AEMC MN02 AC Current Probe Manual PDF

OPERATION
Please make sure that you have already read and fully understand the WARNING section on page 1.
Making Measurements with the AC Current Probe Model MN02
• Connect the black lead of the current probe to “common” and the red lead to the AC current input on
your DMM or other current measuring instrument. Select the appropriate current range (400mAAC
range). Clamp the probe around the conductor to be tested. If the reading is less than 400mA, select the
lower range until you obtain the best resolution. Read the value display on the DMM and multiply it by the
probe ratio (1000/1). (If reading = 0.098A, the current flowing through the probe is 0.098A x 1000 =
98AAC)
• For best accuracy, avoid if possible, the proximity of other conductors which may create noise.
Tips for Making Precise Measurements
• When using a current probe with a meter, it is important to select the range that provides the best
resolution. Failure to do this may result in measurement errors.
• Make sure that probe jaw mating surfaces are free of dust and contamination. Contaminants cause air
gaps between the jaws, increasing the phase shift between primary and secondary. It is very critical for
power measurement.
MAINTENANCE:
Warning
• For maintenance use only original factory replacement parts.
• To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so.
• To avoid electrical shock and/or damage to the instrument, do not get water or other foreign agents
into the probe
Cleaning
To ensure optimum performance, it is important to keep the probe jaw mating surfaces clean at all times.
Failure to do so may result in error in readings. To clean the probe jaws, use very fine sand paper (fine
600) to avoid scratching the jaw, then gently clean with a soft oiled cloth.
REPAIR AND CALIBRATION
A calibration check is recommended once a year. No adjustment is possible.
You must contact our Service Center for a Customer Service Authorization number (CSA#). This will
ensure that when your instrument arrives, it will be tracked and processed promptly. Please write the CSA#
on the outside of the shipping container. If the instrument is returned for calibration, we need to know if you
want a standard calibration, or a calibration traceable to N.I.S.T. (includes calibration certificate plus
recorded calibration data).
Chauvin Arnoux®, Inc. d.b.a. AEMC® Instruments
15 Faraday Drive • Dover, NH 03820 USA
Tel:
(800) 945-2362 (Ext. 360)
(603) 749-6434 (Ext. 360)
Fax:
(603) 742-2346 or (603) 749-6309
repair@aemc.com
(Or contact your authorized distributor)
Costs for repair, standard calibration, and calibration traceable to N.I.S.T. are available.
NOTE: All customers must obtain a CSA# before returning any instrument.
TECHNICAL AND SALES ASSISTANCE
If you are experiencing any technical problems, or require any assistance with the proper use or
application of this instrument, please call our technical hotline:
AC Current Probe
Model MN02
User Manual
DESCRIPTION
The MN02 (Cat. #2129.20) is small, compact AC current probe. Designed to meet the most stringent
demands in industry and electrical contracting, they also meet the latest safety and performance
standards. The probe has a measurement range up to 100Arms which makes it a perfect tool for
measurement with DMMs, recorders. The Model MN02 is compatible with any AC ammeter, multimeter,
or other current measurement instrument with an input impedance lower than 10Ω. To achieve the
stated accuracy, use the probe with an ammeter having an accuracy of 0.75% or better.
WARNING
These safety warnings are provided to ensure the safety of personnel and proper operation of the
instrument.
• Read the instruction manual completely and follow all the safety information before attempting
to use or service this instrument.
• Use caution on any circuit: Potentially high voltages and currents may be present and may
pose a shock hazard.
• Read the Safety Specifications section prior to using the current probe. Never exceed the
maximum voltage ratings given.
• Safety is the responsibility of the operator.
• ALWAYS connect the current probe to the display device before clamping the probe onto the
sample being tested.
• ALWAYS inspect the instrument, probe, probe cable, and output terminals prior to use.
Replace any defective parts immediately.
• NEVER use the current probe on electrical conductors rated above 600V in overvoltage
category III (CAT III). Use extreme caution when clamping around bare conductors or bus bars.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL SYMBOLS
This symbol signifies that the current probe is protected by double or reinforced insulation. Use
only factory specified replacement parts when servicing the instrument.
