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Power Xplorer / Power Guide / Power Visa
A quick reference guide for the PowerXplorer / PowerGuide/
PowerVisa product family. It is recommended that the user still
be familiar with the complete User’s Guides for the respective
products, as it contains more detailed information about all
of the functions, as well as the specifications and accessories.
Quick Reference Guide
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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 70-2008) of USA and any
additional safety requirements applicable to your installation.
Installation, operation, and maintenance of this instrument must be
performed by qualified personnel only. The National Electrical Code
defines a qualified person as “one who has the skills and knowledge
related to the construction and operation of the electrical equipment and
installations, and who has received safety training on the hazards
Qualified personnel who work on or near exposed energized electrical
conductors must follow applicable safety related work practices and
procedures including appropriate personal protective equipment in
compliance with the Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for
Employee Workplaces (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2004) of USA and any
additional workplace safety requirements applicable to your installation.
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Una conexión incorrecta de este instrumento puede producir la muerte,
lesiones graves y riesgo de incendio. Lea y entienda este manual antes
de conectar. Observe todas las instrucciones de instalación y operación
durante el uso de este instrumento.
La conexión de este instrumento a un sistema eléctrico se debe realizar
en conformidad con el Código Eléctrico Nacional (ANSI/NFPA 70-2008)
de los E.E.U.U., además de cualquier otra norma de seguridad
correspondiente a su establecimiento.
La instalación, operación y mantenimiento de este instrumento debe ser
realizada por personal calificado solamente. El Código Eléctrico
Nacional define a una persona calificada como "una que esté
familiarizada con la construcción y operación del equipo y con los
riesgos involucrados."
El personal cualificado que trabaja encendido o acerca a los
conductores eléctricos energizados expuestos debe seguir
prácticas y procedimientos relacionados seguridad aplicable del trabajo
incluyendo el equipo protector personal apropiado en conformidad con el
estándar para los requisitos de seguridad eléctricos para los lugares de
trabajo del empleado (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2004) de los E.E.U.U. y
cualquier requisito de seguridad adicional del lugar de trabajo
aplicable a su instalación.
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 70-2008) des Etats-Unis et à toutes les exigences de
sécurité applicables à votre installation.
Cet instrument doit être installé, utilisé et entretenu uniquement par un
personnel qualifié. Selon le National Electrical Code, une personne est
qualifiée si "elle connaît bien la construction et l'utilisation de
l'équipement, ainsi que les dangers que cela implique".
Le personnel qualifié qui travaillent dessus ou s'approchent des
conducteurs électriques activés exposés doit suivre des pratiques en
matière et des procédures reliées par sûreté applicable de travail
comprenant le matériel de protection personnel approprié conformément
à la norme pour des conditions de sûreté électriques pour les lieux de
travail des employés (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2004) des Etats-Unis et toutes
les conditions de sûreté additionnelles de lieu de travail applicables à
votre installation.
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 70-2008) der
Vereinigten Staaten, sowie allen weiteren, in Ihrem Fall anwendbaren
Sicherheitsbestimmungen, vorgenommen werden.
Installation, Betrieb und Wartung dieses Instruments dürfen nur von
Fachpersonal durchgeführt werden. In dem nationalen Bestimmungen
für Elektrizität wird ein Fachmann als eine Person bezeichnet, welche
"mit der Bauweise und dem Betrieb des Gerätes sowie den
dazugehörigen Gefahren vertraut ist."
Qualifiziertes Personal, das an bearbeiten oder herausgestellte
angezogene elektrische Leiter sich nähern, muß anwendbare Sicherheit
bezogener Arbeit Praxis und Verfahren einschließlich passende
persönliche schützende Ausrüstung gemäß dem Standard für elektrische
Sicherheitsauflagen für Angestellt-Arbeitsplätze (ANSI/NFPA 70E-2004)
der Vereinigten Staaten und alle zusätzlichen
Arbeitsplatzsicherheitsauflagen folgen, die auf Ihre Installation
anwendbar sind.
Safety Summary
WARNING statements inform the user that certain conditions or
practices could result in loss of life or physical harm.
CAUTION statements identify conditions or practices that could harm
the instrument, its data, other equipment, or property.
NOTE statements call attention to specific information.
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.
Power switch
Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions must be followed whenever any type of
voltage or current connection is being made to the instrument.
