3.1 Using The Editor Software To Create Test Programs
The Editor software is compatible with both the ATi and the AT3600
testers and the software function is to provide an easy transformer test
Communications must be set-up first to allow the PC to communicate with
the AT via COM1 or COM2 through RS232 leads supplied.
An External source allows the user to set-up high voltage and current
applications when using the AC Interface Fixture.
The screen shot below shows the ability to draw the schematic by adding
windings, core connections and screen connections.
Right click the mouse on any of the winding numbers and drag the
connection to any of the 20-nodes available.
Program test parameters from a choice of individual tests (as shown in
section 2), just double click the required test from the test listing on
the right hand side of figure 6.
Set your signal parameters and run your individual test by clicking the
measure button or click OK to save the test in the program listing as
Each test provides an additional screen for the programmable parameters,
such as test signal, frequency, terminal required etc.
Give the fixture ID a name by clicking program and then options.
Once your program is finished you can download the program listing to the
AT, compensate your test fixture and then run the entire program from the
'Tester' menu shown below.
Other features include the ability to edit tests,
insert new tests and delete tests from a program listing.
The AT series Editor software operates both on the
AT5600 ATi and the AT3600 providing a step-by-step programming system that
starts from a simple schematic of the transformer.
There are in excess of 34 tests to choose from on
the ATi and more than 38 tests to choose from on the AT3600 / AT5600>
Single tests or entire programs can be run from the
Editor or downloaded to the AT and run from the instrument.
Fixture compensation can also be selected before
running the test, from the instrument or from the Editor software.