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Technical documents for the MPQ1000

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Demand Power and Energy (Part 1)
The term Demand pertains to both power and energy parameters. When referring to AC Power there are 3 different parameters to access, active power, reactive power and apparent power.
Published: 31 July 2018
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Determining harmonic direction
Harmonics are caused by non-linear loads. Linear loads draw a linear current that follows the changing voltage of the AC waveform. Non-linear loads draw current pulses periodically, which creates distorted waveforms.
Published: 21 May 2018
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Approved SD Cards for the MPQ Series
Different brands and types of SD Cards have different characteristics. This paper shows the recommended types to use with the MPQ series.
Published: 2 November 2017
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Introduction to harmonics
There is a great deal of importance placed on harmonics. We know that excessive harmonic distortion can cause power quality problems due to the heat generated. These power quality problems can include neutral wires, transformers, as well as motors overheating. But what exactly are harmonics?
Published: 2 November 2017
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MPQ operation with a wireless bridge
A thorough guide on how to use the MPQ2000 with a wireless bridge.
Published: 2 November 2017
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Common PQ issues: voltage dips and swells
This paper will define the various types of voltage dips and swells that occur and the effect they have on various types of equipment. It also describes methodologies to measure and locate these events that cause equipment malfunction and failures.
Published: 2 November 2017
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Class A recording
This paper discusses what it means to have a Class A power quality analyser.
Published: 2 November 2017
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Common PQ issues: transients
Transients are responsible for many power quality related malfunctions and failures. This application note looks into what causes them and how to test power quality to prevent them from causing damage.
Published: 2 November 2017
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