DranetzBMI PX5 PowerXplorer - Power Quality Analyzer

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DranetzBMI PX5 : PowerXplorer - Power Quality Analyzer PX5

DranetzBMI PX5 : PowerXplorer - Power Quality Analyzer (PQA)
DranetzBMI PX5 Datasheet

Dranetz PX5 Price

(NP UK £7000+)

The DranetzBMI PX5 PowerXplorer integrates the most advanced feature set available in a power monitoring instrument, with an easy-to-navigate, color graphical user interface. With high-speed sampling and data capture (1 microsecond/channel), this 8-channel workhorse simultaneously captures and characterizes thousands of parameters, using a range of standard and customizable operating modes. The unique measurement capabilities of the PowerXplorer include capture of low-medium-high frequency transients through peak, waveshape, rms duration and adaptive high-speed sampling, as well as power measurements to clearly characterize non-sinusoidal and unbalanced systems.

Power Quality Surveys and Diagnostics

Fast Transient Capture

Power Quality Surveys and Diagnostics

A power quality survey is key to pinpointing and diagnosing problems or negative trends and to effectively implement a reliability-centered maintenance program. By evaluating power quality over a week or longer, baseline conditions and susceptibility to events can be determined so that corrective measures can be implemented. The PowerXplorer has a built-in event characterizer that directly supports troubleshooting and the gathering of survey data for improving power quality and equipment reliability, as well as for matching the requirements and susceptibilities of that equipment to the incoming supply.

Fast Transient Capture

The PX5 PowerXplorer uses digitized high-speed sampling to capture and analyze microsecond-wide transients (Dranetz 658-like and BMI 8800-like). Transients, generated by fast-switching electronics, medical diagnostic equipment, capacitor switching, lightning, transformer energization, and load shifting, are immediately characterized as impulsive or oscillatory and detailed for further analysis. Capable of capturing the complete power quality spectrum, the PowerXplorer provides scope-like display of the entire transient.




The activation of arc furnaces, large induction machines and other large loads that produce continuous voltage impulses cause a power quality event called flicker. Typically, flicker occurs on systems that are weak relative to the amount of power required by the load, combined with considerable variations in current occurring over a short period of time. The PowerXplorer captures flicker data per IEC 61000-4-15, which can be further evaluated using Dran-View visualization, analysis and reporting software.


As the sensitivity of power electronics increases, equipment ranging from HVAC systems, personal computers and copiers to computerized process equipment and manufacturing systems are susceptible to harmonic pollution. In fact, harmonics can cause small, almost imperceptible variations in performance that aggregate to effect significant long-term damage. Current harmonics generated by a source can pollute the entire power system without being effected itself. The PowerXplorer captures detailed harmonics, interharmonics and subharmonics to effectively troubleshoot the complex problems caused by these events.

The 8-channel PowerXplorer PX5-400 provides the full range of advanced monitoring and measurement for 400 Hz applications as well as for 50/60 Hz. Designed specifically for military, shipboard, aerospace and other applications, the PowerXplorer PX5-400 contains the same advanced feature set as the PowerXplorer,including advanced data characterization, cross-triggering power, and the measurement of distortion parameters.

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DranetzBMI PX5 PowerXplorer - Features

  • Eight channels, 4 voltage & 4 current
  • Intuitive color touch screen
  • Light weight — About 4 pounds, 2 kg — with rugged rubber boot
  • AC/DC applications
  • Samples at 256 samples/cycle
  • Independent voltage & current triggering, cross triggering
  • Detailed event characterization of RMS variations and transients
  • THD/harmonic spectrum and TID/interharmonics spectrum to the 63rd
  • Captures IEEE 1459 parameters for non-sinusoidal and advanced power systems
  • Remote communications—RS-232, Ethernet or USB
  • Battery or AC mode
  • Built in UPS battery with external charger
  • Available with up to 4GB Compact Flash Memory
  • DRAN-VIEW enabled (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7)
  • Available with different CTs

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