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PPA55x1 IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker Analyzer (IEC61000-3-2/3-3 & IEC61000-3-11/3-12)

IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker Analyzer – Compliant, Proven and available with UKAS ISO17025 Certification

The PPA55x1 series precision power analyzer provides a fully compliant test and measurement solution to meet the latest IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker international test standards. The instrument offers both standalone and software driven test ability, giving the user the option to obtain pass/fail results on the instrument with no requirement for a PC. Alternatively IECSoft can be used, this offers the user an intuitive and highly sophisticated reporting and analysis platform.

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If coverage of the IEC61000-4-11 and IEC61000-4-13 immunity test standards is also required, N4L’s EMC Test Systems offer compliance to these standards alongside IEC61000-3-2/3 and IEC61000-3-11/12. Example EMC test system configurations are illustrated in the table below.

IECSoft provides the user with the ability to quickly and easily determine failure modes of any DUT, in the past harmonics and flicker test software has provided reporting with little real time ”in-test” analysis of results. IECSoft bucks the trend and offers an easy to interpret user interface, this includes a sophisticated harmonics real time graph display giving analogue representation of data in order to provide the user with a “feel” for the performance of the DUT throughout a test. This is achieved through a carefully designed user interface, for fluctuating harmonics this includes POHC% of limit representation, colour coded Real Time, Average, Fail Average, Fail Max, STL Exception, POHC Exception bar graphs and individual real time harmonic analysis.

Newtons4th have developed a unique user interface for manual switching tests providing the user with both instantaneous Dmax values and a running average throughout the 24 tests, the software will auto compute limits and results from the data gathered. This reduces test time and give the engineer more time to concentrate on the DUT behaviour and failure investigation should it occur.

All PPA55x1 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification for Voltage, Current and Power as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.

UKAS ISO17025 IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker certification is available as an option

International Standards Compliance

Limits

Measurement

Harmonics

IEC61000-3-2:2014 IEC61000-3-12:2011 IEC61000-4-7:2002+A1:2009

Flicker

IEC61000-3-3:2013 IEC61000-3-11:2000 IEC61000-4-15:2011

Example Test System Configurations

Below are example test system configurations which provide fully compliant Harmonics and Flicker test solution to the latest IEC/EN standards listed in the table at the top of this page.

Measurement Requirement

Compliance

Analyzer

Impedance Network

Calibration

(optional)

AC Source

IEC61000 EMC Testing

16Arms Single Phase

IEC61000-3-2

IEC61000-3-3

IEC61000-4-11

IEC61000-4-13

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PPA5511 Harmonics and

Flicker Analyzer

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IMP161 Front Panel 200px

IMP161 Impedance Network

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UKAS_Logo

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N4A AC Power Source

IEC61000 EMC Testing

16Arms Three Phase

IEC61000-3-2

IEC61000-3-3

IEC61000-4-11

IEC61000-4-13

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PPA5531 Harmonics and

Flicker Analyzer

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IMP163 Impedance Network

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UKAS_Logo

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N4A AC Power Source

IEC61000 EMC Testing

32Arms Three Phase

IEC61000-3-2/IEC61000-3-3

IEC61000-3-11/IEC61000-3-12

IEC61000-4-11

IEC61000-4-13

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PPA5531 Harmonics and

Flicker Analyzer

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IMP323 Impedance Network

(IMP163 Pictured)

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UKAS_Logo

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N4A AC Power Source

IEC61000 EMC Testing

75Arms Three Phase

IEC61000-3-2/IEC61000-3-3

IEC61000-3-11/IEC61000-3-12

IEC61000-4-11

IEC61000-4-13

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PPA5531 Harmonics and

Flicker Analyzer

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IMP753 Impedance Network

(IMP163 Pictured)

