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Dranetz PX5 Power Xplorer Package

Dranetz PX5 Power Quality Analyzer is a power explorer that integrates advanced features that are available in most power monitoring devices with a simple and user friendly graphical user interface, making it a power testing device that anyone can use.

This 8 channel work horse offers high speed data capture (1ms/channel) and sampling that simultaneously characterizes multiple parameters with a range of operating modes (both customizable and standard). It has unique measurement abilities including the capture of frequency transients via waveshape, peak, adaptive high speed, and rms duration sampling. Apart from this, its power measurements characterize unbalanced and non sinusoidal systems.

Here are some of the features of the Dranetz PX5 Power Quality Analyzer that make it stand out from the crowd.

Has 8 channels- 4 for current and 4 for voltage
• Is light in weight- about 2kg, with a rugged rubber boot
• Supports color touch screen which makes its usage extremely simple and easy
• Used for both AC/DC applications
• Supports independent voltage and current triggering
• Can sample at 256 samples per cycle
• Offers oscilloscope like transient detection
• Provides sampling and data capture at high speeds of 1 ms/channel
• Complies with IEEE 1453, IEEE 519, IEEE 1159, EN50 160, and IEC 6100-4-30 Class A
•  Is able to capture IEEE 1459 parameters for advanced and non sinusoidal power systems
• Presents detailed categorization of RMS transients and variations
• Can connect remotely using USB, Ethernet, or RS232
•  Operates on AC or battery mode
• Has a built in UPS battery, and comes with an external charger
• Supports multiple languages like English, Italian, French, Swedish, Spanish, Thai, Polish, Finnish, Korean, Chinese and Japanese
• Comes with compact flash memory of up to 4GB
• Enables DRAN VIEW for Win2000, XP, Vista, and 7
• Is available in 400 Hz versions
• Measures flicker and electrical harmonics

The Dranetz PX5 Power Quality Analyzer is used in many areas, and some common applications are:

Fast transient capture: The Dranetz PX5 makes use of high speed digitized sampling technique to capture and examine transients that are just a microsecond apart. It delivers a complete profile with time stamps for the complete transient system to mark the exact source of a particular event.

Power quality diagnosis: The PX5 has an inbuilt characterizer that supports troubleshooting and logging survey data. This is done to improve power quality and reliability of the device.

Switching events: One downside of using capacitors is that they give oscillatory transients which can propagate through the power system. This can cause damage to processes and equipment. The PX5 captures and recognizes such fast transients, and protects the device.

Load distribution: The PX5 measures a complete range of sequencing, vector, and arithmetic parameters that are specified in IEEE 1459, and evaluates distortion to restore balanced loads.

Flicker: This electrical test equipment catches flicker according to IEC 6100-4-15 that can be evaluated by the Dran View visualization software.

Compliance monitoring: This device meets the highest power quality standards. It produces statistical output to verify its compliance with international standards of power quality.

Harmonics: The PX5 records detailed harmonics, subharmonics, and interharmonics to troubleshoot the problems that result from these events.

Here are some accessories and options that you can use with your PX5:

Training CD: This CD helps with running the device and installing PowerGuide 4400.
• Flash card: It is removable memory and can be used with computers and laptops. With removable memory, you get more storage options.
• RSC 4300: It’s the shipping container that protects the gear.
• SCC 4300: This soft carrying case is made of nylon and can be carried anywhere.

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Editors Note: This blog was orginally posted on May 4, 2013