Fluke's 6105A and 6100B Electrical Power Standards provide reference power and energy for instrument calibration

Fluke Corporation has introduced more accurate electrical power standards that are designed to deliver stable, precise reference power and energy for use in calibrating electrical measurement equipment.

The Fluke 6105A and 6100B Electrical Power Standards provide the stability and accuracy required by users, including national measurement institutes, instrument service and calibration firms, electronics manufacturers, power utilities and standards laboratories.

The Fluke 6100B Power Standard meets the accuracy requirements for today’s power quality testing standards. In addition, it features improved accuracy and increased voltage channel current drive for calibrating energy meters, which take power from their voltage input.

The Fluke 6105A provides all the functionality of the 6100B with better accuracy. The 6105A Electrical Power Standard is designed to provide the accuracy required to verify the performance of secondary standards such as the Radian Research RD and RM range, the Zera EPZ303 and COM 3003; also the MTE (EMH) K2006, Calport 300, SRS PRS PWS and PTS series products.

Choosing between a 6100B or 6105A depends on the user’s accuracy requirements. Both models meet all accuracy requirements of power quality testing to the IEC 61000-4 series of standards. The 6100B can also be used to type test 0.1% to 2% energy meters, while the 6505A has the highest accuracy available for calibrating and type testing secondary standard energy meters and Watthour meters.

To maintain the highest accuracy for all specifications, the 6105A should be fully characterized and calibrated annually. However, to reduce the cost of ownership, a simple-to-implement calibration adjustment regimen can maintain traceability for one-, two-, three- or four-phase systems using a single phase power/energy meter with accuracy determined by the meter used. This regimen can be applied to 6100B or 6105A Masters and their Auxiliary counterparts.

A Microsoft Windows user interface makes the 6100B and 6105A easy and simple to operate. The interface can be accessed through a combination of front-panel knobs and buttons, or by connecting the user’s own mouse and keyboard. Actions are then viewed on the high-resolution, eight-inch TFT display. Status information for all four phases is displayed, alongside more detailed information on current parameters being set or adjusted.

In addition, the 6100B and 6105A can be operated via remote control. The 6100B and 6105A conform to the IEEE 488.1 standard and the supplemental IEEE 488.2 standard. The programming language complies with the Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI). Complex instrument setups can be saved and recalled within the instrument or saved and recalled from a USB storage device.

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