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current monitoring kit

Postby mattboffin » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi

I am trying out your EL040 current monitor kit on the bench.The problem is current readings are much higher than expected.( showing 65 amps when clamped to a 1 amp circuit)The clamps supplied are PDI CA-300 and not the TA011 as stated in the manual. The clamps have been set to 1mA although either setting makes no difference. Is this a known problem? do i have to alter any settings?

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Re: current monitoring kit

Postby ziko » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:59 pm

Hi the TA011 is just our part number, the current clamp, we changed clamps nearly 2 years ago. It does not make a difference which one you use as long as it can give you a 1mV/A output.

Can you plug it into a multimeter to see what voltage this gives you?

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Re: current monitoring kit

Postby philmurdoch » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:49 pm

hi , i have same issue, current reading shows 35 to 40 amps when , using a current clampmeter, i am only reading 1.1 to 1.2 amps. i have connected the clamps into a dvm and this shows same reading as the clampmeter !!!!!, seems to be a scaling or read error
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Re: current monitoring kit

Postby alphatemp_ziko » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:12 pm

That is strange, what version of the software are you using? Also what operating system are you using?

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