When a current transformer is used instead of a quadrupole, the current transformer can be placed around a coupling capacitor terminal or around a part of the test object itself. A current transformer has the advantage of providing galvanic isolation between the ICMseries PD detector and the high voltage circuit. Power Diagnostix offers current transformers as separate modules or integrated with a coupling capacitor into a single unit.
The CTs are a low-impact PD sensor option since no interruption of the power connection is required. Such installation is even possible under on-line conditions, as the CT100 is a clamp-on current transformer that can be opened and clamped around a connecting cable, a ground lead, or even a feeding medium-voltage cable with a high-voltage motor installation.
|Type||Transfer Ratio at 50 Ω||Primary Window||Bandwidth at -3 db||Bandwidth at -6 db|
|CT1||1:10||15 mm||0.5-80 MHz||0.3-100 MHz|
|CT100(/R)||1:10||100 mm||2-25 MHz||1.2-40 MHz|
|CT125R||1:10||125 mm||2-25 MHz||1.2-40 MHz|
|CT150R||1:10||150 mm||2-25 MHz||1.2-40 MHz|