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UKAS_Logo

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N4A AC Power Source

ISO17025 Calibration and Verification

Every PPA55x1 Power Analyzer supplied by N4L is provided with both a UKAS Accredited calibration certificate up to 850Hz, as well as a UKAS Traceable calibration certificate up to 2MHz. N4L have developed a number of bespoke power calibrators in order to verify the accuracy of every power analyzer supplied over its entire frequency range, this is surprisingly uncommon within the instrumentation industry. Furthermore, development of an ISO17025 (UKAS) accredited Closed Loop Calorimeter in partnership with Oxford University (UK) has verified the performance of the N4L custom designed power calibration rigs with a very low uncertainty level, providing absolute confidence that the wide band performance of all N4L power analyzers is market leading. N4L also offer an optional ISO17025 UKAS calibration service which covers all aspects of IEC61000-3-2/12 and IEC61000-3-3/11, N4L are currently the only power analyzer manufacturer in the world to offer this level of accreditation for Harmonics and Flicker.*

*according to N4L research, Nov 2016.

Features & Benefits

0.01% Basic accuracy Frequency range DC and 10mHz to 1MHz
Fully compliant IEC61000-3-2 Fully compliant IEC61000-3-3
Fully compliant IEC61000-3-11 Fully compliant IEC61000-3-12
High precision internal shunts Superior accuracy to any external shunt 5 millidegree phase accuracy Necessary for low power factor applications
50 Arms (1000 Apk) & 1000 Vrms (3000 Vpk) direct input Standard current (50Arms) options
High speed sampling on all channels True real time analysis with no measurement gap
1, 2 or 3 phase versions
master – slave mode for 4, 5 or 6 phase
Real time Digital, Tabular, Graphic and Oscilloscope displays
Simple BNC connection of N4L shunts for high current applications RS232, IEEE 488, USB, LAN, Torque, Speed and Extension ports

Brochure                                                      

PPA5531_Brochure. PDF, 4,494kb
IMP16x_32x_75x_Brochure PDF, 995kb
IEC61000_EMC_Test_Systems_Brochure PDF, 3,334kb

Documentation                                          

 

PPA55xx User Manual v2.155 PDF, 1.45Mb
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PPA55xx Comms Manual v2_159 PDF, 840kb
PPA55 Start up guide v2.149 PDF, 3.58Mb
Power_Analyzer_Product_Selector PDF, 236kb

 

PPA55x1 Options, Software and Accessories

 

AC_SOURCE_ICON2 Compliant AC Power Sources:
  • N4A03 – Compliant to IEC61000-3-2 + IEC61000-3-3 + IEC61000-4-11 + IEC61000-4-13 (Single Phase, 3kVA)
  • N4A06 – Compliant to IEC61000-3-2 + IEC61000-3-3 (Single Phase, 6kVA)
  • N4A18 – Compliant to IEC61000-3-2 + IEC61000-3-3 + IEC61000-3-11 + IEC61000-3-12 + IEC61000-4-11 + IEC61000-4-13 (Three Phase, 18kVA)
  • N4A30 – Compliant to IEC61000-3-2 + IEC61000-3-3 + IEC61000-3-11 + IEC61000-3-12 + IEC61000-4-11 + IEC61000-4-13 (Three Phase, 30kVA)
  • N4A67 – Compliant to IEC61000-3-2 + IEC61000-3-3 + IEC61000-3-11 + IEC61000-3-12 + IEC61000-4-11 + IEC61000-4-13 (Three Phase, 67kVA)
HARMONICS_FLICKER_ICON Harmonics and Flicker Options:

      IEC Versions Compliant to IEC61000-3-3 / 3-11 

  • 16Arms Single Phase Impedance Network (IMP161)
  • 16Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP163)
  • 32Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP323)
  • 75Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP753)