• Connect the green safety (earth) ground first, before making any other
• When connecting to electric circuits or pulse initiating equipment, open
their related breakers. DO NOT install any connection of the instrument
on live power lines.
• Connections must be made to the instrument first, then connect to the
circuit to be monitored.
• Wear proper personal protective equipment, including safety glasses
and insulated gloves when making connections to power circuits.
• Hands, shoes and floor must be dry when making any connection to a
power line.
• Make sure the unit is turned OFF before connecting probes to the rear
• Before each use, inspect all cables for breaks or cracks in the
insulation. Replace immediately if defective.
• If the equipment is used in a manner not specified in this user’s guide,
the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
These safety precautions are repeated where appropriate throughout this
Connect to AC Power Source …………………………
Making Connections…………….………………………
Connecting Voltage Measurement Cables…………..
3 Phase Four Wire Wye………………………………..
3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta ……………….
User Interface……………………………..…………….
Other Instrument Setup.....................………………..
Real Time Meter Modes………………………………...
Scope Mode ………………………………………………
Meter Mode ……………………………………………….
Harmonics …………………………………………………
Phasor Diagram ………………………………………….
Stored Data Functions and Displays ……………….
Trend …………….. …………………………………….
Events….. ………………………………………………
Reports ………………………..…………………………
EN50160 ………………………………………….
Annunciator …………………………………………
Setups ……………………………………………….
Measurement Connections …………………………
Automatic Setup ………………………………………
Monitoring Menu ………………………………………
Wizard Setup …………………………………………..
Example of Power Quality setup using the Wizard..
Example of Energy / Demand setup using the Wizard
General Specifications ………………………………..
Statement and Notices …………………………………
The Dranetz PowerXplorer® PX5, Power Guide 4400, and the Power
Visa are three portable, hand-held, eight-channel power quality
meter/monitors, very similar in operation though the PX5 and 4400 have
some additional parameters not in the Power Visa, and the PX5 has a
high speed sampling board for capturing the details of very fast
transients. The common features are covered in this document, and the
PX5 name will be used to represent all three instruments. These cuttingedge power quality instruments are designed with a color liquid crystal
display (LCD) 1/4 VGA, using touch screen technology. They can
monitor, record and display data on four voltage channels and four
current channels simultaneously.
PX5 is designed to meet both the IEEE 1159 and IEC 61000-4-30 Class
A standards for accuracy and measurement requirements. It can do PQoptimized acquisition of power quality related disturbances and events. It
is designed with a statistical package called Quality of Supply (QOS),
with monitoring and setup protocols set to determine voltage
measurement compliance required for EN50160 monitoring. European
standard EN50160 requires that measurement parameters must be
within a specified percentage for 95% of the time.
The PX5 firmware can monitor power quality phenomena for
troubleshooting and/or compliance purposes. It can record inrush
conditions, carry out long-term statistical studies to establish
performance baselines, and perform field-based equipment testing and
evaluation for commissioning and maintenance. The firmware integrates
an intuitive instrument setup procedure to ensure the capture of all
relevant data for additional post process analysis, report writing, and
data archiving using other compatible Dranetz software applications such
as NodeLink® and DranView®.
Getting Started
Battery Charge
Before proceeding the unit needs to be charged for a minimum
6 hours prior to be placed in service.
Connecting to AC Power Source
The PX5 AC adapter can be connected to a 90-265V
specifications ac power input source.
Always set the power switch to the off position
before connecting or disconnecting the input power
Operation of the PX5 from an ac voltage source
other than the rated voltage input stated on the unit
nameplate can cause damage to the unit.
PRECAUCION Siempre fije el interruptor de encendido en la
posición apagada antes de conectar o desconectar
el cable de energía de entrada.
La operación del PX5 desde una fuente de voltaje de
ca que no sea la entrada de voltaje nominal indicada
en la placa de identificación de la unidad puede
causar daños a la unidad.
Mettez toujours l’interrupteur dans la position
ouverte avant de connecter ou de déconnecter le
câble d’alimentation primaire.
Mettez toujours l’interrupteur dans la position
ouverte avant de connecter ou de déconnecter le
câble d’alimentation primaire.
Vor dem Einstecken bzw. Ausstecken des
Eingangsnetzkabels den Netzschalter immer in die
Aus-Stellung bringen.
Der Betrieb des PX5 von einer
Wechselspannungsquelle, die nicht dem auf der
Namensplatte der Einheit aufgeführten
Nennspannungseingang entspricht, kann
zur Beschädigung der Einheit führen.
