AMPROBE DGC-1000A (01) PDF MANUAL


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****** Page 1 ****** AMPROBE@ DGC-IOOOA CLAMP-ON GROUND RESISTANCE TESTER USERS MANUAL GROUND TESTER HOL n OFF 00 mA o FUNC A V REC

****** Page 2 ****** EN 61010-2-032 CAT 111 300V, CAT 11 600V Pollution Degree 2 Definition of Symbols: Caution: Refer to Accompanying Documents Caution: Risk of Electric Shock Double Insulation

****** Page 3 ****** l. Ill. w. v. Table of Contents WARNING FEATURES DESCRIPTION PANEL DESCRIPTION LCD DISPLAY OPERATION INSTRUCTION 5-1. Ground Resistance Measurement 5-2. High and Low Alarm ( 5-3. Ground/Leakage Current Measurement . 5-4. Setting the Sampling Interval . .10 5-5. Data Logging …. . …10 5-6. Read the Data Stored in Memory. … 11 5-7. Clear Data Memory……………………………………………………………….. 11 5-8. Cancel the Auto Power Off… . … 11 PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION 11 VII. VIII. ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATION 14 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 15 BATTERY REPLACEMENT 16

****** Page 4 ****** l. WARNING 1. Use of rubber gloves is a good safety practice even if the equipment is properly operated and grounded. 2. Safety is the responsibility of the operator. 3. Use extreme caution when using the instrument around energized electrical equipment 4. Do not attempt to use the ground tester to twist or pry the ground electrode or ground wire away from the equipment being grounded 5. All metal objects or wires connected to an electrical system should be assumed to be lethal until tested. Grounding system is no exception. II. FEATURES DESCRIPTION The clamp-on ground resistance tester enables the users to measure ground resistance of a ground rod without the use of auxiliary ground rods. Clamp-on ground resistance tester is used in multi-grounded systems without disconnecting the ground under test 4 1

****** Page 5 ****** PANEL DESCRIPTION 7 GROUND TESTER n OFF PUNC A REC 986 1 2 3 4 5 1. Jaws Assembly: Enclose electrode or ground rod. No air gap is allowed between two half jaws. 2. Hold Button: Press this button to freeze the value in LCD 3. Rotary Switch: Turn power on and select the desired function. 4. LCD 5. REC button: When one of the functions is selected by FUNC button, it is used to increment value. If no function is selected, it is used to start data logging, or record one data point 6. V button: To decrement value, press this button Jaws Trigger A button: To increment value, press this button 8. FUNC button: Press this button to select function of H/ (hi alarm,) 9. LO (low alarm), SEC (seconds), or no. (read,). 2

****** Page 6 ****** LCD DISPLAY 10 9 7 6 REC NOISE 5 mA 8 II 1. Function 2. Digits 3 Ohm 4. mA 5. 6. NOISE 7. Jaw Open 1 2 3 4 Display current selected function or current record number. Display value from 0 to 9999 with decimal point. Symbol will be shown in Q and alarm functions Display ground leakage current in mA or A This symbol will be shown if the rotary switch is set at the alarm position. When ground resistance tester senses noise in the ground electrode or ground rod, this symbol will be shown in LCD When the jaw is open during measurement, this symbol and the word OPEN will be shown in LCD. 8. Low Battery When the battery voltage is lower than required, this 9. NO 10. REC 11. AP symbol will be shown in LCD. Indicate the READ function. Indicate data logging is in progress. If this symbol is displayed in LCD, that means the unit will be turned off in 4 to 6 minutes 3

****** Page 7 ****** V. OPERATION INSTRUCTION 5-1. Ground Resistance Measurement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Open the jaws and make sure the jaws mating surfaces are clean and free of dust, dirt or any foreign substance. Snap the jaws closed a few times to let the jaws sit on the best mating position. Turn the power on, set the rotary switch at Q position. Do not clamp on to any conductor or open the jaws at this moment or durinq self-calibration. At power up, the clamp-on ground resistance tester will do the self-calibration for better accuracy. Users should wait for self-calibration to be complete. During the self-calibration, LCD will show CAL5, CAL4, CAL 3, CAL2, and CALI . When the ground tester is ready, a beep sound will be heard. Clamp on to the electrode or ground rod to be measured. Snap the jaws closed a few times for better accuracy. Read the value of Rg (ground resistance) from LCD. Note: For better measurement, 1. Snap the jaws closed a few times before powering on. 2 Do not clamp on to any conductor at the moment of power up. 3. Snap the jaws closed a few times after clamping on to ground electrode. Note: If self-calibration does not stop 1. That is because the self-calibration is not complete. Ground tester will continue the process until a proper self-calibration is done. 2 Check the jaw mating surfaces If there is any dirt, dust, or foreign substance, clean the surfaces. 3. Do not open the jaws during self-calibration. Note: Noise present in the electrode or ground rod If overly excessive current or 30V in ground rod exists, the symbol “NOISE” will be displayed on the LCD In the presence of noise, the reading is no longer accurate. Note: If jaw is open during measurement, a symbol of OPEN will be displayed in LCD. 4

