Photovoltaic Installation Tester BENNING PV 1-1

Battery-operated Photovoltaic Installation Tester for Mobile Testing of Mains Coupled Photovoltaic Systems BENNING PV 1-1

Photovoltaic Installation Tester BENNING PV 1-1

Photovoltaic Installation Tester BENNING PV 1-1

  • testing in compliance with DIN EN 62446 (VDE 0126-23)
  • easy – operation by means of keys
  • quick – testing within seconds
  • safe – safe measurement connection, even if the photovoltaic system is delivering energy

Before commissioning and for periodic inspections, a photovoltaic system must be tested and documented with regard to its perfectly safe technical condition in compliance with DIN EN 62446 (VDE 0126-23). Moreover, electrical measurements are also useful after cleaning and maintenance work in order to continue to ensure an optimum and low-loss functioning of the PV system.

The test includes continuity testing of earth connections, measurement of the open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current as well as insulating resistance measurement between active conductors (+/-) and earth. The BENNING PV 1-1 is provided with contact-protected PV measuring leads for direct connection to all PV modules/ strings by means of standardized PV connectors. The automatic testing procedure gives a warning in case of wrong DC polarity and automatically performs all necessary steps for a safe measurement.

The BENNING PV 1-1 allows to carry out the entire test safely, reliably, easily and quickly. The BENNING PV 1-1 is recommended for daily use by service, cleaning and maintenance teams as well as for solar panel installers and authorized experts for photovoltaics.

Features

  • clear and unambiguous display of all measurement results
  • safe measurement connection, even if the photovoltaic system is delivering energy
  • automatic testing procedure (open-circuit voltage 1000 V DC, short-circuit current 15 A DC, insulating resistance)
  • automatic display of voltage polarity with audio/ visual warning for reverse polarity
  • null balance of the measuring leads
  • measured values memory for 200 display indicatons for (automatic) string-string comparison incl. warning in the event of short circuit current and open circuit voltage deviations > 5 %, download of measuring results occurs by means of USB interface
  • the BENNING PV 1-1 is equipped with an integrated real-time clock which automatically adds a date / time stamp to each storage process or storage location
  • Radio connection to the optional insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2
  • download software for the preparation of test certificates in MS Excel
  • ISO measuring result with “pass / fail” information
  • direct connection to all photovoltaic modules with MC4 or „Sunclix“ connectors
  • easy operation for network-independently and mobile testing
  • LC display with background lighting
  • automatic switch off after 60 seconds
  • the testing can be based on photovoltaic modules or the complete photovoltaic system

Measuring functions

BENNING PV 1-1
BENNING PV 1-1
Scope of delivery of the BENNING PV 1-1
Scope of delivery of the BENNING PV 1-1
  • protective earth conductor resistance measurement with test current of 200 mA
  • open-circuit voltage measurement of the solar modules or PV strings up to 1,000 VDC
  • short-circuit current measurement via an internal circuit up to 15 ADC without any danger for the user
  • insulation resistance measurement between the active DC conductors (+ / -) and earth with adjustable testing voltage of 250 V, 500 V, 1,000 VDC)
  • functional test via current measurement up to 40 A AC / DC (by means of current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3, item no. 044038)
  • the BENNING PV 1-1 is able to receive the measured values (insolation, PV module / ambient temperature and date / time stamp) of the insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 (optional, item no. 050420) via radio connection.

