The Megger PVK320 photovoltaic kit offers this additional instrumentation in the form of a PVM210 irradiance meter, a CATIV 10 A dc AVO410 multimeter and a kit of specialist solar test leads.
The PVM210 is a pocket size instrument that has both solar detector and meter combined in one unit that permits single handed use, ideal for working at height and on sloping roofs.
The unit has a 3¾ digit display and a maximum range of 1999 W/m². A hold function allows easy measurements of solar power.
The AVO410 multimeter features 1000 V dc / 750 V ac and 10 A ac / dc ranges. The meter has a CATIV 600 V safety rating and true RMS readings are possible on the ac ranges. Additional functions include resistance, frequency and capacitance.
The additional functions would also prove to be of use in other sections of the photovoltaic installation. The meter is supplied in a tough rubberized holster that provides an extra degree of protection.
In addition to the silicon multimeter test leads supplied with the AVO410 two pairs of specialist solar test leads are included in the PVK320. The first pair of leads comprise of 1.3 meter test leads terminated at each end with standard 4 mm plugs while the other ends are terminated with the typical MC4 type solar panel connector. Where panels are fitted that utilize MC3 connectors, a pair of MC3 to MC4 0.2 meter adapter leads is supplied for convenience.