Photovoltaic Installation Tester BENNING PV 1-1+

  • testing in compliance with DIN EN 62446 (VDE 0126-23)
  • easy – operation by means of keys
  • quick – testing within seconds
  • safe – safe measurement connection, even if the photovoltaic system is delivering energy

Before commissioning a photovoltaic system, it must be tested and documented. This is to ensure safe technical operation and that it complies with national standards.

Also, after doing cleaning and maintenance work,  electrical measurements are useful to ensure an optimum functioning  PV system with low losses.

The test includes:

  • Continuity testing of earth connections
  • Measurement of the open-circuit voltage
  • Short-circuit current
  • Insulating resistance measurement between active conductors (+/-) and earth

The BENNING PV 1-1+ is provided with contact-protected PV measuring leads for direct connection to all PV modules/ strings by means of standardized PV connectors, such as MC4 and Sunclix connectors. The automatic testing procedure gives a warning in case of wrong DC polarity and automatically performs all necessary steps for a safe measurement.

The BENNING PV 1-1+ is recommended for daily use by service, cleaning and maintenance teams as well as for solar panel installers and authorized experts for photovoltaics.

 

 

R44,000.00 Incl. VAT

In stock

Features

  • Clear and unambiguous display of all measurement results
  • Safe measurement connection, even if the photovoltaic system is delivering energy
  • Automatic testing procedure (open-circuit voltage 1000 V DC, short-circuit current 15 A DC, insulating resistance)
  • Automatic display of voltage polarity with audio/ visual warning for reverse polarity
  • Null balance of the measuring leads
  • Measured values memory for 200 display indicators for (automatic) string-string comparison incl. warning in the event of short circuit current and open circuit voltage deviations > 5 %, download of measuring results occurs by means of USB interface
  • The BENNING PV 1-1+ is equipped with an integrated real-time clock which automatically adds a date/time stamp to each storage process or storage location
  • Radio connection to the optional insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2
  • Download software for the preparation of test certificates in MS Excel
  • ISO measuring result with “pass/fail” information
  • Direct connection to all photovoltaic modules with MC4 or „Sunclix“ connectors
  • Easy operation for network-independently and mobile testing
  • LC display with background lighting
  • Automatic switch off after 60 seconds
  • The testing can be based on photovoltaic modules or the complete photovoltaic system

Measuring functions

  • Protective earth conductor resistance measurement with test current of 200 mA
  • Open-circuit voltage measurement of the solar modules or PV strings up to 1,000 VDC
  • Short-circuit current measurement via an internal circuit up to 15 ADC without any danger for the user
  • Insulation resistance measurement between the active DC conductors (+ / -) and earth with adjustable testing voltage of 250 V, 500 V, 1,000 VDC)
  • Functional test via current measurement up to 40 A AC / DC (by means of current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3, item no. 044038)
  • The BENNING PV 1-1+ is able to receive the measured values (insolation, PV module / ambient temperature and date/time stamp) of the insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 (optional, item no. 050420) via radio connection.

Distinct symbols – easy operation

Four steps towards easy and safe PV testing:

  1. disconnect the PV module from the inverter
  2. connect the PV module to the BENNING PV 1-1+ by means of standardized connectors
  3. press the „AUTO“ key and follow the measurements on the LC display
  4. press the „STORE“ key to store the entire display indication

BENNING SOLAR Datalogger (download software)

  • Download of measured values from the BENNING PV 1-1+ in CSV format
  • Further processing of measured values possible in MS Excel®
  • Available free of charge as download

Scope of delivery

  • Transport/ storage case
  • measuring leads with probe tip (L = 1.2 m, red/black)
  • Crocodile clips (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for MC4 connector (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for Sunclix connector (red/black)
  • USB cable
  • 6 x 1.5 batteries type AA (IEC LR6)
Some text
BENNING PV 1-1+
display graphic display (illuminated)
protective conductor resistance (RPE) 0,05 Ω – 199 Ω
testing current of RCD ± 200 mADC
open-circuit voltage with polarity (Uo/c) 5 V – 1000 VDC
short-circuit current (Is/c) 0,5 A – 15 ADC
insulating resistance (RISO) 0,05 MΩ – 199 MΩ, 250 V, 500 V, 1000 VDC
DC string curren / AC current 0,2 – 40 AAC/DC
measured value memory 200
interfaces USB / radio (SUN 2)
voltage (2-pin) 30 V – 440 V AC/DC
insolation 100 W/m² – 1250 W/m²
PV-module / ambient temperature -30°C – +125°C
scope of delivery carrying case, carrying strap,
4mm voltage (2-pin), alligator clips, measuring/MC4/Sunclix leads, batteries, micro USB cable, download software
dimensions / weight 270 x 115 x 80 mm / 1,2 kg
item no. 05042101

