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SUPPLY NETWORK ANALYZER

AR5 & AR5-L series


( Code M 80111 )

(CHECK-METER Program)
( Cod. M 80225 )

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
( M98110301-03-05B )
(c)

CIRCUTOR S.A.

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CONTENTS
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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................ 4

1.1.- Checking the contents of your package................................................ 4


1.2.- Safety conditions .................................................................................. 4
1.3.- Connection instructions ........................................................................ 4
2.-

ANALYZER STARTUP .......................................................................... 5

2.1.- Loading a new program ........................................................................ 5


2.2.- Choice of the operation mode program ................................................ 6
2.3.- Operation instructions........................................................................... 6
3.-

CONNECTION MODES ........................................................................ 7

4.-

DATA VISUALIZATION ON DISPLAY................................................... 9

4.1.- Screen of instantaneous values............................................................ 9


4.2.- Screen for energy meter check........................................................... 10
4.3.- Warning messages ............................................................................. 11
5.-

PROGRAMMING THE AR5/AR5-L CHECK-METER .......................... 11

5.1.- Set-up of Instantaneous Values.......................................................... 11


5.1.1.- SETUP menu................................................................................ 13
5.1.2.- MEASURE .................................................................................... 13
5.1.2.1.- WIRING: Circuit type .............................................................. 14
5.1.2.2.- PT/CT : Transformation ratios ................................................ 14
5.1.3.- COMM: Communication parameters ............................................ 14
5.1.4.- CLOCK: Internal clock .................................................................. 15
5.1.5.- PASSWORD: Safety setting. ........................................................ 15
5.1.6.- RECALL: Read configuration........................................................ 16
5.2.- DISPLAY menu................................................................................... 17
5.2.1.- CONTRAST: Screen contrast ....................................................... 17
5.2.2.- POWER FACTOR ........................................................................ 17
5.3.- FILES Menu........................................................................................ 18
5.3.1.- DIR: Directory ............................................................................... 18
5.3.2.- DELETE: Deleting a file ................................................................ 18
5.3.3.- FORMAT: Formatting the AR5/AR5-L internal memory................ 19
5.4.- Menu OFF: Enable / Disable Password.............................................. 19
5.5.- Menu LANGUAGE.............................................................................. 19
5.6.- Setup for energy meter check............................................................. 20

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6.-

Operation mode................................................................................... 21

7.-

Checking energy meters...................................................................... 22

7.1.- Checking mechanic energy meters..................................................... 22


7.2.- Checking electronic energy meters..................................................... 24
7.3.- Checking electronic energy meters using the optical reader. ............. 26
8.-

AR5/AR5-L COMMUNICATIONS ........................................................ 28

9.-

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................... 29

10.-

SAFETY WARNINGS.......................................................................... 31

11.-

MAINTENANCE................................................................................... 31

12.-

TECHNICAL SERVICE........................................................................ 31

A.

CABLE ARRANGEMENT ....................................................................... 32

B.

QUICK GUIDE ........................................................................................ 33

C.

QUICK GUIDE FOR AR5 - CHECK-METER. ......................................... 33

D.

EXAMPLE OF TRANSFORMATION RELATIONS................................. 34

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1.- BASIC INSTRUCTIONS


This manual is aimed to familiarize the user with the operation of the CHECKMETER program for the portable analyser model AR5/AR5-L.
To get all necessary information about operation instructions and safety warnings of
the portable analyzer AR5/AR5-L consult its instruction manual (code
M98151101).
The AR5/AR5-L analyzer loaded with the check-meter program permits to check
both electronic or mechanic energy meters, either for active and reactive
energy totalization. The Check-Meter instrument delivers an appropriate
checking mode for each energy meter type.
Besides of checking energy meter utility, the analyzer provides the visualization on
screen of several electrical parameters to verify the correct connection of the
analyzer.
Recorded data can be downloaded from the AR5 to a PC and further analyzed by
means of the PC software.
Recording data process is done by means of an liner memory. That means that once
memory is full, no new data is recorded anymore.
1.1.- Checking the contents of your package
After receiving the analyzer, please check the following points:
a) The delivered material corresponds with your order specifications.
b) After unpacking, check that the instrument has not been damaged in transit.
c) The standard set includes the following items:
1 cartridge for programming the AR5/AR5-L containing the ordered operation mode
program.
1 Instruction Manual.
CD containing the PC software update.
1.2.- Safety conditions
The manual you hold in your hands contains information and
warnings about the AR5/AR5-L that the user should respect in order
to guarantee a proper operation of all the instrument functions and
keep its safety conditions.
1.3.- Connection instructions
Before powering and connecting the analyzer check the following points:
a)

Supply voltage: Through and external power supplier set.

