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PPA5500-TE Transformer Edition Power Analyzer

The Worlds Most Accurate Power Transformer Analyzer*

The PPA5500-TE is a high accuracy transformer power analyzer compliant to relevant testing within IEC60076-1, dedicated to the transformer industry. The PPA5500-TE builds upon years of knowledge and experience within the transformer industry bringing a power analyzer with exceptional performance. Transformer analysis requires very specific performance requirements including exceptional phase angle accuracy and repeatability. The PPA5500-TE provides market leading low power factor analysis, supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification.

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Specification Highlights
IEC Compliance IEC60076-1 Compliant
Voltage and Current Input Accuracy 0.02%rdg + 0.02%rng
45-65Hz Phase Accuracy 0.003deg
UKAS ISO17025 All accuracies certified to ISO17025
45-65Hz Power Accuracy (Watts) Total % error, PF 1 ~ 0.5 0.15%
45-65Hz Power Accuracy (Watts) Total % error, PF 0.5 ~ 0.05 0.23%
45-65Hz Power Accuracy (Watts) Total % error, PF 0.05 ~ 0.02 0.52%
45-65Hz Power Accuracy (Watts) Total % error, PF 0.02 ~ 0.01 0.55%
Measurement Bandwidth DC, 10mHz ~ 2MHz
Calibration Interval 24 Months
Communication Ports RS232, LAN, GPIB or USB
Warranty 3 Years

Featuring the industry renowned planar shunt technology (A shunt design topology developed by N4L) and FPGA based real time no gap analysis techniques, the PPA5500 is able to provide ground breaking low power factor analysis performance.

*According to N4L market research, April 2020

ISO17025 Calibration and Verification

Every PPA5500-TE is supplied with a comprehensive UKAS ISO17025 certificate, featuring power calibration at a range of power factors from unity to 0.01, 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.

Calibration Options

1. Standard Recalibration - Included with new instruments – Included with RMA Calibration
Wideband calibration (DC-2MHz) with optimisation of measurements on all ranges over the complete instrument bandwidth. Traceable to UKAS but not ‘accredited’.
4. UKAS IEC61000 H+F Calibration - Optional with new instruments or RMA calibration
UKAS accredited calibration of PPA55x1 series units that includes all prevailing type test protocols for fully compliant Harmonic and Flicker testing.
This option can only be specified in addition to option 1 and option 2 calibration.
2. UKAS (ISO17025) Calibration - Included with new instruments – Optional with RMA Calibration
UKAS Accredited calibration of Voltage, Current, Phase (PF) and Power on all ranges from 55-850Hz.
In addition to the calibration certificates, the PPA will be fitted with a UKAS calibration label. This option can only be specified in addition to option 1.


5. PPA55xx-TE Calibration - Included with PPA-TE order – Optional with RMA Calibration
UKAS calibration that includes a series of low power factor tests down to 0.01 PF over the frequency range of 16-450Hz.
This option can only be specified in addition to option 1 and option 2 calibration

3. System Calibration - Optional with new instruments or RMA calibration
UKAS accredited calibration of a PPA together with an external sensor.
This option is separate to option 1 & 2 which must both be specified in addition when system calibration is required.
Note: This is end-to-end calibration of the of the PPA+sensor ‘system’ at nine N4L defined test points. (3 current levels @ 3 different frequencies)
6. UKAS calorimeter power calibration - Optional with new instruments or RMA calibration
UKAS accredited power calibration via calorimetry. Available at customer requested frequency(s) and with sinusoidal or harmonically distorted wave shapes within a frequency range of 45Hz to 2MHz.
This option can only be specified in addition to option 1 and option 2 calibration


BrochureDocumentation
PPA5500-TE_brochure PDF, 1MbPPA55xx User Manual v4 PDF, 1.45Mb
PPA55xx-Rack-Dimensions PDF, 225kbPPA55xx Comms Manual v4 PDF, 840kb
PPA45_5500 Brochure PDF, 6MbPPA55 Start up Manual v4 PDF, 3.58Mb
PPA Datalogger User Manual PDF, 3.1Mb