Features

  • Clear and unambiguous display of all measurement results
  • Safe measurement connection, even if the photovoltaic system is delivering energy
  • Automatic testing procedure (open-circuit voltage 1000 V DC, short-circuit current 15 A DC, insulating resistance)
  • Automatic display of voltage polarity with audio/ visual warning for reverse polarity
  • Null balance of the measuring leads
  • Measured values memory for 200 display indicators for (automatic) string-string comparison incl. warning in the event of short circuit current and open circuit voltage deviations > 5 %, download of measuring results occurs by means of USB interface
  • The BENNING PV 1-1+ is equipped with an integrated real-time clock which automatically adds a date/time stamp to each storage process or storage location
  • Radio connection to the optional insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2
  • Download software for the preparation of test certificates in MS Excel
  • ISO measuring result with “pass/fail” information
  • Direct connection to all photovoltaic modules with MC4 or „Sunclix“ connectors
  • Easy operation for network-independently and mobile testing
  • LC display with background lighting
  • Automatic switch off after 60 seconds
  • The testing can be based on photovoltaic modules or the complete photovoltaic system

Measuring functions

  • Protective earth conductor resistance measurement with test current of 200 mA
  • Open-circuit voltage measurement of the solar modules or PV strings up to 1,000 VDC
  • Short-circuit current measurement via an internal circuit up to 15 ADC without any danger for the user
  • Insulation resistance measurement between the active DC conductors (+ / -) and earth with adjustable testing voltage of 250 V, 500 V, 1,000 VDC)
  • Functional test via current measurement up to 40 A AC / DC (by means of current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3, item no. 044038)
  • The BENNING PV 1-1+ is able to receive the measured values (insolation, PV module / ambient temperature and date/time stamp) of the insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 (optional, item no. 050420) via radio connection.

Distinct symbols – easy operation

Four steps towards easy and safe PV testing:

  1. disconnect the PV module from the inverter
  2. connect the PV module to the BENNING PV 1-1+ by means of standardized connectors
  3. press the „AUTO“ key and follow the measurements on the LC display
  4. press the „STORE“ key to store the entire display indication

BENNING SOLAR Datalogger (download software)

  • Download of measured values from the BENNING PV 1-1+ in CSV format
  • Further processing of measured values possible in MS Excel®
  • Available free of charge as download

Scope of delivery

  • Transport/ storage case
  • measuring leads with probe tip (L = 1.2 m, red/black)
  • Crocodile clips (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for MC4 connector (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for Sunclix connector (red/black)
  • USB cable
  • 6 x 1.5 batteries type AA (IEC LR6)
Some text
BENNING PV 1-1+
display graphic display (illuminated)
protective conductor resistance (RPE) 0,05 Ω – 199 Ω
testing current of RCD ± 200 mADC
open-circuit voltage with polarity (Uo/c) 5 V – 1000 VDC
short-circuit current (Is/c) 0,5 A – 15 ADC
insulating resistance (RISO) 0,05 MΩ – 199 MΩ, 250 V, 500 V, 1000 VDC
DC string curren / AC current 0,2 – 40 AAC/DC
measured value memory 200
interfaces USB / radio (SUN 2)
voltage (2-pin) 30 V – 440 V AC/DC
insolation 100 W/m² – 1250 W/m²
PV-module / ambient temperature -30°C – +125°C
scope of delivery carrying case, carrying strap,
4mm voltage (2-pin), alligator clips, measuring/MC4/Sunclix leads, batteries, micro USB cable, download software
dimensions / weight 270 x 115 x 80 mm / 1,2 kg
item no. 05042101