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CWT LF Wideband current probes

Current sensing from low frequency to 10MHz

The CWT LF current sensors are rugged clip around flexible coil wideband current probes, using Rogowski Coil technology for wide bandwidth measurement and faithful conversion of current to voltage, intended for use with oscilloscopes, data loggers, transient recorders, power meters and power analyzers - ideally suited for power electronic applications. Based on the Rogowski principle, these probes have intrinsic high bandwidth performance allowing measurement of both small and large currents (1A-600kA) from 0.01Hz to 20MHz. The small coil profile (8mm dia), means the coil can be retrospectively installed without disruption to active power systems. As standard, the coil is insulated at 10kVrms, insulation can be increased if required. Models are available with a variety of clip-around coil sizes to suit most conductors, allowing easy current monitoring even where access is limited.

LFR
LFR
  • Bandwidth 0.01Hz to 10 MHz (see bandwidth spec for each model)
  • CWT LF models available with extended LF bandwidth <1Hz
  • Models covering a 1A - 600,000Amps range
  • 0.2% accuracy
  • 10kV Insulation capability
  • Optional Electrostatic screens
  • Flexible "clip-around" coil
  • ±6V Instantaneous isolated output ideal for scopes, data loggers, PCI DAC cards and power analyzers
  • Uses 4 x AA batteries or 12V ac adapter (110V or 230Vac)
  • Traceable calibration certificate included
  • CE marked
  • Wide variety of models in stock
Application
Typical Uses
Power analyzers
Convenient method of extending the current, power and harmonic measurement range without bandwidth degradation. Excellent low frequency (0.5Hz) performance along with low phase shift
Motor drives and power electronic converters
Allows measurement of IGBT switching times, gate turn on / turn off times and peak current
Motors and generator
Easy retrospective installation of probes around conductors where regular clamp and split core CTs are unsuitable
Induction heating
Measurement of high current / high frequency signals, including high order harmonic effects
Pulsed current applications
Semiconductor switches: IGBT, Power MOSfets, capacitor discharge and circuit breaker interruption currents
Capacitor discharge and lightning strike research
Measurement of peak currents without breaking conductors

