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TM25t

TM25t

Testing of the power transmission towers grounding (G) quality poses a serious problem as they are all electrically interconnected by means of Ground Wires which act as lightning rods, protecting the lines from atmospheric discharges. Due to the existence of this connection, any attempt to measure a tower grounding (G) resistance using a conventional earth meter leads to wrong results as what is really being measured is all the shunt towers grounding (G) resistance (or, more precisely, its impedance at low frequency).

To make this kind of test feasible, which is of vital importance to ensure the transmission of the electrical power without interruptions, TENTECH TM25t grounding resistance meter for high frequency has been developed. This is the appropriate tool for a fast, safe and reliable grounding resistance measurement in each tower of a working line transmission, without disconnecting the ground wire.

Its operation is based on the use of a high-frequency measurement current (25 kHz), for which ground wire inductive impedance - taking into account a typical length span - is reasonably high, making it possible to reduce the effect of the adjacent towers under measurement. The equipment only measures the ground resistance of the surveyed tower, including its base. The extensive G systems, such as meshes, buried wires, metal pipes, etc, are measured only considering the closest section to the connection point, so that the measured value represents the performance against a pulse signal similar to an atmospheric discharge. Thus, values that better represent the system capacity to ground lightning currents than the ones obtained with low frequency conventional equipments, even when disconnecting the ground wire, are obtained. TM25t is a strong equipment, easy to carry, resistant to the hard weather and geographical features of the tropical and high-mountain regions, that is why it is described as an excellent product for field works under the most severe environmental conditions.

Features

  • Intended for measurement of earth resistance of electricity pylons
  • Minimizes the influence of adjacent pylons, connected by the guard cable
  • Operation frequency: 25 kHz
  • Resistance reading: up to 300 Ω
  • Automatic compensation of inductive component
  • Automatic current injection
  • USB interface
  • Built-in memory and printer
  • Rechargeable LFP battery

Specifications

Specifications    TM25t
Measurement ranges

0 - 300 Ω

Accuracy

± 2.5 % of reading ± 1 digit

Operating Frequency 

25000Hz / 25kHz

Test Current 20mA automatic
Interface 

Modbus,USB or Bluetooth 

Battery charger 12 V - 2 A
Environment 

 -5°C to 50°C. (Operating)

-25°C to 70°C (Storage) 

Up to 95% RH (non condensing)

Weight 

4.9 Kg (Approx)

Dimension

345 x 272 x 159 mm

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