Portable Capacitance Meter features compact design.

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With 0-1,000 µF measuring range and ergonomic design, CB-2000 can measure capacitance of high-power capacitors without making any disconnections within capacitor bank. Capacitance value is displayed on integrated LCD, which is legible in daylight and dark environments. At less than 1.4 V, test signal is generated only when measurement is made in order to minimize power consumption. Measurement frequency is automatically adjusted according to measured capacitance for optimal results.

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ABB Introduces the CB-2000 Portable Capacitance Meter

Newly-developed meter characterized by compact design and low weight, making it easy to carry when conducting measurements

Orlando, Florida - ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, today announced the development of a portable capacitance meter, the CB-2000, that is simpler to use and easier to carry than any other measuring devices previously available.

The CB-2000 is an advanced measurement unit especially developed for measuring the capacitance of high power capacitors without making any disconnections within the capacitor bank. The ergonomic design makes it easy to handle and with the shoulder strap attached, easy to carry. The capacitance value is clearly displayed on an LCD, legible in both daylight and dark environments.

The low voltage (less than 1.4 V) test signal is generated only when a measurement is made, in order to minimize power consumption. The measurement frequency is automatically adjusted according to the measured capacitance for best possible results

To ensure reproducibility, up to five measurements can be stored and shown for each measurement object. The measurements produced by the CB-2000 are time stamped and the internal temperature at the time of measurement is stored as well. The data can later be downloaded to a PC for storage and analysis using the accompanying software.

The CB-2000 is short-circuit proof and has a measuring range of 0-1000 µF.

Measuring capacitance is an important part of the regular maintenance of capacitor banks. With the CB-2000, even large capacitor banks can be measured quickly and easily.

With the focus these days on reduced maintenance and service, the CB-2000's advanced design and saves the user time and money, especially compared to traditional methods of measuring capacitance with a hand held capacitance meter.

In addition to the option of purchasing a CB-2000, ABB also offers a weekly rental program.

This announcement was made at the ABB Automation & Power World 2011 conference, ABB's annual premier customer event held this year in Orlando.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 18,000 people in 20 manufacturing and other major facilities.

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