Very compact electronic current sensors
Current sensors for DC power grids
Petercem electronic current sensors are entirely based on electronic technology. In contrast to closed- or open-loop Hall-effect technology, no magnetic circuit is used in the sensor. They allow for the measurement of direct, alternating and impulse currents with a galvanic insulation between the primary and secondary circuits. Unlike other currently available solutions such as shunts and CTs, this approach means these sensors are very compact.
These sensors offer considerable energy savings. Only a few watts are required to power the sensor in contrast with traditional sensors. This reduction in wasted energy means there is no rise in temperature around the sensor. It can be fitted both horizontally and vertically: this flexibility means these sensors can be fitted in any position and simplifies the work of integrators.
Advantages of the electric technology
Reliable in extreme conditions Years of product development and improvements allow us to offer you a product operating from -40 °C to +85°C (-40°F to 185°C). Thanks to their specific designs, which prevent electric and magnetic perturbations, our sensors can be implemented in compact systems or next to high-current or -voltage bus bars.
Continuous operation For precise energy metering, Petercem sensors guarantee a very low accuracy error – under 0.25% over frequencies up to 100 kHz – allowing your installation to run reliably and efficiently. Get high dynamic performances with representative outputs correctly followed up to 100 A/ μs and 50 V/μs.
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Don’t spend your time searching for another partner: KWx offers a wide range of power electronics components from A-brand suitable for applications in onboard power systems, including a broad range of Electronicon current and voltage sensors to measure DC, AC, and pulsating current.
Current sensors you can rely on!
- Galvanic insulation between the primary and secondary circuits
- Measurement of all waveforms is possible: direct current, alternating current, impulse, etc.
- Choice of output type (current or voltage, IPN or IPMAX)
- Very large current measuring range without overheating the sensor
- High dynamic performance
- Low power consumption
- Reduced weight and volume
- Simplified mechanical fixing
Interested in Petercem current sensors, voltage sensors, and voltage detectors?
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Applying current sensors in your maritime DC power systems?
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