AC power
PX5 can be operated from a 50/60 Hz, 120/230V AC
power source with or without the battery pack installed.
• Voltage range, 120/230V ac.
• Frequency, 50/60Hz.
• Power Consumption, 20W.
Connect ac adapter/battery charger plug into right side
of PX5.
Plug the ac adapter into an ac power source.
Press the PX5 On/Off power button to turn the unit on.
Result: The Home screen will be displayed.
1. Voltage and Current Connections – there are four differential
voltage and four differential current channels, which can be wired
to measure a variety of circuit configurations. Use only Dranetz
voltage leads and current probes for proper operation. Do not
exceed marked ratings.
2. Graphic Color LCD with Touch Screen – the color LCD has an
integral touch screen that is used to select functions for setups,
real time meters, and viewing stored data. Either a clean finger
or a PDA-type stylus can be used and the screen should be
calibrated with whichever you are going to use by selecting
Preferences; Display Preferences, then Calibrate Touch screen
when first turned on. Clean only with soft cloth.
3. Field Replaceable Battery Pack – the internal UPS feature
requires that the internal batteries be properly charged and
maintained. If the battery pack is in need of replacement, deenergize the connections and power to the unit before opening
the battery door and replacing the pack only with the Dranetz
battery pack PN# BP-PX5. A spare battery pack may be useful
to have.
4. Memory Card slots for data and firmware updates – the Dranetz
supplied Compact Flash memory cards are used for data
storage, as well as to upload new firmware versions when
available. Use only Dranetz supplied memory cards, as the
speed requirements of the instrument can not be satisfied by
many off-the-shelf memory cards. Do not remove the memory
card while monitoring. Only one slot is active at a time.
5. There are three status LEDs and the ON/OFF switch (push for
on, push for off) are located on the bottom of the instrument. AC
power connection for charging the battery and powering the unit
with AC Adapter 117029-G1 is located on the right side of the
instrument. From left to right, the LEDs are:
• 3 Battery Charge Indicator. LED will light steadily while
battery is fast charging and blink when fully charged.
• 4 Status Indicator. LED will light steadily when abnormal
condition is detected. The unit is operating normally
when light is off.
• 5 Power Indicator. LED will blink in a heartbeat fashion
(once per second) when the unit is operating normally.
Death, serious injury, or fire hazard could result from
improper connection of this instrument. Read and
understand the warnings in the beginning of this manual
before connecting this instrument.
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.
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.
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.
Connecting Voltage Measurement Cables
Measurement cable set
Description: Voltage measurement cables are provided as
standard accessories and are stored in a cable pouch as part of
the measurement cable set, P/N 116042-G3. Each cable set
consists of a cable and alligator clip.
Voltage Rating: Direct connection of all voltage measurement
cables are rated at 600 Vrms max. For measuring voltages
greater than 600 Vrms, potential transformers (PTs) must be
Optional fused voltage adapter
There are two optional fuse accessory kits available for use with
the measurement cables for PX5. One kit (P/N FVA-1) contains
one fused voltage adapter and one measurement connecting
Red cable 50 cm in length. The other kit (P/N FVA-4) contains
four voltage adapters and four measurement connecting cables
50 cm in length (one Red, one Yellow, one Blue, and one Grey).
WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock or burns, always
connect the safety (or earth) ground before making any other
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
physical injury it is strongly recommended to fuse the voltage
measurement inputs. Fuses must be located as close to the load
as possible to maximize protection.
WARNING: For continued protection against risk of fire or shock
hazard replace only with same type and rating of recommended
fuse. Use only fast blow type fuse which is rated 600V.
Recommended fuse type is Littelfuse, part number KLKD0.30
rated 600V AC/DC, 0.3A fast blow.
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------PX5 can monitor the following power configurations:
• Single phase
• Split phase
• 3 Phase Delta
• 3 Phase Wye
• 3 Phase 2-Wattmeter Delta
• Generic
• 2 ½ Element without Vb
• 2 ½ Element without Vc
3 Phase Wye and 3 Phase Delta are described in this Quick Reference
version of the User’s Guide. For other configurations, please consult the
complete Users’ Guide, UG-PX5.
3 Phase, Four Wire Wye
Channels A, B, and C are connected to voltage and current
probes. The neutral is connected to common and is the
reference for the three channels. The figure also shows voltage
connection using channel D as a differential input for measuring
neutral to ground voltage. Neutral to ground measurements are
important but optional.
