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PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit

Model#: FLUKE-SOL-DMM87V-KIT​ Part#: 5602269 UPC#: 1 95112 12497 0
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  • PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit
  • PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit
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Key features

  • Measures and displays I-V curves up to 1500V and 30A, including on high efficiency modules
  • Advanced built-in PV model provides immediate PV performance checking
  • Wireless interfaces for faster setup, safer work environment, and freedom of movement during PV troubleshooting
  • Automates data management, analysis, and reporting
  • Validate voltage and current from individual panels or a series of panels in a PV array 
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Product overview: PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit

 
This comprehensive toolkit includes the PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, 393 FC Solar Clamp Meter, and 87V Digital Multimeter, offering a complete solution for solar installation diagnostics and maintenance. The PVA-1500HE2 offers an array of advanced features, including high throughput I-V curve tracing, providing quick and detailed performance data. Its intuitive user interface enables easy navigation and real-time analysis, allowing for immediate identification of potential issues. The 393 FC Solar Clamp Meter enables precise measurement of DC current and voltage, facilitating performance testing and troubleshooting of solar panels and inverters. Additionally, the 87V Digital Multimeter provides reliable measurements of AC/DC voltage, current, resistance, and capacitance, essential for verifying system integrity and diagnosing electrical faults. From commissioning and routine maintenance to troubleshooting and performance optimization, this toolkit empowers solar professionals to ensure the efficiency and reliability of solar installations with ease.

The 393 FC is a CAT III 1500 V True-RMS Clamp Meter is designed for solar photovoltaic (PV) installation technicians and maintenance professionals who work in high voltage DC environments. Solar site electrical testing and troubleshooting with the 393 FC includes:
  • Measuring current and voltage
  • Conducting continuity and resistance tests
  • Performing inverter efficiency tests
  • Diagnosing problems like short circuits
  • Conducting preventive maintenance to identify and address potential issues early
The 87V Industrial Multimeter is the ideal electrical troubleshooting solution for solar inverters, combiner boxes and battery storage systems. Solar site electrical testing and troubleshooting with the 87V includes:
  • Measuring current and voltage
  • Identifying issues with connections and components with continuity and resistance tests
  • Identifying faulty diodes impacting system performance
  • Testing capacitors in inverters and power equipment
  • Monitoring component temperatures for safety
  • Diagnosing problems like short circuits
  • Conducting preventive maintenance to identify and address potential issues early

Measure your solar PV system performance

The PVA-1500HE2 is a cutting-edge I-V curve tracer kit designed to measure PV system performance. With this high precision testing equipment, you can reliably assess the health and performance of solar modules and arrays, making informed decisions to enhance their output and longevity.

The PVA-1500HE2 kit offers an array of advanced features, including high throughput I-V curve tracing, providing quick and detailed performance data. Its intuitive user interface enables easy navigation and real-time analysis, allowing for immediate identification of potential issues. By pinpointing problems early, you can maximize your solar energy production and minimize downtime.

Comprehensive measurements and efficient analysis

For commissioning, operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of PV arrays, I-V curve testing is the most complete solar module performance measurement. Quick analysis of curve datasets aids in detecting outliers, and the stored data functions as a baseline for future performance inquiries.

Accurate I-V curve tracing

The PVA measures the I-V (current versus voltage) curve of a PV string or module using a capacitive load. The measurement is typically performed at the string level by connecting directly to the string or at a combiner box using the fuses to select the string under test. The number of I-V curve points can be selected at 100 or 500. Additionally, the PVA generates the P-V (power versus voltage) curve, Isc, Voc, Imp, Vmp, Pmax, fill factor, and performance factor (the ratio of measured to expected maximum power).

Time-saving interface

With a tablet or laptop (Windows only) as the user interface, perform more tests per hour and display the data in multiple, easy to read formats. Save your measurements by touching your customized array tree at the branch you are measuring. The software automatically calculates the expected I-V curve and displays the performance factor.