      JIS Versions Compliant to JIS C 61000-3-2 : 2011

  • 16Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP163-JIS)
  • 32Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP323-JIS)
  • 75Arms Three Phase Impedance Network (IMP753-JIS)
COMMS_ICON Communications Interfaces:
  • Standard: LAN, USB, RS232 and GPIB Communication Ports
PROBE_ICON Probes and Probe Accessory Options:
  • ULCP Ultra Low Capacitance Probes (Active, For use with DUT’s susceptible to capacitive loading) – 1.5pF, 1000Vrms, dc to 2MHz, 1000:1
  • TT-HV 250 High Voltage Probe (Passive) – 2.5kVpk, 100:1
  • TT-HVP 15HF High Voltage Probe – 15kVpk, 1000:1
  • ATT10 – 10:1 Attenuator (For use when voltage probe output does not meet PPA ext. input 3Vpk max rating) – For connection to PPA ext input and external attenuating probes.
  • ATT20 – 20:1 Attenuator (For use when voltage probe output does not meet PPA ext. input 3Vpk max rating) – For connection to PPA ext input and external attenuating probes.
EXTENSION_ICON Extension Port and Accessory Options:
  • PCIS – Phase controlled inrush for (Use when control of DUT source with respect to phase angle is required)
CONNECTOR_ICON Leads, Connection and Interface Options:
  • 20A Connection lead set for one phase (supplied as standard) – 20Arated, 1.5m long + Alligator Clips
  • 36A Connection lead set for one phase – 36A rated, 1.5m long + Alligator Clips
  • Voltage Breakout Lead set – 3 x 2m BNC to BNC with 4mm Banana Voltage break out leads + 2 x voltage low shorting leads (For use when distance between analyser and DUT is large and HF series external shunt is being used, facilitates short voltage connections.
  • Universal Breakout Box – Single Phase 10Arms Universal Breakout box
  • RS232 Cable (Supplied as Standard) – 9 Pin null modem cable
  • USB Cable (Supplied as standard) – 2m long A Male to B Male USB Cable
CASES_ICON Carry Cases:
  • PPA45/55xx Soft Carry Case – Black Nylon Padded Case with accessory space, handle and strap
  • PPA45/55xx Hard Carry Case – PPA45/55xx Hard Aluminium Flight Case with accessory space, handle and lock (Ideal for Aircraft Hold)
RACK_ICON Rack Mounting Kit Options:
CALIBRATION_ICON Calibration and Documentation (Unit supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certificate as standard when new):
CLAMP_ICON Current Measurement Options:
PC_ICON PC Software (Free of charge):
  • PPALoG – Power Analysis Data Logging Software (Up to 64 Parameter simultaneous measurement, up to 12 Phases)
  • PPA Standby Power Software – IEC62301 & EN50564 Compliant
  • IECSoft Harmonics and Flicker (IEC61000-3-2/3-3/3-11/3-12/4-11/4-13) Software

 

Application Notes and Related Articles

Video Tutorials

Tutorial 1 : Power Analyzer Turn on and External Shunt Configuration

Tutorial 2 : PWM Motor Drive Efficiency Measurements

Tutorial 2a : PWM Motor Driver Efficiency Measurements (Extended version)

Tutorial 3 : Standby Power Measurement of a USB Mains Adaptor

Tutorial 4 : AC/DC Converter Efficiency Measurements

Application Notes

APP012 – N4L’s Unique Current Shunt Design Topology Explained

APP013 – AC-DC Switch Mode Power Supply Efficiency Measurements

APP014 – 3 Phase 2 Wattmeter Power Analysis Explained

APP015 – IEC62301/EN50564 Standby Power Testing the N4L Power Analyzers

APP017 – PWM Inverter Drives – Pulse Wide Modulation Theory

APP018 – Transformer Loss and Efficiency testing with N4L Power Analyzers

APP019 – RMS and Peak range consideration in Precision Power Analyzers

APP021 – Master/ Slave Efficiency testing with N4L Power Analyzers

APP023 – Harmonic analysis in Power Applications

APP025 – High Speed PWM Motor Drive Analysis

APP026 – Technical Guide to Flicker Measurement; Electromagnetic Compatibility IEC61000-3-3: 2013

PPA55x1 Full Instrument Specification

Parameter

PPA5500

Frequency Range

Bandwidth

PPA5500-HC(50Arms) : DC, 10mHz ~ 1MHz

Voltage Input

Internal Ranges

Normal : 300mVpk ~ 3000Vpk

9 Ranges – 300mV, 1V, 3V, 10V, 30V, 100V, 300V, 1kV, 3kV

(240Vrms within 300Vpk range, using 20% over range)

