Measuring Standby Power
Measurement of the power and energy consumed by common domestic and office appliances when they are in standby mode provides several challenges. Not only are the current and power levels very low (in the region 10 milliwatt to 1 watt) but standby power is often drawn in irregular bursts from the AC line.
Special features of Tektronix power analyzers that enable accurate yet easy-to-use solutions for standby power measurement:
- Low current Spiral Shunt™ fitted as standard for high resolution mW measurements
- Standby mode for fast measurements during power supply and appliance development.
- 0.05% basic accuracy for IEC62301 Ed.2 and IEC50564 full compliance standby power testing with the included PWRVIEW pc software.
Break-out box makes the special connections required for accurate standby power measurement safe and easy.
Standby Power Primer
The definitive guide to making standby power measurements on electrical equipment. This primer details how to meet the requirements of the IEC62301 Ed.2 standard.
Making Standby Power Measurement Webinar
Jon Francis, Marketing Manager for Power Analyzers, talks about some of the challenges you’ll face when measuring standby power. He describes some of the parameters that are unique to the IEC62301 Ed.2 standard that governs measurement of standby power, and introduces Tektronix software to automate the testing and reporting process.
Power Measurements on AC-DC Power Supplies
Essential reading for engineers designing, testing or specifying switching power supplies. This application note defines all the measurements required and how to make them accurately and efficiently.
|PA1000 Series||Accurate and versatile single-phase power analyzer / wattmeter for power, energy and efficiency measurements on power supplies and any product connected to the AC line.|
|PA3000 Series||0.01% basic accuracy, multi-phase power analyzer. Measure voltage and current on up to four channels. Characterize watts, VA, VAR, watt-hours and harmonics.|
|PWRVIEW||PC software operates over USB or LAN. Comprehensive set up and data log of power analyzer measurements includes compliance IEC62301 Ed.2 reporting. PWRVIEW software includes a virtual instrument. Download today and run the software as if an instrument is connected. (Hold down ‘shift’ when searching for instruments to see a list).|