Advanced High Efficiency PV Testing Capabilities

Accurate measurement of high efficiency modules up to 30A: Highly efficient modules (>19% module efficiency) possess high
capacitance, posing a challenge for some I-V curve tracers that may not be able to measure them. The PVA-1500HE2 is uniquely
designed to measure all string types, even those with high efficiency modules, up to 30A.
Rapid performance in high temperature environments: The PVA-1500HE2 operates with a swift sweep-to-sweep delay of 9 seconds (at Voc<1350V). This results in the ability to measure 3.5 MW within an hour, even in high-temperature settings where standard curve tracers often fail due to overheating.

SolSensor™ Wireless PV Reference Sensor

The SolSensor™ provides irradiance, module temperature, and array tilt data to the PV model. The model uses this information to predict the I-V curve shape at these operating conditions and to translate the measured curve to standard test conditions. The SolSensor™ clamps to the module frame, automatically orienting the irradiance sensor to the plane-of-array.

The spectral response of the silicon photodiode sensor in the SolSensor™ is corrected for the PV technology under test. Special
factors are provided for multi- and mono-crystalline cells as well as cadmium telluride (CdTe) and other thin film technologies. The
sensor is temperature compensated and the angular response of each unit is calibrated for rotation and elevation. As a result, the SolSensor™ is accurate over a broad range of technologies, sky conditions, and sun angles, allowing I-V curve measurements earlier and later in the day.

The SolSensor™ provides two external thermocouple inputs for measuring module backside temperatures. Effective cell temperature can also be calculated directly from the measured I-V curve per IEC 60904-5. The PVA’s SmartTemp™ feature, optionally, blends these two methods for best accuracy.

The PVA and SolSensor™ communicate wirelessly with your PC via WiFi with a line-of-sight wireless range of 100m. That means no wires underfoot, quick setup, the ability to move around while troubleshooting strings, and flexibility to measure multiple combiner boxes with a single SolSensor™ setup.

Turn PVA data into key insights, visualizations, and customizable reports

Capture data in the field with the PVA Application and validate the results with the Data Analysis Tool (DAT), a Microsoft Excel™-based solution streamlining the analysis of PVA I-V curve data. It presents analysis results in multiple formats. It compiles key PV parameters in a string table, flags non-conforming strings, and delivers a statistical overview of the entire array. Additionally, it visually combines string I-V curves at the combiner box level, offering a clear depiction of consistency and identifying atypical strings. The tool also generates histograms for PV parameters across the string population, and this data can be added to a customizable report exported as a PDF. The Data Analysis Tool (DAT) can be downloaded for free use with any PVA.
Supported languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Download the PVA Application and Data Analysis Tool

Training

Fluke offers a variety of training related to PV test and measurement. Training can either be delivered as a virtual on-demand course or as a live online presentation/discussion format with a product expert (may differ regionally).

Discover PVA-1500 Training

What's in the box:

PVA-1500HE2:
  • PVA-1500 V unit
  • SolSensor™ and clamp
  • Alligator test leads
  • MC4 disconnect tool
  • Chargers
  • 2x thermocouples and adhesive disks
  • Sensor cleaning supplies
  • Transit case (included with the PVA-1500HE2)
  • Available by free download: PVA Application and Data Analysis Tool

393 FC:
  • 393 FC CAT III 1500 V TRMS clamp meter
  • Test leads, CAT III 1500 V rated, right angle plugs, with safety caps
  • iFlex 18 inch flexible current probe
  • TPAK magnetic hanging strap
  • Premium carrying case

87V:
  • 87V Industrial Multimeter
  • TL75 Test Leads (TL175 Eur)
  • AC175 Alligator Clips
  • Holster with tilt-leg, test lead storage
  • 80BK Temperature Probe
  • 9V Battery (Installed)

