PA3000 Power Analyzer

PA3000 Power Analyzer

The Tektronix PA3000 is an ideal 1- to 3-phase power analyzer for testing high efficiency power supplies, LED drivers, home appliances, inverters, and drives. Use it to analyze and document true power, power factor, efficiency, energy consumption, and harmonics to the latest regulatory standards, such as Level VI, Energy Star, CEC, IEC 62301 and more.

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Accuracy (V/A)

0.04%

Channels

1 to 4

W Measurement

10 mW to MWs

Bandwidth / Sampling

1 MHz

 

Powerful analysis software, on us

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With the free PWRVIEW software suite and Tektronix power Analyzers, you'll have a powerful analysis tool that eliminates the need to write and maintain your own software. That makes long and laborious efficiency testing, power consumption testing, AC or DC power analysis, 3-phase power analysis, or harmonics analysis easier and more efficient.

Highlights

  • Remotely monitor, analyze, and log results
  • Set up and run custom pass/fail tests
  • Default Applications menu for easy setup
  • View waveforms, harmonic graphs and trend charts

Comply with confidence

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The PA3000 with PWRVIEW software and PDF reporting simplifies pre- and full-compliance testing for various regulatory standards. Be confident that you'll pass third party compliance tests at release, reducing repeat tests and design revisions that would cost you time and money.

Highlights

  • IEC62301 standby power compliance down to 10 mW
  • LEVEL VI (EPS) efficiency testing
  • Energy Star, CEC and CQC testing
  • MIL-1399 Current Harmonics testing

Future-proof accuracy and resolution

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Because the PA3000 easily exceeds most regulatory standard requirements for power analyzer accuracy and resolution specifications, your investment is essentially future proofed for years to come.

Highlights

  • High basic accuracy: 0.04% on volts and amps
  • Wide power measuring range, from 10 mWs to high MWs
  • 16 bit A/D for high resolution

Harmonic bandwidth and sampling rate you need

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The PA3000 does not restrict the signals to low bandwidth. Instead, it captures the complete picture to show the effects of high frequency harmonics on the voltage and current measurements, setting it apart from other power meters in its class. Harmonic content can be analyzed for fundamental frequencies up to 100 kHz, and bandwidth filters are available where needed.

Highlights

  • Wide 1 MHz bandwidth for high frequency harmonics
  • High 1 Ms/S sampling rate for a detailed picture
  • Test harmonics to 100th order

Default applications for easy and repeatable setup

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The PA3000 with PWRVIEW software comes loaded with default application modes and compliance tests, enabling easy and accurate test setups for precise, repeatable measurements every time.

Highlights

  • Efficiency testing on power supply and lighting
  • Energy consumption testing on home appliances
  • Power analysis on 3-phase PWM motor drives
  • Various compliance tests with reporting

 

