Fluke - 438-II Power Quality Analyzer & Motor Analyzer

Product Overview:

The 438-II Power Quality Analyzer & Motor Analyzer helps you effectively evaluate electrical and mechanical performance just by hooking up voltage and measuring current, providing you with an unprecedented level of data.
  • Brings key motor analysis parameters like speed, torque and mechanical power and calculates motor efficiency without mechanical sensors
  • Includes full power quality and electrical energy analyzer functionality
  • Highest safety rating in industry; 1000 V CAT III / 600 V CAT IV

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Quickly and easily discover electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors, and evaluate power quality with a single test tool

The Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer adds key mechanical measurement capabilities for electric motors to the advanced power quality analysis functions of the Fluke 435 Series II Power Quality Analyzers. Quickly and easily measure and analyze key electrical and mechanical performance parameters such as power, harmonics, unbalance, motor speed, torque and mechanical power without the need of mechanical sensors. Fluke 434-II, 435-II and 437-II Power Quality Analyzer users can add motor analysis capabilities to their existing units with the Fluke-438-II/MA Motor Analyzer upgrade kit. The 438-II uses data from the motor rating plate for either NEMA or IEC rated motors to aid the calculation of the mechanical parameters.

Other useful features:

  • Calculates mechanical power and efficiency without mechanical sensors. Just connect to the input conductors
  • Measures electrical power parameters such as voltage, current, power, apparent power, power factor, harmonic distortion and unbalance to identify characteristics that impact motor efficiency
  • Identify power quality issues such as dips, swells, transients, harmonics and unbalance
  • Uses PowerWave data capture to capture fast RMS data, and show half-cycle averages and waveforms to characterize electrical system dynamics (generator start-ups, UPS switching etc.)
  • Offers waveform capture function to capture 100/120 cycles (50/60 Hz) of each detected event, in all modes, without set-up
  • Uses automatic transient mode to capture waveform data at 200 kS/s on all phases simultaneously up to 6 kV
  • Automatically calculate motor derating according to NEMA/IEC guidelines
  • Fluke Connect® compatible so you can view data locally on the instrument, via Fluke Connect mobile app and PowerLog 430-II desktop software

Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer

Includes:

  • Test lead set
  • i430 Thin flexible current probes (4)
  • Battery
  • Power adapter
  • Combination WiFi/SD card
  • Soft carry case
  • CD Rom with PowerLog 430-II software and user documentation

Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer/Basic

Includes:

  • Test lead set
  • Battery
  • Power adapter
  • 8GB SD card
  • Soft carry case
  • CD Rom with PowerLog 430-II software and user documentation

Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer/INTL

Includes:

  • Test lead set
  • i430 Thin flexible current probes (4)
  • Battery
  • Power adapter
  • 8GB SD card
  • Soft carry case
  • CD Rom with PowerLog 430-II software and user documentation

Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer/MA

Includes:

  • Firmware upgrade package to add motor analysis capabilities to existing Fluke 434, 435 and 437 Series II Power Quality Analyzers

Amps (accuracy excluding clamp accuracy)

Drive Measurement Details
Motor Type 3 phase asynchronous (induction)
Power Source Variable Frequency Drive
Motor Frequency Range 40Hz to 70Hz
Over/Under Voltage from Nominal V/f Curve (%) -15% to +15%
Carrier Frequency Range 2.5kHz–20kHz
Variable speed drive technology that is covered by the 438-II
Inverter Type VSI only (voltage controlled) *
Control Method V/f control, open-loop vector, closed loop vector, drives with encoders.
Frequency 40 to 70 Hz
* VSI drives are the most common drives. The alternative CSI drives are used in higher power applications.
Variable speed drive technology NOT covered by the 438-II
Inverter Type CSI (current source inverter)
Motors type Synchronous (DC, stepper, permanent magnet etc.)
Motor Frequency <40 and >70 Hz
Mechanical specifications
Mechanical measurements can be performed on direct online motors with a 3 wire connection.
Motor measurement
  Range Resolution Accuracy Default limit
Mechanical motor

