Varcorder

The Varcorder by Sensorlink measures and records Amps and Power Factor

The Varcorder measures and records amps and power factor. A voltage constant is then applied in software to calculate VARs. The true power factor is calculated by measuring the electric field in comparison with the current reported from the amp sensor. In order to accurately measure power factor, a direct connection to the bare connector is required.

The meter has an intensely sensor technology, which doesn't use magnetic materials or contain moving parts. The opening of the sensor is electronically closed, and external currents are electronically rejected.

The key feature of the unit is the ability to leave it deployed on the line to record readings at user defined intervals for up to 90 days. It easily attaches to the line with a hotstick. Once on the line, it immediately begins to collect and record the current and power factor on the line.

The housing of the Varcorder is made of urethane and is built to operate safely, even in severe utility environments. It is resistant to shock, repels water and is unsusceptible to flame. It also operates within a wide temperature range. The Varcorder has a urethane carabiner latch assembly, which allows it to hang on the line securely in all weather conditions.

The Varcorder is equipped with an infrared USB port for communicating the recorded data into the user’s computer. Data is downloaded to specific software, that allows the user to download, view, graph, and export the measurements.

Varcorder by Sensorlink mounted in live line work hotstick

Features

  • Collect and analyze load and power profiles.
  • Easily clamps to the line in few seconds.
  • Infrared communication.
  • Recorded data quickly downloads to the user’s computer.
  • Generate reports and create graphs for profile analysis.

Applications

  • Check for load balance.
  • Conduct load VAR flow studies.
  • Meter verification.
  • Power Diversion studies.

Specifications

Kit Includes
3 ea Varcorders
1 ea IrDA USB Cable
1 ea Softlink Software
1 ea Hotstick Adaptors
1 ea Carrying Case
Varcorder recorder kit by Sensorlink
Description Three Phase Recording Ammeter Kit
Range of Operation
Voltage 69kV
Current 1 a 2000A
Sensor Opening Up to 1.3” (3.3cm)
Resolution
Amps 1-99.9A 0,1A
Amps 100 - 2000A 1A
Power Factor .01
Accuracy
Amps ± 1%, ± 2 Counts
Power Factor ± .01 (from .71 lead to .71 lag)
Frequency, 50 Hz 47 to 53 Hz
Frequency, 60 Hz 57 to 63H Z
Mechanical
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
Dimensions 9.75 x 4.75 x 3 in (24.77 x 12.07 x 7.62 cm)
Operating Temperature -22° to +140° F (-30° to +60° C). Lithium battery required for temperatures below -4°F (-20°C)
Housing Shock and water resistant molded urethane
Battery 9V Alkaline or Lithium, one each per Recorder
Hot Stick Mounting Shotgun or Universal. Hot stick not included
EEC Standards Successfully passed international test standards indicated by CE