Aim Dynamics: 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Measurlogic Flexible Current Transformer Now Available at Aim Dynamics


As Colorado’s leading supplier of power monitoring software, Aim Dynamics has always been the premier choice of businesses for our high quality products, affordable prices, and on-time delivery. We are known widely as the number one distributor for products like current sensor, flexible current transformer, and split core transformer. To ensure that our customers get only the best, we have improved our services by offering quality products through our new business partnership with Measurlogic. Measurlogic is an American manufacturer of energy-efficient Smart Revenue Grade Electrical Energy Sub-Meters and Practical Data Acquisition Systems. Through this partnership, Measurlogic meters will now be available at Aim Dynamics including one of the best flexible current transformers in the market, the DTS-310 Line Powered 3 Phase Energy Sub-Meter. We offer the DTS-310 Energy Sub-Meter with a 3-rope kit of RCT-1800-000 Magnelab Rope CT AC current sensors.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/measurlogic-flexible-current-transformer-now-available-at-aim-dynamics/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Split Core Current Transformer Seller Now Has Measurlogic in Store


We at Aim Dynamics have recently partnered with Measurlogic, and we’re glad to inform you that we now have its Measurlogic DTS-310 in store as the latest addition to our array of quality split core current transformer, current and voltage sensors, and transducers. We’re offering this sub-meter in package with 3 Magnelab Revenue Grade AC Current Sensor SCT-075R. Measurlogic DTS 310 is a Class 2, single/three phase sub-meter of revenue grade. It supports communication interfaces, electronic data transfer, and data storage. The NET metering measures bi-directional energy flows, and features a security mechanism that protects it, and detects tampering. The visible energy consumption display will help you read departmental energy consumption and monitor surges in the energy usage of your equipment.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/split-core-current-transformer-seller-now-has-measurlogic-in-store/

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Efficiency Tech Giant Joins Top AC and DC Current Sensor Supplier


Top Colorado power monitoring equipment distributor, Aim Dynamics, recently entered into a partnership with energy efficiency technology manufacturer, Measurlogic. Measurlogic’s DTS-310 energy sub-meter can now be purchased via Aim Dynamics’s online store, in addition to its line of premium-grade dc current sensor, ac current sensor, voltage transformers, power meters, and accessories. The aim of the said partnership is for the product to reach a broader market with Aim Dynamics’s speedy logistics. Aim Dynamics prides itself in being a one-stop-shop that sells the most advanced power monitoring equipment at competitive prices. It serves industrial, residential and commercial clients across the U.S. It also sells software intended to help power industry consultants in minimizing their client’s commercial electricity bills.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/efficiency-tech-giant-joins-top-ac-and-dc-current-sensor-supplier/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wire Current and Resistance

Like garden hoses, electrical wires are only designed to carry a limited amount of current to prevent short circuits. Unlike water and garden hoses, however, the current capacity of a wire is not directly proportional to the gauge.

A six-gauge wire (American Wire Gauge standards), for instance, has a 4.11mm diameter and a current capacity of 37 amps for power transmission, while a twelve-gauge wire only has a 2.05mm diameter and 9.3 amps—more than half the capacity. This isn't just because the wire is smaller; the electrical resistance grows as it shrinks.

How to Transform AC into DC

It’s not difficult to distinguish alternating current from direct current. By observing how some electricity-powered appliances in your home function, you can tell which ones use AC or DC by their distance from the power source. Those plugged farther away from the power source use AC, while those connected directly to the source use DC.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Indoor vs. Outdoor Protective Current Transformers

As the name implies, protection current transformers are used to protect electrical systems from damage. They reduce the high current flowing in a power system element to lower, manageable values ideal for relay operation. Protective CTs from power monitoring equipment providers can also isolate the relay circuit from the primary, while allowing for the use of standardized current rating for relays, which can either be 5 or 1 ampere.

Split Core vs. Solid Core Current Transformers

Ensuring the safety of measuring large currents in industrial settings presents many challenges. For one, measuring a large voltage via small burden resistors in a circuit is not only ineffective, but also potentially hazardous. Common current measuring instruments can typically measure a few amperes, but you can’t use them for long. Prolonged use may lead to damaged equipment, or worse, physical injury.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Innovative DC Current Sensor System Promotes Responsible Energy Use


Global energy demand will continue to increase due to population growth. In a recent Hydrocarbon Engineering report, Emma McAleavey writes that even with energy efficiency measures in place, residential, commercial, and industrial demand for energy will grow between 2010 and 2040. Fortunately, North America and Europe will see the lowest increase in demand. Building code updates, energy efficiency mandates, and investment in alternative sources of energy are able to keep the rate of increase down to 20 percent. McAleavey reports, though, that it could’ve been 50 percent—at par with Asia, a budding mega-economy.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/innovative-dc-current-sensor-system-promotes-responsible-energy-use/

