CWT Range of AC Current Probes
The CWT Rogowski current probe is suitable for measuring AC currents ranging from a few 100 milliamps to hundreds of kA from below 1Hz to >10MHz.
The CWT Mini & MiniHF are state-of-the art wide-bandwidth ac current probes with typical bandwidths in the range < 1Hz to 30MHz.
The CWT Mini and MiniHF are state-of-the art, clip-around, AC Rogowski current probes with a small form factor and virtually zero insertion impedance.
The New CWT MiniHF combines an innovative screened Rogowski coil providing excellent immunity to interference from fast local dV/dt transients or large 50/60Hz voltages and an extended 30MHz (-3dB) high frequency bandwidth for 100mm coils. The coil has a wide operating temperature from -40°C to +125°C and is available with 5kV peak insulation, 4.5mm thickness.
The CWT Mini features both improved high frequency and low frequency performance. The CWT Mini is available with a coil thickness of 3.5mm (2kV peak) or 4.5mm max (5kV peak).
The CWT range is ideal for power electronic applications, such as monitoring semiconductor switching waveforms or for measurements in electrically noisy environments. The easy-to-use thin, flexible, clip-around coil accurately replicates fast switching current waveforms be they sinusoidal, quasi sinusoidal or pulsed.
The CWT has been supplied to major electrical engineering companies and leading research institutions around the world for the past 20 years. This versatile instrument has been used for a wide variety of applications, some examples include:
The CWT can be used for a wide variety of electronic measurements such as switching loss in power semiconductors or checking in-circuit inductance is not over stressing an IGBT or MOSFET.
The CWT is non-intrusive injecting only a few pH into the primary circuit, wide-bandwidth greater than 10MHz, has a predictable known measurement delay, and is thin and clip-around making it easy to insert into even difficult to reach parts of the circuit.
The new CWT MiniHF features an innovative screened coil making it the perfect choice for measurements on SiC devices which have faster rise times and larger blocking voltages.
Unlike other forms of current measurement the size of the sense coil (the Rogowski coil) is independent of the size of the measured current. Thus for large currents the size of the Rogowski coil can be chosen to suit the conductor diameter and transducer does not require an expensive and bulky magnetic former. Over a 1000A range there really is no better alternative to the Rogowski coil.
PEM’s CWT Rogowski coils have been used:
Rogowski current transducers do not measure the DC component of a current. However unlike a CT or hall effect device they contain no magnetic materials so are unaffected by the DC current. Therefore it is possible to use a small, flexible, Rogowski coil to measure a small AC current in the presence of a large DC current whereas a sensor based on a magnetic principle would be expensive and bulky to prevent saturation effects. One such common application is measuring the ripple current in capacitors where the main current is DC or slow time varying.