Input mains 80 V a.c. 265 V a.c. / output to AR5/AR5-L 12V d.c.


b)

Frequency : 45...65 Hz.

c)

Maximum voltage at the voltage measuring circuit:


500 V a.c. phase-to-neutral
866 V a.c. phase-to-phase

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2.- ANALYZER STARTUP

2.1.- Loading a new program


The AR5/AR5-L has an internal memory to save diverse operation mode programs to
be used by the user.
Before starting this action, check that AR5/AR5-L is supplied through the power
supplier set.
To load any program, follow these instructions precisely:

Turn the AR5/AR5-L off.

It is necessary to load a coprocessor that comes in a cartridge to part, and that must
settle only in the position of the coprocessor (the last position of the list)

Connect the cartridge to the AUX input of the meter.

Turn the meter on.

Select with the keys [5


5] & [6
6] that you want to perform a program loading action
(LOAD PROGRAM). Press [ENTER] or wait for a while to confirm this operation.

Select the position to save the program into.

The AR5/AR5-L will perform a test to check that the cartridge has been properly
connected.

If an inserted cartridge is detected, then the program will be loaded.

Once the loading is completed, reset the meter.

If no cartridge was found or a loading mistake occurred, reset the meter and redo the
above steps.

A cartridge will be only valid for the analyser, which the


program was for the first time loaded into.
Note on the cartridge the serial number of its related
AR5/AR5-L.

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2.2.- Choice of the operation mode program


The AR5/AR5-L can hold in memory different operation mode programs. The choice
of the program to be used is done when starting the AR5/AR5-L up.

Turn the AR5/AR5-L on.

A list of available programs will be shown on display.

Use keys [5
5] & [6
6] to choose the desired program.

Press [ENTER] or wait for a while to confirm this operation.

CHECK THE SETUP UP !!!!


All programs have an independent setup; therefore, must be always checked to
ensure a proper operation.
For instance, whether the setup is modified at the CHECK-METER program, these
modification will not be valid for the ANALYSER program, and so for any
program.

2.3.- Operation instructions


The AR5/AR5-L is a programmable instrument so offering diverse operation modes
which can be selected from the available programming menus (0
PROGRAMMING THE AR5/AR5-L).
Please read carefully the paragraphs involving STARTING UP (2.-) AND
PROGRAMMING THE AR5/AR5-L (5) in order to select the most suitable
operation mode for your requirements.

If the instrument is not used according to


manufacturers specifications, the protection of
the instrument can be damaged.

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3.- CONNECTION MODES

A.- THREE-PHASE MODE CONNECTION DIAGRAM

B.- SINGLE-PHASE MODE CONNECTION DIAGRAM

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C.- ARON MODE CONNECTION DIAGRAM

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4.- DATA VISUALIZATION ON DISPLAY


All measured instantaneous values, as well as maximum and minimum, can be read
on a 160 x 160 pixel, liquid, crystal display (back-light ability).
An indication of the type of data being displayed is shown at the upper right corner.
4.1.- Screen of instantaneous values
This screen is only for the verification of a correct connection of the analyzer. So, you
can verify the correct positioning, the transforming ration setting, concord of
voltage and current phases....
Energy values are partial values. The value is always reset to zero when accessing
this screen. These values are not accumulated.
Pressing the key [SET] from this screen m the set-up menu is accessed.
When powering the AR5/AR5-L on, the display will show:

INST
Vp-n
A
kW
kvarL
KvarC
P.F.
Hz
KVA
kWh
kvarhL
kvarhC

CHECK-METER
L1
L2
L3
220
2210 2230

IIII
2220

0.000
0.000
0.000

09 / 01 / 04 17 : 31 : 29
Verification screen
Voltage: Readout of the instantaneous RMS value measured at each phase (L1, L2
& L3) and the average value of the instantaneous values of the three phases
(III).
Current: Readout of the instantaneous RMS value measured at each phase (L1, L2
& L3) and the average value of the instantaneous values of the three phases
(III).
Active power: The active power is calculated from instantaneous voltage and current
data. The readout gives the instantaneous values of the active power of each
phase and also the three phase total instantaneous active power, which is the
addition of each phase value.
Inductive reactive power: The inductive reactive power is calculated from
instantaneous voltage and current data. The readout gives the instantaneous