****** Page 10 ****** 5-2. High and Low Alarm ( 1. Set the rotary switch to the position. 2. Press the FUNC button to select “HI” or “LO” alarm. The current value of High or Low alarm will be displayed on the upper row of the LCD. 3. Press the A button or V button to increment/decrement the value by 1 ohm. As users hold the button longer, the speed of incrementing/decrementing will become faster. The value can be increment from 0 ohm to 1510 ohm and then OL. Or the value can be decrement from OL to 1510 ohm to o ohm. The value will roll over to OLIO if the current value is 0/0L. 4. Once the value is set, press the FUNC button several times until the upper row of the LCD displays no letters. 5. When the rotary switch is set to the position. The unit will compare the current value with the high and low alarm values. If the current measurement is larger than the HI value, the unit will beep and show HI — in the upper row of LCD. If the current measurement is smaller than the LO value, the unit will beep and show LO — in the upper row of LCD. O LOLO LOLO o LO 7 LOLO 0

****** Page 11 ****** LOOP NOTE: If the HI value is set at OL, or the LO value is set at 0, the ALARM function will be disabled. So they are method to disable one of the HI or LO alarm. NOTE: The HI value can’t be smaller than the low value. And the LO value can’t be larger than the HI value. HI value will be adjusted to LO value plus 1 when roll-over occurs. The maximum value of LO value is H/ value minus 1. NOTE: If data logging is progressing, sound of beeping will be disabled to save battery power. But the LCD still shows the warning letters of ‘HI—” or “LO—”. NOTE: The values for the high and low alarm are stored in the memory. They are restored when the power is turned on. 8

****** Page 12 ****** 5-3. Ground/Leakage Current Measurement 1. Turn the power on, and set the rotary switch at the mA or A position. 2. Clamp on to the electrode or ground rod. 3. Read the value of leakage current displayed in LCD. 9

****** Page 13 ****** 5-4. Setting the Sampling Interval 1. Press the FUNC button until letters of “SEC” are shown in the upper row of LCD. 2. The unit shows the current sampling interval in seconds. 3. Press the A or V button to increment/decrement the value by 1 second. As users hold the button longer, the speed of incrementing/decrementing will become faster. The value can be incremented/decremented from 0 to 255 / 255 to 0 seconds. Value will roll over when the value of maximum 255/minimum 0 seconds is reached. 4. Press the FUNC button several times until the upper row LCD show no letters. 5-5. Data Logging The unit will start data logging if the REC button is pressed, and a symbol of REC will be shown in LCD. Data will be recorded at the specified sampling interval. Data logging will be stopped if the memory is full, or the unit detects the condition of low battery, or the REC button is pressed again. NOTE: If the sampling interval is set at 0 seconds, only one data is recorded. To record next data, users can press the REC button again. The record number is also displayed for about 1 seconds. 10

****** Page 14 ****** 5-6. Read the Data Stored in Memory 1. 2. 3. Press the FUNC button until the symbol “NO” appears in the LCD. The current record number is shown in the upper row of LCD. And the data is displayed in the lower row of LCD. Press the A or V button to read the next/previous data, If the user holds the A or V button longer, the record number will be incremented/decremented faster. The record number will roll over when the last/first record is reached. woa rororo 5-7. Clear Data Memory Press and hold the REC button, then turn the power on. The letters “CL” will appear indicating the memory is cleared. 5-8. Disabling Auto Power Off At power up the symbol “AP” is displayed in the LCD. That means the unit will turn itself off in about 4 to 6 minutes. To disable this function press and hold the FUNC button, then turn the power on. The “API’ symbol will no longer be displayed in the LCD. VI. PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION Below is a simplified typical ground distribution system. 11 Its equivalent

****** Page 15 ****** circuit is shown in Figure A. If RI R? R3, … Rn are combined as Req then only R and Req are left in the circuit (refer to Figure B). Ifa constant voltage is applied to the circuit, the following equation will be derived. Rg + Req 1 where Req=-, i=l, 2, If R and R R Rn are about the same, and n is a large number (such as 200), then R will be much less than R and maybe approach zero. Rg >> Req (Req—O) Example. If R and RI , R? … Rn are all 10 Q, respectively and n 200. Then Req by calculation equals Req= 1 = 0.05 Q 1 1 1 10 10 10 1 In this example, we can see that as long as the number of multiple electrodes is large enough, the equivalent resistance is negligible with respect to the ground resistance to be measured. 12

