Vitrek Pa900 Pr

Vitrek power analyzer performs compliance testing to international standards

May 9, 2018

Poway, CA. Vitrek has introduced the latest generation of its line of power analyzers, now equipped with the built-in capability to conduct compliance testing to a number of key environmental performance standards. The PA900 precision multichannel harmonic power analyzer can be set up to analyze the power output or consumption of the device under test and automatically display the results. This is a significant advance over other power analyzers requiring PC-based software to conduct such analysis.

The PA900’s test results are selectable for the following environmental/performance standards:

  • EN60034-2-1:2014 (motor drives),
  • EN50564:2011 (standby power),
  • EN61000-3-2 and 3-12 and 4-7 (harmonics emissions),
  • RTCA DO-160E/F/G (avionics),
  • Boeing 787B3-0147, and
  • Airbus ABD0100.1.8 (A380) and ABD0100.1.8.1 (A350).
The PA900 integrates a high-accuracy, wideband waveform digitizer with advanced computational capability, a large high-resolution display, and a full-color touchscreen user interface. The unit’s intuitive touchscreen operation—with built-in data history, scope mode, and waveform zoom—allows users to explore many aspects of power measurement in greater detail than traditional power analyzers.

The PA900 delivers waveform visualization and measurement results necessary to validate the performance of power-critical designs, such as LED lighting, solar power inverters, electric vehicles, and aviation power distribution. Its Virtual Power Analyzer function facilitates energy-efficiency measurements; it offers 0.03% basic accuracy and up to 5-MHz bandwidth. In addition, the PA900 now includes the capability of measuring up to 500th harmonics and multi-unit linking for as many as 12-channel applications.

“The simplicity of having built-in compliance testing to key industry standards is a significant differentiator of the PA900,” said Kevin Clark, Vitrek’s CEO and chief technology officer. “Competing power analyzers that can cost more than twice its price still require moving the data to a PC to conduct the analysis.”

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