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values of the inductive reactive power of each phase and also the three phase
total instantaneous inductive reactive power, which is the addition of each
phase value.
Capacitive reactive power: The capacitive reactive power is calculated from
instantaneous voltage and current data. The readout gives the instantaneous
values of the capacitive reactive power of each phase and also the three
phase total instantaneous capacitive reactive power, which is the addition of
each phase value.
Power factor: Readout of the power factor of each phase and the three phase
average value.
Frequency: Readout of the instantaneous value of the frequency (Hz).
Apparent power: Readout of the three phase total instantaneous apparent, which is
the addition of each phase value.
Energies: Readout of the instantaneous value of the active, inductive reactive and
capacitive inductive energy accumulated. These are always reset to zero
when this screen is exited.
Time and Date. (time/date): Readout of present time and date. For any modification,
see section 5.1.4.-.
4.2.- Screen for energy meter check.
This screen delivers the tools to perform the energy meter check. By means of keys
[5
5] & [6
6] the position of the screen to be modified is selected. This position
can be modified when pressing the key [SET].
CHECK-METER

CHECK-METER

User Name

Users data

1/1 V

5/5 A

kWh

TURNS/IMP

kW/turn ratio of the energy meter

nTURNS/IMP?

N turns/impulses RECORDED

KWh START

Initial energy of the energy meter

kWh END

Final energy of the energy meter

RECORD

--.-%

Voltage ratio setting and Current ratio setting


3

Energy meter type (Active/Reactive) n.circuits phase

Save check

Wh METER

Measurement of the energy meter

Wh AR5L

Measurement of the AR5


Energy meter error

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4.3.- Warning messages


Some warning messages can appear on the visualization screens. These messages
inform about the AR5/AR5-L performance:
-

STOP: The analyser is not recording data.

RECORD: The analyser is recording data.

M. Full: Memory is full.

M.Error: There is an error in the memory. The memory must be formatted.

Analyser battery charge status. When only the symbol 3is shown, it
means that the battery is very low and the analyser might turn off at any
moment.

The battery is charging. The user can also see the accumulated battery
charge level.

Full battery charge.


WARNING MAX 500 V: The maximum allowable phase to neutral voltage
of 500 V has been exceeded during the measuring process. When measuring
phase to phase voltages the limit is set at 866 V.

5.- PROGRAMMING THE AR5/AR5-L CHECK-METER


The CHECK-METER program has 2 different set-up menus:
AR5 Set-up. This is accessible from the screen of instantaneous values (Section 5.1.-)
Check Set-up. This is accessible from the screen of energy meter check (Section 5.6.-).

5.1.- Set-up of Instantaneous Values


To accessing AR5/AR5-L setup options press the key [SET], on the instantaneous
values screen The analyzer will then inquiry for a password that consists of a
key sequence to be pressed (the user has 15 seconds to press this
sequence). If the default password has not been modified, then the following
key sequence must be followed:

PASSWORD
[3
3] [SET] [5
5] [SET]
Standard Password
Once this password is entered, the analyzer will permit the user to modify any Setup
parameters.
All programs have an independent setup, therefore, the setup must be always check
to ensure a proper operation, since any modification will only affect the active
operation program.

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Diverse setting MENUS are available:


SETUP
DISPLAY
FILES
CLEAR
OFF
LANGUAGE

 INITIAL MENU

Select one option with keys [6


6] & [5
5].

To access any menu option use [8


8] or [ENTER].

To close the menu press [3


3] or [ESC]. If this key is used when only the main
menu is open, this is closed. If any modification over any setup parameter was
done, before closing a confirmation of setup change is requested on display.

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5.1.1.- SETUP menu


The AR5/AR5-L meter can be user-configured to different performances involving its
data analysis and recording modes, as it is followed shown:

SETUP
MEASURE
COMM
 SETUP menu.
CLOCK
PASSWORD
RECALL

MEASURE
WIRING
PT/CT

4 wires / 3 wires / Aron / Single-phase.


V and A transformation ratios.

COMM

Baud / Parity / Bits / Stop bits.

CLOCK

DD/MM/YY

PASSWORD

Setting the analyzer password

RECALL

Standard.
Recall Setup sure <yes > <no>.

hh:mm:ss.

5.1.2.- MEASURE
Use this option to set measuring conditions: CONNECTION MODE SETTING ( 3 or
4
wires
or
single-phase)
and
VOLTAGE
and
CURRENT
TRANSFORMATION RATIOS SETTING.


MEASURE :
WIRING
PT / CT

3 3 Wires, 3 4 Wires , Aron and1


Prim. V, Secon. V, Prim. I

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5.1.2.1.- WIRING: Circuit type


Choose the circuit type to be analysed (rotary input).

