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Fluke - Fluke 437 Series II 400Hz Power Quality and Energy Analyzer

 

OVERVIEW:

Specially designed for transport applications

The Fluke 437 Series II 400Hz Power Quality and Energy Analyzer is designed specifically for the defense and avionics industries. Capable of measuring up to 400 Hz, the 437 II is a must-have for those working in submarines, aircrafts, and other transport applications.

Applications

  • 400 Hz measurement – capture power quality measurements for avionic and military power systems.
  • PowerWave data capture – capture fast RMS values to see every waveform so you can determine how the voltage, current and frequency values are interacting.
  • Power inverter efficiency – measure both ac power and dc power, in and out, to monitor the efficiency of inverters.
  • Energy monetization – calculate the fiscal cost of energy waste due to poor power quality.
  • Energy assessment– quantify the before and after installation improvements in energy consumption to justify energy saving devices.
  • Frontline troubleshooting – quickly diagnose problems on-screen to get your operation back online.
  • Predictive maintenance – detect and prevent power quality issues before they cause downtime.
  • Long-term analysis – uncover hard-to-find or intermittent issues.
  • Load studies – verify electrical system capacity before adding loads.


FEATURES:

  • 400 Hz measurement: By increasing the power frequency to 400 Hz, transformers and motors can be much smaller and lighter than at 50 or 60 Hz, which is an advantage in aircrafts, submarines, space crafts, and other military equipment and hand-held tools. The 437 II model captures power quality measurements for these types of avionic and military systems.
  • Power inverter efficiency: Simultaneously measure AC output power and DC input power for power electronics systems using optional DC clamp.
  • PowerWave data capture: Capture fast RMS data, show half-cycle and waveforms to characterize electrical system dynamics (generator start-ups, UPS switching etc.).
  • Energy loss calculator: Classic active and reactive power measurements, unbalance and harmonic power, are quantified to pinpoint the fiscal costs of energy losses.
  • Troubleshoot real-time: Analyze the trends using the cursors and zoom tools.
  • Highest safety rating in the industry: 600 V CAT IV/1000 V CAT III rated for use at the service entrance.
  • Measure all three phases and neutral: With included four flexible current probes with enhanced thin flex design to fit into the tightest places.
  • Automatic Trending: Every measurement is always automatically recorded, without any set-up.
  • System-Monitor: Ten power quality parameters on one screen according to EN50160 power quality standard.
  • Logger function: Configure for any test condition with memory for up to 600 parameters at user defined intervals.
  • View graphs and generate reports: With included analysis software.
  • Battery life: Seven hours operating time per charge on Li-ion battery pack.

Power Wave Data Capture

For some users, loads switching is a cause of power quality problems. When loads switch on, the current draw sometimes causes the voltage to drop to a level that causes other equipment to malfunction. The PowerWave function available in the 435 and 437 Series II models enables users to capture voltage, current and frequency signals simultaneously at a high speed to see which interaction is potentially causing problems. PowerWave goes beyond standard power quality measurements; PowerWave’s fast data capture mode enables system dynamics to be characterized.

Waveforms for voltage and current are continuously captured for the specified time, and are displayed on screen in high detail; the power waveform is derived from the data. In addition, half-cycle RMS values for voltage, current, power and frequency can be stored and retrieved for analysis. This feature is particularly useful for testing of standby generation systems and UPS systems where reliable switch-on can be vital.

These UPM calculations are used to quantify the fiscal cost of energy loss caused by power quality issues. The calculations are computed, along with other facility-specific information, by an Energy Loss Calculator that ultimately determines how much money a facility loses due to wasted energy.

Power inverter efficiency

Power inverters take DC current and transform it into AC current, or vice versa. Solar generation systems usually include an inverter that takes the DC energy from the solar cells and converts it to useful AC power. Inverters can lose performance over time and need to be checked. By comparing the input power with the output power you can determine the system efficiency. The 430 series II can measure the efficiency of such inverters by simultaneously measuring the DC and AC power of a system to determine how much power is lost in the conversion process.