Specifications: PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit

Thermal Capacity
# sweeps at 18 s sweep-to-sweep delayunlimited (25 °C, 77 °F ambient)
550 (45 °C, 113 °F ambient)
# sweeps at 9s sweep-to-sweep delayunlimited (25 °C, 77 °F ambient)
330 (45 °C, 113 °F ambient)
I-V Trace Points100 or 500 (selectable)
I-V Sweep Duration0.05 to 2 seconds (typically 0.2 seconds for PV strings)
Operating Temperature Range0 °C to 45 °C, 32 °F to 113 °F
Storage Temperature Range-20 °C to 65 °C, -4 °F to 149 °F
Operating Humidity<90 % RH, non-condensing. Avoid exposing a cold instrument to warm and humid air as condensation will result. Store the instrument in the same conditions in which the instrument will be used.
Altitude2000 m max
Battery Charging Time6 hr
Battery Run TimeApprox. 8 hrApprox. 7 hr
Safety and RegulatoryCAT III 1500V
IEC 61010-1: Pollution Degree 2
Warning FeaturesOver-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, reverse
polarity
PV ConnectorStaubli MC4-EVO2Banana Jacks
Charging/Charged LEDYes
In-the-field firmware update-readyYes
Interface to Tablet/LaptopWi-Fi interface between user tablet or laptop, I-V unit and
SolSensor™
Weight6.6 kg, 14.55 lb7.3 kg, 16.09 lb
Height43.2 cm, 1.41 ft (including test lead and strain reliefs)53.3 cm, 1.74 ft
Width21.6 cm, 8.50 in
Depth15.2 cm, 5.98 in
PVA-1500 Test Lead and Clip Specifications
Voltage Range0 to 1500V DC
Current Range0 to 30A DC
Temperature0 °C to 45 °C, 32 °F to 113 °F
HumidityMaximum relative humidity of 80% for temperatures up to 31 °C (87.8 °F) decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 °C (104 °F)
Pollution Degree2
Altitude2000 m, 6561 ft maximum
Lead Length152 cm, 59.84 in
Lead ColorsPositive=red, negative=black
Manufacturer (Test Leads and Alligator Clips)Staubli
Note: Use only test leads and clips provided by Fluke for the PVA-1500.
SolSensor™ Specifications 
Irradiance
Sensor TypeSilicon photodiode with corrections for temperature, spectral, and angular effects
Measurement Range100 W/m² to 1500 W/m²
Accuracy±2 % when used to predict the performance of well characterized poly- and monocrystalline PV modules with direct irradiance >600W/m²
Resolution1 W/m²
Measurement IntervalTypically, 3.5 s
Temperature
Sensor TypeType K thermocouple, two inputs
Measurement Range0 °C to 100 °C, 32 °F to 212 °F
Accuracy±2 °C, 35.6 °F (not including limits of error of thermocouple)
Resolution0.1 °C, 32.18 °F
Measurement IntervalTypically, 3.5 s
Tilt
Sensor TypeElectronic
Measurement Range0 to 90° from horizontal
Accuracy±2° typical (0 to 45°)
General
Measurement Cynchronization with I-V CurveTypically, <1 s
Wireless Range (open line of sight)100 m, 328 ft
Operating Temperature Range0 ºC to 45 ºC, 32 ºF to 113 ºF
Storage Temperature Range-20 ºC to 65 ºC, -4 ºF to 149 ºF
Operating Humidity<90% RH, non-condensing. Avoid exposing a cold instrument to warm and humid air as condensation will result. Store the instrument in the same conditions in which the instrument will be used.
Battery Charging Time6 hr
Battery Run Time>16 hr typical use
Specifications:   
General   
Maximum voltage between any Terminal and Earth Ground  
AC1000 V  
DC1500 V  
Batteries2 AA IEC LR6 alkaline  
DisplayDual display with backlight  
Automatic Power Off20 minutes  
Electrical   
Accuracy   
Accuracy is specified for 1 year after calibration, at operating temperatures of 18 °C to 28 °C, relative humidity at 0 % to 75 %. Accuracy specifications take the form of: ±([% of Reading] + [Number of Least Significant Digits]).
Temperature CoefficientsAdd 0.1 x specified accuracy for each °C > 28 °C or < 18 °C
AC Current: Jaw   
Range999.9 A  
Resolution0.1 A  
Accuracy2 % + 5 digits (10 Hz to 100 Hz) 
 2.5 % + 5 digits (100 Hz to 500 Hz) 
Crest Factor (50/60 Hz)2.5 @600.0 A  
 3.0 @500.0 A  
 1.42 @999.9 A  
 Add 2 % for C.F. >2  
AC Current: Flexible Current Probe   
Range999.9 A  
 2500 A  
Resolution0.1 A (≤999.9 A)  
 1 A (≤2500 A)  
Accuracy3 % RD + 5 digits (10 Hz to 500 Hz) 
Crest Factor (50/60Hz)2.5 @1400 A  
 3.0 @1100 A  
 1.42@2500 A  
 Add 2 % for C.F. >2  
Position Sensitivity   
NEC symbol
Distance from Optimumi2500-10 Flexi2500-18 FlexError
A0.5 in (12.7 mm)1.4 in (35.6 mm)±0.5 %
B0.8 in (20.3 mm)2.0 in (50.8 mm)±1.0 %
C1.4 in (35.6 mm)2.5 in (63.5 mm)±2.0 %
Measurement uncertainty assumes centralized primary conductor at optimum position, no external electrical or magnetic field, and within operating temperature range.
    
