The Megger PVK330 photovoltaic kit offers this additional instrumentation in the form of a PVM210 irradiance meter, DCM340 600 A ac / dc clampmeter and a kit of specialist solar test leads.
The PVK330 kit offers the solar / photovoltaic engineer a clampmeter option of verifying, with the PVM210 irradiance meter, the stated short circuit current as provided by the manufacturer of the solar panel as required by published standards.
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 DCM340 clampmeter features 600 V ac / dc and 600 A ac / dc ranges. Additional functions include resistance and frequency. A hold feature to enable easy measurements is also included. The additional functions would also prove to be of use in other sections of the photovoltaic installation. Silicon test leads with probes and a protective storage pouch are provided with each clamp.
In addition to the silicon multimeter test leads supplied with the DCM340 two pairs of specialist solar test leads are included in the PVK330. 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 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.