3 Phase (Floating or Grounded) Delta
In this power connection, the PX5 uses voltage channels A, B,
and C as differential inputs with channel A using source voltage
A-B, channel B using B-C, and channel C using C-A as the
reference. Current probes are connected to channels A, B, and
C. Neutral to ground measurements are important but optional.
Split Phase and Open Delta
For either of these two power connections, the PX5 uses only
two voltage channels A and B as differential inputs with channel
A using source voltage A-N or A-C and, channel B using B-N or
B-C. Current probes are connected to channels A and B. Neutral
to ground measurements are important for split phase but
Split Phase (above)
Open Delta (below)
The instrument powers up with the Home Page screen, shown above.
The top portion of the screen is for status information, including:
monitoring status (on, off, or armed); what type of circuit is being
monitored; the memory card status (not inserted or percentage full); the
data file name; the number of waveform cycles saved (indication of event
activity); number of journal records saved (periodic timed storage of
parameters); and, the real time clock display.
The first row of icons are referred to as Real-Time-Meters, showing the
instantaneous values of the parameters. The second row of icons are for
display of stored data, either through trend plots, event waveforms and
rms plots, and reports of either EN50160 data or an annunciator panel of
user selectable parameters and their state (normal, out of limits). Also in
this second row is the icon for setting up instrument parameters, such as
time/date, memory, language, LCD, and touch screen.
In the bottom of the screen is a button for Start menu, which allows for
starting to monitor from either the existing setup, recalling a stored setup
from the memory card, or going through the setup process again, either
in automatic setup mode, or the step-by-step wizard.
Functions, such as the time/date, which language, communication port
setups, and LCD settings can be changed from the Instrument Settings
menu, as well are formatting a memory card. This screen is activated
from the PREFERENCES icon on the Home page.
Scope mode
Scope mode functions as an oscilloscope, displaying real-time
waveforms of voltage and current for up to eight channels
simultaneously, with one second update rate. The colors of waveform
display are user programmable. Scope mode also provides a textual
display of rms values, division for axis values, and frequency.
Meter mode
Meter mode functions as a true rms voltmeter and a true rms clamp-on
ammeter. Voltage and current measurements, along with other
calculated and advanced power parameters, are displayed on the Meter
mode screens in both textual and graphical format.
Harmonics display the amplitude and phase of each harmonic to the
63rd harmonic in both graphical and textual format. User can select
which parameter to show the harmonics for (V,I,W), which channel
(A,B,C,D), zoom in a the 5Hz components, set options such as showing
harmonics and/or interharmonics and displaying in Hz or harmonic
number, scaling to the fundamental or absolute value, and a list of the
harmonic magnitudes and phase angles in tabular fashion.
Phasor diagram
The phasor screen displays a graph that indicates phase relations
between voltage and current based upon the angles at the fundamental
frequency, as determined by Fourier analysis. Phasor diagram displays
voltage and current phasors for all channels. Functioning as a phase
angle meter, the unit can display system imbalance conditions and
provides such information in textual form also. The phase angle display
can also verify if monitoring connections have been made correctly.
Animated phasor demo rotations demonstrating resistive, inductive and
capacitive loads can be displayed.
Users can generate plots for all journalled data combined with min/max
recordings of that parameter. Most journal parameters have multiple
channels to plot.
An event occurs when a programmed threshold limit is crossed. An event
consists of the pre-trigger cycle(s), trigger cycle(s), and post-trigger
cycles(s) The event data for all of the captured channels can be
displayed in time plots of the rms values or waveforms, event details
such as trigger conditions, characterization of the event according to PQ
standards, and min/max values, or the time-stamped event list.
Trend of rms voltage and current
Waveforms from transient event capture
Detailed information of transient event capture
List of events with characteristics
There are two types of reports – EN50160 for Quality of Supply
reporting, and the Annunciator panel, which the user can select to
display the present state of 4-16 parameters
If a parameter is below the 95% limit for EN50160, then the bar graph
will turn red. Some of the parameters have more detailed information
about them, which can be displayed by pressing on the parameter name.
History of prior measurement weeks can be displayed, along with the
magnitude and duration distribution table (DISDIP), and the min/max
values during monitoring interval.
