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Power Quality Analyzer is Shock-Resistant

The PowerPad Jr. Model 8230 from AEMC Instruments is a single-phase power quality analyzer that is compact and shock-resistant. It is intended for technicians and engineers to measure and carry out diagnostic work and power quality work on single-phase systems or three-phase balanced low voltage networks. Measurements are easily seen on the large full color graphic display. The Model 8230 also works on three-phase systems with balanced loads, and measures and records true RMS AC volts up to 660VAC/DC, true RMS current up to 6500AAC or 1400 ADC, as well as AC and DC power.

Users are able to obtain instant waveforms of electrical characteristics and monitor their variation over a period of time. The multi-tasking measurement system simultaneously handles all the measurement functions and waveform displays of the various magnitudes, detection, continuous recordings and their display without any constraints. This instrument records volts, amps, watts, VARs, powerfactor, THD, and individual harmonics out to the 50th, frequency DC signals.

A built-in inrush current measurement function graphically displays current waveforms and displays max values down to a half cycle, peak values and total Inrush time.

Phase rotation can also be measured and displayed. Up to 4096 alarm events from up to 10 different thresholds can be captured. DataView software is included free for data storage, real-time display, analysis and hard copy report generation.

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