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The 3157-01 AC GROUNDING HiTESTER is designed to measure whether the metal enclosure of an electrical equipment is connected to the ground terminal at sufficiently low resistance levels. It also can be used to evaluate the grounding conditions of large-scale electrical installations. Measurement is carried out by using a high current according to the specifications of the measurement object, and determining the voltage drop at the measurement point. Reference values are as set out in the various safety standards. The 3157-01 can carry out measurements in accordance with the stipulations of multiple standards.
The unit comes with I/O connectors as standard equipment. The connectors allow external START/STOP control, READY/TEST status checking, and PASS/FAIL result reading. Photocouplers are used to isolate the I/O signals from the internal circuitry.
The 9518-02 GP-IB interface or 9593-02 RS-232C interface can be installed in the unit. This allows remote control from a computer as well as export of measurement data. The 9593-02 RS-232C interface also allows connection of the 9442 printer for producing a hard copy of measurement data.
The 3157-01 passes a large AC current through the measurement object and measures the voltage drop according to the AC 4-terminal method, making it possible to measure very low resistance values.
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|Basic functions||AC 4-terminal method resistance measurement|
|Display||Fluorescent tube (digital display)|
|Current setting range||3.0 A to 31.0 A AC (0.1 A resolution), into 0.1Ω load|
|Max. output power||130 VA (at output terminals)|
|Open-terminal voltage||Max. 6 V AC|
|Generator frequency||50 Hz or 60 Hz sine wave (selectable)|
|Resistance measurement||0 to 1.800 Ω (0.001 Ω resolution), Accuracy: ±2% rdg. ±4 dgt. after zero-adjust|
|Voltage measurement||0 to 6.00 V AC (single range 0.01 V resolution), Accuracy: (1 % rdg. +5 dgt.)|
|Monitor section||0 to 35.0 A AC/ 0 to 6 V AC, Refresh rate: 2 times/s|
|Timer display||Counts down time after start until preset time, Shows elapsed time after start|
|Timer setting||0.5 s to 999 s|
|Comparator||PASS/FAIL evaluation using preset upper/lower limit, buzzer sound, signal output|
|Memory function||Max. 20 settings (with save/load)|
|Interfaces||EXT I/O, EXT SW, GP-IB or RS-232C (option)|
|Power supply||100 to 120 V/200 to 240 V AC (switching, 50/60 Hz)|
|Dimensions and mass||320 mm (12.60 in)W × 90 mm (3.54 in)H × 263 mm (10.35 in)D, 7 kg (246.9 oz)|
|Accessories||Power cord ×1, Instruction Manual ×1, Spare fuse (inlet) ×1, Shorting bar ×2|