3 4 Wires: To measure Three-phase systems with Neutral wire.

3 3 Wires: To measure Three-phase systems with Neutral wire. For this


arrangement 3 current clamps must be used.

1: To measure Single-phase systems.


5.1.2.2.- PT/CT : Transformation ratios
Voltage and current transformation ratios setting. The program will sequentially
inquire for following data:

PRIM. V: Voltage transformer primary value.

SEC. V: Voltage transformer secondary value.

PRIM. I: Current transformer primary / Current clamp primary, used for


measuring the line currents.
NOTE 1 : If voltage is directly measured (no voltage transformer is used), you must
set PRIM.V = 1/SECV.V = 1.
NOTE 2 : PRIM. I --> This option permits to program:
a)
b)

The ratio of the Current clamp to be used.


In case of a high voltage system, the measurement will be carried out through the
secondary of current transformers. A shunt ATS-III 5 A a.c./ 2 V a.c. or CP5 clamp
will be then required to enter the measurement signal into the AR5/AR5-L analyzer
(Never directly connect the 5 A signal to the AR5/AR5-L.). For this case, the C.T.
primary must be set at the primary value of the C.T. used for measuring purposes.
Ratio set must be modified for each Current or transformer type change to avoid
measurement mistakes. Standard clamps give a voltage output (generally 2 a.c. at
full-scale).
NOTE : Secondary is always set at 2 V a.c. (it is not user-programmable).

5.1.3.- COMM: Communication parameters


Program here the parameters of the built-in RS-232 serial output. When selecting
this option the present parameters are shown on display:
COM
9600

NO

Baud

Parity

Bits

Stop bits

Pressing [ENTER]: values on display are directly validated.

To modify:

Select with keys [4


4] or [3
3] the position to modify.

(rotary input).

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Though keys [6
6], [5
5] the value of the selected position is increased or
decreased.

[ENTER] to validate the total value or [ESC] to exit with no modification.

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5.1.4.- CLOCK: Internal clock


Use this section to set the analyzer internal clock in time: date / time and displaying
format.
When this option is selected, presently programmed values are shown by display:
CLOCK TYPE
DD /MM/YY HH :MM:SS

CLOCK TYPE
MM/DD/YY HH :MM:SS

After validating the date format, the present date and time will be displayed
according to the selected arrangement:
CLOCK
00 /00 /00

00 :00 : 00

Proceed similarly than for the former section.


5.1.5.- PASSWORD: Safety setting.
Set here the analyser password configuration. This password will be required to
access the SETUP menu. Thus, the manipulation of the analyser by notauthorized people can be avoided.
The password can be also required for turning the analyser off.
The default password is:
PASSWORD
[3
3] [SET] [5
5] [SET]
Change of SETUP access password:
Firstly enter the old password:
OLD PASSWORD
****
Then enter the new password:
NEW PASSWORD
****
Finally, confirm the new password:
CHECK PASSWORD
****

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During this password modification process, the following error messages can be
shown in screen during 5 s:
Incorrect
Old password
Incorrect
Check password

Wrong password
The confirmation of the new password has failed

5.1.6.- RECALL: Read configuration


You can here recall a standard configuration.
Set Standard..
sure?
<yes > <no>
-

A confirmation is requested: Recall Setup sure <yes> or <no>. With keys


[4
4] & [3
3] select yes or no, and then press [ENTER].

A Standard operation program for the AR5/AR5-L is available to be user-recalled.


Its features are:
-

C.T. Ratio (SET + A)


V.T. Ratio (SET + V)
Circuit type
File name (FILE Name)
FILE type
Communication parameters

:
:
:
:
:
:

5
1/1
Three phase (III - Phase)
CK_METER
.ACM
9600,No,8,1

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5.2.- DISPLAY menu

DISPLAY
CONTRAST
ANGLE

Contrast
Show cos or power factor (PF)

You can at this point, define the options about the parameters to be visualized on
display, the graphic mode performance, ...
5.2.1.- CONTRAST: Screen contrast
The user can here vary the contrast of the AR5/AR5-L display:
-

With the [4
4] you can intensify the display contrast and with the key [3
3]
this can be lowered:
CONTRAST
DEC 

INC

5.2.2.- POWER FACTOR


The user can chose cos or power factor (PF) to be shown,

Angle
PF

With the [3
3] and [4
4] keys, its possible change the value.

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5.3.- FILES Menu


Non-volatile AR5/AR5-L internal memory is storing data up to its maximum capacity.
Once full, no new data will not be saved in, nor stored data will be lost
(provided no incorrect operation is done).
When memory is full, the display will show: "MEMORY FULL".

