In electrical and electronic engineering, a current clamp is an electrical device with jaws which open to allow clamping around an electrical conductor. This allows measurement of the current in a conductor without the need to make physical contact with it, or to disconnect it for insertion through the probe. Current clamps are typically used to read the magnitude of alternating current (AC) and, with additional instrumentation, the phase and waveform can also be measured. Some clamps meters can measure currents of 1000 A and more.
The round jaw design on the P50 Series AC current clamp along with the high content nickel metal core makes them well suited for power quality applications where high accuracy and low phase shift along with wide frequency are important. Measurement range is 1mA to 1200A.
The P50 current clamp is a general purpose 1000A AC current clamp designed for use with DMMs, loggers and other instruments that have a current input. It has a 1000:1 ratio and output of 1mA per amp or 1mV per amp measured in the jaw. The P50 has an integral 2.5m lead terminated. The rounded jaw design on this current clamp makes it well-suited for power applications where high accuracy 0.1% and low phase shift and wide frequency response are important.
Power quality measuring
Large industrial loads
Measuring around cable bundles
Power load monitoring
Energy meter calibrator
Phase Angle meter
Measurement range of 1mA to 1200A AC
Large jaw opening accommodates conductors up to two 500kcmil
Improved ergonomic design and easy operation
High content nickel metal core
Conforms to EN 61010, 600V CAT III
Low phase shift for power measurement
Designed for DMMs, recorders, loggers, oscilloscopes, power and harmonic meters