Power

0.7 kW to 746 kW

1 hp to 1000 hp

0.1 kW

0.1 hp

±3% 1

±3% 1

100% = rated power

100% = rated power

Torque 0 Nm to 10 000 Nm

0 lb ft to 10 000 lb ft

0.1 Nm

0.1 lb ft

±5% 1

±5% 1

100% = rated torque

100% = rated torque

rpm 0 rpm to 3600 rpm 1 rpm ±3% 1 100% = rated rpm
Efficiency 0% to 100% 0.10% ±3% 1 NA
Unbalance (NEMA) 0% to 100% 0.10% ±0.15% 5%
Harmonics Voltage
Factor (NEMA)
0 to 0.20 0.1 ±1.5% 0.15
Unbalance Derating
Factor
0.7 to 1.0 0.1 indicative NA
Harmonics Derating
Factor
0.7 to 1.0 0.1 indicative NA
Total NEMA Derating
Factor
0.5 to 1.0 0.1 indicative NA
Notes: Supports motor design types NEMA A, B, C, D & E and IEC type H and N.
Rated torque is calculated from rated power and rated speed.
Update rate of Motor Measurements is 1x per second.
Default Trend duration is 1 week.
1Add 5% error when selecting Motor design type Other
Specification valid for Motor Power > 30% of rated power
Specification valid at stable operating temperature. Run the motor for at least 1 hour at full load
(2-3 hours if the motor is 50 HP or higher) to obtain stable temperature
Product Specifications
Volt Model Measurement Range Resolution Accuracy
Vrms (AC + DC)   1 V to 1000 V phase to neutral 0.01 V ±0.1% of nominal voltage 1
Vpk   1 Vpk to 1400 Vpk 1 V 5% of nominal voltage
Voltage Crest Factor (CF)   1.0 > 2.8 0.01 ±5%
Vrms½     0.1 V ±0.2% of nominal voltage
Vfund     0.1 V ±0.1% of nominal voltage
Amps (AC + DC) i430-Flex 1x  5 A to 6000 A 1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1A ±0.5% ±5 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (AC only) 0.1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
Apk i430-Flex 8400 Apk 1 Arms ±5%
1mV/A 5500 Apk 1 Arms ±5%
A Crest Factor (CF)   1 to 10 0.01 ±5%
Amps½ i430-Flex 1x 5 A to 6000 A 1 A ±1% ±10 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ±1% ±10 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1 A ±1% ±10 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (AC only) 0.1 A ±1% ±10 counts
Afund i430-Flex 1x 5 A to 6000 A 1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
i430-Flex 10x 0.5 A to 600 A 0.1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
1mV/A 1x 5 A to 2000 A 1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
1mV/A 10x 0.5 A A to 200 A (AC only) 0.1 A ±0.5% ±5 counts
Hz
Fluke 434 @ 50 Hz Nominal 42.50 Hz to 57.50 Hz 0.01 Hz ±0.01 Hz
Fluke 434 @ 60 Hz Nominal 51.00 Hz to 69.00 Hz 0.01 Hz ±0.01 Hz
Power
Watts (VA, var) i430-Flex max 6000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ±1% ±10 counts
1 mV/A max 2000 MW 0.1 W to 1 MW ±1% ±10 counts
Power Factor (Cos j/DPF) 0 to 1 0.001 ±0.1% @ nominal load conditions
Energy
kWh (kVAh, kvarh) i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ±1% ±10 counts
Energy Loss i430-Flex 10x Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ±1% ±10 counts Excluding line resistance accuracy
Harmonics
Harmonic Order (n) DC, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic groups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Inter-Harmonic Order (n) OFF, 1 to 50 Grouping: Harmonic and Interharmonic subgroups according to IEC 61000-4-7
Volts % f 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±0.1% ±n x 0.1%
r 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±0.1% ±n x 0.4%
Absolute 0.0 to 1000 V 0.1 V ±5% 1
THD 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±2.5%
Amps % f 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±0.1% ±n x 0.1%
r 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±0.1% ±n x 0.4%
Absolute 0.0 to 600 A 0.1 A ±5% ±5 counts
THD 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±2.5%
Watts % f or r 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±n x 2%
Absolute Depends on clamp scaling and V nominal ±5% ±n x 2% ±10 counts
THD 0.0% to 100% 0.1% ±5%
Phase Angle -360° to +0° ±n x 1°
Flicker
Plt, Pst, Pst (1 min) Pinst 0.00 to 20.00 0.01 ±5%
Unbalance
Volts % 0.0% to 20.0% 0.1% ±0.1%
Amps % 0.0% to 20.0% 0.1% ±1%
Mains Signaling
Threshold Levels Threshold, limits and signaling duration is programable for two signaling frequencies
Signaling Frequency 60 Hz to 3000 Hz 0.1 Hz  
Relative V % 0% to 100% 0.10% ±0.4%
Absolute V3s (3 second avg.) 0.0 V to 1000 V 0.1 V ±5% of nominal voltage
General Specifications
Case Design Rugged, shock proof with integrated protective holster Drip and dust proof IP51 according to IEC60529 when used in tilt stand position Shock and vibration Shock 30 g, vibration: 3 g sinusoid, random 0.03 g 2 /Hz according to MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Display Brightness: 200 cd/m 2 typ. using power adapter, 90 cd/m 2 typical using battery power Size: 127 x 88 mm (153 mm/6.0 in diagonal) LCD Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels Contrast and brightness: user-adjustable, temperature compensated
Memory 16GB Wi-Fi SD card for standard models or 8GB SD card for /INTL models (SDHC compliant, FAT32 formatted), up to 32GB optionally. Screen save and multiple data memories for storing data including recordings (dependent on memory size).
Real-Time Clock Time and date stamp for Trend mode, Transient display, System Monitor and event capture
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ +40°C; +40°C ~ +50°C excl. battery
Storage Temperature -20°C ~ +60°C
Humidity +10°C ~ +30°C: 95% RH non-condensing
+30°C ~ +40°C: 75% RH non-condensing
+40°C ~ +50°C: 45% RH non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude Up to 2,000 m (6666 ft) for CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V
Up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) for CAT III 600 V, CAT II 1000 V
Maximum storage altitude 12 km (40,000 ft)
Electro-Magnetic-Compatibility (EMC) EN 61326 (2005-12) for emission and immunity
Interfaces Mini-USB-B, Isolated USB port for PC connectivity SD card slot accessible behind instrument battery
Warranty Three years (parts and labor) on main instrument, one year on accessories
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1. ±5% if ≥ 1% of nominal voltage ±0.05% of nominal voltage if < 1% of nominal voltage
2. 50Hz/60Hz nominal frequency according to IEC 61000-4-30
3. 400Hz measurements are not supported for Flicker, Mains Signaling and Monitor Mode
4. For nominal voltage 50 V to 500 V

