Power quality analyzer PQM- 703 is a technically advanced product that allows for comprehensive measurements of the quality of electricity , analysis and recording of power network parameters, for frequencies 50/60 Hz in accordance with European standard EN 50160. PQM -703 is another representative of a well, known family of analyzers line PQM- 70x . In relation to the PQM -702 has new functions like recording of transients with max. sampling frequency 10 MHz (rapid changes in voltage) and control signals. Minimal transient capturing time is 650 ns. It is intended for a very wide range of users who need to control the quality of power with a mobile device , which fulfills the requirements of a multi-sheet standard IEC 61000 for class A analyzers. This applies to measurement accuracy, measurement methods, and synchronization of time with a standard signal. The last condition is met with a built-in GPS module with an internal antenna. If the analyzer is installed inside, it is possible to use an additional antenna with a 10m-long wire. If the antenna is situated outside, GPS signal will be attainable without any problems and used for the synchronization of an internal clock.
In practice, the analyzer may be used with all network types with rated voltage from 110 V to 760 V, directly or indirectly via transducers. It works in the following networks:
- split-phase with N wire,
- three-phase Wye type, with and without N wire,
- three-phase delta type,
- DC voltage.
Thanks to these features PQM -703 can be used in power engineering and maintenance services fields for industrial plants , as well as by persons providing services in the power network analysis field.
Reliable class A measurements
- Power from the measured network.
- Designed for use in virtually all network types from 64 V to 760 V directly, with particular emphasis on measurements at low voltage poles, due to the ease of installation.
- Independent power supply makes it particularly suitable for measurements behind voltage transformers. It can also be used for measurements in DC voltage systems.
- Remote configuration and data transfer in real time using the built-in GSM modem.
- Anti-theft function – text message notification in case of position change – built-in GPS receiver.
- Real time clock synchronized using GPS protocol.
- Voltages L1, L2, L3, N, PE (five measurement inputs) – average, minimum, maximum and instant values within the range up to 1000 V, interoperability with voltage transducers.
- Currents L1, L2, L3, N (four measurement inputs) – average, minimum, maximum and instant values, current measurement within the range up to 6 kA (depending on applied current clamp), interoperability with current transducers.
- Crest factors for current (CFI) and voltage (CFU).
- Frequency within the range of 40 Hz – 70 Hz.
- Active power (P), reactive power (Q), distortion power (D), apparent power (S) with identification of the nature of reactive power (capacitive, inductive).
- Calculation of reactive power using the Budeanu method and IEEE 1459 method.
- Active energy (EP), reactive energy (EQ), apparent energy (ES).
- Power factor (PF), cosφ, tanφ.
- K factor (transformer overload caused by the harmonics).
- Harmonics up to the 50th in voltage and current.
- Interharmonics measured as groups.
- Total harmonic distortion THD for current and voltage.
- Short-term (PST) and long-term (PLT) light flicker index.
- Unbalance of voltages (in compliance with IEC 61000-4-30 class A) and currents.
- Event logging along with oscillograms.
Wide range of mains to analyze
- With rated frequency 50/60 Hz
- With rated voltages: 64/110 V;110/190 V; 115/200 V; 120/208 V; 127/220 V; 133/230 V; 220/380 V; 230/400 V; 240/415 V; 254/440 V; 265/460 V; 277/480 V; 290/500 V; 400/690 V; 480/830 V (for systems with N conductor)
- Direct current
- split-phase with common N
- three-phase – WYE with and without N conductor
- three-phase – Delta
- three-phase – WYE and Delta Aron
- with current and voltage transducers
As a standard, the analyzer is equipped with an 8 GB memory card, which allows you to collect over 4500 parameters simultaneously – at intervals of up to 200 ms. In addition to checking the power quality according to standards and ordinances, it allows you to create a detailed situation picture in terms of operation and possible disturbance. However,nothing stands in the way to make this image even clearer – the manufacturer can expand the memory to 32 GB (optional).
PQM-703 records control signals in power networks. In addition, the PQM-703 model is equipped with a transient recorder with voltage range up to ±8000 V and a maximum sampling frequency of 10 MHz.
The built-in GPS receiver ensures real time clock accuracy, and the integrated GSM modem facilitates remote analyzer operation.
