To Test Delta or Wye Transformers Consider Renting a Vanguard TRM-403

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POSTED BY Protec Tech Team

 Vanguard TRM-403 Transformer Resistance Meter Transformer configuration designations like “Delta” and “Wye” originate from the way the windings are connected inside the transformer. These connections determine the way the transformer will perform, and they also determine the methods of calculation required for properly applying a given transformer.

Delta-connected transformers have the windings of three single-phase transformers connected in series with each other to form a closed circuit. The line conductors are connected to the unit where the two single-phase transformers meet. 

In a Wye configuration, three single-phase transformers are connected to a common point (neutral) via a lead from their secondaries. The other lead from each of the single-phase transformers is connected to the line conductors.

For proper testing of a Delta transformer, the Vanguard TRM-403 Transformer Resistance Meter provides reading of the phase resistance and the individual Delta winding resistance values. The Vanguard TRM-403 can also deliver the individual winding resistance values for a Wye transformer without the neutral terminal.

If the transformer winding resistance temperature is available at the time of testing, the TRM-403 is capable of calculating the equivalent resistance value at any temperature value. This useful feature can be used to compare the field readings against the factory test resistance values.

The TRM-403 can also automatically demagnetize the inductive device under test, eliminating the manual task of demagnetizing the transformer core after a resistance test.

Vanguard TRM-403 Transformer Resistance Meter specifications:

Type

Portable transformer winding resistance meter

Physical Specifications

21”W x 17”H x 9” D (53 cm x 43 cm x 24 cm)

Weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)

Operating Voltage

100 ¬ 240 vac, 50/60 hz

Resistance Reading Range

1 micro-ohm ¬ 500 ohms

Accuracy

1 ¬ 19,999 micro-ohms: ±0.5% reading, ±1 count

20 ¬ 999 milli-ohms: ±1% reading, ±1 count

1 ¬ 2000 ohms: ±1.5% reading, ±1 count

Test Current

1A ¬ 40A in 1A increments

Test Voltage

60Vdc charging, 18V DC max during measurement

Input Channels

4 input channels for measuring resistance

Display

Back-lit LCD Screen (240 x 128 pixels)

Viewable in bright sunlight and lowlight levels

Printer

Built-in 2.5-inch wide thermal printer

Internal Data Storage

256 static test records (each can contain up to 111 readings) and 120 dynamic test records

External Data Storage

Up to 999 test records on external USB Flash drive

Computer Interfaces

RS-232C, USB, and Bluetooth

Safety

Designed to meet UL 61010A-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1-92 standards

Environment

Operating: -10°C to +50°C (+15°F to +122°F); Storage: -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)

Humidity

90% RH @ 40°C (104°F) non-condensing

Altitude

2,000 m (6,562 ft) to full safety specifications

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This electrical test equipment is available for rent, lease, or purchase from Protec Equipment Resources. We are here to help you with your testing equipment needs.

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