This symbol signifies CAUTION! and requests that the user refer to the user manual before
using the instrument.
This is a type A current sensor. This symbol signifies that application around and removal from
HAZARDOUS LIVE conductors is permitted.
Voltage limiting circuit
DEFINITION OF MEASUREMENT CATEGORIES
CAT I: For measurements on circuits not directly connected to the AC supply wall outlet such as
protected secondaries, signal level, and limited energy circuits.
CAT II: For measurements performed on circuits directly connected to the electrical distribution system.
Examples are measurements on household appliances or portable tools.
CAT III: For measurements performed in the building installation at the distribution level such as on
hardwired equipment in fixed installation and circuit breakers.
CAT IV: For measurements performed at the primary electrical supply (<1000V) such as on primary
overcurrent protection devices, ripple control units, or meters.
RECEIVING YOUR SHIPMENT:
Upon receiving your shipment, make sure that the contents are consistent with the packing list. Notify
your distributor of any missing items. If the equipment appears to be damaged, file a claim immediately
with the carrier and notify your distributor at once, giving a detailed description of any damage.
(800) 343-1391 • (508) 698-2115 • Fax (508) 698-2118
Chauvin Arnoux®, Inc. d.b.a. AEMC® Instruments
techsupport@aemc.com
www.aemc.com
99-MAN 100352.v1 03/10
Influence of Frequency:
< 2% of mA output from 65 to 500Hz
Influence of Temperature:
≤ 0.2%/10°K
Influence of Humidity (10 to 90% RH):
≤ 0.1% of mA
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Temperature:
14° to 122°F (-10° to +50°C)
Storage Temperature:
-40° to 176°F (-40° to +80°C)
Maximum Cable Diameter:
One Ø 0.39” (10mm)
Case Protection:
IP 40 (IEC 529)
Drop Test:
Test per IEC 68-2-32:
1.0m drop on 38mm of Oak on concrete
Mechanical Shock:
Test per IEC 68-2-27
Vibration: Test per IEC 68-2-6
Dimensions:
4.43 x 1.48 x 1.02"
(112.5 x 37.5 x 26mm)
Weight:
180 g (6.5 oz)
Polycarbonate Material:
Jaws: Red Polycarbonate
Case: Dark Polycarbonate
Overload: 170A for 10 min ON, 30 min OFF
Opening Operations - Life:
> 50,000
Nominal Range: 100A
Frequency Range: 48 to 10,000Hz
Output:
Measurement Range: 50mA to 100A (1Ω load)
50mA to 90A (10Ω load)
Open Secondary Voltage: ≤ 30V
Double/reinforced insulated 5 ft (1.5m) lead with
safety 4mm banana plug
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Transformation Ratio: 1000:1
Output Signal: 1mA/A from 1Ω to 10Ω
Accuracy and Phase Shift*:
Accuracy 1Ω load: ≤ 1% Reading ± 0.02A
Accuracy 10Ω load: ≤ 1.5% Reading ± 0.01A
Phase Shift: Not Specified
*Reference conditions: 18°C to 28°C, 20 to 75% RH, external
magnetic field <40 A/m, 48 to 65 Hz sine wave, distortion
factor less than 1%, no DC component, no external current
carrying conductor, test sample centered. Load impedance
1Ω or 10Ω.
Working Voltage: 600Vrms
Altitude: <2000 m
Common Mode Voltage: 600Vrms
Influence of Adjacent Conductor:
< 2mA/A at 50 Hz
Influence of Conductor Position in Jaw:
0.1% of mA output @ 50/60Hz
Indoor use only
SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical:
Conforms to IEC 1010-2-32. ed. 2 2003
Common Mode Voltage:
300V CAT IV, 600V CAT III, Pollution Degree 2
Electromagnetic Compatibility:
EN61326-1 (ed. 97)+A1 (ed. 98) : transmission
and immunity in an industrial site
ORDERING INFORMATION
AC Current Probe MN02 ................Cat. #2129.20
Includes a user manual and a product warranty
and registration card.
