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Harmonic Generation

With the Model 4150's harmonic generation capabilities, you can now put various meter brands and meter technologies through a full harmonic and trend analysis. With generation to the 60th harmonic and independent harmonic control in each of the current and voltage circuits (6 channels), you can get the full measure of how a metering device is going to perform. Captured harmonic and/or trend data from the WE-20 can be played back allowing various meters to be tested under actual field load conditions.



Multiple VAR and VA Test Types

Model 4150 will allow you to select from any ANSI approved calculation method to test a meter. This provides the ability to choose the method that best fits your needs, rather than having to accept the single method based on the capability of a particular test system.



Voltage and Current Circuit Burden Testing

How much power does a particular brand of meter draw, or how much demand does running an AMR module pull? The Model 4150 can let you get those answers before a meter ever leaves the shop. Insert the meter into the socket and run a quick test to display the actual VA burden load for each active circuit (element). Allowing you to make informed decisions about how much installing that meter or module is going to cost.



Overview




The Model 4150 Automated Test Platform: The new benchmark in meter testing hardware. Building on our tradition of delivering testing solutions that provide a powerful mix of accuracy, convenience, and versatility, the Model 4150 adds next generation features and cutting-edge technology.

Low insertion force Smart Socket™ technology, fitted with high conduction gold connections, mechanically controls the insertion and removal of meters, providing an excellent connection and extended hardware lifespan. A laser based optics system employing high intensity light delivers highly accurate results from black marks or creep holes through even the dirtiest covers. Front mounted controls allow simple test selection and testboard control. An optional barcode scanner and printer cuts meter processing and data entry time. The optional Optic-Coupler interface allows the meter to be tested and programmed without ever having to change the head.

Complimenting the innovative hardware is fully integrated Winboard™ and WATT-Net™ software. With Winboard™ you can build advanced hyper Sequences™ that allow you to control every parameter of a test, use wizards to simplify even complex tasks, and generate results that are compatible with all major databases (MS SQL, Oracle, Sybase). The WATT-Net™ family of data management solutions gives you unparalleled test result organization, reporting, and exporting abilities.

This combination of hardware and software allows you to utilize Turbo Test™ technology. Slash the amount of time it takes to test a supported meter to nearly one-fifth of regular testing time.
The Model 4150 builds on these hallmark features with a robust set of innovations designed to help utilities deal with today's real world problems.


Harmonic Generation

Thanks to the Model 4150's harmonic generation capabilities, you can now put various meter brands and meter technologies through a full harmonic and trend analysis. With generation to the 60th harmonic and independent harmonic control in each of the current and voltage circuits (6 channels), you can get the full picture of how a metering device is going to perform.
We've extended the analysis functionality of the Model 4150 to bring real world field conditions back to the shop. Captured harmonic and/or trend data from the WE-20 can be played back allowing various meters to be tested under actual field load conditions. The load condition can be automatically played back from the captured data, providing multiple accuracies per meter "revolution" and the average accuracy of the entire test.



Multiple VAR and VA Test Types

There is more than one way to run a VAR or VA test, and ANSI is constantly approving new calculation methods. Unlike other test systems, the Model 4150 allows you to select from any ANSI approved calculation method to test a meter. This gives your utility the ability to choose the method that best fits its structure and needs, rather than having to accept the single method that a particular test system is capable of.



Voltage and Current Circuit Burden Testing

Little things can add up when you're talking about the thousands, or millions, of meters and attached modules that a utility might have out in the field. For instance, how much power does a particular brand of meter draw, or how much demand does running an AMR module pull? The Model 4150 can let you get those answers before a meter ever leaves the shop. Insert the meter into the socket and run a quick test to display the actual VA burden load for each active circuit (element). Now you can make informed decisions about how much installing that meter or module is going to cost.



Analog Testing

The Model 4150 gives you the tools you need to test the analog devices that monitor your distribution system. Test devices, like transducers, with a maximum output of ±20mA using a current loop configuration of voltage, current, phase, power factor, Watt, Var, and VA. Analog testing supports internal loop power or external loop power transducers.



Meter Disconnect Testing

Before putting a meter out in the field be sure to test the meter disconnect relay to save you time down the road. With the Model 4150 you can be sure that you can remotely turn off the meter, keeping you from having to make a site visit to turn the meter off manually.



Fuseless Hardware Protection

With this latest generation of test system we aimed to build the most reliable hardware on the market. One of the innovations we've developed to keep downtime to a minimum is fuseless circuit board protection. Now you can spend more time testing, and less time performing maintenance.



Convenience

Save time and effort



• Smart Socket™ with minimal insertion force
• Front panel controls allow fast and easy test initiation
• Automatic crossed stator wiring check during three-phase testing
• Modulated laser optics for through-hole and reflect-disk sensing
• Optics arm design maintains alignment
• Three optical pickups: Top, bottom, and middle/center
• Visual and audible (volume controlled) pulse indication for aid in aligning optical sensor
• LED bar graph indicates signal strength for laser reflect and laser through-hole
• No sensitivity adjustment for optics
• Removable reference standard allows upgrades to more functional and higher accuracy reference
• Windows® compatible Winboard™ software
• WATT-Net™ data acquisition system
• Hyper Sequence™: Four quadrant automated meter testing
• File/graph testing
• Low current (starting Watts) test begins at 0.001A
• Voltage and current electronically ramped between tests
• Automatic slew between tests to minimize test time
• PC Ethernet interface allows multiple units to connect to a single computer
• Testboard Interface: Ethernet with virtual serial ports for optics coupler and barcode scanner.
  A single cable connects the Model 4150 to the computer
• Self identification for all circuit boards and standard information




