PowerXplorer PX5

 PowerXplorer PX5 Features & Highlights

  • 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
  • High-speed sampling and data capture (1 microsecond/channel)
  • Oscilloscope-like high speed transient detection (Dranetz 658-like and BMI-8800 like)
  • 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
  • Available languages — English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Thai, Korean, Finnish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
  • DRAN-VIEW enabled (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7)
  • Complies with IEEE 1159, IEEE 519, IEEE 1453
  • Complies with IEC 61000-4-30 Class A and EN50160
  • Measures flicker according to IEC 61000-4-15; measures electrical harmonics according to IEC 61000-4-7
  • Instrument available in 400 Hz measurement version (PX5-400)


The Power Xplorer 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 Power Xplorer 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 voltage harmonics, non-sinusoidal and unbalanced systems.


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Applications for the Power Xplorer PX5

 Fast Transient Capture

Fast Transient Capture          The Power Xplorer uses digitized high-speed

sampling to capture and analyze microsecond-wide

transients (Dranetz 658-like and BMI 8800-like).

The Power Xplorer delivers a full profile, with events

time stamped to the millisecond of the entire transient

  to pinpoint the exact source and cause of the event.

 Power Quality Surveys and Diagnostics

Power Quality Diagnostics          The Power Xplorer has a built-in event

characterizer that directly supports troubleshooting

and the gathering of survey data—for improving

power quality and equipment reliability.


Capacitor Switching Events

powerxplorerpx5-capacitor          A drawback of capacitors is that they yield oscillatory

transients when switched. These transients can propagate

through the local power system, causing damage to equipment

and processes. The Power Xplorer captures and identifies

these fast transients.

Load Distortion and Imbalance

Load Distortion and Imbalance          The Power Xplorer measures the full range of

arithmetic, vector and sequencing parameters contained

in IEEE 1459, to evaluate distortion and restore balanced




Flicker          The Power Xplorer captures flicker data

per IEC 6100-4-15, which can be further evaluated

using Dran-View visualization, analysis and reporting



Compliance Monitoring

Compliance Monitoring          The Power Xplorer has been designed to meet

the most advanced power quality standards, including

IEEE 1159, IEC 61000-4-30 Class A and EN50160.

A statistical output is produced to quickly verify

compliance with international quality-of-supply

standards and benchmark power quality.



Harmonics          The Power Xplorer captures detailed

harmonics, interharmonics and subharmonics

to effectively troubleshoot the complex problems

caused by these events.