Accessories:
Banana plug adapter
(to non-recessed plug) .....................Cat #1017.45
Influence of Frequency:
< 2% of mA output from 65 to 500Hz
Influence of Temperature:
≤ 0.2%/10°K
Influence of Humidity (10 to 90% RH):
≤ 0.1% of mA
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Temperature:
14° to 122°F (-10° to +50°C)
Storage Temperature:
-40° to 176°F (-40° to +80°C)
Maximum Cable Diameter:
One Ø 0.39” (10mm)
Case Protection:
IP 40 (IEC 529)
Drop Test:
Test per IEC 68-2-32:
1.0m drop on 38mm of Oak on concrete
Mechanical Shock:
Test per IEC 68-2-27
Vibration: Test per IEC 68-2-6
Dimensions:
4.43 x 1.48 x 1.02"
(112.5 x 37.5 x 26mm)
Weight:
180 g (6.5 oz)
Polycarbonate Material:
Jaws: Red Polycarbonate
Case: Dark Polycarbonate
Overload: 170A for 10 min ON, 30 min OFF
Opening Operations - Life:
> 50,000
Nominal Range: 100A
Frequency Range: 48 to 10,000Hz
Output:
Measurement Range: 50mA to 100A (1Ω load)
50mA to 90A (10Ω load)
Open Secondary Voltage: ≤ 30V
Double/reinforced insulated 5 ft (1.5m) lead with
safety 4mm banana plug
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Transformation Ratio: 1000:1
Output Signal: 1mA/A from 1Ω to 10Ω
Accuracy and Phase Shift*:
Accuracy 1Ω load: ≤ 1% Reading ± 0.02A
Accuracy 10Ω load: ≤ 1.5% Reading ± 0.01A
Phase Shift: Not Specified
*Reference conditions: 18°C to 28°C, 20 to 75% RH, external
magnetic field <40 A/m, 48 to 65 Hz sine wave, distortion
factor less than 1%, no DC component, no external current
carrying conductor, test sample centered. Load impedance
1Ω or 10Ω.
Working Voltage: 600Vrms
Altitude: <2000 m
Common Mode Voltage: 600Vrms
Influence of Adjacent Conductor:
< 2mA/A at 50 Hz
Influence of Conductor Position in Jaw:
0.1% of mA output @ 50/60Hz
Indoor use only
SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical:
Conforms to IEC 1010-2-32. ed. 2 2003
Common Mode Voltage:
300V CAT IV, 600V CAT III, Pollution Degree 2
Electromagnetic Compatibility:
EN61326-1 (ed. 97)+A1 (ed. 98) : transmission
and immunity in an industrial site
ORDERING INFORMATION
AC Current Probe MN02 ................Cat. #2129.20
Includes a user manual and a product warranty
and registration card.
Accessories:
Banana plug adapter
(to non-recessed plug) .....................Cat #1017.45
OPERATION
Please make sure that you have already read and fully understand the WARNING section on page 1.
Making Measurements with the AC Current Probe Model MN02
• Connect the black lead of the current probe to “common” and the red lead to the AC current input on
your DMM or other current measuring instrument. Select the appropriate current range (400mAAC
range). Clamp the probe around the conductor to be tested. If the reading is less than 400mA, select the
lower range until you obtain the best resolution. Read the value display on the DMM and multiply it by the
probe ratio (1000/1). (If reading = 0.098A, the current flowing through the probe is 0.098A x 1000 =
98AAC)
• For best accuracy, avoid if possible, the proximity of other conductors which may create noise.
Tips for Making Precise Measurements
• When using a current probe with a meter, it is important to select the range that provides the best
resolution. Failure to do this may result in measurement errors.
• Make sure that probe jaw mating surfaces are free of dust and contamination. Contaminants cause air
gaps between the jaws, increasing the phase shift between primary and secondary. It is very critical for
power measurement.
MAINTENANCE:
Warning
• For maintenance use only original factory replacement parts.
• To avoid electrical shock, do not attempt to perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so.
• To avoid electrical shock and/or damage to the instrument, do not get water or other foreign agents
into the probe
Cleaning
To ensure optimum performance, it is important to keep the probe jaw mating surfaces clean at all times.
