The Power Analyzer is Just One Piece of Power Monitoring

Jul 30, 2020 | Tips

 

You have a job to do, and that job involves power. If your equipment is not functioning properly or you want to measure how much power your equipment is using, you may want to use a power analyzer. A power analyzer, or power monitor, is a device that measures power consumption in order to support energy-saving activities. A power analyzer does all this and reveals problems with the quality of the power. Power is not visible to the naked eye, but it is detected and everything about it is measured by these incredibly helpful devices. However, the analyzer is just one part of the full process of power monitoring. Over time, the analyzer is less costly than the labor, analysis, and reporting aspects of the total process. PowerSight analyzers lower the costs and eliminate errors at EVERY stage of the monitoring process.

The power monitoring process includes these six steps:

Step 1: Develop a test plan

First, you need to know what you are going to do. If there is only one point to monitor, it’s not a problem. But if there are many points that you need to monitor (a multi-point power study), this can be a source of error and inefficiency. PowerSight’s unique TestPlan Manager technology is the best solution for planning multi-point power studies. 

Step 2: Configure the analyzer

Get the data you want, exactly how you want it. PowerSight’s DataSetup Wizard helps you to configure your meter to get the data you need for success. Simply tell the Wizard what you need to do and let it make an expert decision for you.

Step 3: Connect the analyzer

The patented SureStart Expert System increases your success and improves your efficiency by embedding an “expert” in your meter, verifying that connections and settings are correct before you begin your test. This makes it easy to eliminate mistakes in connection and setup.

Step 4: Perform the test

It’s time to run the test! Our PS5000, PS4550, PS3550, and PS2500 power analyzers have powerful Bluetooth capabilities built into them, so you can communicate live with your meter comfortably at a safe distance. Rest assured that they are logging all common power-related measurements for as long as you need to.

Step 5: Collect the data

Getting the data is the most important step and PowerSight protects you by having multiple ways to get the data out of the analyzer.  You can use Bluetooth for safety while it is still connected, USB at your desk, or the SD card for fast transfer. For multi-point power studies, our unique TestPlan Manager eliminates most errors and dramatically increases efficiency. TestPlan Manager retrieves the results of all tests in a single step, named and organized the way you want them (in step one).

Step 6: Create the report

The final step is to generate quick, easy, and accurate reports. Our ReportWriter Wizard allows you to create professional reports that combine tables and graphs in just a few clicks. Summary reports and Comparison reports can be created with ease.

PowerSight offers you the Start-to-Finish solution! From the planning stage to analyzing your findings, we have the tools, software, and solutions you need to be successful. Get your free power monitoring quote today! We both sell and rent!