Newtons4th N4L PPA5531 Power Analyzer


PPA55X1 Series Power Analyzers - Fully Compliant IEC61000-3-2/3-3 Harmonics and Flicker Testing

Harmonics and Flicker Test Solution

Harmonics and Flicker Test Instrumentation ˇV IEC61000-3-2/3

The PPA55x1 series precision power analyzer provides a fully compliant test and measurement solution to meet the latest IEC61000 Harmonics and Flicker international test standards. The instrument offers both standalone and software driven test ability, giving the user the ability to obtain pass/fail results on the instrument with no requirement for a PC. Alternatively IECSoft can be used, this offers the user an intuitive and highly sophisticated reporting and analysis platform. IECSoft provides the user with the ability to quickly and easily determine failure modes of any DUT, in the past harmonics and flicker test software has provided reporting with little real time ˇ¨in-testˇ¨ analysis of results. IECSoft bucks the trend and offers an easy to interpret user interface, this includes a sophisticated harmonics real time graph display giving analogue representation of data in order to provide the user with a ˇ§feelˇ¨ for the performance of the DUT throughout a test. This is achieved through a carefully designed user interface, for fluctuating harmonics this includes POHC% of limit representation, colour coded Real Time, Average, Fail Average, Fail Max, STL Exception, POHC Exception bar graphs and individual real time harmonic analysis. Newtons4th have developed a unique user interface for manual switching tests providing the user with both instantaneous Dmax values and a running average throughout the 24 tests, the software will autocompute limits and results from the data gathered. This reduces test time and give the engineer more time to concentrate on the DUT behavior and failure investigation should it occur.


  • Harmonics : IEC61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009, IEC61000-4-7:2002
  • Flicker : IEC61000-3-3:2008, IEC61000-4-15:2011


PPA5500 Precision Power Analyzer

Features and benefits

- 0.01% Basic accuracy - Frequency range DC and 10mHz to 1MHz
- Fully compliant IEC61000-3-2 - Fully compliant IEC61000-3-3
- High precision internal shunts Superior accuracy to any external shunt - 5 millidegree phase accuracy Necessary for low power factor applications
- 50 Arms (1000 Apk) & 1000 Vrms (3000 Vpk) direct input - Standard current (50Arms) options
- High speed sampling on all channels - True real time analysis with no measurement gap
- 1, 2 or 3 phase versions master ˇV slave mode for 4, 5 or 6 phase - Real time Digital, Tabular, Graphic and Oscilloscope displays
- Simple BNC connection of N4L shunts for high current applications - RS232, IEEE 488, USB, LAN, Torque, Speed and Extension ports





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Our power analyzer range

Please see our PPA2500 series DC and 10mHz to 2MHz power analysis for details on our one, two and three phase precision power analyser range. The PPA2600 series is a rack-mounted power analyzer.

Compatible accessories...

We offer a full range of fixtures, probes, connectors and adaptors to extend the capability of our instruments.

Ordering information    
  • PPA5510: Single phase precision power analyzer
  • PPA5520: Two phase precision power analyzer
  • PPA5530: Three phase precision power analyzer

This product is designed, manufactured & supported in the UK. All measurements are traceable to UKAS, certificates of conformance and calibration are supplied as standard. Our products are CE marked.