The colorful, backlit 3.5” LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels presents basic parameters of the tested network, such as voltage, current and power – everything in a clear and transparent way. Information about the device configuration as well as messages and warnings about the operation status or emergency conditions are available. In addition, the user can check the phasor diagram to check the network connection.
The analyzer can be remotely controlled. The user can set up the meter, check measured parameters in real time and download registered data. The remote connection is made using the built-in GSM modem.
GSM transmission gives an incomparably greater range: after inserting any SIM card with a static IP number into the analyzer, you can access it from anywhere in the world.
The analyzers are addressed to users who need to control power quality using a mobile device that meets the requirements of the IEC 61000 class A standard for analyzers. PQM-703 fully satisfies the functional needs of power quality analysis and interference diagnostics in power networks. It is used in the field of professional energy and maintenance services in industrial plants, as well as among independent power quality specialists.
Sonel Analysis software – application delivered as standard accessory, indispensable for working with PQM-series analyzers. It enables:
- analyzer configuration,
- data reading from logger,
- preview of network parameters in real time (with capability of reading via GSM modem),
- deletion of data in the analyzer,
- data presentation in tables,
- data presentation in charts,
- data analysis in compliance with standard EN 50160 (reports) and other user defined reference conditions,
- independent support of multiple analyzers,
- analyzer firmware updates. The software enables readout of selected parameters and their visualization in real time.
These parameters are measured independently from the registration saved on the memory card. The user can view:
- charts of voltage and current progression (oscilloscope),
- charts of voltage and current over time,
- phasor diagram,
- measurements of multiple parameters,
- harmonics and harmonic powers,
- Technical Specification
Parameter Measuring range Max. resolution Accuracy Alternating voltage (TRMS) - 0,0…1000,0 V or 0.0…760.0 V* 4 significant digits ±0.1% Unom Crest Factor Voltage 1.00…10.00 (≤1.65 for 690 V voltage 0.01 ±5% Crest Factor Current 1.00…10.00 (≤3.6 dla Inom) 0.01 ±5% Alternating current (TRMS) - depending on clamp** 4 significant digits ±0.1% Inom (error does not account for clamp error) Frequency - 40.00...70.00 Hz 0.01 Hz ±0.01 Hz Active, reactive, apparent and distortion power - depending on configuration (transducers, clamps) 4 significant digits depending on configuration (transducers, clamps) Active, reactive and apparent energy - depending on configuration (transducers, clamps) 4 significant digits as power error cosφ and power factor (PF) - -1.00...1.00 0.01 ±0.03 tgφ - -10.00...10.00 0.01 depends on error of active and reactive power Harmonics and interharmonics Voltage DC, 1...50 as for alternating voltage True RMS ±0.05% Unom for m.v. < 1% Unom
±5% m.v. for m.v. ≥ 1% Unom
Harmonics and interharmonics Current DC, 1...50 as for alternating current True RMS ±0.15% Inom for m.v. < 3% Inom
±5% m.v. for m.v. ≥ 3% Inom
THD Voltage and current 0.0..100.0% (relative to RMS value) 0.1% ±5% Active and reactive power of harmonics - depending on configuration (transducers, clamps) epends on minimum current and voltage values - Angle between current and voltage harmonics - -180.0…+180.0° 0.1° ±(n x 1°) K-Factor - 1.0...50.0 0.1 ±10% Flicker index - 0.20...10.00 0.01 ±5% Unbalance factor Voltage and current 0.0...20.0% 0.1% ±0.15% (absolute error) Measurement of control signals Voltage up to 15% Unom at 5.00...3000.00 Hz 4 significant digits unspecified for <1% Unom
±0.15% for 1...3% Unom
±5% for 3...15% Unom
Measurement of transients Voltage ±8000 V 4 significant digits ±(5% + 25 V)
- Updated Polish standards settings.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Added report generation according to IEEE 519:2022 standard for PQM-702(x)/703/710/711 (requires at least firmware 1.56).
- Improved recalculation of IL for TDD value in data analysis table.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Fixed mechanism for selecting 15-min samples in norm reports.
- Added new nominal voltage Un 346/600 V.
- Expanded micro-installations recommendation report.
- Fixed data exclusion in standards reports for PQM-702(x)/703/710/711 (requires at least firmware 1.55) and PQM-700 (requires at least firmware 1.18) recorded data.
- Fixed possibility to enable detection of waveshape variations and phase jumps events in half-period recording configurations for PQM-702(x)/703/710/711 (requires at least firmware 1.55).
