Sensors suited for renewable energy markets
Published: 8 June 2012 - Michelle Winny
A new range of Hall-effect current sensors has been developed by Harting. The devices feature a robust design making them ideal for use in harsh conditions in areas such as rail technology and renewable energy.
The new sensors are designed to provide rapid and accurate current measurement for use in regulating power semiconductor systems such as frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies and welding plant.
The devices are able to sense currents between 200 and 2000A, and offer high-levels of measurement accuracy and immunity to interference from external magnetic fields.
The sensors are easy to incorporate into existing applications, as they have a standard footprint and installation measurements.
Mating connectors and cables are no longer manufactured separately, reducing the overall number of parts required.