Ranger PM3000HF Power Quality Analyser

Three Phase power quality, harmonics and flicker monitor

The PM3000HF Power Logger is the best value 3 phase power quality & harmonic logger on the market today.

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About The PM3000

The PM3000HF Power Logger is the best value 3 phase power quality & harmonic logger on the market today.

It measures almost every aspect of the electricity you’re supplying or receiving, so is a must for utility, electricity and power supply companies as well as large industrial consumers, from heavy machinery plants to hospitals and supermarkets.

The PM3000HF now comes with 3 memory options: 8MB (Standard), 16MB, and 32MB. You will now be able to record down to single cycle detail for up to 2 months at a time.

DC Measurement Upgrade Available

Contact us now to see if your existing PM3000HF can be fitted with a DC Measurement or Extra Memory Upgrade.

Key Features Include

  • The patented Single Cycle Adaptive Storage™ recording process provides extremely high resolution over long recording periods.
  • Measures current between 0 and 3,000 Amps and voltage between 0 and 480 Volts on single phase, two phase and three phase power supplies
  • Flicker measurements to IEC61000-4-15 (Optional): Instantaneous Flicker Sensation, Short Term and Long Term Flicker Perceptibility.
  • Records and displays up to 16 channels of voltage, current, power, power factor, VARs, phase angle, frequency, THD, and much more.
  • Comprehensive range of math functions give excellent data analysis.
  • Graphical touchscreen interface provides straightforward, user-friendly operation.
  • 23 pre-stored factory configurations allow you to get started straight out of the bag.
  • Comes with Pronto for Windows software, one of the most highly regarded data recovery and analysis packages available.
  • New! Hook-Up Checklist with photos and reference vector diagrams to give confidence of correct hook-up whether 1st or 101st time of using the unit. Available in European Union, USA and Asian (Australasian) colours.

Who uses it?

There is interest in the measuring of Power Quality and Energy in literally every industry and at nearly every business.

Anyone involved in any of the following will benefit from the PM3000HF:

  • The generation/distribution and transmission of electricity or gas.
  • General electrical contractors.
  • On-site electrical contractors & engineering/construction companies.
  • Industrial plants.
  • Government, municipal buildings or organisations.
  • Energy management or energy consulting companies.

Why will I enjoy using it?

Any of these great reasons!

  • It’s small and light; easy to carry and tuck away, less hassle.
  • It comes with a cheerful purpose made bag.
  • It feels good and is attractive to look at.
  • Very thorough safety tests and fused voltage sensors mean you can relax and feel safe.
  • The flexible Rogowski coils are much easier to fasten round awkward places and suitable for almost every job so you don’t need anything else.
  • The bag contains a complete set of parts so you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything.
  • Clip the voltage sensor roll on the front of the bag, hang the bag round your neck and how confident you will feel with both hands free up a pole or on some other difficult job.
  • Our Pronto software works with all our products so you will enjoy only having to learn about it once.
  • The graphs and reports are well presented and smart to look at. You will enjoy producing an important document.
  • Our manual, supplied on disc with the kit, is more comprehensive and readable than most manuals. Look through it and be delighted by the help it will give you.
  • Don’t forget the ‘Help‘ in the logger menu. Button Help is available wherever you are in the menu, whatever your activity, to make learning how to use the logger as easy as possible. Topic Help instructs you on particular topics. We want you to enjoy feeling comfortable about using the logger as soon as possible.
  • The backlit touchscreen is so easy to use especially with the plastic pointer pencil we have supplied. Just touch the screen twice anywhere to start up the logger.
  • Generally you will power the logger off the mains electricity when you are using it. You will feel completely relaxed about the integrity of your recorded information should the power go down. The logger will carry on recording for a further ten minutes after which it will shut down all processes so as to keep its battery power for conserving your data, for two months at least.
  • It is so easy to go through the menu structure with the touchscreen. that you will quickly feel comfortable doing difficult set ups like calibration.

See for yourself how enjoyable it is to use. Contact us or our distributors and ask for a visit. Then play with it