More Product Information

The Fluke 437-II series helps you locate, predict, prevent and troubleshoot Power Quality Issues – 50Hz, 60Hz and 400Hz

  • 400 Hz operation for use in avionic and military applications
  • Shipboard power measurement system analyzes according to MIL-STD 1399 to automatically give a full evaluation of voltage, current and power
  • Advanced Power Quality Health— At-a-glance power quality health data in real-time so you have the data you need, when you need it

Analyze power quality issues, calculate the costs of wasted energy and prevent downtime with the Fluke 434-II Energy Analyzer and Fluke 435-II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer.
  • Advanced power quality health—At-a-glance power quality health data in real time so you can make better maintenance decisions
  • Energy loss calculator—Discover the costs of energy loss specifically caused by poor power quality
  • Highest safety rating in industry—CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V

  • Three-phase power quality recorder with an Android tablet wireless front panel interface
  • Complies with IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standards for correct evaluation of all measured values
  • Supports quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations with the wireless interface that provides a window into what the instrument is recording

  • Power quality statistics according to EN50160
  • Voltage event list (dips, swells and interruptions)
  • Continuous recording of:
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Power P, Q, S
    • Power factor
    • kWh
    • Flicker
    • Unbalance
    • Frequency
    • Voltage and current harmonics to the 50th / Interharmonics
    • THD
    • Mains signaling
  • Triggered recordings
  • Online mode (Oscilloscope, transients and events)
  • Fast transient analysis up to 10 MHz
  • 4, 600 V voltage probes
  • 4 dual-range flexible current probes (1000 A / 200 A AC)
  • GPS time sync receiver
  • 2 GB Flash Memory

  • Power quality that meets the standard All measurements comply with IEC61000-4-30 standards for correct evaluation of all measured values including voltage, current, power, harmonics, flicker etc.
  • Quick and reliable configuration A tablet computer provides a window into what the instrument is recording, enabling quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations
  • Threshold-free set up Apply thresholds after data is collected with Fluke Power Analyze Software – no need to worry about missed information due to incorrect setups
  • Captures everything Cross-channel and current triggering capture every measurement, on every channel, every time
  • Intuitive PC software Easily analyze data and generate reports with automated EN50160 reporting and compliance
  • Reporting has never been easier Auto Report creates either standard reports or customized reports with the minimum effort or hassle. Export reports to almost any format including RTF (Rich Text Format) for editing in Microsoft Word.
  • Plug and play Set up in minutes with self-identifying current probes and single-lead voltage connections
  • No need to reconnect wires Swap channels internally with the wireless PDA or PC when connections are not correct
  • Measure every parameter Voltage and current on three phases, neutral, and ground
  • 5 MHz, 8000 Vpk waveform capture Get a detailed picture of even the shortest events
  • Quickly retrieve data With included SD memory card or via the 100 BaseT high-speed Ethernet connection. SD card includes automatic download to SD when no other connection is made to the instrument

