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Data Logger Kit identifies dirty power issues.

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Data Logger Kit identifies dirty power issues.

Jul 05, 2012 - By constantly sampling each data cycle multiple times, Electrocorder EC-7VAR 3-Phase Voltage and Current Logger Kit enables user to identify single- and 3-phase problems over a few days of recording. Datalogger records both power and energy usage, identifies related issues by checking voltage and current variations, and allows users to view onsite power consumption in kilowatt hours. Available in 4 models that record at ranges from 4 A to 3 kA, kit includes software for data analysis.

CAS DataLoggers - Chesterland, OH

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CAS DataLoggers Has 3-Phase Data Logger Kit to Identify Dirty Power Issues

Press release date: Jun 25, 2012

Low Cost Voltage/Current Logger Kit for Seasonal Equipment Problems

CHESTERLAND OH- This summer, power spikes, surges, and brownouts can easily damage or destroy motors and other expensive equipment, so electrical companies often need to check if their machinery is drawing dirty power. The typical voltage supply for businesses is often above what's safe for these machines, and dirty power causes them to draw too much of the supply and can cause them to develop problems or shut down.

CAS DataLoggers and bestselling manufacturer Electrocorder have the low-cost solution with the new 3-Phase Voltage & Current Logger enabling users to identify voltage supply faults and power spikes, a critical precaution during the fault-prone season. The new EC-7VAR kit has everything you need for your single and 3-phase issues, including the datalogger itself, voltage leads, Rogowski Coils, a USB lead, free software, and a convenient carrying case. Customers pay one low price and they're ready to start logging!

Competing datalogger brands briefly activate to take a single sample but then go back to sleep, missing nearly all the important data. In contrast, the new Electrocorder kit constantly samples each data cycle multiple times for truly detailed metering-users can often identify problems over a few days of recording. The EC-7VAR can also monitor and record as a single-phase data logger, providing users with more than enough leads and current clamps.

The new datalogger records both power (kW) and energy (kWh) usage, identifies related issues by checking voltage and current variations, and allows users to view onsite power consumption given in kilowatt hours for energy savings. Recording in both voltage and current allows users to find out if low voltage is related to high current demands onsite or if the low voltage is being supplied to the site.

The kit is available in 4 models to record at different amp ranges, from 4A to 3kA (90kVA-690kVA per phase to 270kVA-2MVA total). The kit's Rogowski Coils fit easily around 140mm diameter cables and break open at the black joint, and users can place them around the cables without having to break the main circuit.

Additionally, user-friendly software is provided FREE along with the kit, allowing users to define the voltage to plot power and energy and quickly upload recorded data via USB to a PC for analysis. Power factor is recorded for the voltage channel L1 and the current channel A1, which is then used to calculate the real (Watts), reactive (VARs) and apparent (VA) power for all 3 phases using the software. Power factor measurement also allows users to determine if power factor correction is needed for the site.

For more information on the Electrocorder EC-7VAR 3-phase voltage, current and power factor datalogger kit, other Electrocorder voltage and current loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at Contact Information: CAS DataLoggers, Inc. 12628 Chillicothe Road Chesterland, Ohio 44026 (440) 729-2570 (800) 956-4437