
circuit has several phases of alternating current with a fixed phase angle
between phases.
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Potential
transformer
(PT)
An instrument transformer, the primary winding of which is connected in
parallel with the circuit whose voltage is to be measured or controlled. PT's
are normally used to step down high voltage potentials to lower levels
acceptable to measuring instruments.
Potential
transformer
ratio
The ratio of primary voltage divided by secondary voltage.
Power factor
The ratio of real power in watts of an alternating current circuit to the
apparent power in volt-amperes. Also the cosine of the phase angle between
the voltage applied to a load and the current passing through it.
Power factor
correction
Steps taken to raise the power factor by bringing the current more nearly in
phase with the applied voltage. Most frequently this consists of adding
capacitance to increase the lagging power factor of inductive circuits.
Power factor
penalty
The charge utilities impose for operating at power factors below some rateschedule-specified level. This level ranges from a lagging power factor of
0.80 to unity. There are innumerable different ways by which utilities
calculate power factor penalties.
Present
demand
Instantaneous demand updated every second.
Projected
demand
Average demand for the elapsed time of the demand interval.
Pulse initiator
A device added to a revenue meter which generates pulses proportional to
meter disk rotation. Each pulse represents a discrete quantity of energy
consumed. Frequently the pulses are generated photoelectrically and output
through mercury-wetted relays.
Q
A phantom quantity used by power companies to calculate volt-amperereactive (var) when there are both leading and lagging power factors. A Qhour meter will determine varhr's when the power factors vary from 30°
leading to 90° lagging. A Q-hour meter is similar to a watt-hour meter
except that the voltage applied to each potential coil lags by 60° the voltage
supplied to the respective watt-hour meter potential coil. This can generally
be accomplished by cross-phasing, thus eliminating the need for a phaseshifting transformer. The varhr information can be calculated as follows:
varhr = (2Q hr -whr)/(3½)
Glossary-5
Ratchet clause
A rate schedule clause which states that billing demand may be based on
current month peak average demand or on historical peak average demand,
depending on relative magnitude. Usually the historical period is the past
eleven months although it can be for the life of the contract. Billing demand
is either the current month peak average demand or some percentage (75
percent is typical) of the highest historical peak average demand, depending
on which is largest.
Reactance
The opposition to the flow of alternating current. Capacitive reactance is the
opposition offered by capacitors and inductive reactance is the opposition
offered by an inductive load. Both reactances are measured in ohms.
Reactive
power
Also called wattless power and measured in volt-ampere-reactive. Reactive
power increases with decreasing power factor and is the component of
apparent power which does no real work in a system.
Real Power
The component of apparent power that represents true work in an alternating
current circuit. It is expressed in watts and is equal to the apparent power
times the power factor.
Report
A unit of information pertaining to one or more channels and parameters.
Through the monitoring setups, a report can be programmed to be sent to the
memory card, printer, to one of the communication ports, or to the report
memory, when a certain trigger condition is met. Present values for all
available report types, and any reports stored in memory, can be viewed
through MAIN MENU option 2, VIEW REPORTS.
Report
Memory
Stores reports that have been programmed in the monitoring setup to be
saved in memory.
Resistance
The property of a substance which impedes current flow and results in the
dissipation of power in the form of heat. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
One ohm is the resistance through which a difference of potential of one volt
will produce a current of one ampere.
Revenue meter
A meter used by a utility to generate billing information. Many types of
meters fall in this category depending on the rate structure.
Root mean
square (RMS)
The effective value of alternating current or voltage. The RMS values of
voltage and current can be used for the accurate computation of power in
watts. The RMS value is the same value as if continuous direct current were
applied to a pure resistance.
Setup
Consists of a number, title, and up to 32 reports. The types of reports
programmed, and the conditions that must exist for the report to be
generated, are all contained in a setup. A total of 32 setups can be
programmed, although only one setup can be active at a given time.
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Single-phase
An alternating current circuit in which only one phase of current is available
in a two-conductor or three-conductor system where the load lines are 0° or
180° out of phase.