DC Current   
Range999.9 A  
Resolution0.1 A  
Accuracy2 % RD + 5 digits[1]  
 [1]When using the ZERO (B) function to compensate for offsets.
AC Voltage   
Range600.0 V  
 1000 V  
Resolution0.1 V (≤600.0 V)  
 1 V (≤1000 V)  
Accuracy1 % RD + 5 digits (20 Hz to 500 Hz) 
DC Voltage   
Range600.0 V  
 1500 V  
Resolution0.1 V (≤600.0 V)  
 1 V (≤1500 V)  
Accuracy1 % RD + 5 digits  
mV dc   
Range500.0 mV  
Resolution0.1 mV  
Accuracy1 % RD + 5 digits  
Amps Frequency: Jaw   
Range5.0 Hz to 500.0 Hz  
Resolution0.1 Hz  
Accuracy0.5 % RD + 5 digits  
Trigger Level5 Hz to 10 Hz, ≥10 A  
 10 Hz to 100 Hz, ≥5 A  
 100 Hz to 500 Hz, ≥10 A  
Amps Frequency: Flexible Current Probe   
Range5.0 Hz to 500.0 Hz  
Resolution0.1 Hz  
Accuracy0.5 % RD + 5 digits  
Trigger Level5 Hz to 20 Hz, ≥25 A  
 20 Hz to 100 Hz, ≥20 A  
 100 Hz to 500 Hz, ≥25 A  
Voltage Frequency   
Range5.0 Hz to 500.0 Hz  
Resolution0.1 Hz  
Accuracy0.5 % RD + 5 digits  
Trigger Level5 Hz to 20 Hz, ≥5 V  
 20 Hz to 100 Hz, ≥5 V  
 100 Hz to 500 Hz, ≥10 V  
DC Power   
Range600.0 kVA (600.0 V dc range)  
 1500 kVA (1500 V dc range)  
Resolution0.1 kVA  
 1 kVA  
Accuracy2 % RD + 2.0 kVA  
 2 % RD + 20 kVA  
Resistance   
Range600.0 Ω  
 6000 Ω  
 60.00 kΩ  
Resolution0.1 Ω (≤600.0 Ω)  
 1 Ω (≤6000 Ω)  
 0.01 kΩ (≤60.00 kΩ)  
Accuracy1 % RD + 5 digits  
Capacitance   
Range100.0 μF  
 1000 μF  
Resolution0.1 μF (≤100.0 μF)  
 1 μF (≤1000 μF)  
Accuracy1 % RD + 5 digits  
Inrush Trigger Level5 A  
Mechanical   
Size (L x W x H)281 mm x 84 mm x 49 mm  
Weight (with batteries)520 g  
Jaw Opening34 mm  
Flexible Current Probe Diameter7.5 mm  
Flexible Current Probe Cable Length   
(head to electronics connector)1.8 m  
Environmental   
Operating Temperature-10 °C to 50 °C  
Storage Temperature-40 °C to 60 °C  
Operating HumidityNon condensing (<10°C)  
 ≤90 % RH (at 10 °C to 30 °C)  
 ≤75 % RH (at 30 °C to 40 °C)  
 ≤45 % RH (at 40 °C to 50 °C)  
Operating Altitude2000 m  
Storage Altitude12 000 m  
Ingress Protection (IP) RatingIEC 60529: IP54 non-operating  
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)   
InternationalIEC 61326-1: Portable, Electromagnetic Environment, IEC 61326-2-2 CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A
 Group 1: Equipment has intentionally generated and/or uses conductively-coupled radio frequency energy that is necessary for the internal function of the equipment itself.
Class A: Equipment is suitable for use in all establishments other than domestic and those directly connected to a low-voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes. There may be potential difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic compatibility in other environments due to conducted and radiated disturbances.
Caution: This equipment is not intended for use in residential environments and may not provide adequate protection to radio reception in such environments.
Korea (KCC)Class A equipment (Industrial Broadcast & Communications Equipment)
