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Fluke VR101 Voltage Event Recorder

 Fluke VR101S
Set up, plug in, download, and analyze

Homes, offices, hospitals, and factories depend on electronic devices. And electronic devices depend on good power quality. The Fluke VR101S is the perfect system for catching sags, swells, transients, outages and frequency variations on line voltage at receptacles, where the most sensitive loads are connected. The VR101S is a starter system that includes a compact VR101 event recorder, an optical interface cable, and EventView software that turns your PC into a power quality reporting tool. Additional VR101 event recorders can be purchased individually, so you can monitor several voltage conditions at multiple locations at once.

Software for Power Distribution Systems
International standards define a number of different power distribution systems, TN or IT.
  • TN systems: The most frequently used power distribution systems worldwide are the TN systems. Three phase power distribution with a common earth connection back to the supplying transformer.
  • IT system: The IT-system (Isolated Terra) is in use in Norway (90%), Belgium and some other countries. The differentiation lies in the way the Protective Earth (PE) and the Neutral are treated.

Setup event parameters

To set up a VR101 event recorder, just enter the event capture limit parameters on your PC and load them into the recorder. EventView software and the optical interface cable make it easy. Then plug the recorder into the outlet you need to test, and leave it — there's no need to leave a computer hooked up. The compact recorder stores any voltage event that goes outside your limits. The VR101 recorder can store up to as many as 4000 events and a flashing LED tells you when events have been captured.

Analyze data on your PC

To get data out of the recorder, hook it back up to your computer. EventView software can download a complete history of the events that occurred while the recorder was plugged into the receptacle. The software lets you build a detailed report of sags, swells, transients, outages and frequency variations with time-stamps and durations. Your PC communicates to the VR101 through an optical interface cable. This means the PC and VR101 are insulated from each other for safety. The event recorder is self-powered by a 7-year lithium battery, so it is not affected by power outages. Each VR101 Recorder has its own real-time clock for time-stamping voltage events and is identified by a unique factory-assigned code. With their clocks and ID codes, multiple recorders can be placed throughout a facility to give a complete picture of power quality.

Safety conformance

The VR 101S is protected to EN61010-1, CAT III 300V. CSA and UL listed.

Nominal Supply:  120V version: 70V to 140V
 230V version: 140V to 270V
Nominal Frequencies:  120V version: 50 Hz or 60 Hz
 230V version: 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Power Consumption:  120V version: 2W
 230V version: 3W
Sags, Swells and Outage
Range:  120V version: 0 to 200V
 230V version: 0 to 400V
Accuracy:  120V version: ±2V rms
 230V version: ±4V rms
Resolution:  120V version: 1V rms
 230V version: 2V rms
Range:  120V version: 3 to 200V
 230V version: 3 to 120V
Accuracy:  120V version: ±2V rms
 230V version: ±2V rms
Resolution:  120V version: 1V rms
 230V version: 1V rms
Transient Measurements*
Range:  100 to 2500V peak
Accuracy:  ±(10% reading + 10V)
Resolution:  10V
Range:  50 to 2500V peak
Accuracy:  ±(10% reading + 10V)
Resolution:  10V
Phase angle  
Range:  20° to 180°, 200° to 360°
Accuracy:  ±1°
Resolution:  1°
Time Measurements
Accuracy:  ±0.5 cycles
Resolution:  0.5 cycles
Accuracy:  ±1 cycle
Resolution:  1 cycle
Events >=1 second
Accuracy:  ±(2 sec/day + 8 sec)
Resolution:  8 sec
Range:  45 to 65 Hz
Accuracy:  ±0.1 Hz (3 cycles min)
Resolution:  0.1 Hz
 *Minimum pulse width: 1 µs

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
 -40 to 70ºC (-40 to 160 ºF)
Humidity (Without Condensation)
 0 to 95%

Safety Specifications
 Protected to EN61010-1
 CAT III 300 V
 CSA and UL listed

Mechanical & General Specifications
 85 mm x 68 mm x 35 mm (3.35 in x 2.65 in x 1.35 in)
 120 g
 1 year
Battery Life
 ± 4 years
Battery type
 3.5V lithium (non-replaceable)
Memory size
 4000 events
Computer Hardware Requirements
 IBM PC or 100% compatible with Windows® 3.1, Windows® NT or Windows® 95/98 installed and operating
 At least one free RS-232 serial port
 A pointing device (recommended)
 2 MB hard drive space
 4 MB RAM (8 MB for Windows 95/98)
Model NameDescriptionPrice List
Fluke VR101S Voltage Event Recorder System includes:
  • VR101 Voltage Event Recorder
  • 9 to 25 pin adapter
  • Optical Interface cable
  • EventView Software on two CD's
  • Users Manual
Note: At least one VR101S is required for proper operations.
Price List
Fluke VR101Voltage Event Recorder with instruction sheet Price List
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