Sliding
demand
interval
A method of calculating average demand by averaging the average demand
over several overlapping intervals. The intervals begin a short time span
(step) apart, usually about five minutes. Updating average demand at short
time intervals gives the utility a much better measure of true demand and
makes it difficult for the customer to obscure high short-term loads.
Timedependent
clauses
Rate schedule provisions which vary rates depending on the time of day or
time of year when energy is consumed. Frequently these clauses cover both
demand and energy charges. There is money to be saved by operating high
loads and consuming high amounts of energy during off-peak periods when
rates are lower.
Telephone
Influence
Factor
Telephone Influence Factor (TIF) is a dimensionless quantity which
describes the potential for interference by a power circuit on a
communications circuit. TIF weighting factors take into account the relative
interfering effects of various frequencies in the voice band Weighting factors
are calculated under the assumption that coupling between the power and
communications circuits is directly proportional to the frequency. There is
no accounting for the physical orientation of the two systems.
Time-of-use
period
Utility company charge rates at different times and/or dates. For example,
they may charge lower rates on weekends or holidays. On weekdays, they
might charge one rate between 8 am and 5 pm, another rate between 5 pm
and 10 pm, and still another rate between 10 pm and 8 am.
Transformer
Derating
Factor (TDF)
Excessive harmonics can cause premature failure of distribution
transformers. This results from high winding “hot spot” temperatures caused
by power dissipation due to the presence of harmonic currents in the
windings. To maintain operation of a transformer in the presence of
harmonic content, a derating factor should be used. TDF is the suggested
value to be used.
Trigger
A condition that causes a report to be generated. For example, reports can be
programmed to be generated at certain times of the day, when a measured
parameter exceeds a certain limit, or when an external impulse is received at
the digital inputs.
True power
Same as real power.
Unbalanced
loads
A situation existing in an alternating current system using more than two
current-carrying conductors where the current is not equal in the currentcarrying conductors due to uneven loading of the phases.
Volt-ampere
(VA)
The unit of apparent power. It equals volts times amperes regardless of
power factor.
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Volt-ampere
demand
Where peak average demand is measured in volt-amperes rather than watts.
In this case the customer is automatically penalized for operating at any
power factor less than unity.
Volt-amperereactive (var)
The unit of reactive power, as opposed to real power in watts. One var is
equal to one reactive volt-ampere.
Volt-amperereactive
demand
Measuring var demand is a method of penalizing for poor power factor.
Multiplying total peak average var demand by some rate (dollars per var)
penalizes for operating at any power factor less than unity. Frequently there
is a quantity of “free” var which is determined as some percentage of the
peak average watt demand. All excess var over this quantity is then billed at
this dollars per var rate. Effectively this penalizes for operating below some
specified power factor less than unity.
Volt-amperereactive-hour
The measure of the number of var's used in one hour. Var-hr and w-hr are
frequently used to calculate average power factor during a billing period.
Voltage (v)
The force which causes current to flow through a conductor. One volt equals
the force required to produce a current flow of one ampere through a
resistance of one ohm.
Watt (w)
A measure of real power. The unit of electric power required to do work at
the rate of one joule per second. It is the power expended when one ampere
of direct current flows through a resistance of one ohm.
Watt demand
The usual demand billing factor where peak average demand is measured in
watts or real power.
Watt-hour
(wh)
A unit of electrical work indicating the expenditure of one watt of electrical
power for one hour.
Wattmeter
An instrument of measuring the real power in an electric circuit. Its scale is
usually graduated in watts, kilowatts, or megawatts.
Week (Weekly)
Begins at 00:00:00 on Sunday, ends at 23:59:59 on Saturday.
Wrap
Type of memory that continues to collect data when full by writing over the
earlier (oldest) data it has collected. This process continues with data
constantly writing over older data.
