AT5600 Models, Quotes, Tests, and Specs

Overview of Models, Features and Functionality
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The AT5600 is capable of performing over 40 different test types.
In addition to this you can also write test programs (basically a pre-programmed sequence of tests) with up to 150 different steps.
This extends the scope from the AT3600, which only allowed 65 different steps.

The following page summarizes the tests available for the AT5600 tester, and indicates where and why they might be used. A complete description of each test, its allowed signal levels and measurement accuracy can be found in the user manual.

The tester is available to purchase in one of two versions
AT5600 GOLD - all the original 44 tests are enabled at point of shipment
AT5600 STANDARD - you choose which 14 tests you would like enabled in the unit.

Additional tests can be purchased at any later date, and easily added to the tester by entering a simple keycode via the front panel. All tests are calibrated and tested at point of sale, even if not purchased with the unit.

AT5600 GOLD

All of the 44 original tests enabled
Extra tests can be purchased at any time.

Part # 100-120

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AT5600 STANDARD

Pick any 14 tests.
Extra tests can be purchased at any time.

Part # 100-121

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Tests Available

An overview of the different test available to you, and possible use cases for each. Click each grouping to expand.

Traditional LCR meter style parameters, suitable for most transformer types.

 

TEST Description Main Application Winding Tested Reason for Test
CTY Continuity All transformers All windings Properly installed fixture
R DC Resistance All transformers All windings Properly installed fixture. Correct wire used. Integrity of terminations
LS Inductance (Series circuit) Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Correct primary turns. Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled
LP Inductance (Parallel circuit) Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Correct primary turns. Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled
QL Quality Factor Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled. Check for shorted turns
RLS Equivalent Series Resistance Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled. Check for shorted turns
RLP Equivalent Parallel Resistance Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled. Check for shorted turns
D Dissipation Factor Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled. Check for shorted turns
LL Leakage Inductance SMPS transformers Communication transformers Others as applicable Selected windings Check windings have been installed in the correct position relative to the core
C Interwinding Capacitance High frequency transformers. Isolating transformers Selected windings Check winding positioning.Check insulation thickness between windings
TR Turns Ratio and Phasing Most transformers, but usually not line frequency transformers All windings Check windings have correct turns and phasing
TRL Turns Ratio by Inductance As with Turns Ratio but used where there is poor flux linkage between windings. All windings Check windings have correct turns and phasing
LVOC Low Voltage Open Circuit Usually line frequency transformers All other windings Correct secondary turns. Correct phasing
LSB Inductance with Bias Current (Series Circuit) Transformers for use in applications where passing significant (dc) bias current is part of the normal operation One winding Correct number of turns. Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled.
LPB Inductance with Bias Current (Parallel Circuit) Transformers for use in applications where passing significant (dc) bias current is part of the normal operation One winding Correct number of turns. Right grade of core material. Core correctly assembled.
R2 DC Resistance Match SMPS, audio & telecom All windings Checks matching between windings
L2 Inductance Match SMPS, audio & telecom transformers All windings Checks matching between windings
C2 Capacitance Match SMPS, audio & telecom transformers All Windings Checks correct winding position on bobbin
GBAL General Longitudinal Balance Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks common mode rejection ratio
LBAL Longitudinal Balance Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks common mode rejection ratio
ILOS Insertion Loss Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks losses within the transformer
RESP Frequency Response Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks losses over a range of frequencies
RLOS Return Loss Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks losses returned by a transformer
Z Impedance Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks impedance at a given frequency
ZB Impedance + bias Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Checks impedance at a given frequency
ANGL Impedance Phase Angle Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Finds phase shift between Voltage and Current on a winding.
PHAS Interwinding Phase Test Audio & telecom transformers Selected Windings Measures phase shift between a pair of windings

Hi-Pot AC and DC tests for safety and compliance
"Class-D" 1-270 V AC tests for mains/line voltage transformers.

 

TEST Description Main Application Winding Tested Reason for Test
HPDC Hi-Pot (DC) All transformers especially those used for safety insulation Between selected windings usually primary to secondary, screens and core High voltage safety insulation
HPAC Hi-Pot (AC) All transformers especially those used for safety insulation Between selected windings usually primary to secondary, screens and core High voltage safety insulation
WATT Wattage 50Hz Iron core transformers One winding Correct core material. Properly assembled
ILK Leakage Current Test Medical applications Between Primary and Secondary Windings Checks for a common mode current due to capacitance
STRW Stress Wattage Line frequency & High Frequency Transformers One Winding (Usually the primary) Checks integrity of inter-turn insulation, the magnetic material and joints
IR Insulation Resistance All transformers Between selected windings Winding isolation check where safety is not involved
SURG Surge Stress Test All transformers, especially those using fine wire Selected windings To identify shorted turns
MAGI Magnetising Current Usually line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Correct primary turns Correct core material properly assembled
VOC Open Circuit Voltage Usually line frequency transformers All other windings Correct secondary turns. Correct phasing

These tests allow the AT5600 to automatically control a Voltech DC1000 for testing transformers with 0-25 A DC Bias current applied (or up to 500A DC with 20 DC1000s)

 

TEST Description Main Application Winding Tested Reason for Test
LSBX Inductance with External Bias (Series Circuit) Wound components that usually carry a significant DC Bias current in normal operation. Selected Windings Checks number of turns, right grade of correctly assembled core material, where bias current is greater than LSB test can handle.
LPBX Inductance with External Bias (Parallel Circuit) Wound components that usually carry a significant DC Bias current in normal operation. Selected Windings Checks number of turns, right grade of correctly assembled core material, where bias current is greater than LPB test can handle.
ZBX Impedance with External Bias Audio & Telecom Selected Windings Checks impedance at a given frequency, while applying a greater bias current than is possible with ZB test.