- Improved recovery data mechanism.
- Minor bug fixes.
- added support for 4-quadrant energy meters for MPI-540 and MPI-540-PV recorded data (requires at least firmware 3.21);
- added new nominal voltage Un 462/800 V;
- increased micro-installations recommendation report.
- improved standard reports export;
- minor bug fixes.
- Added support for the PQM-702/703 analyzers without the OR-1 interface.
- Translation fixes in Ukrainian language.
- Added Ecuadorian standards for PQM-702(x)/703/710/711.
- Increased edit ability of the reports header.
- Implemented A3:2019 amendment to EN 50160 standard (requires restoring default values for "EN 50160:2010 + A3:2019 low voltage" standard in Program settings module).
- Fixed problem with reading NEC220.87 data.
- Improved user interface.
- Minor bug fixes.
Changes in 1.56 version:
- Added support for IEEE 519:2022 standards recording.
- Voltage THD is now calculated including up to 50-th harmonic order for Polish and Micro-installations standards recordings.
- Fixed remote communication problem for Wi-Fi connections when VPN has smaller MTU (applies to PQM-710 and PQM-711).
Changes in 1.55 version:
- Added flagging of Plt indicator samples marked with polyphase interruption.
- Enable detection of waveshape variations and phase jumps events in half-period recording configurations.
- Fixed problem that prevented remote communication with analyzer through Wi-Fi via some VPN connections with smaller MTU (applies to PQM-710 and PQM-711).
Changes in 1.53 version:
- Restored displaying of Wi-Fi status information on 10/10 screen when Wi-Fi module is turned off.
Changes in 1.52 version:
- Fixed problem with random hanging up of the GSM modem.
- Fixed problem of too deep discharge of battery in HWg hardware revision.
- Fixed problem with emergency key unlocking.
- Minor bug fixes.
Changes in 1.51 version:
- Fixed communication with OR-1 radio interface (applies to PQM-702/A/T and PQM-703).
Changes in 1.50 version:
- Added support for recording according to micro-installations recommendation (up to 50 kW).
- Added "sum of currents" (∑I) parameter on screen 1 with connection correctness indicators.
- Corrected unit of apparent distortion power (SN) on screen 4 ([VA] instead of [var]).
- Stability improvements.
Changes in 1.44 version:
- For 200-ms averaging time recording mode, a 10/12-cycles (200 ms) frequency value is recorded instead of 10-second value.
Changes in 1.43 version:
- Added recording of active powers (15-min) for configurations according to Polish and GOST standards.
- Added recording of supplied and received active powers in user recordings.
Changes in 1.42 version:
- Added Ukrainian language support.
- Added recording of average currents (10-min), active and apparent power (10-min) for configurations according to Chilean standards.
- Added recording of average currents (10-min) for configurations according to Polish and GOST standards.
- Changed connection error detection threshold when checking sum of all currents (3-phase 3- and 4-wire circuits). To detect such error, the current sum RMS must be greater than 25% of the largest among all measured current channels (detection algorithm is now less sensitive).
- Fixed bug when "INF" or zeroes were displayed in the measurement results table instead of values in amperes. This bug occurred when recording of DC current was enabled, and when zeroing current feature was active in at least one current channel.
Changes in 1.41 version:
- Added recording of supplied and received active powers (15-min) for configurations according to Polish standards.
- Formatting of memory card restores default measurement configuration.
- Adjusted synchronization of RMS1/2 of current channels to conform with the IEC 61000-4-30 Ed.3.0.
- Added entries with memory card type and GPS module in the LOG file.
- Optimization of used memory space when aggregation waveforms are recorded.
- Improvements in GSM module operation.
- Minor bug fixes.
Changes in 1.40 version:
- Added support for automatic probe type recognition (probes with "A" letter in the model name) – applicable only for analyzers with hardware version HWg or newer.
- Added checking of instantaneous current sum of the connected current probes (additional criteria for checking correctness of the connection with the measured mains on screen 1 – IRMS).
- Added zeroing of the recorded frequency values if the reference phase voltage is too small.
- Fixed recording of TDD in 200ms averaging period mode.
- Fixed parameters zeroing when measured current is below set threshold.
- Corrected averaging method of phase angles between voltage and current harmonics.
- Minor bug fixes.
Changes in 1.34 version:
- Added support for F-xA6 current probes (flexible probes, 6kA range).