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Index
parallel printer 11-10
remote RS232 11-14
types of 11-1
types of devices 11-1
Configure I/O Menu Screen 12-5
Copy Easy Start Thresholds Screen 6-5
Current
ABC totals formula F-7
Current Channels
specifications F-5
Current Connections
current probe 4-22
current probe example 4-25
current transformer (CT) 4-26, 4-27
guidelines 4-25
isolated current transformers 4-28, 4-29
safety precautions 4-12, 4-22
verifying 4-34
Current Phasors
viewing 4-62
Current Probes
connecting 4-22
connection example 4-25
description A-4
specifications F-9
types of 4-23
Current Transformers
connecting 4-26, 4-27
safety precautions 4-26
types of 4-27
A
AC Power Source 4-5
Alarm
turning on and off 7-9
All Channels, One Parameter Screen 4-61
Alphabetic Entry Screen 7-3
Analyzer Status Screen 7-16
Apparent Power
formula F-8
Automatic Reports
definition 1-8, 8-2
output devices 8-3
select report types 8-5
setting 8-4
trigger types 8-3
types of 8-2
Auto-transfer Options 7-19
B
Battery Pack
replacement C-5
replacing fuse D-5
safety precautions C-3
specifications C-2
status of I-4
Battery, Lithium C-2
D
C
Calibration 1-8
Channel Selection Screen 4-58
Circuit Type
selecting 5-4
Clear Event Memory Screen 7-10
Communication 1-8
configuring local RS232 devices 11-8
configuring remote RS232 devices 11-17
device test 11-28
internal modem/fax 11-20
local RS232 11-4
Date
setting 7-4
DC Connector Plug
description I-3
DC Power Source, External
making cable for I-3
Default Settings, see factory configuration
Delta
floating, connection diagram 4-42
floating, phasor diagram 4-47
high-leg, connection diagram 4-45
high-leg, phasor diagram 4-47
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monitoring setup for 240 volts G-9
monitoring setup for 480 volts G-10
one leg grounded, connection diagram 4-43
one leg grounded, phasor diagram 4-46
open leg, connection diagram 4-44
open leg, phasor diagram 4-47
red-legged, connection diagram 4-45
Digital Inputs
description 1-9
snapshot enable 6-14
snapshot enable configuration 6-18
snapshot enable connection diagram 6-16
start/stop 6-14
start/stop configuration 6-17
start/stop connection diagram 6-15
Digital Inputs Configuration Screen 6-17
Display, see LCD
E
Easy Start
automatic report settings 2-8
description 1-6, 2-5
monitoring combinations 2-6
using 2-5, 2-6
Easy Start Setup
changing percent tolerance 2-3
copying 6-4
definition 6-4
listing G-11
parameter thresholds 2-7
percent tolerance range 2-3
percent tolerance, parameters affected 2-3
Edit Setup Menu 6-8
Enter Site/File Name Screen 7-2
Error Message Output Screen 7-7, 11-28
Error Messages
descriptions H-3
priority H-2
selecting output devices for 7-7
TASKCard 4-8, 4-9
Event Descriptions
device configured events 10-6
device status events 10-6
miscellaneous events 10-7
Index-2
return to normal events 10-6
threshold events 10-5
Event Details
IEEE classifications 10-22
viewing 10-21
Event Details Screen 10-21
Event Monitoring
controlling with digital inputs 6-14
Event Report Screen 10-10
Event Waveform Data Screen 10-20
Event Waveform Screen 10-19
Event Waveforms
1-cycle waveform definition 10-18
3-cycle waveform definition 10-18
analysis of 10-20
viewing 10-18
Events
description 1-7
example event report 10-3
printing 10-23
viewing by channel 10-14
viewing by date and time 10-12
viewing by type 10-15
viewing complete event report 10-9
viewing worst case 10-16
External Battery Charger A-5
External Battery Filter
description I-6
extension cables I-7
installation I-8
External Disk Drives A-5
F
Factory Configuration
definition 7-11
list of settings 7-11
