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Portable Surge Protection Testing

September 10, 2012
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Weidmuller’s new V-Test portable test unit is the perfect accessory to streamline surge protection testing for control systems. Ideal for use with Weidmuller’s Varitector VSPC range of pluggable surge protectors, the hand-held, battery-driven V-Test unit takes only seconds to perform the test, without disconnecting any wiring from the installed SPD. This new time-saving tool ensures high quality connections of the cable shield as the measurement circuit passes through the surge device. Weidmuller’s pluggable arrestors feature optional remote status, where the SPD generates an alarm, in the event that the control system has not detected the condition. This works well with V-Test to confirm the condition of the arrester. The user simply plugs the arrester module into the V-Test, enters the 10-digit item number via the keypad, observes the resulting “OK“ or “NOT OK” display, and replaces a failed arrester with a spare to get the system back in operation. Weidmuller’s V-Test provides simple and easy testing of VSPC pluggable surge protectors in water, wastewater, chemical and petrochemical industries.

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