High Voltage Hipots

New portable AC hipot released from upstate N.Y. company

Upstate New York-based company High Voltage, Inc., a test equipment manufacturer that produces over half its inventory for the export market, announced the release of a new CE marked portable AC hipot this week. The new portable can be used for testing switchgear, vacuum interrupters, and other electrical apparatus.

The PFT-401CEF is the latest member of High Voltage’s PFT line of portable AC hipots. Rated at 40 kV and 25 mA, it includes a clever case design (37 x 32 x 60 cm tall) where the hinged top cover gives access to the controls while the high voltage transformer is stored in the lower section.  Separating the two parts allows the hv section and test object to be a safe distance from the operator, the company explained in a press release sent to EA September 15.

Other features include a guard/ground circuit for more precise leakage readings, digital voltage and current meters (with memory VM to display fault voltage), and adjustable current overload (10 to 110 % of output rating).  Safety features include keyed main power switch, ground hook, zero-start, and external interlock provision, with available hand and foot safety switch accessories.

HVI, based in Copake, N.Y., near the Massachusetts border, is known for design precision and practicality in its products, as well as reliability and customer service with a network of highly technical representatives covering most of the world. Its products are used for testing:

  • MV/HV cable
  • Cable faults
  • Utility substation apparatus
  • Aerial lifts
  • Motors and generators
  • Other high voltage electrical products used for generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity

With three generations of experience and innovation, HVI is a strong industry presence; one of the leaders in producing portable field test equipment and high power AC and DC high voltage test sets for utilities and OEM industrial markets.

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