If the parameter is outside of the normal), it will either turn yellow limits
(low or high) or flashing red (very high or very low) until the user clears
the annunciator to reset them all to green. Pressing the parameter
button itself will show time plots and other detailed information about the
Setup is a configuration of parameter thresholds that control the data
recorded by PX5. Users may perform instrument setup in three ways: via
Automatic Setup which utilizes auto-configured settings and allows users
to proceed directly with data monitoring; via Wizard Setup which follows
a step-by-step sequence where users go through a series of circuit setup
screens; or via Advanced Options setup which allows users to modify
trigger parameters and intervals or tweak threshold settings.
PX5 can monitor the following power configurations:
• Single phase
• Split phase
• 3 Phase Delta
• 3 Phase Wye
• 3 Phase 2-Wattmeter Delta
• Generic
• 2 ½ Element without Vb
• 2 ½ Element without Vc
While monitoring any of the above configurations, the PX5 can also be
connected to monitor neutral to ground voltage and neutral or ground
Automatic Setup is a one-stop process using pre-defined values to set
the unit automatically. Users have the option to view the summary list of
parameter settings, change probe types if current will be monitored,
and/or proceed directly with data monitoring.
Once the setup (either stored, automatic or wizard) has been completed,
the user can start monitoring instantly or monitor for a fixed period of
Wizard Setup guides the user through the circuit setup step-by-step, via
a series of screens prompting for information about the circuit to be
monitored. The unit automatically turns on the correct channels, sets the
parameter thresholds and waveform capture settings depending on the
detected circuit type, nominal voltage and current values, and monitoring
mode specified by the user. The screens are shown in the sequence
that they appear when in the Wizard Setup.
Current probe types (if used), scale factors (when using additional PTs
and/or CTs), circuit configuration (single phase, wye, delta, etc), and the
nominal voltage, current and frequency tracking range are set up first
before selecting the monitoring mode.
Includes automatic detection and comparison of wiring versus selected
Monitoring modes
PX5 allows users to monitor events in the following setup categories:
Standard Power Quality, Current Inrush, Fault Recorder, Long-term
Timed Recording, Continuous Data Logging, and EN50160 Power
Quality mode. Selecting any setup category automatically sets trigger
and capture conditions. Advanced users re free to mix and match
settings (see Chapter 6 Advanced Setup Options).
Standard Power Quality, Demand, Energy: PX5 algorithms automatically
evaluate existing rms and waveform conditions to optimize setups to
reliably capture data. This feature ensures that the first-time user gets
the expected results, while providing the experienced user with the ability
to tweak settings for specific applications. Either way, the necessary data
used to identify critical events and optimize mitigation solutions is
recorded into the data card as it occurs.
Current Inrush: Determining system characteristics during current inrush
conditions such as impedance changes during motor energization or the
I2t curve of a breaker trip is key to preventative maintenance and
enhanced power system performance. Inrush type events such as motor
start-up typically requires extended duration cycle-by-cycle recording.
With PX5, users can capture and store detailed data to evaluate system
performance against specifications and previous benchmark data. Under
the current inrush mode, triggers are current-based. By operating in the
inrush mode, the instrument will capture and store highly detailed data to
a Compact Flash data card in real time, then rearm and be ready to
capture data during the next test run.
Fault Recorder: A fault in a wire circuit is usually due to unintentional
grounding, a break in the line, a crossing or shorting of the wires, etc. A
digital fault recorder logs extended duration cycle-by-cycle recording.
Under the fault recorder mode, triggers are voltage-based. PX5 can help
locate failures detected in various components of assorted equipment by
recording an extended period of cycle-by-cycle data to capture the entire
duration of the fault and the associated system response.
Long-term Timed Recording, Demand, Energy: Performing a statistically
valid power quality energy survey requires the capture of a set of basic
data over an extended period of time. PX5 is designed to facilitate longterm monitoring by collecting min/max/avg data at each predetermined
interval in order to perform post-process harmonic and other events
analysis. PX5 is also designed to be left unattended in the field,
recording statistically representative data for long-term analysis. Using
the Dranetz lockable portable case option or other available enclosures,
power quality studies can be carried out in harsh weather environments.
Continuous Data Logging, Demand, Energy: This logs the rms and
power values once per second for totally gapless logging. Cyclic triggers
are disabled. No waveforms are recorded under this monitoring mode.