****** Page 16 ****** Figure A 13 FigureB

****** Page 17 ****** VII. ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS Ground Resistance (Auto range) : 1.001 – 9.999 10.00 – 50.00 10.01 – 99.99 100.0 – 200.0 Range 0.025 – 0.250 Q 0.250 – 1.000 C) 200.1 – 400.0 400.0 – 600.0 Q 600.1 1500 C) Resolution 0.002 Q 0.02 Q 0.02 Q 0.04 Q 0.04 Q 0.4 Q 20 Q Accuracy of Readingl ± 1.50/0± 0.05 Q ± 1.50/0± 0.05 Q ± 1.50/0± 0.1 Q ± 2.00/0± 0.3 Q ± 2.00/0± 0.5 Q ± 3.00/0± 1.0 Q ± 5.00/0± 5 Q ± 100/0± 10 Q ± 200/0 II-oop resistance noninductive, external field < 50 A/m, external electrical field < 1 V/m, conductor centered. 2Resistance Measurement Frequency: 3.333KHz High and Low Alarm High Alarm Lo Alarm Ground/Leakage Current Range o- 15100 o- 15100 Resolution 10 (Auto range, 50/60 Hz, True RMS, Crest Factor < 3.0) Range 0.200 1.000 mA 1.00 – 10.00 mA 10.0 – 100.0 mA 100 – 1000 mA Resolution 0.001 mA 0.01 mA 0.1 mA 1 mA Accuracy of Reading ± 2.0% ± 0.05mA ± 2.0% ± 0.03 mA ± 2.00/0± 0.3mA ± 2.00/0± 3mA (Auto range, 50/60 Hz, True RMS, Crest Factor < 3.0) Range 0.200 – 4.000 A 4.00 – 30.00 A Resolution 0.001 A 0.01 A Accuracy of Reading ± 2.00/0± 0.03 A ± 3.00/0± 0.03 A Accuracy of Resistance Calibration Plate: ±0.5% Data Logging Capacity : 116 records Data Logging Interval: 1 to 255 seconds ****** Page 18 ****** VIII. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Conductor Size: Battery Type: Display Type: Range Selection: Overload Indication: Power Consumption: Low Battery Indication: Battery Life: Sampling Time: Operating Temperature: Operating Humidity: Storage Temperature: Storage Humidity: Dimension: Weight: Accessories: 23mm (0.9") approx. 9V IEC 6 LR61 (Alkaline) 4 digits 9999 counts LCD Auto OL 40mA 3000 measurements 0.5 seconds OOC to 500c to 122 OF) Less than 85% RH -200c to 600c (-4* to 122 OF) Less than 75% RH 257mm (L) x 100mm(W) x 47mm(H) 10.1" (L) x x 640g/1.41bs Resistance Calibration Plate x 1 9V Battery (Installed) x 1 Users Manual x 1 Carrying Box x 1 15 ****** Page 19 ****** IX. BATTERY REPLACEMENT When the low battery symbol is displayed on the LCD, replace the old battery with new battery. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Turn the power off Remove the screw of the battery cover. Lift and remove the battery cover. Remove the old battery. Install a new 9V battery. Replace the cover of battery and secure the screws. 0 O 11 IEC 6LR615 9V BATTERY 10 0 00K 16 EN 61010 INSTAUATIOR LD WARNING TO QIOCK 1804 u mn MANUAL o ****** Page 20 ****** LIMITED WARRANTY Congratulations! Your new instrument has been quality crafted according to quality standards and contains quality components and workmanship. It has been inspected for proper operation of all of its functions and tested by qualified factory technicians according to the long-established standards of our company. Your instrument has a limited warranty against defective materials and/or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase provided that, in the opinion of the factory, the instrument has not been tampered with or taken apart. Should your instrument fail due to defective materials, and/or workmanship during this one year period, a no charge repair or replacement will be made to the original purchaser. Please have your dated bill of sale, which must identify the instrument model number and serial number and call the number listed below: Repair Department ATP – Amprobe, TIF, Promax Miramar, FL 33025 Phone: 954-499-5400 Toll Free:800-327-5060 Fax: 954-499-5418 Website: Amprobe.com Please obtain an RMA number before returning product for repair. Outside the U.S.A. the local representative will assist you. Above limited warranty covers repair and replacement of instrument only and no other obligation is stated or implied. AMPROBEø Miramar, FL 33025 17 ****** Page 21 ****** Tel: 954-499-5400 Toll Free: 800-327-5060 Fax:954-499-5418 18


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