Specifications

CWT Specifications
Type Sensitivity
(mV/A)
Peak current
(kA)
Peak di/dt
(kA/uS)
Noise max*1
(mV pk-pk)
Droop
typ. (% / ms)
LF (3dB) bandwidth
typ. (Hz) fL
Phase lead at 50Hz
typ. (deg)
HF (3dB) bandwidth
typ. (MHz) fH *2
Coil Length
300mm
Coil Length
700mm
Standard Coils
CWT03LF 100.0 0.06 0.4 15.0 4.6 5.1 8.3 6.5 3.0
CWT06LF 50.0 0.12 0.8 15.0 2.3 2.6 4.2 6.5 3.0
CWT1LF 20.0 0.3 2.0 15.0 1.0 1.0 1.8 6.5 3.0
CWT3LF 10.0 0.6 4.0 15.0 0.5 0.55 0.85 6.5 3.0
CWT6LF 5.0 1.2 8.0 15.0 0.25 0.27 0.45 6.5 3.0
CWT15LF 2.0 3.0 11.0 15.0 0.1 0.11 0.18 6.5 3.0
CWT30LF 1.0 6.0 11.0 15.0 0.05 0.055 0.09 6.5 3.0
CWT60LF 0.5 12.0 11.0 15.0 0.025 0.022 0.045 6.5 3.0
CWT150LF 0.2 30.0 11.0 15.0 0.01 0.011 0.018 6.5 3.0
CWT300LF 0.1 60.0 11.0 10.0 0.007 0.008 0.012 6.5 3.0
CWT600LF 0.05 120.0 11.0 5.0 0.007 0.008 0.012 6.5 3.0
CWT1500LF 0.02 300.0 11.0 4.0 0.007 0.008 0.012 10.0 5.0
Miniature Coils Coil Length
100mm
Coil Length
200mm
CWT03LF 100.0 0.06 0.4 16.0 10.2 11.0 18.6 5.0 4.0
CWT06LF 50.0 0.12 0.8 16.0 5.1 5.6 9.3 12.0 7.5
CWT1LF 20.0 0.3 2.0 15.0 2.2 2.3 4.0 12.0 7.5
CWT3LF 10.0 0.6 4.0 15.0 1.0 1.1 1.7 12.0 7.5
CWT6LF 5.0 1.2 8.0 15.0 0.5 0.55 0.85 12.0 7.5
CWT15LF 2.0 3.0 14.0 15.0 0.2 0.22 0.35 12.0 7.5
CWT30LF 1.0 6.0 14.0 15.0 0.1 0.11 0.18 12.0 7.5
CWT60LF 0.5 12.0 14.0 15.0 0.05 0.055 0.09 12.0 7.5
CWT150LF 0.2 30.0 14.0 15.0 0.02 0.022 0.035 12.0 7.5
CWT300LF 0.1 60.0 14.0 15.0 0.01 0.011 0.018 12.0 7.5
CWT600LF 0.05 120.0 14.0 10.0 0.007 0.008 0.012 12.0 7.5
*1Distributed around the fL (3dB) bandwidth
*2For 2.5m cable length. Contact Powertek for values of fH for other coil and cable lengths
TYPICAL ACCURACY
(full scale)
Traceable calibration to ±0.2% with condcutor centrail in the lop Variation with conductor position in the coil loop typically ±1% for standard coils Variation with conductor in position in the coil loop typically ±2% for miniature coils
TYPICAL LINEARITY
±0.05% (full scale)
ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM VALUES OF di / dt (kA/µs) (value must not be exceeded)
(Standard Coil)
(Miniature Coil)
PEAK: 11.0
PEAK: 14.0
RMS: 0.8 @ 70°C
RMS: 0.85 @ 70°C
*further information available on request)
Coil and Cable
COIL CIRCUMFERENCE ‘A’ (mm)
300, 500, 700 or 1000mm
COIL CROSS SECTION ‘B’ (mm) (dependent on "Peak coil voltage isolation" see below
8.5 (supplied with 10kV insulation as standard) 14.0 (with protection sleeve)
PEAK COIL VOLTAGE ISOLATION (kV)
10
Safe peak working voltage to earth. The coils are flash tested at 15kVrms for 60 seconds. The coil is supplied with a removable silicone sleeve which provides additional mechanical protection.
TEMPERATURE RANGE (°C)
-20 to 100
For de-rating due to temperature cycling please consult Powertek
CABLE LENGTH (metre) (from box to coil)
2.5 or 4
Coil and Cable Diagram
Power input - mechanical - environmental
POWER SUPPLY:
All CWT units are supplied with four AA batteries (typical life 90 hours) and a 12V-24Vdc input socket A Universal Power adapter is included with the CWT probe (accepts 115Vac or 230Vac) Rechargeable batteries and internal charger, option R, is available. (batteries are charged whenever external +12-24V dc supply is present). Typical recharge time 40 hrs, typical life 8 hrs.
INTEGRATOR BOX DIMENSIONS (mm)
H =183mm, W = 93mm, D = 32mm
OUTPUT SOCKET
BNC (output impedance 50 ohms- unit supplied with 0.5m BNC-BNC coaxial cable)
MIN. OUTPUT LOADING
100kohm (for rated accuracy), 50ohm drive capability optional
TEMPERATURE RANGE (°C)
0°C to +40°
Ordering Model
CWT unit is supplied with bnc-bnc cable, 12-24Vdc input, 4 AA batteries, power adapter and user manual, calibration certificate and carry case.
Cable length (m) Coil circumference (mm)
e.g. order code = 6kApk, 4 AA Batteries, 12-24Vdc input, ac adapter, 2.5 metre cable, 500mm coil (Coil insulation is 10kV as standard) CWT30LF B 2.5 500
e.g. order code = 6kApk, 4 AA Batteries, 12-24Vdc input, 230V ac adapter, 4 metre cable, 300mm coil CWT30LF B 4 300
e.g. order code = 1.2kApk, 4 AA rechargeable batteries, internal battery charger, 12-24Vdc input, ac adapter, 2.5 metre cable, 700mm coil CWT6LF R 2.5 700
All CWT LF current probes are supplied with bnc-bnc cable, 12-24Vdc input, 4 AA batteries, power adapter and user manual, calibration certificate and carry case. If you have any queries regarding the CWT or require specifications outside our standard ranges please do not hesitate to contact us.