Failure to do so may result in error in readings. To clean the probe jaws, use very fine sand paper (fine
600) to avoid scratching the jaw, then gently clean with a soft oiled cloth.
REPAIR AND CALIBRATION
A calibration check is recommended once a year. No adjustment is possible.
You must contact our Service Center for a Customer Service Authorization number (CSA#). This will
ensure that when your instrument arrives, it will be tracked and processed promptly. Please write the CSA#
on the outside of the shipping container. If the instrument is returned for calibration, we need to know if you
want a standard calibration, or a calibration traceable to N.I.S.T. (includes calibration certificate plus
recorded calibration data).
Chauvin Arnoux®, Inc. d.b.a. AEMC® Instruments
15 Faraday Drive • Dover, NH 03820 USA
Tel:
(800) 945-2362 (Ext. 360)
(603) 749-6434 (Ext. 360)
Fax:
(603) 742-2346 or (603) 749-6309
repair@aemc.com
(Or contact your authorized distributor)
Costs for repair, standard calibration, and calibration traceable to N.I.S.T. are available.
NOTE: All customers must obtain a CSA# before returning any instrument.
TECHNICAL AND SALES ASSISTANCE
If you are experiencing any technical problems, or require any assistance with the proper use or
application of this instrument, please call our technical hotline:
AC Current Probe
Model MN02
User Manual
DESCRIPTION
The MN02 (Cat. #2129.20) is small, compact AC current probe. Designed to meet the most stringent
demands in industry and electrical contracting, they also meet the latest safety and performance
standards. The probe has a measurement range up to 100Arms which makes it a perfect tool for
measurement with DMMs, recorders. The Model MN02 is compatible with any AC ammeter, multimeter,
or other current measurement instrument with an input impedance lower than 10Ω. To achieve the
stated accuracy, use the probe with an ammeter having an accuracy of 0.75% or better.
WARNING
These safety warnings are provided to ensure the safety of personnel and proper operation of the
instrument.
• Read the instruction manual completely and follow all the safety information before attempting
to use or service this instrument.
• Use caution on any circuit: Potentially high voltages and currents may be present and may
pose a shock hazard.
• Read the Safety Specifications section prior to using the current probe. Never exceed the
maximum voltage ratings given.
• Safety is the responsibility of the operator.
• ALWAYS connect the current probe to the display device before clamping the probe onto the
sample being tested.
• ALWAYS inspect the instrument, probe, probe cable, and output terminals prior to use.
Replace any defective parts immediately.
• NEVER use the current probe on electrical conductors rated above 600V in overvoltage
category III (CAT III). Use extreme caution when clamping around bare conductors or bus bars.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL SYMBOLS
This symbol signifies that the current probe is protected by double or reinforced insulation. Use
only factory specified replacement parts when servicing the instrument.
This symbol signifies CAUTION! and requests that the user refer to the user manual before
using the instrument.
This is a type A current sensor. This symbol signifies that application around and removal from
HAZARDOUS LIVE conductors is permitted.
Voltage limiting circuit
DEFINITION OF MEASUREMENT CATEGORIES
CAT I: For measurements on circuits not directly connected to the AC supply wall outlet such as
protected secondaries, signal level, and limited energy circuits.
CAT II: For measurements performed on circuits directly connected to the electrical distribution system.
Examples are measurements on household appliances or portable tools.
CAT III: For measurements performed in the building installation at the distribution level such as on
hardwired equipment in fixed installation and circuit breakers.
CAT IV: For measurements performed at the primary electrical supply (<1000V) such as on primary
overcurrent protection devices, ripple control units, or meters.
RECEIVING YOUR SHIPMENT:
Upon receiving your shipment, make sure that the contents are consistent with the packing list. Notify
your distributor of any missing items. If the equipment appears to be damaged, file a claim immediately
with the carrier and notify your distributor at once, giving a detailed description of any damage.
(800) 343-1391 • (508) 698-2115 • Fax (508) 698-2118
Chauvin Arnoux®, Inc. d.b.a. AEMC® Instruments
techsupport@aemc.com
www.aemc.com
99-MAN 100352.v1 03/10
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