- Added support for F-xA1 current probes (flexible probes, 1.5kA range).
- Added support for Chilean standards recording.
- Added measurement of TDD (Total Demand Distortion).
- Added multi-point phase synchronization functionality between several analyzers synchronized with the GPS time. In Live mode, if the analyzer has time synchronized with the GPS, the phaseshift of the voltage waveforms relative to the GPS clock is memorized every 30 seconds. This mode is signaled on the chart with a vertical line at the beginning of the graph. By comparing waveforms graphs between different analyzers connected to the same distribution network, it is possible to determine and identify the same voltage phases.
- Fixed problem that prevented remote communication via VPN with analyzer connected to local network through Wi-Fi (applies to PQM-710 and PQM-711).
- Various GSM communication fixes.
Changes in 1.33 version:
- Fixed recording in half-period mode (this bug occurred in firmware v1.32).
- Corrected displaying waveforms in Live mode, now it begins at the zero-crossing of the reference channel (this bug occurred in firmware v1.32).
Changes in 1.32 version:
- Added displaying of absolute harmonics angles of voltage and current in the Live mode (normalized to fundamental voltage angle).
- Improvements in Wi-Fi Access Point mode.
Changes in 1.30 version:
- Added support for recording of 4-quadrant parameters: reactive energy and tan(φ).
- Added support for RVC (Rapid Voltage Change).
- Added new operation mode for Wi-Fi (Access Point).
- Sign of supplied active energy counter is now positive.
Changes in 1.25 version:
- Added waveshape variation voltage events.
- Added phase-jump voltage events.
- Added colors for plug icon on top bar: orange - charging in progress, green - charging completed, red - charging suspended.
- Added support for switching voltage reference channel for frequency measurement and PLL source.
- Fixed bug in handling TID I events.
- Frequency reading in Live mode and analyzer display is zeroed if voltage on reference channel is lower than 5V.
- Fixed Russian translations.
Changes in 1.20 version:
- Expanded information about connection correctness of analyzer.
- Disabled event detection in Un-pe voltage channel for the following parameters: Crest Factor, THD, TID, harmonics, interharmonics.
- Increased resolution for voltage and frequency.
- Frequency is now displayed in orange when there is no PLL-lock with network.
- For US English language the phasor is now rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
Changes in 1.19 version:
- Fixed bug when recording was not automatically resumed in some situations.
- Fixed bug with false detection of E996 critical error.
Changes in 1.18 version:
- Fixed bug with no measurement data for recordings according to GOST 32144 standard.
Changes in 1.17 version:
- Added support for independent recording regardless of standard (dual recording).
- Added support for grouping polyphase voltage events (interruption, dip, swell).
- Added recording of 4-quadrant tan(φ) for reports according to Polish standards.
- Added sign to the total reactive (non-active) power in the 3-phase 3-wire systems (based on voltage and current phasors).
- Added the possibility to set the analyzer's date/time when incorrect date is detected at startup.
- Added GSM modem version and IMEI reporting to the LOG file.
- Shortened time of formatting the memory card.
- Unified colors of the phasors plot and the rest of the interface.
- Improvement of flagging for Pst and Plt flicker.
- Improvements to GSM modem operation.
- Other minor tweaks and fixes.
Changes in 1.16 version:
- Fixed bug with incorrect data flags when averaging period of 15-minute or longer was selected.
Changes in 1.15 version:
- Added analyzer over-temperature protection.
- Added new entries in the LOG file: changes in the state of analyzer's power supply, enabling and disabling communication channels.
- Fixed error causing random malfunction of analyzer.
Changes in 1.14 version:
- Added protection measures against data corruption, that could occur in some configurations when downloading data during recording (especially via GSM and Wi-Fi).
- Setting an Un-pe voltage event threshold to zero disables detection of this event.
- Information about IP number of client connecting remotely with analyzer via GSM is added in the LOG file.
- Added info in the LOG file about reversed phase of clamps.
- Fixed a rare bug in aggregation algorithm (intervals overlapping).
- Stability improvements.
- Fixed bug causing disconnection when trying to download data during recording via OR-1 transceiver.
- Fixed bug with recording incorrect values of minimum, maximum and average of angles between voltage and current harmonics.
- Fixed bug with reversed phase of C-4 current clamps.
- Fixed bug with sending SMS after changing analyzer language.
