Mobile testing of pluggable surge protection devices
Phoenix Contact has released Checkmaster 2 – a mobile test case that lets technicians quickly and accurately test all Phoenix Contact pluggable surge protection tection devices.
Phoenix says that with Checkmaster 2, technicians can check the he electrical status of their Phoenix Contact surge protection devices to prevent unexpected ected failures, and avoid unnecessary service calls.
Checkmaster 2 features a ‘convenient’, integrated hand scanner r that reads and identifies the surge protection device by its barcode. The test object ject is then simply inserted into the associated test adaptor and the test process started r ted via the touch panel screen. The surge protection device is electrically tested in an automatic test process that compares the current electrical parameters of the components omponents with the specified reference values.
To ensure a highly accurate result, all of the installed protective e elements of the surge protection device are electrically tested in a single cycle. These include triggered spark gaps, gas- filled surge protectors, varistors and suppressor diodes.
The results are easy to see and read on a colour display, promises Phoenix and three status levels accurately inform the technician of the current quality of the device. The three status levels are ‘OK: Test passed’, ‘ Warning: Tolerance limit reached’, and ‘ Defect: Replacement required’. These help the technician make informed decisions about the device to ensure the ongoing availability of systems.
The tests undertaken by Checkmaster 2 conform with requirements in IEC 62305-3 and are performed using a high voltage generator. For user convenience, Checkmaster 2 documents and saves all test results to its internal memory. A USB port lets technicians transfer data for further processing as s well as update software.
Fully portable so that technicians can take it anywhere, the Checkmaster k 2 comes i in a sturdy d protective case that also provides space for documents. The menu- driven LC colour touch panel interface enables quick and easy handling of the device during testing.
Convenient, safe, accurate and fast testing, the Checkmaster 2 supports technicians in ensuring continuous system availability in numerous industries.