Technical Data



Features & Specifications


Test voltage: 30–600V
• Independently programmable per phase in 0.01V steps, with four digits of resolution†
• True three-phase or single-phase
• Voltage phase-angle setting relative to Va, 0–359.99° in 0.01° increments
Test current: 0.001–150A
• Independently programmable per phase in 0.001A steps with four digits of resolution‡
Phase Control: 0–359.99°, selectable in 0.01° increments per phase
Test revolutions: Selectable from 1–65,534
• Test time: Selectable from 1–9999 seconds (minimum of at least one energy pulse)
Demand (KW) testing: Standard revolutions (1–99999 revolutions)
• Time run (up to 99 HRS, 59 MIN, 59 SEC)
VAR and VA testing: All ANSI defined VAR and VA calculations methods are supported
Contact device testing: Form "A" or "C" capability using front panel inputs, advanced I/O connection, or
  through the Smart Socket™
Voltage and current circuit burden: Displays per active circuit (element) the actual Va load per element
Harmonic generation: Generation to the 60th harmonic, independent control in each current and
  voltage circuits, 6 channels.
Analog test: Analog testing using a current loop configuration of voltage, current, phase, power factor,
  Watt, Var, and VA
• All analog devices with a maximum output of ±20mA are supported
• Supports internal loop power or external loop power transducers
Meter disconnect switch test: Requires a user supplied method to communicate to the AMI Module,
  typically provided by the AMI vendor or meter manufacture


Automatic crossed stator wiring check during three-phase testing

Modulated laser optics for through hole and reflect disk sensing

Three IR Optical Pickups: Top, bottom, and middle/center
Visual and audible (volume controlled) pulse indication for aid in aligning optical sensor.
LED bar graph for signal strength for mechanical meters
Easily removable reference standard for recertification or standard upgrade
PC Minimum System: Dell™ standard business class Mini Tower PC, 17” flat screen monitor,
  Microsoft Windows® 7 Pro OS
Input voltage: 90–264VAC (3 wire), 50 or 60Hz single-phase, auto ranging
Input power: 1500W maximum
System accuracy: For current ranges 0.2A–150.0A
• KWH ± 0.04% at 1.0 P.F.
• Higher accuracy standards available
• System accuracy is based upon the accuracy of the reference standard
Test frequency: 45–65Hz in 0.001Hz steps, accuracy 25ppm
Voltage and current harmonic distortion: Less than 1.0% THD (pure sine selected)
Voltage and current sources: Feature fuseless self protection technology
Meter test forms: All current and future ANSI meter forms. For forms without a common current return
  (i.e. Form 7)
Dimensions: Approximately 21˝ W × 20˝ H × 21˝ D
Weight: Approximately 150 pounds



Warranty:
• One (1) year limited warranty (all parts and labor). Computer manufacturer warranty on computer.
• Two (2) year domestic limited warranty (all parts and labor). Manufacturer warranty on computer.
† i.e. 75.01, 120.1
‡ i.e 1.051, 20.06, 125.1



Versatility



Optional add-ons

• OPTOCOM™: Optics coupler allows pulse testing and meter programming through the optical port
  of many solid state meters without changing the optics coupler.
• Turbo Test™: Accelerated testing for some solid state meters (requires OPTOCOM™ option)
• Barcode printer with software
• Barcode reader with software
• Multi-function testing capability
• Higher accuracy reference standards available
• RD-31 accuracy 200ppm (±0.02%)
• RD-33 typical accuracy 100ppm (±0.01%)
• Bottom connected single stator adapter
• Bottom connected multi stator adapter
• Custom adapter designs available
• Standards compare adapter for RM or RD standards, single-phase or three-phase





Accessories





OPTOCOM™: With this optional interface you can test and program meters without changing heads. Just clamp the head on for testing and forget worrying about aligning optics or detecting creep holes. When the test is complete you can program the meter without replacing heads. The OPTOCOM™ option
takes the error and effort out of meter testing.


Turbo Test™: WECO has worked hand-in-hand with the industry’s leading meter manufacturers to bring you Turbo Test™ technology. Slash the amount of time it takes to test a supported meter on either WECO’s 2300 or 2350 three-phase testboards to nearly one-fifth of regular testing time. Convenient software wizards make setting up and running a Turbo Test as easy as it is fast. Save your shop valuable time and money with WECO’s Turbo Test option.

Barcode Scanner


Barcode Scanner: Attach an optional barcode scanner and printer to your testboard to cut meter processing and data entry time. Scan AEP barcodes on meters with a wave of the barcode scanner to automate the data entry process, or print custom barcodes to automate customer information entry during testing. Either way the optional barcode scanner and printer will save your shop time and money.



Single Phase A-Base Adapter


Poly Phase A-Base Adapter


Zebra ZM400 Bar Code Printer


Zebra Bar Code Printer Software


M4150 Standards Compare Adapter, External RD-3X/2X. Supports testing up to 120 amps using external RD-3X standard. Supports up to 66 amps using external RD-2X standard.


225 Amp Standards Compare Kit for RD Standards SCA-3-RD-Kit.


SCA-4, Socket to Panel Meter Adapter


IEC to Socket Adapter, Universal (requires modification to front panel of test board)



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