Models

Model Number of Channels Basic Accuracy (V & I) Max Voltage Input Max Current Input Measurement Bandwidth List Price
PA3000 1-4 0.04% reading + 0.04% range 600 Vrms CAT II (2000Vpk) 30 Arms DC to 1 MHz Configure & Quote
ModelPA3000
Number of ChannelsBasic Accuracy (V & I)Max Voltage Input
1-40.04% reading + 0.04% range600 Vrms CAT II (2000Vpk)
Max Current InputMeasurement Bandwidth
30 ArmsDC to 1 MHz
Model Number of Channels Basic Accuracy (V & I) Max Voltage Input Max Current Input Measurement Bandwidth List Price
PA3000 1-4 0.04% reading + 0.04% range 600 Vrms CAT II (2000Vpk) 30 Arms DC to 1 MHz Configure & Quote
ModelPA3000
Number of ChannelsBasic Accuracy (V & I)Max Voltage Input
1-40.04% reading + 0.04% range600 Vrms CAT II (2000Vpk)
Max Current InputMeasurement Bandwidth
30 ArmsDC to 1 MHz
  Tektronix
PA3000
Tektronix
PA1000
Description Multi channel Power Analyzer optimized for single and three phase efficiency testing, power and harmonic analysis on AC-DC power supply, LED lighting, UPS Systems, Inverters, power converters and PWM motor drives. Single channel Power Analyzer optimized for energy consumption, input AC power and harmonic analysis on home and office appliances, power supplies, lighting products and consumer electronics.
Applications 1-3Ph - Efficiency Testing, Three phase power analysis, Harmonic analysis, Energy consumption testing, Standby power testing, Torque, Speed, Humidity and Temp monitoring. 1ph - Energy consumption testing, Input power analysis, Standby power testing, Current harmonics testing.
Free PWRVIEW Software Remote operation, Logging, Application wizards, Effciency Testing, Result grid, Harmonics chart, waveforms, Trend, Pass/Fail limits, Custom formulas, IEC62301 ED 2 test, MIL-1399 test Remote operation, Logging, Application wizards, Result grid, Harmonics chart, waveforms, Trend, Pass/Fail limits, Custom formual, IEC62301 ED 2 test, IEC61000-3-2 test
Channels 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Optional) 1
Voltage Ratings 600Vrms Cat II 600Vrms Cat II
Current Ratings 30Arms and 1Arms Internal Shunts 20Arms and 1Arms Internal Shunts
External Current Inputs 20Vpk (2mm Banana Plug) 1.25Vpk (2mm Banana Plug)
AC Voltage and Current Accuracy (45Hz - 850Hz) 0.04% rdg + 0.04% range 0.04%rdg+0.04% range
DC Voltage and Current Accuracy 0.05% rdg + 0.1% range 0.1% reading + 0.1% range
Power Accuracy (45Hz - 850Hz) ± (Vrmsacc × Arms) ± (Armsacc × Vrms) ± 0.075% of Reading ± 0.075% of Range
Bandwidth 1MHz 1MHz
Sampling Rate 1 Million Samples per Second 1 Million Samples per Second
Voltage Ranges (Peak) 5 V, 10 V, 20 V, 50 V, 100 V, 200 V, 500 V, 1000 V, 2000 V 10 V, 20 V, 50 V, 100 V, 200 V, 500 V, 1000 V
Current Ranges (Peak) 30 A shunt: 500mA, 1 A, 2 A, 5 A, 10 A, 20 A, 50 A, 100 A, 200A
1A shunt: 12.5 mA, 25 mA, 50 mA, 125 mA, 250 mA, 500 mA, 1.25 A, 2.5 A, 5 A
20A Shunt: 100mA, 200 mA, 500m A, 1 A, 2 A, 5 A, 10 A, 20 A, 50 A, 100 A
1A Shunt: 2mA, 4mA, 10mA, 20mA, 40mA, 100mA, 200mA, 400mA, 1A, 2A
Ext Current Input Ranges (peak) 50 mV, 100 mV, 200 mV, 500 mV, 1 V, 2 V, 5 V, 10 V, 20 V 12.5 mV, 25 mV, 62.5 mV, 125 mV, 250 mV, 625 mV, 1.25 V
Default Application Modes PWM Motor, Integrator, Standby Power, Ballast, Normal Integrator, Standby Power, Inrush, Ballast, Normal
Available Measurements 52 29
Harmonics up to 100th order upto 50th order
Wiring Configurations 1ph-2w, 1ph-3w, 3ph-3w, 3ph-4w, 3ph-3w(3V3A) 1ph-2w
Update Rate 50mS 500mS
Display Screen 5.75" Graphical Color Display 3.5" Graphical Color Display
Auxiliary Inputs (Torque, Speed, Temperature, etc) 4 Analog inputs: +10 V to -10 V
2 Counter inputs: +10 V to -10V ; 1Mhz
4 Digital outputs: +5 V TTL with 10 kΩ output impedance
N/A
Communication Ports USB Host, USB, Ethernet, RS232, GPIB (optional) USB Host, USB, Ethernet, GPIB
Trasducer Power Supply ± 15 V, Max current 250 mA per channel N/A
Power Input 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 120 VA maximum 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 25 VA maximum
Warranty 3 Years 3 Years
EMC Conforms to European Union EMC Directive Conforms to European Union EMC Directive
Safety Conforms to European Union Low Voltage Directive Conforms to European Union Low Voltage Directive
Dimension (Without Handle) 13.2 cm high × 42 cm wide × 33.5 cm deep (5.2” × 16.5” × 13.2”) 10.2cm high x 22.3cm wide x 28.5cm deep ( 4.0" x 8.7" x 11.2")
Weight 9.5 kg (20.9 lb.) – 4 Ch with GPIB 3.2 kg (7.0 lb.)