 FILES MENU

FILES
DIR
DELETE
FORMAT

5.3.1.- DIR: Directory


This option shows on display a directory of all files saved in memory.
AR5-L - DIR
STD-PROG. STD
xxxxx bytes  File name / File size
dd / mm / yy hh : mm : ss
Day / Time
TEST1. STD
xxxxx bytes
dd / mm / yy hh : mm : ss
STD-PROG. STD
xxxxx bytes
dd / mm / yy hh : mm : ss
...... / .............
Free bytes:
-

xxxxxxxxxx

 Number of free bytes in memory

Keys [6
6] or [5
5] allows reading more files in case that all files stored by
the AR5/AR5-L cannot be shown in only one screen.
Keys [ENTER] or [ESC] to exit.

5.3.2.- DELETE: Deleting a file


You can here delete any file from the internal memory.

STD-PROG. STD
TEST1. STD
STD-PROG. STD
...... ............
-

DELETE
xxxxx bytes  File name / File size
xxxxx bytes
xxxxx bytes

With keys [6
6] & [5
5] select the file to be deleted.
[ENTER] to confirm selected file erasing. Once press, a confirmation is
required.

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5.3.3.- FORMAT: Formatting the AR5/AR5-L internal memory


This option lets the user to format the internal memory.
FORMAT
Once the format action over the internal memory is confirmed, a confirmation is
required. Take into account that this action will mean all stored data to be
deleted.
Note: Do not turn the AR5/AR5-L off during the memory format process, otherwise
the display will show an error message and the process should be redone.
5.4.- Menu OFF: Enable / Disable Password.
In order to avoid an accidental manipulation of the analyser, the AR5/AR5-L can be
set to request for a password when the user wants to turn it off.
Password?
<Yes>
<No>
-

With the key [4


4],[3
3] you can select:

YES: A password is requested to turn the AR5/AR5-L off.

NO: No password is required to turn the AR5/AR5-L off.

[ENTER] to validate the choice or [ESC] to exit with no modification.

The procedure to follow when this password is enabled is:


1)
Press the key [OFF] during 5 seconds.
2)
You will see in display:
PASSWORD
3)
4)

Enter the correct Password.


Press [OFF] again

The analyser will turn off if the entered password is the correct one.
5.5.- Menu LANGUAGE
It allows selecting the language in which the menus will be presented.
Language
English
-

With keys [6
6] & [5
5] select the language.

[ENTER] to confirm selected language

Press key [ESC] to exit with no modification.


NOTE: This configuration is commune for all the programs.

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5.6.- Setup for energy meter check


AR5 CHECK-METER
(1) User's data

User Name
1/1V

5/5A

(2) P.T. and C.T. ratios

?
?

kWh
3
TURNS/IMP

nTURNS?

(4) Check of number turns or pulses

?
?

kWh START
kWh END

(5) Check start and end energy test


(6) Saving check results

RECORD
?
?

Wh
Wh

METER
AR5L

- -.- %

(3) Check of energy meters

(7) Check result


(8) % Error

Use the keys [6


6] & [5
5] to select the option to be modified.
Press the key [SET], to modify the selected option.
Press the key [ENTER] to start the energy meter checking process.
Press the key [ESC] to switch to the screen of instantaneous values.

According the position within the verification screen, by pressing [SET] you can define:
1. Type the name of the user, no. of contract and a brief commentary about the performed
checking action.
2. Measurement conditions setting:
Primary and secondary of the P.T. used.
Primary of the C.T or Clamps.
3. Features of the meter to be checked and type of connection:
Energy meter type:
kWh -> Checking of active energy meters.
kvarh -> Checking of reactive energy meters.
kWh / no. of turns or pulses ratio of the energy meter
Circuit type: select the connection type used for the energy meter check:, three-phase
(III-Phase) or single-phase (II-Phase).
4. Set the number of turns for the mechanic energy meter checking. When checking an
electronic energy meter, will appear the number of impulses well-read by the optical
reader.
5. Electronic energy meter check: set the value of the energy meter when starting the
check and also when this is finished.
6. RECORD: To save in memory the record of the performed check.
7. This section will show the real value measured by the AR5/AR5-L and also the value that
the CHECK-METER should have measured according to the user-programmed
values (points: 3, 4 & 5).
8. Error: You can here read the % of error for the energy meter check in relation with the
measurement performed by the AR5/AR5-L.
9. To save the check results (6) by pressing [SET].

