Current Phantom™ Installation
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 DigivibeMX®. If you want to know how to register this Phantom on your Database, please visit the manual for the Phantom System Setup
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. 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 a 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.
Go to the Phantom™ window and select Wizard. The Phantom™ Configuration Wizard screen opens in a new window. Click the Next button. Following we need to add our phantom device, in the select Phantom™ window we have the next options: Option A allows us to manually enter a phantom code, and with option B we can scan the phantom QR code.
You can add phantoms by using an 11-digit ID code, select the Manually button. The Code window opens. Manually enter the 11-digit Phantom ID code from the sensor’s QR label (2-digit sensor model code + 9-digit sensor serial number) into the Code text field. Then click the Ok button. The manually entered sensor will appear in the Phantoms added section. Sensors may be removed from the group using the Delete option.
Scanning the QR code
(PC, laptop, or tablet computer camera required): Click the QR Code Reader button. The Code Bar Reader window opens. Select the desired camera from the Device dropdown list. Position the QR label in front of the camera – squarely and close enough to be clearly read. The Code Bar Reader window will automatically capture the image, momentarily turn green, and document the sensor when it has read the QR code. It will then close automatically, and the scanned sensor will appear in the Phantom™ added section.
Naming and configuration
We can organize ur phantom devices with the following tools:
- With the group box, we can select a previous group name from the list or type a new one to create a group.
- In the name box, we can select a name for our device o to simplify the phantom identification.
- On the description box, we select what kind of phantom are we using.
Once you’re finished click next.
In the next window, we find the Assign Channels screen, here we can assign the device to an analysis point in a selected machine from the tree, we can only set one point per channel:
Set the Clamps and Alarms
Next, we have the set Phantom™ alarms window, select what type of clamp that will be connected to each channel for the phantom, we have 50, 100, 250, and 500 Amp clamps available.
Also, here we can set a preset current threshold. If the alarm value is exceeded, the sensor will immediately wake and send an unscheduled data collection.
Completing Phantom™ Configuration
To learn more about our Phantom™ system please visit the Continuous Vibration Monitoring section.