Technical Information

Input Voltage: 3 channels 0-480Vac. Sensors: In-line shrouded 4mm banana plugs and fused crocodile clips. 0-480Vdc optional.
Input Current: 3 channels. Sensors: Three 24″ 3000 Amp Flexible Current Clamps supplied (Ranges 0-3000A, 0-400.0A, 0-50.00A) or can use with conventional 0-0.5Vac voltage output current clamps. DC measurement with suitable sensors optional.
Channels: 16
Accuracy: Volts and wide range current < 0.25% True RMS +/-2 LSB’s excluding sensors. Narrow range current < 1% True RMS excluding sensors. Zeroing function for DC
Resolution: Programmable to 0.1 Vac and 0.1 Aac 0.01V, 0.01A high resolution mode
Maths Channels:
AC 1 Phase: RMS, Stray Voltage RMS Hi Res < 35V, Real power, VARS (fund), Apparent Power, Power Factor, Phase angle, Frequency, Instantaneous Flicker Sensation, Short Term & Long Term Perceptibility, Flicker Flag
AC 2 Phase: Real Power, VARS (fund), Apparent Power, Power Factor
AC 3 Phase: Real Power, Reactive Power VARS (fund), Apparent Power, Power Factor, Voltage Unbalance, (Conventional & Sequential Components) Current Unbalance, Voltage Phase-Neutral (where applicable) and Phase-Phase
DC: DC component may be extracted on all 6 channels
Harmonics: Odds, Evens, Triplens, Individual Harmonics and Harmonic Direction to the 15th, K Factor, % Total Harmonic Distortion to the 25th, Harmonic Value
Symmetrical Components: NPS, NPS/PPS (Voltage and Current)
Other Maths Option: Channel X * Constant, Channel X / Channel Y, Filtered Channel X, Internal Temperature, On Charge, Battery Volts, DC optional
Sampling: Continuous sampling at 64 times per cycle
Recording: Single cycle True RMS response time; 16 bit simultaneously sampling all signals
Memory: 5 options available: 1MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB & 64MB RAM
Recording Mode and Rate:
Adaptive Store: Unique storage management enables extended recording & single cycle resolution on significant signal changes
Point Store: Selectable from single cycle rate to once every 12 hours
Data Retention: Back-up battery provides 2 month’s retention @ 25ºC (77ºF )
Power: Requires 50-480 Vac from Phase A voltage measurement or separate power supply
Battery: 4 AA NiMH battery pack & 1 Lithium battery
Safety & Standards: IEC 61010, 600V Cat. III, Pollution level 2, CE, IEC 61326(EMC), IEC 61000-4-15
Internal fusing: PSU, Battery stack, fused voltage leads
Serial Ports: RS232, (up to 230.4K baud); isolation>2.5kV.
Bluetooth: Wireless interface (isolated) reception up to 10m (optional).
PMGateway App.: Enables Android mobile phone to act as a Gateway. Send data files to your inbox, start and stop recordings.
Protocol: MODBUS ASCII touch-screen display 100 x 35 mm
Computer Requirements for Pronto Software: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7; 250MB hard drive space
Display: Backlit LCD graphic touchscreen display 2.5″ x 1.35″
Case: Pelican 1120 Guard Box: Dimensions 8″ x 6.5″x 3.5″
Weight: 2.5lbs. without leads and clamps
Operating Temp: 14ºF (-10ºC) to 140ºF (60ºC)

Safety & Measurement Standards

IEC 61010, 600V Cat. III, Pollution level 2, CE, IEC 61326(EMC), IEC 61000-4-15

Applications include:

Trouble shooting unknown power quality issues – Our unique recording regime Adaptive Store is especially useful for helping to locate, detect, and prevent problems on your network, recording down to a single cycle the instant events occur without setting any thresholds. It’s unique precise capturing of sudden changes eg. transients, current spikes, harmonics, drop-outs and brown-outs to extremely high resolution makes identifying problems on your power distribution system easier and quicker saving you time and money.

Voltage and Flicker Complaints – Solve customer complaints including voltage or flicker problems using the ability to compare any data streams on the same graph in the Outram/Ranger Software, Pronto. E.g. RMS voltage and instantaneous flicker sensation (and any others) on the same graph. Finding the problem quickly using Adaptive Store recording regime means minimum customer disruption.

DC Measurement – (optional, please ask for relevant probes)

Energy assessments

Load Studies – verify electrical system capacity before adding extra load

New Equipment Installation – Benchmark before and check after the installation of new equipment to ensure quality of service has been maintained.

Long term monitoring – Discover solutions to hard to find or intermittent problems. Record indefinitely in FIFO mode until the event occurs again. If required transfer data via Wifi/3G/4G using our PMGateway App. Discounts available for long term hire.

Measure in remote locations – PM3000 is powered from the voltage being measured or via a 12V charger. If the power goes down, the PM3000 has a 10 minute ride through then turns itself off. It then starts up again automatically when the power returns so you don’t miss anything.

Preventive Maintenance – keep a track on your power quality to detect any problems before they cause your equipment damage or end up in costly down time.

Network Characterization – measure non-sinusoidal and unbalanced systems

Power Quality Software: Our comprehensive and very flexible Pronto software is the same for all Outram/Ranger Equipment so even when hiring a variety of models you will still use the same software each time.