Unified power measurement

Previously, only experts could calculate how much energy was wasted due to power quality issues; utilities could calculate the cost, but the required measurement process was beyond the reach of average electricians. With the new, patented Unified Power function of the 430 Series II, you can use one handheld tool to determine how much power is being wasted, and calculate exactly what the extra consumption costs. Fluke’s patented Unified Power Measurement System provides the most comprehensive view of power available, measuring:

  • Parameters of Classical Power (Steinmetz 1897) and IEEE 1459-2000
  • Detailed Loss Analysis
  • Unbalance Analysis


Unbalance Analysis These UPM calculations are used to quantify the fiscal cost of energy loss caused by power quality issues. The calculations are computed, along with other facility-specific information by an Energy Loss Calculator that ultimately determines how much money a facility loses due to wasted energy.

AutoTrend - Quickly see the trend

Unique AutoTrend gives you fast insight into changes over time. Every displayed reading is automatically and continuously recorded without having to set up threshold levels or having to manually start the process. You can quickly view trends in voltage, current, frequency, power, harmonics or flicker on all three phases plus neutral.

SystemMonitor - Check performance against EN50160 with ease

With a single push of a button, the unique System-Monitor gives you an overview of power system performance, and checks the compliance of incoming power to EN50160 limits or to your own custom specifications. The overview is shown on a single screen, with color-coded bars clearly indicating which parameters fall outside the limits.

The System-Monitor overview screen gives instant insight into whether the voltage, harmonics, flicker, frequency and the number of dips and swells fall outside the set limits. A detailed list is given of all events falling outside the set limits.


Logging function allows you to customize measurement selections and provides instantaneous analysis of user-selectable parameters. Measure and record power (W), VA and VARs, PF and energy consumption. Track harmonics up to the 50th, and measure and record THD in accordance with IEC61000-4-7 requirements


SPECIFICATIONS:

 

Product specifications
  Model Measurement Range Resolution Accuracy
Volt
Vrms (ac+dc) 434-II 1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.1 V ± 0.5% of nominal voltage**** 
435-II and 437-II  1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.01 V ± 0.1% of nominal voltage**** 
Vpk   1 Vpk to 1400 Vpk 1 V 5% of nominal voltage
Voltage Crest Factor (CF)   1.0 > 2.8 0.01 ± 5 %
Vrms½ 434-II 1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.1 V ± 1% of nominal voltage 
434-II and 435-II   0.1 V ± 0.2% of nominal voltage
Vfund 434-II 1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.1 V  ± 0.5% of nominal voltage
435-II and 437-II    0.1 V ± 0.1% of nominal voltage
Amps (accuracy excluding clamp accuracy)
Amps (ac +dc) i430-Flex 1x  5 A to 6000 A 1:00 AM ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
Apk i430-Flex  8400 Apk  1 Arms ± 5 %
1mV/A 5500 Apk 1 Arms ± 5 %
A Crest Factor (CF)   1 to 10 0.01 ± 5 %
Amps½ i430-Flex 1x  5 A to 6000 A  1 A  ± 1% ± 10 counts 
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A  ± 1% ± 10 counts
1mV/A 1x   5 A to 2000 A  1A  ± 1% ± 10 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 1% ± 10 counts
Afund i430-Flex 1x  5 A to 6000 A 1:00 AM ± 0.5% ± 5 counts 
i430-Flex 10x  0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 1x  5 A to 2000 A 1A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
1mV/A 10x  0.5 A A to 200 A (ac only) 0.1 A ± 0.5% ± 5 counts
Hz
Hz Fluke 434 @ 50 Hz nominal  42.50 Hz to 57.50 Hz 0.01 Hz  ± 0.01 Hz
Fluke 434 @ 60 Hz nominal 51.00 Hz to 69.00 Hz 0.01 Hz ± 0.01 Hz
Fluke 435/7 @ 50 Hz nominal  42.500 Hz to 57.500 Hz    
0.001 Hz ± 0.01 Hz
Fluke 435/7 @ 60 Hz nominal  51.000 Hz to 69.000 Hz    
0.001 Hz ± 0.01 Hz
Fluke 437 @ 400 Hz nominal 340.0 Hz to 460.0 Hz 0.1 Hz ± 0.1 Hz
Power
Watts (VA, var) i430-Flex  max 6000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ± 1% ± 10 counts
1 mV/A max 2000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ± 1% ± 10 counts
Power factor (Cos j/DPF)   0 to 1 0.001 ± 0.1% @ nominal load conditions
Energy
kWh (kVAh, kvarh) i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ± 1% ± 10 counts
Energy loss i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ± 1% ± 10 counts Excluding line resistance accuracy
Harmonics
Harmonic order (n)   DC, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic groups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Inter-harmonic order (n)   OFF, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic and Interharmonic subgroups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Volts %f 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 0.1% ± n x 0.1 %
%r 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 0.1% ± n x 0.4 %
Absolute 0.0 to 1000 V 0.1 V ± 5% *
THD 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 2.5 %
Amps %f 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 0.1% ± n x 0.1%
%r 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 0.1% ± n x 0.4 %
Absolute 0.0 to 600 A 0.1 A ± 5% ± 5 counts
THD 0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 2.5 %
Watts %f or %r  0.0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± n x 2%
Absolute Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal  ± 5% ± n x 2 % ± 10 counts
THD 0.0 % to 100 %   0.10% ± 5 %
Phase Angle   -360° to +0° ± n x 1°
Flicker
Plt, Pst, Pst(1min) Pinst   0.00 to 20.00 0.01 ± 5 %
Unbalance
Volts % 0.0 % to 20.0 % 0.10% ± 0.1 %
Amps % 0.0 % to 20.0 % 0.10% ± 1 %
Mains signaling
Threshold levels   Threshold, limits and signaling duration is programable for two signaling frequencies
Signaling frequency   60 Hz to 3000 Hz 0.1 Hz  
Relative V%   0 % to 100 % 0.10% ± 0.4 %
Absolute V3s (3 second avg.)   0.0 V to 1000 V 0.1 V ± 5 % of nominal voltage

