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Features



Choice of Accuracy Class

The accuracy of the Bantam plus is provided by the choice of an embedded Radian RD-20 (0.04%) or RD-21 (0.02%) Reference Standard. Select the standard that meets your budget and provides the accuracy necessary to confidently test your energy meter requirements.

Supported Meter Forms

1S, 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 8S (electronic), 9S, 10S, 12S, 13S, 14S, 15S, 16S, 25S, 26S, 29S, 35S, 36S, 45S, 46S, 56S, 66S, 96S



Ease of Maintenance and Support

Choose the calibration method that best suits your organizations needs. Bantam Plus offers a selection of calibration methods including Radian’s RS automated calibration system, external reference standards compare or back to back Bantam Plus transfer. The new integrated test socket design has no moving parts and is easily removable for routine maintenance.

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Overview




The Bantam Plus is the newest and most technologically advanced portable three-phase meter site test solution available for today’s metering professional. This innovative solution supplies a safe, accurate and highly versatile answer to the diverse test requirements of today’s electric metering.

Designed with metering professionals in mind the Bantam Plus is extremely light weight, durable and provides performance second to no other meter site test solution.

Bantam Plus provides functionality and testing capability on-site that until now was only available from less portable meter shop test equipment.



Portable Safe Operation

Bantam Plus is designed with portability, ease of use and safety as a priority. The on board meter socket with auto routing eliminates external cabling and multiple adapters. Less cabling and an automated socket that supports most meter forms provides efficient, safe and error-free testing. The low insertion socket takes minimal effort to insert the meter, and the use of an interlocking switch assures that power is not delivered to the blades until a meter is in place protecting the operator from potentially hazardous voltage.



Industry Recognized WECO Software

Bantam Plus is equipped with a Windows* operating system and automated meter test software. WECO software including WATT-Net has long been the standard used by metering shop professionals. This provides the Bantam Plus user with a familiar operator interface and the ability to share measurement data easily with others throughout your metering operation. No need to export data and manipulate with other third party software, as WATT-Net eliminates operator frustration and error. The consolidation of WECO on-site and WATT-Net meter shop software will simplify information transfer and maximize throughput allowing the operator to test more sites per day. Convenient use of Windows* architecture allows a utility to run custom programs on-site to perform tasks including but not limited to meter programming, email and asset management.



Choice of Accuracy Class

The accuracy of the Bantam plus is provided by the choice of an embedded Radian RD-20 (0.04%) or RD-21 (0.02%) Reference Standard. Select the standard that meets your budget and provides the accuracy necessary to confidently test your energy meter requirements.


Ease of Maintenance and Support

Choose the calibration method that best suits your organizations needs. Bantam Plus offers a selection of calibration methods including Radian’s RS automated calibration system, external reference standards compare or back to back Bantam Plus transfer. The new integrated test socket design has no moving parts and is easily removable for routine maintenance.


*Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation



Technical Data




General  
Protection Breaker ON/OFF Switch, 5 A
Operation Range Aux Power ... 90-300 V AC (autoranging), 500 W Max
Frequency ... 45-65 Hz (fundamental)
Dimensions ... 370 mm x 260 mm x 520 mm (14.4” x 10.2” x 20.4”)
Weight ... 30.5 lbs (13.84 kg)
Environment Humidity ... 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Operating Temperature ... -10 to 50 C
Storage Temperature ... -20 to 70 C
Display 6.5 Inch Touch Screen, Color Back Lit LCD, 640 x 480
Communications 2 USB Ports
1 Ethernet 10/100 Port
1 RS-232 Com Port
1 Optical Communication Port
Supported Meter Forms 1S, 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 8S (electronic), 9S, 10S, 12S, 13S, 14S, 15S, 16S, 25S, 26S, 29S, 35S, 36S, 45S, 46S, 56S, 66S, 96S


Output Source  
Voltage Output ... 69-480 V AC
Resolution ... 10 mV
Voltage Source Accuracy ... 0.25% ± 10 mV true RMS
Voltage Harmonic Distortion ... <1% Resistive load
Harmonic Generation Capability ... 50th order
Current Output ... 0.1-50 A
Resolution ... 1 mA
Compliance ... 60 VA
Current Source Accuracy ... 0.25% ± 1 mA true RMS
Current Harmonic Distortion ... <1%, Resistive load
Harmonic Generation Capability ... 50th order


Measurement Specifications      
Function

Reading
Accuracy (ppm)1,2 Temperature
Coefficient4 (ppm/° C)
   
RB-20 RB-21
 
Power/Energy 2,3
250 mA to 50 A
400 200
10
Power Factor
>0.5
400 200
 
  <0.5
400/2PF 200/2PF
 
Phase Angle 0° to 360°
0.012° 0.006°
 


Notes: 100 ppm = 0.01%
1 TCAL = 23° C
2 Includes Variables of Stability, Power Factor, and Traceability Uncertainty, 20° C to 30° C
3 For > 1 second test
4 -10° C to 20° C, 30° C to 50° C




Accessories



RB-MSA

Meter Socket Safety Power Adapter - Simply pull the meter and insert the safety adapter into the exposed meter socket. Adapter faceplate voltage banana sockets provide easy access to service voltage.

Supports: 1s, 2s, 12s, 14s, 15s, 16s meter forms.
Does not provide shunt to restore service to customer during testing.

RB-MTA

Meter Test Adapter - An assembly that plugs into the Bantam Plus meter socket and delivers voltage and current (20 Amps max) to the meter test socket.

RB-FPC

RB-2x Field Power Cable - An eight foot length of three core cable terminated with alligator clips and banana plugs to connect to meter socket service volts.

RB-IRDS

IR/Visible LED/Laser Disk Sensor, Band Mount - The most versatile three in one meter pulse sensor assembly enables meters to be tested in the socket.

RB-OPTOCOM

OPTOCOM Optics Kit - Port 1 - Used for meters that require communication via Optocom interface.

RB-Mount

Frame mount for mechanical meter orientation and wall mount capability.

RB-MECH

90 Degree adapter for mechanical meters.

RM-1S

The RM-1S Remote Reset Switch is a normally closed push button switch. The push-button has a tactile feel to provide instantaneous feedback of switch actuation.

 

RB-MAG

Magnetic Mount Optics Kit.

RB-BPH

Back Pack Carry Harness.

RB-BAG

Nylon Accessories Bag 12(L) x 8(H) x 5(W) inch.

RB-KYZIO

Advance I/O KYZ Breakout Cable - Connects to Bantam Plus KYZ port.

RB-BARCODE

Serial Barcode Scanner - Collect Meter Faceplate information and run meter tests automatically from a barcode scanner.

 

RB-SCA

RB-2x to RD-2x Standards Compare Adapter - Used to interface with an external RD for calibration purposes.

RB-SMK

RB-2x Socket Maintenance Kit - Contains pack of six field replacement socket assemblies and one Torx drive.

RB-SCRN

RB-2x Replacement Screen Shield - Damaged or badly scratched screen protectors are field replaceable.

RB-TSBR1 (Supplied with RB-TSJ)

Test Switch Interface Adapter with Burden and Ratio Testing - An adaptor that plugs into the Bantam meter socket. Provides access to clamp probes and direct secondary current for CT measurement.

RB-TSJ

Test Switch Current Jumper Kit (Supplied with RB-TSBR1).


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