Recent hire applications include:

  • Power Quality Studies, usually for 7 days – max, min and average recorded to detect any problems.
  • Diagnosis of equipment failure
  • Detecting reason for electricity supply tripping (problem was imbalance). Measure pre and post remedial work.
  • Pre-emptive studies, to measure Diesel Generator function. Generator was struggling under increased load capacity. PM3000 was placed on a generator in the middle of a field, so no mains supply. The unit stopped and restarted whenever the generator went off then online again.
  • Current measurements, either 0-400.0A or 0-3000A with Rogowski coils (0-1A, 0-10A, 0-100A Low current CTs also available) – easy to power, either from voltage being measured or 12V charger – can measure voltage by just plugging it in.

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Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers

Your kit knocks spots of the bigger manufacturers.

Andrew Williams, MD, Smart Electrical Systems, Sept 2018
I have been quite astounded at the detail the Outram Data Logger has captured.

During communications regarding the 3 PM7000TIs that Bob is managing remotely, with new data sent back to him over email every 24 hrs, he told us that he has been finding detail in the recordings he never thought he would see. “I have been quite astounded at the detail the Outram Data Logger has captured.”

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK
…calculation of fault level trivial in comparison to the ‘manual’ methods

The Outram equipment (and associated software) makes calculation of fault level trivial in comparison to the ‘manual’ methods.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project
The analyser did everything that we needed. We were also impressed with how quickly it got across the US.

The analyser did everything that we needed. Rob was surprised at how easily it went on.

We were also impressed with how quickly it got across the US. It was there before we even left [the UK] and we didn’t expect that to happen.

It’s a specialised subject and the support we received from Duncan was second to none.

Chris Brookes, Simpson and Wood, UK Feb 2019
…PM3000 is the best product in my shop

The reason I think your PM3000 is the best product in my shop is the reliability and the software. I use 5 different brands of recorders and this one by far has been the most reliable. The software updates are great, with the 60 day reminders. The layout of the software and every single function make it simple and user friendly unlike most products.

Greg Ellis, Electrical District #3, Arizona USA, 2014
It’s an amazing piece of Kit!

I certainly will be hiring another PM7000 again. It’s an amazing piece of kit!

Stuart Turner, PCAS (Power Control and Automation Solutions) Ltd, Feb 2020
It’s shown me just how much time your software is going to save me!

What you showed me this morning and what I’ve been doing this afternoon has shown me just how much time your software is going to save me!

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK (Contracting for Network Rail)
The Outram PM7000FLM … software made analysis of fault-current straightforward

We found the Outram PM7000FLM useful for capturing data, and its software made analysis of fault-current straightforward. Other methods of data capture can be used, but would require further development to accurately give fault level information; the area where the FLM scores is its ease of use, and also that statistical analysis is applied over the whole test period, rather than at a ‘snapshot’ of one event as our analysis. This makes it less prone to noise and other disturbances on the system.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project, March 2018
That’s a hell of a piece of Kit!

That’s a hell of a piece of Kit!

Now I’ve seen what it can do I’m going to mention it to another customer here in the UK who I know is having trouble.”

Rob Rose, Simpson and Wood, UK Feb 2019
Fault Level Monitors to Validate ENWL RESPOND Project Network models

Fault level monitors – Outram fault level monitors have been installed at seven [Electricity North West] Respond [Project] sites. These monitors will validate our network model and the Fault Level Assessment Tool. Electricity North West Ltd RESPOND Project Newsletter, May 2016.

Electricity North West Ltd RESPOND Project Newsletter, May 2016.
I have used data loggers in the past… Not in the same league as the Outram equipment

Thank you for all your fantastic efforts yesterday.

I have used data loggers in the past but they were not in the same league as the Outram equipment.

Last December when Network Rail asked me to install PQ monitoring I looked at hiring a couple of [competitor] PQ monitors. I had a Network Rail Graduate alongside me and I thought it would be a good learning exercise for him. As I began to understand the railway electrification system I realised [these] were a non-starter, so when the local electricity board ‘turned the screw’ I decided to look deeper.

I discovered Outram and when I read about your collaboration with Scottish Power I immediately realised the Outram equipment was the only one to consider. From what I have seen since yesterday morning I know I was correct in contacting your company.

Bob King, Power Phase Services, UK (Contracting for Network Rail)
Bluetooth functionality with PMScreen and real time monitoring is sensational.

Thank you so much for attending to [my support query], and so quickly! Very impressed with these [PM3000] power analysers and the Bluetooth functionality with PMScreen and real time monitoring is sensational.

Euan Galbally, Operations Project Engineer - Supply Restoration, SSE.
Outram PM7000FLM proved capable of reliably assessing Fault Level

The Outram PM7000FLM and associated software proved to be capable of reliably assessing / calculating fault level from both repeated low-level steps, as well as one-off larger pulses.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project, March 2018
….Commendable for its ease of use and portability

The Outram equipment is commendable for its ease of use and portability.

Rob Weller, Rina Consulting, UK Power Networks Earth Fault Level Project
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