Power Line Carrier Application Simulator
Verify Instrumentation Settings and Connections
The Model 560 is a simple hardware interface that simulates common Power Line Carrier applications for validating test instrumentation settings and connections ensuring measurements are taken correctly.
Modern instrumentation used in the field today can contain an array of software settings and hardware I/O providing great power and flexibility. Correctly setting up one of these instruments to perform a specific test is not only critical to ensure validity of measurements taken, but also to ensure that the measurements taken can be accurately compared to previous test results. The Model 560 was designed to aid the technician in this very challenge by providing a simple hardware interface that simulates common power line carrier related applications that can be used to validate test instrumentation settings and connections.
While the Model 560 was designed with the PCA-4125 Power Communications Analyzer in mind, it can also be used to verify test setups using other types of single function test instrumentation including selective level meters, generators, VSWR meters, LCR meters, and Frequency Response Analyzers.
|Position||Simulated Equipment or Condition||Test Setup Verified||Connections|
|Line trap tuned to 155 kHz||Impedance Meter sweep setup||View|
|Line Tuner tuned to 155 kHz||Impedance Meter setup||View|
|Inductance of 270 uH||Inductance meter setup & settings||View|
|Capacitance of 3.9 nF||Capacitance meter setup & settings||View|
|Carrier channel with 0% reflected power||VSWR Meter setup||View|
|Carrier channel with 25% reflected power||VSWR Meter setup||View|
|Signal attenuated by 10 dB||Selective Level Meter setup & settings||View|