Friday, January 30, 2015

Flexible Current Transformers Mitigate the Effects of Power Surges


The first step in mitigating power surges is to recognize that they are sometimes inevitable and thereby spell the need to install a flexible current transformer. Such a device is commonly used to measure surge currents. Aside from utility works, power surges can also be caused by lightning or internal circuitry (e.g. activating high-powered systems). The next step is to identify the cause. If the facility is experiencing power surges on a clear day, lightning is unlikely to be the culprit. Experts believe most power surges stem from within a facility, such as a faulty wire or tripped circuit breaker somewhere. You can use the readings on the current transformer to determine fluctuations in a conductor’s current.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/flexible-current-transformers-mitigate-the-effects-of-power-surges/

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AC and DC Current Transformer Customizations Available in Aim Dynamics


If you are in need of high-quality current sensors to efficiently manage your business’s energy consumption, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Aim Dynamics, we allow custom modifications for your utmost satisfaction. You can have your newly purchased current sensors customized with additional AC or DC current transformer accessories. Simply start by clicking on the current sensor you want to purchase and selecting your amp rating. After that, you’ll be directed to the page where you can see the description and features of your product of choice. To see how you can get a discount, simply click the “view quantity discount” box beside the description-features-certifications row, if available. At the bottom section, you can find all the accessories—and links to their respective descriptions—available for your product. You can purchase more than one accessory if needed.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/ac-and-dc-current-transformer-customizations-available-in-aim-dynamics/

Monday, January 26, 2015

Split Core Current Transformer Dealer Now Offers Adc to Vac Transducer


The Adc to Vac Transducer can convert a 2-300 Adc input to a 333 mVac output. The device is suitable for battery chargers, DC motor drives and DC systems, mobile applications, and similar systems that will be plugged into a power meter expecting a 333 mVac such as an eGauge power meter. The device has a DIN rail mount option; if preferred, it can also be mounted on a panel. This transducer has a 0.79” opening and weighs 0.5 lbs. It also has a supply voltage of 24 Vdc +/- 10% with a 1% accuracy. The operating temperature of the Adc to Vac Transducer is 0-50°C and contains an insulation voltage of 2500 Vdc. Users can look forward to a response time of 250 ms Max and 0-90% FS, and depending on your particular needs, the equipment can be customized based on the amp rating you require. Lastly, rest assured that the Adc to Vac Transducer is RoHS compliant.
http://blog.aimdynamics.com/split-core-current-transformer-dealer-now-offers-adc-to-vac-transducer/

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Process Behind Inductive Proximity Sensors

Position can be determined via one of two ways—either by determining ‘distance’ (the length of separation between two points) or by ‘rotation’ (angular movement). Sensors that are positional in nature can detect the movement of an object using linear sensors that employ the distance method or through rotational sensors that compute for rotation.

One type of positional sensor is the “Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LDVT), an inductive-type sensor that functions similar to the AC transformer when it comes to measuring movement. A common type of inductive positional sensor is the Eddy current sensor, which is mainly used to detect objects in close proximity. Due to this characteristic, Eddy sensors earned the more popular moniker ‘proximity sensors’.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Two Main Types of Current Transformers

Current transformers (CT) are generally used to measure and control current in an electrical system. High current levels cannot be fed to a system’s relays and meters, and it’s a CT’s job to quantify our manipulate current to a level that these devices can handle. Based on function, CTs can be classified as follows:

Measuring CTs

This type of CT is typically used in combination with measuring devices for the accurate measurement of energy, current, and power.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Meet the Cores

At the heart of a current transformer is a slab of magnetic material known as a magnetic core. to put it simply, the measurement mechanism wouldn't work without a magnetic core.

Enveloped by two upper layers of insulation and secondary windings, the magnetic core emits the magnetic field necessary to generate electromagnetic energy. Through the Hall Effect, the current transformer enables a hooked measuring device like an ammeter or voltmeter to get accurate readings. Solid and split-core transformers are known to employ magnetic cores.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thinking Accuracy with Current Transformers

Accuracy is, and probably will always be, a contested subject. Even the readings on the most sensitive gauges ever made will be subject to factors beyond anyone's control. This is why it's reasonable to consider a margin of error every time you take a measurement, especially when it comes to currents.

Given that current transformers are always on the lookout for unusual energy spikes, accuracy must be their most defining feature. They don't have to be perfectly accurate, just accurate enough to confirm the readings and help managers make sound decisions. However, no one-size-fits-all transformer exists at present.