Changes in 1.12 version:
- Added support of polyphase events for voltages.
- Information about IP number of client connecting via GSM is added in the LOG file.
Changes in 1.11 version:
- Increased max. recording time for RMS1/2 plots to 30 seconds.
- Added functionality: mains signalling measurement.
- Added functionality: current limiting.
- Fixed bug with calculation of U23 phase-to-phase voltage.
- Fixed bug with recording min. and max. values of voltage and current in 200 ms averaging mode.
- Fixed bug of sending SMS to numbers without country code.
Changes in 1.07 version:
- Added support for Chinese traditional and simplified languages.
- Added national languages SMS support (Russian and Chinese).
- Fixed rare bug when offset correction routines worked incorrectly.
- Fixed bug when bad data was reported while reading data for analysis, when waveforms and RMS1/2 plots were recorded while recording was stopped.
- Fixed bug with possibillity of increased discharge rate of the battery when switched off.
Changes in 1.06 version:
- Channel Un-pe event are now not taken into account for IEC 61000-4-30 data flagging.
- Changed method of calculation of hysteresis for Un-pe events. Previously hysteresis was calculated as a percent of nominal voltage. From now on, the hysteresis is calculated as a percent of threshold, but not lower than 50mV (referred to analyzer input).
- Fixed bug with error E283.
- Improved timestamps accuracy.
- Fixed bug when data read in mass storage mode failed, when analyzer PIN was changed and recording was not started at least once.
- Fixed display refresh on screen 1/9 with Russian language selected.
Changes in 1.04 version:
- Fixed issues with wrong timestamps in GPS time synchronization, which lead to data import errors.
- Fixed bug when analyzer hangs up after detecting internal error.
- Fixed bug with possibility of amplitude clamping of recorded RMS1/2 voltages and currents when "Averaging period" was set to "Half-period". RMS1/2 values were clamped to the 10/12-cycle value of the highest amplitude channel.
- Improved signal processing routines for flexible clamps.
- Stability improvements.
Changes in 1.03 version:
- SMS alert about analyzer displacement in anti-theft mode is now sent when the displacement distance is 100 meters or more (previous 50m).
- Analyzer now sends SMS every 10 minutes in anti-theft mode when analyzer displacement has been detected, with current GPS position coordinates.
- When current measurement is disabled nominal current of 0.000A on screen 9/9 is no longer displayed.
- Added option in measurement point configuration to calculate neutral channel current (without using clamps). In that case "In*" and "THDIn*" is displayed (asterisk is added).
- When data is read from measurement point in which recording is in progress, all recorded data is now downloaded.
- Added functionality to status bar: date and time is now displayed in green color when the requirements of IEC 61000-4-30 regarding clock accuracy for class A are fulfilled.
- Added flag to aggregated data indicating interruption event (used for discarding data when generating measurement report).
- GSM modem is now restarted when any change in modem configuration is made.
- Added GPS signal strength indicator on screen 8/9 (GPS status).
- Added information about GPS position fix ("2D"), and/or time fix (clock icon) on screen 8/9 (GPS status).
- Added new SMS message in anti-theft mode, when GPS signal is lost, and when it is back.
- Fixed bug with incorrect minimum, maximum voltage and current values, when Min/Max calculation period was set to 1s, 3s or 5s.
- Fixed rare bug in which analyzer detected internal error and displayed Exxx message (where ‘xxx’ is error number) and restarted itself.
- Fixed rare bug where analyzer was restarting during memory formatting.
- Fixed bug where record was not flagged when voltage event was in progress at the beginning of the aggregation period (records were flagged only when event started during aggregation period).
- Improvements in displacement detection algorithm in anti-theft mode.
- Fixed bug where first incorrect Pst and Plt flicker values in Live mode and analyzer display were displayed after turning analyzer on, changing measurement point or after starting recording.
- Increased data transfer rate via GSM.
- Fixes in GSM communication.
- Corrected typo in current THD on screen 5/9 when Russian language is selected.
- Analyzer no longer emits short beep when trying to connect with it, when in off state in anti-theft mode.
- Fixed bug where exiting mass storage mode failed when device was enumerated as Full-speed device.
- GSM status no longer shows "PC connected" for short period of time when no connection is made.
- Fixed bug where no data was recorded when the only parameter selected for recording was average phase-to-phase voltage (in split-phase and 3-phase wye systems).