Features of FAO
The PowerSight Frequency Analysis Option (order FAO) is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that allows you to analyze the frequency content of commercial power from 3,000 Hz to 100,000 Hz. These are frequencies above the range of conventional power harmonics. Nevertheless, frequency content in this region can have important impacts on power systems. Since the heating effect of a given current increases with the frequency, very small currents can have large heating effects. For instance, one would expect 1 milliamp of current at 60,000 Hz to have a much greater heating effect than 1 amp does at 60 Hz.
analyze the high frequency content of power, you will
need to plug voltage leads into a Voltage Conditioning
box and then plug that box into your PS40000. To
analyze the high frequency content of current, you will
plug an HA1000 current probe into a special adapter
cable that then plugs into your meter. The high
frequency content of voltage and current can be
evaluated simultaneously. The Voltage Conditioning box
and the adapter cable are supplied with the FAO. The
FAO can measure frequencies with amplitudes from 100
µVrms to 1 Vrms and currents from 6 mA to 60 Arms (with
an HA1000 current probe).
This exciting option turns your PowerSight meter into a
hand-held spectrum analyzer, as well as a power quality
analyzer. It starts its analysis where other power
quality analyzers stop.
This option is only for the PS4000
line of PowerSight meters.
The Frequency Analysis Option is
available for immediate purchase. To order, specify
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