 Class A: Equipment meets requirements for industrial electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or user should take notice of it. This equipment is intended for use in business environments and not to be used in homes.
USA (FCC)47 CFR 15 subpart B. This product is considered an exempt device per clause 15.103.
Safety   
GeneralIEC 61010-1, Pollution Degree 2 
MeasurementIEC 61010-2-032: CAT III 1500 V / CAT IV 600 V 
 IEC 61010-2-033: CAT III 1500 V / CAT IV 600 V 
Wireless Radio   
Radio frequency certificationFCC ID: T68-FBLE, IC: 6627A-FBLE 
Wireless Radio Frequency Range2400 MHz to 2483.5 MHz  
Output Power<100 mW  
SIMPLIFIED EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY  
Hereby, Fluke declares that the radio equipment contained in this Product is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration is available at the following Internet address:  
www.fluke.com/en-us/declaration-of-conformity   
Specifications
Voltage DCMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.05% + 1)
Maximum resolution10 µV
Voltage ACMaximum voltage1000 V
Accuracy±(0.7% + 2) True RMS
AC bandwidth20 kHz with low pass filter; 3 dB @ 1 kHz
Maximum resolution0.1 mV
Current DCMaximum amps10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(0.2% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.01 µA
Current ACMaximum amps10 A (20 A for 30 seconds maximum)
Amps accuracy±(1.0% + 2) True RMS
Maximum resolution0.1 µA
ResistanceMaximum resistance50 MΩ
Accuracy±(0.2% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.1 Ω
CapacitanceMaximum capacitance9,999 µF
accuracy±(1% + 2)
Maximum resolution0.01 nF
FrequencyMaximum frequency200 kHz
Accuracy±(0.005% + 1)
Maximum resolution0.01 Hz
Duty cycleMaximum duty cycle99.9%
Accuracy±(0.2% per kHz + 0.1%)
Maximum resolution0.1%
Temperature measurement–200.0 °C – 1090 °C
–328.0 °F – 1994.0 °F
excluding probe
80 BK temperature probe–40.0 °C – 260 °C
–40.0 °F – 500 °F, 2.2 °C or 2% whichever is greater
ConductanceMaximum conductance60.00 nS
Accuracy±(1.0% + 10)
Maximum resolution0.01 nS
DiodeRange3 V
Resolution1 mV
Accuracy±(2% + 1)
Duty cycle rangeAccuracyWithin ±(0.2% per kHz + 0.1%)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature–20 °C to + 55 °C
Storage temperature–40 °C to + 60 °C
Humidity (without condensation)0% – 90% (0 °C – 35 °C)
0% – 70% (35 °C – 55 °C)
Operating Altitude2000 m
Safety Specifications
Overvoltage categoryEN 61010–1 to 1000 V CAT III, 600V CAT IV
Agency approvalsCE, CSA, RCM
Mechanical and General Specifications
Size201 x 98 x 52 mm (with holster)
Weight355 g
624 g – with holster
DisplayDigital6000 counts updates 4/sec.
19,999 counts in high–resolution mode
Analog32 segments, updates 40/sec
Frequency19,999 counts, updates 3/sec at > 10 Hz
WarrantyLifetime
Battery LifeAlkaline~400 hours typical, without backlight
Shock1 Meter drop per IEC 61010–1:2001
VibrationPer MIL–PRF–28800 for a Class 2 instrument

Models: PVA-1500HE2 I-V Curve Tracer, Clamp and Multimeter Kit

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UPC#: 1 95112 12497 0
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