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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

The PPA55x1 series precision IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker 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

IEC61000-3-2:2018

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

Flicker

IEC61000-3-3:2013

IEC61000-3-3:2017

IEC61000-3-11:2000

IEC61000-3-11:2017

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.

3kVA (10Arms max) Single Phase IEC61000 EMC Test system

Measurement Requirement
Compliance
Analyzer
Impedance Network
Calibration (optional)
AC Source
IEC61000 EMC Testing

10Arms Single Phase
IEC61000-3-2
IEC61000-3-3
IEC61000-4-11*
IEC61000-4-13
IEC61000-4-14
IEC61000-4-17
IEC61000-4-28
IEC61000-4-29*

ppa55x1 flickermeter
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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N4A03 Programmable Power Source

N4A03 Programmable Power Source

6kVA (20Arms max) Single Phase IEC61000 EMC Test system

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
IEC61000-4-14
IEC61000-4-17
IEC61000-4-28
IEC61000-4-29*

ppa55x1 flickermeter
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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N4A06 Programmable Power Source

N4A06 Programmable Power Source

30kVA (32Arms max/phase) Three Phase IEC61000 EMC Test System

Measurement Requirement
Compliance
Analyzer
Impedance Network
Calibration (optional)
AC Source
IEC61000 EMC Testing

32Arms/phase Three Phase
IEC61000-3-2
IEC61000-3-3
IEC61000-3-11
IEC61000-3-12
IEC61000-4-11*
IEC61000-4-13
IEC61000-4-14
IEC61000-4-17
IEC61000-4-28
IEC61000-4-29*
IEC61000-4-34*

ppa55x1 flickermeter
PPA5531 Harmonics and Flicker Analyzer

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IMP161 Front Panel 200px

IMP323 Impedance Network (IMP161 pictured)

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UKAS_Logo
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N4A30 Programmable Power Source

N4A30 Programmable Power Source (N4A06 pictured)

67kVA (75Arms max/phase) Three Phase IEC61000 EMC Test System

Measurement Requirement
Compliance
Analyzer
Impedance Network
Calibration (optional)
AC Source
IEC61000 EMC Testing

75Arms/phase Three Phase
IEC61000-3-2
IEC61000-3-3
IEC61000-3-11
IEC61000-3-12
IEC61000-4-11*
IEC61000-4-13
IEC61000-4-14
IEC61000-4-17
IEC61000-4-28
IEC61000-4-29*
IEC61000-4-34*

ppa55x1 flickermeter
PPA5511 Harmonics and Flicker Analyzer

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IMP161 Front Panel 200px

IMP753 Impedance Network (IMP161 pictured)

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UKAS_Logo
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N4A67 Programmable Power Source

N4A67 Programmable Power Source (N4A06 pictured)

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.

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

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

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