EN50160 Power Quality: EN50160 monitors and reports Quality of
Supply (QOS) compliance as specified by the EN standard. The seven
parameters required by EN50160 to determine QOS compliance are:
Power Frequency, Supply Voltage
Variations, Rapid Voltage Changes, Supply Voltage Unbalance,
Harmonic Voltage, Interharmonic Voltage, and Mains Signalling.
Motor Quality: Automatically sets up the parameters that affect the
operation of motors. Motor parameters include True Power Factor,
Horsepower, and Derating Factor, among others.
The transient limits for instantaneous peak, high frequency transient
(PX5 only), waveshape deviation and waveshape rms deviation; rms
variation limits for cycle-to-cycle triggers (high, low, very low), waveform
capture cross-trigger matrix, characterization options, journal limits (very
high, high, low, very low), and journal interval rate can be changed by the
user and saved as a template for future use.
The wizard uses interactive graphical images to show the user what the
present values are and the effect of the proposed changes, as illustrated
The cross trigger matrix determines which channels are saved when a
given channel determines that an event has occurred.
The last step in the setup is to select the name for the data file, as well
as perform any housekeeping functions on the memory card, such as
format a new card or delete old data by reformatting. When multiple
monitoring sessions are performed using the same file name, the
instrument automatically increments and appends a number to the end of
the file name.
Example of Power Quality setup using the Wizard
Current Probe
Select the current probes you are going to use from the list. If you are
using LEMFlex make sure the probe and list match exactly. Full scale
current should not exceed probe rating and nominal current should not
be less than 10% of full scale.
Scale Factors
Set Scale factors if working with the secondary of PTs or CTs. If your
Probe is in the list and selected, Amps Scale Factor should be 1 if not
connected to a secondary of another CT.
Circuit Type
Select the circuit type. If you see a mismatch while connected you may
not be connected properly or your current probes are reading <10% of
full scale or could be V or I imbalance. You can choose to override and
monitor anyway although not recommended if connection is wrong.
Nominal Values
If connected the unit will show values it is reading. If you are not
connected, then you can set your values by pressing the blue bordered
Mode of Operation
Select Continue
Monitoring Mode
Select Standard Power Quality
Advanced Options
Six Sub-categories
1) Transient – Leave defaults as long as Nominal Values were
2) RMS Variation – Leave defaults as long as Nominal Values were
3) Waveform Capture – Easiest thing to do is set all boxes with a
check mark.
4) Characterizer Options – Verify IEEE 1159.
5) Journal Limit – Select Disable, then disable All
Note that this will disable alarming functions on the annunicator
panel status report. Activate only those that you specifically
6) Journal Interval – Leave defaults.
Memory Card
Name your survey. The Site Name will be your data file name. Format
your memory card as long as other data files are saved on your PC.
Finish then Start Now.
Example of Energy/Demand setup using the Wizard
Same as previous, except:
Monitoring Mode
Select Long Term Timed
Advanced Options
Select Journal Limits, then Disable ALL. Note that this will disable
alarming functions on the annunicator panel status report. Activate only
those that you specifically need.
General Specifications
12” Width x 2.5” Height x 8” Depth
(30 x 6.4 x 20.3 cm)
Weight: 4.2 pounds (1.9 kg)
Operating: 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Storage: -20 to 55 °C (4 to 131 °F)
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
2000m (6560 ft) maximum
Installation categories
Mains supply:
Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2
Measurement inputs:
Installation Category III, Pollution Degree 2
Statements and Notices
Statement of warranty
All products of Dranetz are warranted to the original purchaser
against defective material and workmanship for a period of one
year from the date of delivery. Dranetz will repair or replace, at its
option, all defective equipment that is returned, freight prepaid,
during the warranty period. There will be no charge for repair
provided there is no evidence that the equipment has been
mishandled or abused. This warranty shall not apply to any
defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance,
buyer-supplied hardware/software interfacing, unauthorized
modification or misuse of the equipment, operation outside of
environmental specifications, or improper site preparation or
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 FCC compliance
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her
own expense.
Notice regarding proprietary rights
This publication contains information proprietary to Dranetz. By
accepting and using this manual, you agree that the information
contained herein will be used solely for the purpose of operating
equipment of Dranetz.
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, 1000 New Durham Road, Edison,
New Jersey 08818.
Copyright © 2007 Dranetz
All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America.
PowerXplorer®, Scope Mode®, Nodelink® and Dranview® are
registered trademarks of Dranetz.
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