The PHOTOVOLTAIC-TEST FTV500 is a portable instrument designed to meet all the needs of the technicians and the professionals involved during the commissioning, testing and maintenance of photovoltaic systems.
This instrument measures and analyses all the characteristic parameters of both single-phase and three-phase systems (3 DC clamps + 3 AC clamps), according to the applicable international standards. The large memory, the data logger function, the remote control through Virtual Network Computing technology allow the PHOTOVOLTAIC-TEST FTV500 to be a portable field instrument as well as a complete system for your periodic maintenance campaigns.
EFFICIENCY, PERFORMANCE AND DATA LOGGER
(CEI82-25, EN61724, EN62446)
3 DC inputs and 3 AC voltage and current inputs, for the detailed measurement of the PV installation, including the DC/AC conversion performances, the active and theoretical
power, the power factor and the phase graph at the inverter outputs. Every parameter is correlated with the irradiation quantities, room/module temperature, which are read by
the remote unit. Test results are compared with regulatory references.
I-V CURVE, I-V RAPID TEST
Analysis of the I-V characteristic curve of the modules / strings, comparison with the STC reference values of the manufacturer.
The instrument manages the measurement autonomously, with a 4-terminals connection, and displays in a short time the graph of the characteristic curves (voltage/current/power), the
main characteristic parameters and the test results compared with the STC values, which are drawn from a database of solar modules updated by the user. Rapid Test is also available,
measuring only the open-circuit voltage and the short-circuit current of single modules or strings in parallel.
INSULATION RESISTANCE / CONTINUITY
(EN62446, CEI82-25, EN61557, CEI64-8, EN60364)
Electrical safety checks of the photovoltaic system (module, string or entire system), measurement of traditional insulation resistance (megohmmeter) or with plant in operating
condition with no need for an external switch to short-circuit the positive and negative poles. Selection of the test voltage (250-500-1.000 VDC) and programming of a threshold alarm
for pass-failed results, allowing for an immediate outcome of the verification. Check of continuity of protective conductors with a 200 mA current, as required by international standards.
Remote Control, Wi-Fi & Vnc Technology, Test Report
The PHOTOVOLTAIC TEST FTV500 is the first portable multifunction instrument with VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology that allows remote control and management of all measurement functions,
directly from your smartphone / PC / Tablet. Associated with Wi-Fi transmission, it also becomes ideal for remote assistance or to support technicians in the field from your office.
The memory of the instrument allows recordings of over 10,000 measurements and the immediate creation of reports with a simple click.
Through a USB-key the whole database can be downloaded and made available.
The remote unit of the PHOTOVOLTAIC TEST FTV500 collects the readings of the environmental parameters (irradiation, ambient temperature / module) in real time and then uses them for the analysis
of results. Thanks to the Wi-Fi technology, the remote unit seamlessly transmits the data to the instrument, at a distance of up to over 200 m in open field, and it allows, in case of interruption of the transmission signal, to function as a data logger and store the acquired measurements, to then re-synchronize and transmit them to the instrument when the conditions return to normal. A patented fixing system offers installation stability and measurement reliability.
Display TFT display with 16.7M colours, 5” touch screen with anti-reflective Optical Bonding technology, resolution 800×480
Remote unit Real-time Wifi transmission, real-time modes and recording of the data / synchronization if the signal is lost
– Instrument: transmission via Wifi and remote control using VNC (Virtual Network Computing), USB
– Remote unit: Wifi transmission
– Programmable internal database: sites/installations/companies/panels/measurements, with tree-structure
– Backup capacity: more than 10,000 blocks for all the measurements, 600,000 measurements in data recording mode
Power supply / battery life
– Instrument: rechargeable Li-Ion batteries with 100-240V 50-60Hz power supply / 15 hours on standby (programmable)
– Remote unit: rechargeable Li-Ion batteries with power supply and USB cable / 15 hours on standby
Protection Instrument and remote unit: IP54
Electrical safety Double insulation, IEC 61010-1, Cat. II 1000V to Cat. IV 600V depending on the measurement
Compliance with standards IEC 62446, IEC 60891, IEC 60904-5, IEC 61557-2, IEC 61557-4, CEI 82-25, CEI 64-8
Dimensions / weight
– Instrument: 340 x 300 x 200 mm / approx. 6 kg
– Remote unit: 160 x 120 x 63 mm / approx. 1 kg