DC measurements

 

Although the PA1000 is touted as a Single Phase Power Analyser I tried it out as a DC Power Analyser and it seems to work quite well.

My tests also were a good excuse of using the Alligator Clips rather than the Breakout Box.

 

In Normal mode, the instantaneous voltage and current are displayed.

An integration graph can be constructed using PWRVIEW using its data logging function. Two samples per second are captured data logging mode and from this a graph can be charted.

 

Since we are using a DC power source - there is no zero crossing thus many AC measurements cannot be taken.