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6.- Operation mode


When checking energy meters it is advisable to:

For any type of energy meter: To perform the energy meter check when the
installation is at full operation conditions. The higher the consumption is, the
higher the check reliability will be.

For active energy meters: Whether power factor correction units are installed in
the power system, check that those are in operation. The higher the power
factor is, the higher the check reliability will be.. It is advisable to perform the
checking process with a power factor >0,71.

For reactive energy meters: Whether power factor correction units are installed
in the power system, check that those are disconnected. in operation. The
lower the power factor is, the lower the check reliability will be.. It is advisable
to perform the checking process with a power factor <0,71.

When the check process is finished, following messages could be shown on screen:
-

Overflow Energy: The checking process has been too long. The AR5s inner
energy counter cannot count up to such a high energy level. The check
process duration can last a maximum of 20 hour at full-load conditions.

999%: The error of the checked energy meter in comparison with the value
measured by the CHECK-METER is very big.

Check of active energy meters:


Connect all power factor correction systems
Check of reactive energy meters:
Disconnect all power factor correction systems
The check process is advisable to be performed
at full-load conditions

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7.- Checking energy meters


7.1.- Checking mechanic energy meters

AR5 CHECK-METER
(1) User's data

User Name
1/1V

5/5A

(2) P.T. and C.T. ratios

?
?

kWh
3
TURNS/IMP

nTURNS?

?
?

kWh START
kWh END

Wh
Wh

METER
AR5L

- -.- %

(4) Check of number turns or pulses

(6) Saving check results

RECORD
?
?

(3) Check of energy meters

(7) Check result


(8) % Error

Use the keys [6


6] & [5
5] to select the option to be modified.
Press the key [SET], to modify the selected option.

1.- Enter users attribute (Name, no. of contract). (1)


2.- Set transforming ratio of P.T. and C.T. (clamps/shunts) used for the checking
action. (2)
3.- Type of energy meter: active or reactive energy meter. (3)
(ENERGY: kWh (Active) or kvarh (reactive).
4.- Set the ratio of the mechanic energy meter: Energy x no. of turns. (3)
5.- Type of energy meter to be checked: single-phase/three-phase. (3)
6.- Press [ENTER] to start the energy meter checking process. After a confirmation
inquiry, you will see at the bottom of the screen:

START

When pressing then [ENTER] the energy meter checking process will start.

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7.- During some moments of data recording:


8.- You will see again at the bottom of the screen:
STOP
9.- The energy meter checking process will be stopped when pressing again
[ENTER].
10.- Enter the number of turns occurred during the checking process. (4)
11.- The % of error for the energy meter check in relation with the measurement
performed by the AR5 will be shown at the bottom of the screen.(8)
12.- Save check results. (6) by pressing [SET]

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7.2.- Checking electronic energy meters

AR5 CHECK-METER
(1) User's data

User Name
1/1V

5/5A

(2) P.T. and C.T. ratios

?
?

kWh
3
TURNS/IMP

nTURNS?

?
?

kWh START
kWh END

Wh
Wh

METER
AR5L

- -.- %

(5) Check start and end energy test


(6) Saving check results

RECORD
?
?

(3) Check of energy meters

(7) Check result


(8) % Error

Use the keys [6


6] & [5
5] to select the option to be modified.
Press the key [SET], to modify the selected option.

1.- Enter users attribute (Name, no. of contract). (1)


2.- Set transforming ratio of P.T. and C.T. (clamps/shunts) used for the checking
action. (2)
3.- Type of energy meter: active or reactive energy meter. (3)
(ENERGY: kWh (Active) or kvarh (reactive).
4.- Press [ESC] and disregard inquiries about the mechanic meter ratio. (3)
5.- Type of energy meter to be checked: single-phase/three-phase. (3)
6.- Press [ENTER] to start the energy meter checking process. After a confirmation
inquiry, you will see at the bottom of the screen:

START
When pressing then [ENTER]
checking process will start.

the energy meter

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7.- During some moments of data recording


8.- You will see again at the bottom of the screen:

STOP
9.- The energy meter checking process will be stopped when pressing again
[ENTER].
10.- Enter the initial and ending energy readouts of the energy meter to be
checked. (5)
11.- The % of error for the energy meter check in relation with the measurement
performed by the AR5 will be shown at the bottom of the screen.(8)
12.- Save check results. (6)

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7.3.- Checking electronic energy meters using the optical reader.


It is possible to connect an optical reader (ref XXXXXXX) for those meters that have
a LED.

Connect the optical reader into AUX plugin


The communications must be set to:
9600 / NO / 8 / 1
AR5 CHECK-METER
(1) User's data

User Name
1/1V

5/5A

(2) P.T. and C.T. ratios

?
?

kWh
3
TURNS/IMP

nTURNS?