 

 

General Specifications
Case Design Rugged, shock proof with integrated protective holster Drip and dust proof IP51 according to IEC60529 when used in tilt stand position Shock and vibration Shock 30 g, vibration: 3 g sinusoid, random 0.03 g 2 /Hz according to MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Display Brightness: 200 cd/m 2 typ. using power adapter, 90 cd/m 2 typical using battery power Size: 127 mm x 88 mm (153 mm/6.0 in diagonal) LCD Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels Contrast and brightness: user-adjustable, temperature compensated
Memory 8GB SD card (SDHC compliant, FAT32 formatted) standard, upto 32GB optionally Screen save and multiple data memories for storing data including recordings (dependent on memory size)
Real-time clock Time and date stamp for Trend mode, Transient display, System Monitor and event capture

 

 

Environmental
Operating temperature 0 °C ~ +40 °C; +40 °C ~ +50 °C excl. battery
Storage temperature -20 °C ~ +60 °C
Humidity +10 °C ~ +30 °C: 95% RH non-condensing 
+30 °C ~ +40 °C: 75% RH non-condensing 
+40 °C ~ +50 °C: 45% RH non-condensing
Maximum operating altitude Up to 2,000 m (6666 ft) for CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V 
Up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) for CAT III 600 V, CAT II 1000 V 
Maximum storage altitude 12 km (40,000 ft)
Electro-Magnetic-Compatibility (EMC) EN 61326 (2005-12) for emission and immunity
Interfaces mini-USB-B, Isolated USB port for PC connectivity SD card slot accessible behind instrument battery
Warranty Three years (parts and labor) on main instrument, one year on accessories

 

 

Included Accessories 
Power options BC430 Power Adapter International plug adapter set BP290 (Single capacity Li-ion battery) 28Wh (7 hours or more)
Leads TL430 Test lead and Alligator clip set
Color coding WC100 color coding clips and regional decals
Flexible current probes i430flex-TF, 24 inch (61cm) length, 4 clamps
Memory, Software and PC connection 8 GB SD card PowerLog on CD (includes operator manuals in PDF format) USB cable A-Bmini
Carrying case C1740 Soft Case for 434-II and 435-II C437 Hard Case with rollers for 437-II

 

 

SPECIFICATION/LITERATURE:

 

Specification/Datasheet:

 

Data Sheet( PDF )

 Brochure( PDF )

 Users Manual(PDF)

 


For addional information visit Fluke 437 Series II 400Hz Power Quality and Energy Analyzer Product page

 

 

 

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