  • Power quality statistics according to EN50160
  • Voltage event list (dips, swells and interruptions)
  • Continuous recording of:
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Power P, Q, S
    • Power factor
    • kWh
    • Flicker
    • Unbalance
    • Frequency
    • Voltage and current harmonics to the 50th / Interharmonics
    • THD
    • Mains signaling
  • Triggered recordings
  • Online mode (Oscilloscope, transients and events)
  • 2 GB Flash memory

  • Power quality that meets the standard All measurements comply with IEC61000-4-30 standards for correct evaluation of all measured values including voltage, current, power, harmonics, flicker etc.
  • Quick and reliable configuration A tablet computer provides a window into what the instrument is recording, enabling quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations
  • Threshold-free set up Apply thresholds after data is collected with Fluke Power Analyze Software – no need to worry about missed information due to incorrect setups
  • Captures everything Cross-channel and current triggering capture every measurement, on every channel, every time
  • Intuitive PC software Easily analyze data and generate reports with automated EN50160 reporting and compliance
  • Reporting has never been easier Auto Report creates either standard reports or customized reports with the minimum effort or hassle. Export reports to almost any format including RTF (Rich Text Format) for editing in Microsoft Word.
  • Plug and play Set up in minutes with self-identifying current probes and single-lead voltage connections
  • No need to reconnect wires Swap channels internally with the wireless PDA or PC when connections are not correct
  • Measure every parameter Voltage and current on three phases, neutral, and ground
  • 5 MHz, 8000 Vpk waveform capture Get a detailed picture of even the shortest events
  • Quickly retrieve data With included SD memory card or via the 100 BaseT high-speed Ethernet connection. SD card includes automatic download to SD when no other connection is made to the instrument

  • Fully Class-A compliant: Conduct tests according to the stringent international IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standard
  • GPS time synchronization: Correlate data with events or datasets from other instruments with precision
  • Flexible and fully configurable thresholds and scale factors: Allows user to pinpoint specific issues by defining the detailed criteria for detection and recording of disturbances.
  • Uninterrupted power supply (40 minutes): Never miss important events - even record the beginning and end of interruptions and outages to help determine the cause
  • 10 MHz, 6000 Vpk waveform capture: Get a detailed picture of even the shortest event
  • 2 GB data memory: Enables detailed, simultaneous recording of numerous power parameters for long periods of time
  • Comprehensive software included: Provides trend diagrams for root cause analysis, statistical summaries, report writing and real-time data monitoring in the online mode
  • Plug and play: Allows quick setup with automatic sensor detection; sensors are instrument powered, eliminating the need for batteries
  • Rugged field design: Insulated housing and a solid state design with no rotating components enable reliable testing under nearly any conditions

The Fluke 1736 and 1738 Three-phase Power Quality Loggers are versatile, three-phase Fluke Connect-compatible power loggers for conducting energy, load and power quality studies.
  • Key measurements: Automatically capture and log voltage, current, power, harmonics and associated power quality values, and capture dips, swells, and inrush currents with event waveform snapshots and high-resolution RMS profiles
  • Convenient instrument powering: Power instrument directly from the measured circuit
  • Energy Analyze Plus application software: Download and analyze every detail of energy consumption and power quality state of health with our automated reporting and use the integrated power quality health summary to get an at-a-glance understanding of system health

Fluke Corporation

Since its founding in 1948, Fluke has helped define and grow a unique technology market, providing testing and troubleshooting capabilities that have grown to mission critical status in manufacturing and service industries. Every new manufacturing plant, office, hospital, or facility built today represents another potential customer for Fluke products.

From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to precision measurement and quality control, Fluke tools help keep business and industry around the globe up and running. Typical customers and users include technicians, engineers, metrologists, medical-device manufacturers, and computer network professionals — people who stake their reputations on their tools, and use tools to help extend their personal power and abilities.

Fluke has achieved the number one or number two position in every market in which it competes. The Fluke brand has a reputation for portability, ruggedness, safety, ease of use and rigid standards of quality.

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Mailing address: PO Box 9090, Everett, Washington 98206-9090

Phone: 1-425-347-6100

Technical Support Email: fluke-info@fluke.com


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