 

AC-DC power supply and LED driver testing

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With high accuracy and high resolution, the PA3000 offers an ideal mix of features and specifications to accurately test power and efficiency on your AC/DC power supply and LED driver designs.

Highlights

  • High basic accuracy: 0.04% on volts and amps
  • IEC62301 standby power testing down to 10 mW
  • Custom limits setup for pass/fail testing
  • 1 Ms/S sampling and peak detect for inrush testing

Home appliance and consumer electronics testing

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The PA3000 is equipped with a default power consumption testing mode, PWRVIEW's advanced auto-up ranging, and long term logging features. This robust combination makes it the best energy meter solution for testing power and energy consumption on modern home appliances, consumer electronics, battery chargers, and hand tools.

Highlights

  • Integrator mode for easy energy consumption testing
  • Auto-up ranging for accurate readings on variable loads
  • IEC62301 power consumption testing with pdf report
  • Energy Star, CEC and CQC testing

Solar inverters and UPS systems

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Four channels, wide bandwidth, a wide current range of 90 µA to 30 A, and available external CTs make the PA3000 ideal for testing all stages of high power solar PV inverters and UPS systems, including DC and AC power stages.

Highlights

  • Wide 1 MHz bandwidth for high frequency harmonics
  • High 1 Ms/S sampling rate for a detailed picture
  • Test harmonics to 100th order

Wired and wireless automotive battery chargers

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Test high frequency wireless power transfer and harmonics, in addition to low frequency AC and DC signals, with wide harmonic bandwidth and wide power range.

Highlights

  • 4 available channels for full system efficiency testing
  • 1 MHz bandwidth for high frequency harmonic analysis
  • 30 A current shunt with available high current CTs
  • Standard 15 V supply for external CTs

3-phase power analysis and PWM motor drives

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Analyze 3-phase PWM motor drive output power and system efficiency with a dedicated PWM mode to decode complex signals such as fundamental carrier frequency from high frequency modulated voltage.

Highlights

  • Dedicated PWM mode for PWM voltage filtering
  • Available 3ph-3w and 3ph-4w for efficiency test
  • Torque and speed inputs for mechanical efficiency testing
  • 30A current shunt with available high current CTs

 

Data Sheet Accessory Description Pricing
Datasheet BB1000-EU Breakout Box for Power Analyzers, Europe configuration
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Datasheet BB1000-NA Breakout Box for Power Analyzers, North American configuration
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Datasheet BB1000-UK Breakout Box for Power Analyzers, United Kingdom configuration
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Datasheet BB1000-UN Breakout box with universal power receptacle
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Datasheet CL1200 Current Clamp, 0.1A - 1200A
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Datasheet CL200 Current Clamp, 0.5A - 200A
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Datasheet CT-100-M Fixed-Core Current Transducer, Hall Effect, up to 100A
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Datasheet CT-1000-M Fixed-Core Current Transducer, Hall Effect, up to 1000A
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Datasheet CT-1000-S Fixed-Core Current Transducer, High Accuracy, up to 1000A (requires external power supply)
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Datasheet CT-200-M Fixed-Core Current Transducer, Hall Effect, up to 200A
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Datasheet CT-200-S Fixed-Core Current Transducer, High Accuracy, up to 200A
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Datasheet CT-60-S Fixed-Core Current Transducer, High Accuracy, up to 60A
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Datasheet PA-LEADSET STACKABLE BANANA TEST LEADS, SET OF 4, SAFETY SHROUDED WITH INSULATED ALLIGATOR CLIPS, 1000V CAT II, 30A
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Datasheet PA-EXT-LEADSET STACKABLE 2mm TEST LEADS FOR EXTERNAL CURRENT SENSOR INPUT
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PWRVIEW Software: Complete power analysis software suite

PWRVIEW is a feature packed, power analysis software suite designed specifically to provide greater insight in to critical power measurements while making the setup and automation easy and productive. Just plug and play!