?
?

kWh START
kWh END

Wh
Wh

METER
AR5L

- -.- %

(4) Check of number turns or pulses

(6) Saving check results

RECORD
?
?

(3) Check of energy meters

(7) Check result


(8) % Error

Use the keys [6


6] & [5
5] to select the option to be modified.
Press the key [SET], to modify the selected option.

1.- Enter users attribute (Name, no. of contract). (1)


2.- Set transforming ratio of P.T. and C.T. (clamps/shunts) used for the checking
action. (2)
3.- Type of energy meter: active or reactive energy meter. (3)
(ENERGY: kWh (Active) or kvarh (reactive).
4.- Set the ratio of the electronic energy meter: Energy x no. of pulses. (3)
5.- Type of energy meter to be checked: single-phase/three-phase. (3)

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6.- Connect the optical reader, if it is not connected yet , to the AR5/AR5-L and align
optical head with the LED of the meter.

AUX

7.- Press [ENTER] to start the energy meter checking process. After requesting a
confirmation the relation of transformation of INTENSITY of the
TRANSFORMER is due to introduce where it goes connected the meter
PRIM. METER
100
ENTER
SEC. METER
5
ENTER
8.- When pressing the optical reader button the energy meter checking process will
start .

START
When pressing then [ENTER]
checking process will start.

the energy meter

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9.- During some moments of data recording


10.-

You will see again at the bottom of the screen:

STOP

11.-

The energy meter checking process will be stopped when pressing again the
optical reader button.

12.-

The % of error for the energy meter check in relation with the measurement
performed by the AR5/AR5-L will be shown at the bottom of the screen.(8),

13.-

The number of impulses that has been read, will shown at no turns/imp (4)

14.-

Save check results. (6)

If you want check more energy meters with optical


reader, keep it connected. If you need to do
another check, disconnect the optical reader.

8.- AR5/AR5-L COMMUNICATIONS


To connection to PC of the AR5/AR5-L must be done through the power supplier set,
which will be necessary connected to the main. Perform the connection using
the two wires factory-delivered with the AR5/AR5-L.
One cable will link the AR5/AR5-L to the power supplier set, and another cable is a
standard RS232 connector.
When starting communication tasks take into account:

Communication parameters of the AR5/AR5-L and the PC must fully coincide.

The power supplier set must be plugged into.

The AR5/AR5-L cannot be into the setup menu.

CIRCUTOR has a software package that permits the user to retrieve stored data in
the AR5/AR5-L to PC for a further complete analysis. The download archive is
in text format, that allow to be opened and edited.

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9.- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


Supply voltage:
Through an external power supplier set 230 V a.c. (+10% / -15%)
Frequency
: 50...60 Hz
Burden
: 8 VA
Operation temperature : 0 / 50 C
Measuring circuit
: SINGLE-PHASE, THREE-PHASE, ARON

Voltage measurement:
Measuring range : 20 to 866 V a.c. (between phases)
20 to 500 V a.c. (phase-neutral)
Automatic scale adjustment
Other voltages
: through suitable voltage transformers
Frequency
: 45 to 65 Hz
Current measurement:
Measuring range: according to current clamps
Current transducer ratio : user-programmable
Measurement units : automatic scale adjustment
Constructive characteristics of the cartridge
Case
: Anti-chock plastic
Dimensions
: 64 x 19 x 40 mm
Connection terminals
: 1 input/output terminal
Accuracy class:
Current ..................................... 0.5 % of readout 2 digits
Voltage ..................................... 0.5 % of readout 2 digits
Active power ............................. 1.0 % of readout 2 digits
Reactive power.......................... 1.0 % of readout 2 digits
Measuring conditions to assure accuracy class:
Errors due to external voltage and current transformer not included
Temperature range : 5 C to 45 C
Power factor : 0.5 to 1.
Measuring range : between 5 % and 100 %.