resetting unit to 7-14
Fax
configuration 11-26
connection 11-25
specifications F-3, F-4
Fill and Stop 7-17
Format Memory Card Screen 11-30
Frequency Events 10-15
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invert mode 7-9
normal mode 7-9
Frequency Synchronization
definition 5-9
entering internal frequency 5-11
loss of 5-9
Fuses
replacing battery D-5
replacing main power D-2
types of D-1
M
H
Handbook for Energy Management A-5
Harmonic Events 10-15
Harmonics
viewing in meter mode 4-63
I
IEEE Classifications 10-22
Input Channel Configuration Screen 5-2
Input Channels
definition 5-2
turning on and off 5-2
Internal Modem
description A-4
ISO Boxes, see isolated current transformers
Isolated Current Transformers
applications 4-29
connecting 4-28, 4-29
connecting to non-Dranetz-BMI current
probe 4-32
connecting to permanently installed CT 430
description A-4
in-line connection 4-31
safety precautions 4-28
specifications F-10
L
Language
selecting 7-6
LCD
backlight auto-shutoff 7-9
Measurement Cable Set 4-15
Memory
clearing 7-10
Memory Card
auto-tranfer 7-18
description 1-9, A-4
reading setups from 4-53
writing to 11-31
Memory Card Function Screen 4-53, 11-30,
11-31
Memory Card Readers A-5
Messages
descriptions H-3
priority H-2
Meter Mode
available parameters 4-59
description 1-6
viewing 4-59
viewing harmonics 4-63
Meter Mode Menu Screen 4-60
Modem
configuring internal 11-23
connecting external 11-14
FCC Rules and Regulations 11-20
internal 11-20
internal, specifications F-3, F-4
test 11-28
Modem/Fax Configuration Screen 11-23, 1126
Monitoring
turning on 4-55
Monitoring Setups
changing setup name 6-10
creating custom 6-3
definition 6-1
description 1-7
predefined G-1
reading from memory card 4-53
selecting and activating 4-50
viewing 6-6
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O
One Channel, All Parameters Screen 4-60
Optional Accessories
current probes A-4
extension cables for external battery filter I7
external battery charger A-5
external battery filter I-6
external disk drives A-5
Handbook for Energy Management A-5
internal modem A-4
isolated current transformers A-4
list A-2
memory card A-4
memory card readers A-5
RS232 cables 11-5, A-4
TASKCard 8000 A-4
Other Devices Configuration Screen 7-9, 12-4
Overwrite 7-17
P
Parallel Port Configuration Screen 11-13
Parallel Printer
configuring 11-13
connection 11-10
Parameter Thresholds
disabling a parameter 6-10
editing 6-7
editing identical three phase 6-8
editing individual channel 6-9
entering a harmonic number 6-11
ranges 6-7
saving 6-11
Phasor Diagrams
for standard power connections 4-46
viewing 4-62
Phasor Screen 4-34
Potential Transformers
connecting 4-20
definition 4-20
scale factor 4-21
Power Factor
formula F-8
Index-4
Power Factor Events 10-15
Power Measurements
delta, one leg grounded 4-43
floating delta 4-42
four wire wye 4-41
high-leg delta 4-45
open leg delta 4-44
phasor diagrams 4-46
single phase 4-39
split phase 4-40
Power Platform
connecting to an AC power source 4-5
front panel 3-2
installing TASKCard 4-6
operating on internal battery 4-5
operational description 1-6
positioning 3-8
rear panel 3-4
resetting to factory configuration 7-14
setting the voltage selector 4-3, 4-4
standard accessories 1-4
turning on 4-7
turning on monitoring 4-55
Print Event Report Screen 10-23
Printer
configuring external 11-13
external, parallel 11-10
external, serial 11-4
internal, assembly 12-2
internal, controls 12-3
internal, normal operation 12-5
internal, paper replacement 12-7
internal, turning on and off 12-4
specifications F-3
R
Reactive Power
formula F-8
Read Events From Memory Card Screen 10-29