PWRVIEW complements and enhances the functionality of Tektronix Power Analyzers and makes it an ideal solution for efficiency testing and power analysis on all single and three phase power applications like AC-DC Power Supplies, Battery chargers, LED Drivers, Home and Office Appliances, UPS Systems, Inverters, Converters, Motor Drives and more.

Automated test features in PWRVIEW, makes it easy to setup compliance tests for efficiency, standby power and harmonics regulated by regional and international committees such as DOE, CEC, Energy Star, CE, IEC, Eco Design, EU Directive, Erp Directive, CoC, CQC, CECP, NRCan, etc.

With its intuitive design, application setup wizards and a slew of customizable features, PWRVIEW helps test, validation and design engineers to do the following:

  • Setup and automate efficiency testing on all single and three phase products
  • Test power and energy consumption on multiple products simultaneously.
  • Analyze harmonics up to 100th order with graphical bar charts on all available channels
  • Analyze waveforms and trends graphically.
  • Log real time data, locally archive and export to .csv or .xls (Excel)
  • Setup pass/fail tests using custom limits for specifications and standards.
  • Define custom formulas for power conversion efficiency and other related parameters
  • Get real time readings from external transducers such as temperature, humidity, torque and speed for co-relation studies andcomputing system efficiency.
  • Run compliance testing for efficiency per LEVEL VI, low standby power per IEC 62301 ED 2.0., current harmonics per IEC 61000 -3-2 (PA1000 Only), current harmonics per MIL-STD-1399-Section 300B and create reports for archiving and reporting.
  • Remotely control and transfer data form multiple Tektronix Power Analyzers simultaneously over any of the instrument's communication ports (USB, LAN, GPIB, RS-232)
  • Save and recall multiple configurations for different test setups.

Additional information for using PWRVIEW is available in the built-in online help or can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Tektronix Web site. Go to Tek.com/manual/downloads and search for PWRVIEW Online Help (Tektronix part number 077-1165-00).

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Downloadable Software Description
PWRVIEW Analysis Software - 64 Bit - V3.1.0 PWRVIEW control and analysis software for PA1000, PA3000, and PA4000 power analyzers. Includes virtual instruments that can be used for demonstration without a connected power analyzer. Refer to the Release Notes for more information.
PWRVIEW Analysis Software - 32 Bit - V3.1.0 PWRVIEW control and analysis software for PA1000, PA3000, and PA4000 power analyzers. Includes virtual instruments that can be used for demonstration without a connected power analyzer. Refer to the Release Notes for more information.
Power Analyzer Firmware Update Utility, V3.1.0 A software utility program that is used to update the firmware on PA1000, PA3000, and PA4000 Power Analyzer instruments. Firmware is available from tek.com and the latest version should always be installed to ensure the best performance and features.

 

TitleTypeDate
PA3000 Analyseur de puissance manuel d'utilisation (French user manual)

Literature number: 077-1153-01
Summary 14 Nov 2017
PWRVIEW
PDF version of the PWRVIEW.chm online help
Part number: 077116500
Online Help 28 Aug 2017
PA3000 Power Analyzer
This doocument explains how to secure or sanitize the data on your instrument.
Part number: 077116200
Declassification 28 Aug 2017
PA3000 Power Analyzer
Instructions for using a PA3000 power analyzer with optional current transducers.
Part number: 071344600
User 28 Aug 2017
2 mm power analyzer lead set
List of accessories for Tektronix 2 mm power analyzer lead sets.
Part number: 071348200
User 28 Aug 2017
PA3000
This document provides basic product installation information as well as product safety and compliance information for the PA3000 power analyzer.
Part number: 071344700
User 28 Aug 2017
4 mm Power Analyzer Lead Set
List of accessories for Tektronix 4 mm power analyzer lead sets.
Part number: 071347601
User 28 Aug 2017
PA3000 Power Analyzer
PA3000 Power Analyzer Instrument product specifications.
Part number: 077125200
Performance Verification 28 Aug 2017
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.


Literature number: 55W-29738-2
Primer 16 Aug 2017
Power Analyzer Firmware Update Utility, V3.1.0

Part number: 066152605
Application 08 Aug 2017
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