Allows the AT5600 to use the Voltech AC INTERFACE to interface with your own AC source, to extend test range to 600V @ 10A, 20Hz to 1MHz.

 

TEST Description Main Application Winding Tested Reason for Test
MAGX Magnetising Current (External Source) Usually line frequency transformers One winding, usually the primary Correct primary turns. Correct core material properly assembled.
VOCX Open CCT Voltage (External Source) Usually line frequency transformers All other windings Correct secondary turns. Correct phasing.
WATX Wattage (External Source) 50Hz Iron core transformers One winding Correct core material. Properly assembled.
STRX Stress Watts (External Source) Line frequency & High Frequency Transformers One Winding (Usually the primary) Checks integrity of inter-turn insulation, the magnetic material and joints.

 

TEST Description Main Application Winding Tested Reason for Test
WAIT Wait test Introduce a fixed duration or indefinite pause in program. n/a Allows time for core demagnetisation or for user to manually fit load resistors or change wiring etc
OUT Output To User Port Switching relays using the 6-way USER OUT port. n/a Allows the AT to perform external switching as part of the test program.

Test Range and Accuracy Specification

An overview of the signals you can use to energise, and the measurements you can make on each test. Click each grouping to expand.

TEST Description Measurement Range Test Signal Test Frequency Basic Accuracy
CTY Continuity 10 kΩ to 10 MΩ Auto DC n/a
R DC Resistance 500 uΩ to 10 MΩ Auto DC 0.10 %
LS Inductance (series circuit) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
LP Inductance (parallel circuit) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
QL Quality Factor 0.001 to 1000 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.50 %
D Dissipation Factor 0.001 to 1000 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.50 %
RLS Equivalent Series Resistance 10 mΩ to 10 MΩ 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
RLP Equivalent Parallel Resistance 10 mΩ to 10 MΩ 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
LL Leakage Inductance 1 nH to 1 kH

1 mV to 5 V
20 mA to 100 mA

20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
C Inter-winding Capacitance 100 fF to 1 mF 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
TR Turns Ratio and Phasing 1:100 k to 100 k:1 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
TRL Turns Ratio by Inductance 30:1 to 1:30 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
LVOC Low Voltage Open Circuit 1 mV to 650 V 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
LSB Inductance with Bias (Series) (1 Amp) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5 V
1 mA to 1 A
20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
LPB Inductance with Bias (Parallel) (1 Amp) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5V
1 mA to 1 A
20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 %
R2 DC Resistance Match 1:1000 to 1000:1 Auto DC 0.20 %
L2 Inductance Match 1:10000 to 10000:1 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.10 %
C2 Inter-winding Capacitance Match 1:1000 to 1000:1 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.20 %
GBAL General Longitudinal Balance 0db to 100 dB 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.5 dB
LBAL Longitudinal Balance 0db to 100 dB 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.5 dB
ILOS Insertion Loss 100 dB to -100 dB 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.5 dB
RESP Frequency Response 100 dB to -100 dB 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 1.0 dB
RLOS Return Loss 100 dB to -100 dB 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz n/a
Z Impedance 1 mΩ to 1 MΩ 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.20 %
ZB Impedance + Bias (1 Amp) 1 mΩ to 1 MΩ 1 mV to 5 V
1 mA to 1 A
20 Hz-3 MHz 0.20 %
ANGL Impedance Phase Angle 360 deg to -360 deg 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 deg
PHAS Inter-winding Phase Angle 360 deg to -360 deg 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz-3 MHz 0.05 deg
TEST Description Measurement Range Test Signal Test Frequency Basic Accuracy
HPAC Hi-Pot (AC) 10 uA to 30 mA 100 V to 5 kV 50 Hz to 1 kHz 3.00 %
HPDC Hi-Pot (DC) 1 uA to 3 mA 100 V to 7 kV DC 3.20 %
IR Insulation Resistance 1 MΩ to 100 GΩ 100 V to 7 kV DC 1.00 %
SURG Surge Stress 1 mVs to 1 kVs 100 V to 5 kV DC 3.00 %
ILK Leakage Current 1 uA to 10 mA 1 V to 270 V 20 Hz to 1500 Hz 0.50 %
VOC Open Circuit Voltage 100 mV to 650 V 1 V to 270 V 20 Hz to 1500 Hz 0.10 %
MAGI Magnetizing Current 1 mA to 2 A 1 V to 270 V 20 Hz to 1500 Hz 0.10 %
WATT Wattage 1 mW to 25 W 1 V to 270 V 20 Hz to 1500 Hz 0.30 %
STRW Stress Wattage 1 mW to 25 W 1 V to 270 V 20 Hz to 1500 Hz 1.00 %
TEST Description Measurement Range Test Signal Test Frequency Basic Accuracy
LSBX Inductance with External Bias (Series) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz to 3 MHz 0.05 %
LPBX Inductance with External Bias (Parallel) 1 nH to 1 MH 1 mV to 5 V 20 Hz to 3 MHz 0.05 %
ZBX Impedance with External Bias 1 mΩ to 1 MΩ 1 mV to 5 V  20 Hz to 3 MHz 0.20 %
TEST Description Measurement Range Test Signal Test Frequency Basic Accuracy
VOCX O/C Voltage (External Source) 100 mV to 650 V 1 V to 600 V 20 Hz-5 kHz 0.10 %
MAGX Magnetizing Current (External Source) 50 mA to 10 A 1 V to 600 V 20 Hz-5 kHz 0.10 %
WATX Wattage (External Source) 100 mW to 6 kW 1 V to 600 V 20 Hz-5 kHz 1.00 %
STRX Stress Wattage (External Source) 100 mW to 6 kW 1 V to 600 V 20 Hz-5 kHz 1.00 %
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