Distinct symbols - easy operation

Four steps towards easy and safe PV testing:

  1. disconnect the PV module from the inverter
  2. connect the PV module to the BENNING PV 1-1 by means of standardized connectors
  3. press the „AUTO“ key and follow the measurements on the LC display
  4. press the „STORE“ key to store the entire display indication

BENNING SOLAR Datalogger (download software)

  • download of measured values from the BENNING PV 1-1 in CSV format
  • further processing of measured values possible in MS Excel®
  • available free of charge as download

Scope of delivery

  • transport/ storage case
  • measuring leads with probe tip (L = 1.2 m, red/black)
  • crocodile clips (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for MC4 connector (red/black)
  • PV measuring leads for Sunclix connector (red/black)
  • USB cable
  • 6 x 1.5 batteries type AA (IEC LR6)

Perfectly complemented by

  • Insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 (050420) The BENNING PV 1-1 is able to receive the measured values (insolation, PV module / ambient temperature) of the insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 via radio connection. For this purpose, the BENNING PV 1-1 has to be coupled with the BENNING SUN 2 once.
  • temperature sensor with suction cup for BENNING SUN 2 for attachment to the rear of the PV module (050424)
  • PV module holder for BENNING SUN 2 for safe attachment to the PV module (050425)
  • AC/DC current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3 (044038) For being connected to the BENNING PV 1-1. The measured AC/DC current values can be stored in the memory of the BENNING PV 1-1 and can be recalled.
  • Alternatively, the current of each individual PV string can be made by means of a current clamp with direct current (DC) measurement: We recommend the digital current clamps BENNING CM 10-PV (current measurement up to 600 A AC/DC, item no. 044683), BENNING CM 5-1 (current measurement up to 600 A AC/DC, item no. 044066) or BENNING CM 2-1 (current measurement up to 400 A AC/DC, item no. 044689).
  • BENNING TA 5 40 m measuring lead, winder and strap, for the measurement of protective and bonding conductors, connection via 4 mm safety socket/ plug (044039)
  • test badges „next test“, 300 pieces (756212)
  • bag with neck strap for BENNING PV 1-1 (050426), allows hands-free working on measuring points that are dangerous or difficult to access

Further information on accessories can be found at "Accessories for PV measuring instruments".

Insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2 - frontview
Optional accessories – insolation and temperature measuring instrument BENNING SUN 2
Temperature sensor with suction cup for BENNING SUN 2
Optional accessories – temperature sensor with suction cup for BENNING SUN 2 for attachment to the rear of the PV module
PV module holder for BENNING SUN 2
Optional accessories – PV module holder for BENNING SUN 2 for safe attachment to the PV module (050425)
AC/DC current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3 - frontview
Optional accessories – AC/DC current clamp adapter BENNING CC 3
Digital current clamps BENNING CM 10-PV - frontview
Optional accessories – digital current clamps BENNING CM 10-PV (current up to 600 A AC/DC, voltage up to 1500 V AC / 2000 V DC, Datalog, Bluetooth® and App)
Digital current clamps BENNING CM 5-1 - frontview
Optional accessories – digital current clamps BENNING CM 5-1 (current up to 600 A AC/DC and multimeter functions)
Digital current clamps BENNING CM 2-1 - frontview
Optional accessories – digital current clamps BENNING CM 2-1 (current up to 400 A AC/DC and multimeter functions)
BENNING TA 5 40 m measuring lead
Optional accessories – BENNING TA 5 40 m measuring lead
BENNING test badges
Optional accessories – test badges (figure similar)
Bag with neck strap for BENNING PV 1-1
Optional accessories – bag with neck strap for BENNING PV 1-1, allows hands-free working on measuring points that are dangerous or difficult to access
  BENNING PV 1-1
indication graphic display
protective conductor resistance 0.05 Ω – 199 Ω
testing current ± 200 mADC
open circuit voltage 5 V – 1000 VDC
short-circuit current 0.5 A – 14.99 ADC
insulation resistance 0.2 MΩ – 199 MΩ
testing voltage 250 V, 500 V, 1000 VDC
load current 0.1 A – 40 AAC/DC (by means of clamp)
measured value memory 200 data record
interface USB
scope of delivery carrying case, measuring leads, crocodile clips, MC4 measuring leads , sunclix measuring leads, batteries
item no. 050421

Technical changes, model or color modifications, mistakes and delivery facilities without notice! No responsibility for literal mistakes.

