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Phantom Current

The EPH-C30 Phantom Current Sensor is designed to keep track of every electric line you need to monitor. Its easy way to set or attach to any machine or surface will help you track up to 3 different lines for each sensor with different amperage that can go between 50 to 500 amp, making this, the best current sensor on the market.

Here we will help you to set, attach and configure the Phantom Current sensor, both on your machines and on Digivibe.

If you want to know how to register this Phantom on your Database, please visit the manual for the Phantom Wizard

 

Current Transformer sensors Specs:

  • Rated input: 50/100/250/500 amp
  • Max input: 100% Continuos/ 150% for 1 min
  • Output Impedance: 7 k𝛀
  • Accuracy: ±5%
  • Dimensions: 50 cm x 26 cm
  • Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 60Hz

These clamps can be attached to the Phantom sensor using a connector cable with a crimping terminal output on the other. Just attach the connector to the bottom of the clamp, like show in the image below.

To correctly attach the clamps around a line there are some properties we should have in consideration. One of them being that the Clamps can only read one line at the time, this means the clamp won’t work on packed wires. Installing the clamps that way will make our measurements inaccurate. Even when we can only see a single cord, inside the cover several other lines will interfere with the sensor.

 

 

DigivibeMX Configuration

Once you got your Phantom Current Sensor attached to your machine, you can configure your machine to hold this sensor. We have two possible configurations: Set on Point or Set on Machine.

Set on Machine

To achieve this you need to right click on the machine you want and then click Configure to open the Machine Configuration window. There you can find several options, one of them being Extra Parameters.

Click the plus (add) symbol and this will display the Add parameter window, where we can find new options for data analysis with Phantom Sensors. On the left side, we can see a list of Phantom Sensors with different groups of analysis, and the left side will show options to name and describe the sensors. Here select the Amperage group and then click Set Phantom.

This will display the Set device window. Here the sensor groups we created before being displayed. Select the desired option and this will show us just the sensor types we’re looking for. In this example, we can only find Amperage Phantom Sensors.

The last step to configure the current sensor is to assign every phase to their respective clamps. To achieve this, every line is numbered for easy identification, this way you can set the clamps as you wish in the software. It’s important to remember: you don’t need to configure every phase at the same time since this can be modified at any time.

Once done, click Ok to finish.

 

Set on Analysis Point

To add a sensor to an analysis point is needed to right lick the machine you want to change, click on Configure and here you will find your analysis points with the button Set. Click the button to open the Phantom Configuration Window where you can find several options for this point. To add a Temperature Phantom, click the add button in the Extra Values area.

Click the plus (add) symbol and this will display the Add parameter window, where we can find new options for data analysis with Phantom Sensors. On the left side, we can see a list of Phantom Sensors with different groups of analysis, and the left side will show options to name and describe the sensors. Here select the Amperage group and then click Set Phantom.

This will display the Set device window. Here the sensor groups we created before being displayed. Select the desired option and this will show us just the sensor types we’re looking for. In this example, we can only find Amperage Phantom Sensors.

The last step to configure the current sensor is to assign every phase to their respective clamps. To achieve this, every line is numbered to easy identification, this way you can set the clamps as you wish in the software. It’s important to remember: you don’t need to configure every phase at the same time, since this can be modified any time.

Once done, click Ok to finish.

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