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.
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
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.
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.
|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’.
|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.
This option includes option 1 calibration.
In addition to the calibration certificates, the PPA will be fitted with a UKAS calibration label.
|3. System Calibration – Standard - 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 which must also be ordered when system calibrating.
Note: This is end-to-end calibration of the of the PPA+sensor ‘system’ at an N4L defined test point or points and does not include UKAS calibration of the PPA alone (option 2).
|4. System Calibration – Non-Standard - Optional with new instruments or RMA calibration
As Option 3 but applied at customer requested test points. This will be UKAS only for frequencies between 16-850Hz.
|5. 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 includes option 1 and option 2 calibration.
|6. PPA55xx-TE Calibration – Included with PPA-TE order – Optional with RMA Calibration
Custom 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 includes option 1 calibration.
|7. 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 includes options 1 and 2.
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|
|PPA5531_Brochure low res. PDF, 4,494kb|
|IMP16x_32x_75x_Brochure PDF, 995kb|
|IEC61000_EMC_Test_Systems_Brochure PDF, 3,334kb|
|PPA55xx_ v2_169_user-manual PDF, 1.45Mb||
|PPA55xx Comms Manual v2_159 PDF, 840kb|
|PPA55 Start up Manual v2.169 PDF, 3.58Mb|
|Power_Analyzer_Product_Selector PDF, 236kb|