Relay Configuration Screen 8-10
Relays
eight-position terminal block 8-8
specifications F-4
state 8-10
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status 8-10
Repacking for Return Shipment B-1
Replaceable Parts List E-1
Reports, see automatic reports
Reset to Factory Configuration Screen 7-14
RS232
configuring local devices 11-8
configuring remote devices 11-17
direct connection diagram 11-7
local communication 11-4
optional cables 11-5, A-4
port description 11-4
port specifications F-3
remote communication 11-14
test 11-28
RS232D Configuration Screen 11-8, 11-17
Run Self-Test Screen 7-15
S
Scale Factors
definition 5-6
entering 5-7
examples 5-6
for Dranetz-BMI equipment 5-6
range 5-7
when to use 5-6
Scope Mode
description 1-7, 4-57
saving data 4-57
selecting channels for display 4-58
viewing 4-57
Scope Mode Screen 2-2, 4-8, 4-10, 4-57
Select Event Number Screen 10-10
Select Events by Type Screen 10-15
Select Parameter to Plot Screen 8-6, 9-4
Select Report Type Screen 8-5
Select Waveform Capture Screen 6-13
Self-Test
running 7-15
Set Automatic Reports Screen 8-4
Set Auto-transfer to Memory Card screen 7-18
Set Easy Start Percent Tolerance Screen 2-3
Set Identical 3-Phase Thresholds Screen 6-8
Set Individual Channel Thresholds Screen 6-9
Set Interval For Timed Readings Screen 9-9
Set Memory Storage Mode screen 7-17
Set Scales Screen 4-64
Set Thresholds Screen 6-6
Set Time and Date Screen 7-4
Set Vertical Scale 9-7
Setup Menu Screen 4-55
Setup Name Identifier Screen 6-10
Single Phase
connection diagram 4-39
monitoring setup for 120 volts G-2
monitoring setup for 208 volts G-3
monitoring setup for 220 volts G-4
phasor diagram 4-46
Site Name
entering 7-2
Site Status Screen 7-15
Snapshot Enable
configuration 6-18
connection diagram 6-16
definition 6-14
Spare Parts E-1
Specifications
computed parameters F-7
current probes F-9
general F-2
interfaces F-3
isolated current transformers F-10
measured parameters F-5
Split Phase
connection diagram 4-40
monitoring setup for 120/240 volts G-5
phasor diagram 4-46
Standard Accessories 1-4
DC connector plug I-3
measurement cable set 4-15
terminal blocks 8-8
Start/Stop
configuration 6-17
connection diagram 6-15
definition 6-14
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8000 A-4
error messages 4-8, 4-9
installation 4-6
Terminal Block
for relays (eight-position) 8-8
wire gauges 6-15
Time
setting 7-4
Time Plots - Analog Inputs Screen 9-3
Time Plots - Digital Inputs Screen 9-11
Transient Events 10-15
Turn Monitoring On/Off Screen 4-55
Turn On Procedure 4-7
V
View Events by Channel Screen 10-14
View Events by Date and Time Screen 10-12
View Setups Screen 4-51
Voltage
ABC totals formula F-7
Voltage & Current Phasors Screen 4-62
Voltage and Current Harmonics Graph Screen
4-63
Voltage and Current Harmonics Text Screen 465
Voltage Channels
specifications F-5
Voltage Connections
neutral to ground example 4-19
potential transformers 4-20
safety precautions 4-12
single phase example 4-18
verifying 4-34
voltage probe 4-18
Voltage Phasors
viewing 4-62
Voltages, Under/Over Events 10-15
Volt-Amps
formula F-8
Volt-Amps Reactive
formula F-8
Index-6
W
Watt Events 10-15
Watts
formula F-7
Waveform Capture
changing a setting 6-13
combinations 6-12
definition 6-12
Waveforms, see event waveforms
Wiring Configuration and Scale Factors Screen
5-4, 5-7, 5-11, 5-12
Worst Case Events 10-16
Worst Case Events Screen 10-16
Write Data to Memory Card Screen 11-31
Wye
four wire, connection diagram 4-41
monitoring setup for 120 volts G-6
monitoring setup for 120 volts w/CT-10 G7
monitoring setup for 277 volts G-8
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