ACCESSORIES
AR5/AR5-L Programs
- HARMONIC ........................CODE. M 80221
- FLICKER ............................CODE. M 80223
- DISTORTIONS ...................CODE. M 80224
- CHECK-METER .................CODE. M 80225
- FAST CHECK ....................CODE. M 80226
- Software CirEnergy ........Visit our web site
Current measurement:
a) Through Current clamps (3 Clamps KIT):
CP-2000-200 ............................... CODE M 81045
CPR-1000 ................................ CODE M 81044
CPR-500 ..................................... CODE M 81043
CP-100 (M1-U) ................................................. CODE M 81042
CPR-100 (For Neutral current measurement)....CODE M 81036
CP-5 ........................... ............ CODE M 81041

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b) Through flexible Current clamps (3 Clamps KIT):


C-FLEX 200/2000/ 20000 Length 45 cm.................. CODE M 81141
C-FLEX 200/2000/ 20000 Length 80 cm.................. CODE M 81142
C-FLEX 200/2000/ 20000 Length 120 cm................ CODE M 81143
c) ATS-5 shunt (5 A / 2 V a.c.) + current transformers (../5 A) ....CODE M 89925
Carrying case
- Carrying case for AR5/AR5-L current clamps.................. CODE M 89921
- Carrying case for AR5/AR5-L................................................. CODE M 89901
- 1000 case (with protection rubber CPR-1000) ................ CODE M 89923
- 2000 case (with protection rubber CPR-2000) ................. CODE M 89921

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SAFETY WARNINGS
The user should take into account all installation instructions referred in
sections
INSTALLATION
AND
STARTUP,
CONNECTION
INSTRUCTIONS and TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS of the analyser.

Note that with the instrument powered on, the terminals could be dangerous to
touching, and cover opening or elements removal actions may allow
accessing dangerous parts. The analyser has been designed and tested to
meet IEC 348 standard and is factory-shipped in proper conditions.
11.-

MAINTENANCE

The AR5/AR5-L does not require any special maintenance. No adjustment,


maintenance or repairing actions should be done over the instrument open
and, should those are essential, high-qualified operators must perform them.
Before any adjustment, replacement, maintenance or repairing operation is carried
out, the instrument must be disconnected from any power supply source.
When any protection failure is suspected to exist, the instrument must be
immediately put out of service.
The own instrument design permits a quick replacement in case of damage.
12.-

TECHNICAL SERVICE

For any inquiry about the instrument operation mode or in case of malfunction, you
can contact CIRCUTORs technical service.
CIRCUTOR S.A. - Aftersales Service
Vial Sant Jordi, s/n
08232 Viladecavalls (SPAIN)
Tel: (+34) 93 745 29 00
Fax: (+34) 93 745 29 14
E-mail: ar5@circutor.es

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A. CABLE ARRANGEMENT
Different cables used with the AR5/AR5-L have following arrangements:

Communication cable RS232: PC - Power supplier set


PC

POWER SUPPLIER
SET
3
2
5
8
7

2
3
5
7
8

Power supply/Communication: Power supplier set - AR5/AR5-L.

7
5

POWER
SUPPLIE
R SET
1
7
6
5
2
4
3

AR5/AR
5L
1
2
3
4
5
6
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B. QUICK GUIDE
Menu
Setup

Description
Choice type of measuring circuit.

Measure Circuit

Tr. Rel

Display

Rel. V

Voltage transformers ratio.

Rel. A
Comm
Clock

Current transformers ratio.


Communication parameters setting
Analyzers date and time setting

Password

Set here the analyzer password configuration

Recall

Recalling standard configuration

OFF

SET de contrast
Choose between cos or P.F visualization.
Dir
Directory of stored files.
Delete
Deleting a file.
Format
Clearing all memory content.
set to request for a password when the user wants to turn it off.

Language

Set the user language.

Options
Three-phase
Single-phase

Primary=1
Secondary=1
Primary=5
9600,n,8,1

Standard

Contrast.
Angle

Files

English
Span
ish

C. QUICK GUIDE FOR AR5 - CHECK-METER.


AR5 CHECK-METER
(1) User's data

User Name
1/1V

5/5A

(2) P.T. and C.T. ratios

?
?

kWh
3
TURNS/IMP

nTURNS?

?
?

kWh START
kWh END

(3) Check of energy meters


(4) Check of number turns or pulses

(6) Saving check results

RECORD
?
?

Wh
Wh

METER
AR5L

- -.- %

(7) Check result


(8) % Error

Check of active energy meters:


Connect all power factor correction systems
Check of reactive energy meters:
Disconnect all power factor correction systems
The check process is advisable to be performed
at full-load conditions

Standard
Three-phase

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D. EXAMPLE OF TRANSFORMATION RELATIONS


Clamps connected in the secondary one
L1

27000 V
500 A

L2
L3

110 V 5 A

5A clamps

METER
L1
L3

L2

CHECK-METER
USER

27000/110V 500/5

Clamps connected in the primary one


L1

27000 V
500 A

L2
L3

1000 A clamps

110 V 5 A
METER

L1
L3

L2

CHECK-METER
USER

27000/110V 1000/5

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