Megger, a manufacturer of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, offers a new series of test leads for use with wind turbines. The KC series are long enough for use assessing the continuity of lightning protection conductors in wind turbine blades.
Developed and designed with key wind turbine manufacturers, the KC series is the first commercially available product of its kind designed for wind turbine applications. This series of leads offers more accurate results and eliminates the time consuming, inconvenient and unreliable process of engineers and technicians having to fabricate their own test leads.
Available in three lengths, 328, 164, and 98 ft, the KC series can be used on site or in a manufacturing plant. Each testing lead comes standard on a heavy-duty cable reel fitted with a friction brake to avoid tangles when reeling out cable.
These new test leads have been expertly designed with large, sturdy Kelvin clips for easy termination and the ability to provide consistent and reliable connections that ensure accurate and repeatable test results. Each lead set includes a 16 ft cable fitted with a duplex handspike for probing the lightning receptors on the tips of the turbine blades.
For use with most modern low resistance ohmmeters, the KC series leads are ideally suited for use with Megger’s DLRO 10HD that combines a rugged construction with high test current capability.
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