Internal Accuracy

Normal : 0.01% Rdg + 0.038% Rng + (0.004%xkHz) + 5mV

External Voltage BNC Input Ranges

300uVpk ~ 3Vpk  [BNC Connector 3Vpk Max Input]

9 Ranges – 300uV, 1mV, 3mV, 10mV, 30mV, 100mV, 300mV, 1V, 3V

External Voltage Input Accuracy

0.01% Rdg + 0.038% Rng + (0.004%xkHz) + 3uV

Current Input

PPA55x1 50Arms Shunt, 50A Screw Type Safety Terminals

100mApk ~ 1000Apk (50Arms) 

9 Ranges – 100mA, 300mA, 1A, 3A, 10A, 30A, 100A, 300A, 1kA

Internal Shunt Accuracy

 PPA55x1 : 0.01% Rdg + 0.038% Rng + 0.004%xkHz + 900uA

External Current BNC Input Ranges

300uVpk ~ 3Vpk [BNC Connector 3Vpk Max Input]

9 Ranges – 300uV, 1mV, 3mV, 10mV, 30mV, 100mV, 300mV, 1V, 3V

External Current Input Accuracy

0.01% Rdg + 0.038% Rng + (0.004%/kHz) + 3uV

Phase Accuracy

Degrees

PPA55x1(50Arms) : 0.01deg + (0.02deg/kHz)

Power Accuracy

Normal

[0.03% + 0.03%/pf + (0.01%/kHz)/pf] Rdg + 0.03% VA Rng

40Hz ~ 850Hz

[0.02% + 0.03%/pf + (0.01%/kHz)/pf] Rdg + 0.02% VA Rng

General

Crest Factor

20 (Voltage and Current)

Sample Rate

1Ms/s on all channels, real time No-Gap

IEC Compliant Modes

IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3, IEC61000-3-11, IEC61000-3-12

IEC62301/EN50564 Standby Power Mode

Application Modes

PWM Motor Drive, Harmonics and Flicker, Transformer, TTV105 (Airbus ADB0100 Inter harmonics), Ballast, Inrush, Standby Power

CMRR – Common Mode Rejection Ratio

250V @ 50Hz – ≥ 1mA (150dB) 100V @ 100kHz – ≥ 3mA (130dB)

Measurement Parameters

W, VA, Var, pf, V & A – rms, rectified mean, AC, DC, peak, surge, crest factor, form factor, star to delta conversion, delta to star conversion

Frequency (Hz), Phase (deg), Fundamentals, Impedance

Harmonics, THD, TIF, THF, TRD, TDD

Integrated Values, Datalog, Sum and Neutral Values

Datalog (Up to 4 user selectable measurement functions (60 with PC software)

Datalog window

No-Gap analysis, Minimum Window 2ms

Memory

RAM up to 10M records into flash RAM (Non Volatile)

Communication Ports

RS232, LAN, USB, GPIB, Extension (Aux)

Standard Accessories

Leads

Power, RS232, USB

Connection Cables

36A 1.5m long 4mm stackable terminals. 1x red, 1x yellow, 2x black per phase (1x red, 1x black per phase with HC version)

Connection Clips

4mm terminated alligator clips – 1x red, 1x yellow and 2x black per phase (1x red, 1x black per phase with HC version)

Instruction manual

User manual, Communications manual

Other documents

Calibration certificate, Quick start guide

Mechanical and Environmental

Display

320×240 dot full colour TFT, White LED backlit

Dimensions

130H x 400W x 315D mm excluding feet

Weight

5.4kg (1 Phase), 6kg (3 Phase)

Safety Isolation

1000Vrms or DC (CATII), 600Vrms or DC (CATIII)

Power Supply

90 ~ 265Vrms, 50 ~ 60Hz, 40VA Max

Operating Conditions

5 deg to 40 deg ambient temperature (or air intake temperature when rack mounted), 20-90% Non-condensing relative humidity.

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