High Performance Compact Power Analyzers
The PPA500 joins Newtons4th’s Precision Power Analyzer range addressing a need for high performance power analyzer at low cost. Primarily aimed toward applications that require precision measurement without complex features, the PPA500 series is ideally suited to an education, production or test environment. The unit benefits from a full color TFT display that provides greater flexibility than fixed numeric displays and combines a level of performance, ease of use and value beyond any comparable product. Sharing many of the techniques utilized in the PPA1500 series, the PPA500 achieves a level of performance previously available only in much more costly instruments, while maintaining the intuitive operation and clarity of measurement presentation for which the PPA series has become renowned. While being only half rack width and 2U high, the PPA500 is available in 1, 2 or 3 phase configurations. There is also the option to install the unit in a 19in rack where two units can be positioned side by side to provide a 2U 6 Phase solution see our accessories page for more details.
As a result of innovative design, the PPA500 compact power analyzer is able to deliver high performance at low cost. Features such as the planar shunt (A shunt design topology developed by N4L) and FPGA based real time no gap analysis technique all contribute to the PPA500’s fantastic offering. The low cost of the PPA500 Power Analyzer presents a great opportunity to system integrators looking for accurate, traceable, reliable power analysis.
All PPA500 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.
The PPA1500 Power Analyzer offers higher performance than its sibling – the PPA500 unit, the PPA1500 series ensures that N4L power analyzers provide the optimum solution in almost any power measurement application and budget. The main differences between the PPA500 and PPA1500 Power Analyzers are that the PPA1500 features a 1Mhz Bandwidth and full graphical display, this includes harmonic bar graphs and graphical data logging. The PPA1500 Power Analyzers now features sophisticated parallel digital filtering algorithms enabling the PPA1500 to be used in various Pulse Width Modulated applications. While being only half rack width and 2U high, the PPA1500 is available in 1, 2 or 3 phase configurations and offers a level of performance normally found only in larger and more costly instruments. With modes such as “Inrush Current and “Standby Power”, the PPA1500 provides fast, accurate and easy measurements in challenging environments. The PPA1500 series analyzers now have a 6 Phase 2U Rack option in which two PPA1530 units are installed on the same rack side by side, see our accessories page for more details. For a practical insight into the versatility and speed of the PPA1500, please take a look at our Power Analyzer Tutorials.
All PPA1500 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.
High Performance 6 Phase Power Analysis
The PPA3500 is a high accuracy 3~6 phase power analyzer able to perform reliable, accurate power analysis in a variety of applications. As a result of innovative analogue card design, the PPA3500 is packaged in a compact 2U chassis. The PPA3500 is available in 3, 4, 5 or 6 phase configurations. There is also the option to install the unit in a 19in rack providing a 2U 6 Phase solution, see our accessories page for more details. The PPA3500 power analyzer benefits from a full color “Dual” TFT display, this concept employs two TFT displays within one instrument, allowing for a large widescreen display area in a 2U form factor.
Why choose a Newtons4th Power Analyzer?
Only Power Analyzer in market designed specifically for inverter drive applications
Best Wideband Power Accuracy in class
Extremely high accuracy phase measurement of 0.01deg
ISO17025 (UKAS) traceable certification supplied
Low profile – 2U High, up to 6 Phase measurement
Unrivaled product support
PWM Motor drive mode for quick easy setup
All required inputs included as Standard
The PPA3500 includes all ports fitted as standard including Internal(4mm) and External(BNC), Torque, Speed, RS232, LAN, USB, GPIB.
PWM Inverter Drive Efficiency Analysis
High Frequency Power Electronics
Featuring the industry renowned planar shunt technology (A shunt design topology developed by N4L) and FPGA based real time no gap analysis techniques, the PPA3500 is able to provide ground breaking 6 phase analysis performance. Real-Time no gap analysis ensures efficiency measurements are entirely synchronized between input and output.
All PPA3500 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.
High Accuracy Power Analyzer for a wide range of Applications
The PPA4500 features high speed FPGA/DSP sampling techniques and N4L’s highly respected “Planar Shunt” Technology, the PPA4500 is the result of over 12 years of development. The PPA4500 replaces the outgoing PPA2500 and PPA2600 models, with improved accuracy, color TFT, front USB port and faster processing. The PPA4500 is a significant leap forward in both accuracy and functionality. The PPA4500 is well suited to transformer loss testing, PWM inverter drive efficiency testing, standby power testing to IEC62301/EN50564 and many more challenging applications.
The PPA4500 exhibits the ability to measure fundamental frequencies up to 2MHz, as well as up to 100 Harmonics with the same 2MHz upper frequency limit. PWM Motor drive mode enables the engineer to rapidly setup the instrument to measure complex harmonically distorted waveforms, sophisticated signal processing algorithms facilitate high sample rate (2Ms/s) true wideband (2Mhz) analysis of PWM signals. The PPA4500 utilizes parallel digital filtering for fundamental frequency synchronization without affecting the bandwidth of the measured data.
All PPA4500 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.
Power Analyzer delivering the Highest Precision and Speed
The PPA5500 series extends our power analysis range still further for those who need the ultimate power analysis product, this is the top of the range model offered by N4L and rightly deserves its place. While maintaining the wide frequency range and exceptional noise rejection for which the PPA2500 has become renowned, the PPA5500 series add increased voltage and current measurement ranges, greater processing power, increased memory, real time clock, high contrast color display, 1GB non-volatile internal memory and external USB memory port. A 2MS/s sample rate, alongside “True Real Time” no gap analysis are a formidable combination for the analysis of power, this – along with innovative analogue front end design which includes our proprietary “Planar shunt technology“, the PPA5500 provides truly exceptional measurement stability and accuracy. The phase angle accuracy of the PPA5500 is 0.005 degrees, this is perfect for transformer loss analysis testing at very low power factors. Please take a look at our Power Analyzer Tutorial Series which demonstrated the speed and versatility of the PPA5500.
All PPA5500 units are supplied with UKAS ISO17025 certification as standard, this is performed at N4L in the UK in our accredited ISO17025 Laboratory.