Further Information

Brochures
Instruction manuals
Price lists
Software
Test protocols
Videos

Technical Support
(After Sales Service)

Phone+49 2871 93 555
Emailhotline@benning.de

Returns Management, Calibration, Repairs
Phone+49 2871 93 554
Emailreturns@benning.de

Your contact person in Germany

The delivery takes place only by wholesaler.
Our agencies (* with warehouse) for the customer topologies Electrical Wholesalers (EGH) and Hardware Wholesalers (PVH):

Baden-Württemberg (EGH/PVH)
Herzog Industrievertretung GmbH
adress

Fritz-Karl-Henkel-Str. 12-16
D-67454 Haßloch

Bavaria (EGH/PVH)
ELKA Krischke Elektrotechnik
adress

Wettersteinstr. 12
D-82024 Taufkirchen

Berlin, Brandenburg (EGH/PVH)
SKE Steffen Klewe
Elektrotechnische Handelsvertretung
adress

Teltower Damm 214
D-14167 Berlin

Bremen, Niedersachsen (West) (EGH)
Bremen, Niedersachsen (PVH)

BENNING GmbH & Co. KG
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Münsterstr. 135 - 137
D-46397 Bocholt

Hamburg (EGH/PVH)
Lower Saxony (Center/East) (EGH)

TBB-Technischer Bedarf Böttcher GmbH
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Gänseweide 7
D-21379 Lüdersburg

Hesse (EGH / PVH)
Ronny Münch
adress

Jägerstr. 3
D-35099 Burgwald

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (EGH/PVH)
SKE Steffen Klewe
Elektrotechnische Handelsvertretung
adress

Teltower Damm 214
D-14167 Berlin

North Rhine-Westphalia
BENNING GmbH & Co. KG
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Münsterstr. 135 - 137
D-46397 Bocholt

Rhineland- Palatinate, Saarland (EGH/PVH)
Herzog Industrievertretung GmbH
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Fritz-Karl-Henkel-Str. 12-16
D-67454 Haßloch

Saxony (EGH/PVH)
Udo Wendelmuth
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Erfurter Str. 61
D-99195 Schwansee

Saxony-Anhalt (North/Center) (EGH/PVH)
SKE Steffen Klewe
Elektrotechnische Handelsvertretung
adress

Teltower Damm 214
D-14167 Berlin

Saxony-Anhalt (South) (EGH/PVH)
Thuringia (EGH/PVH)

Udo Wendelmuth
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Erfurter Str. 61
D-99195 Schwansee

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Austria
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+86 (0) 10 61 50 62 00

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101113 BEIJING

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+42 02 66 09 07 11

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+42 02 66 09 07 17

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+33 (0) 3 88 19 70 10

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+33 (0) 3 88 19 02 73

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+33 (0) 2 32 25 23 94

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+33 (0) 2 32 25 08 64

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+31 (0) 1 72 53 06 55

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Romania
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+40 (0) 2 55 20 60 96

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+7 4 95/ 9 67 68 51

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+381/ 11 76 78 09

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+381/ 3 29 21 77

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Slovakia
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+421 (0) 2 44 45 99 42

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+421 (0) 2 44 45 50 05

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Kukuricná 17
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Spain
BENNING c.d.e. SA
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+34 91 6 04 81 10

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+34 91 6 04 84 02

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South Africa
Hellermann Tyton (Pty) Ltd
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+27 11 8 79 66 20

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+27 11 8 79 66 03

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Private BAG X 158
2128 RIVORIA

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OEM Automatic AB
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Fredriksbergsgatan 2
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BENNING Power Electronics GmbH
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+41 (0) 44 / 8 05 75 75

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+41 (0) 44 / 8 05 75 80

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Industriestrasse 6
8305 Dietlikon

Switzerland
RECOM ELECTRONICS AG
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+41 (0) 44 / 7 87 10 00

fax

+41 (0) 44 / 7 87 10 05

adress

Samstagernstrasse 45
8832 Wollerau

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Robert-Bosch-Str. 20
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