Precision Multirange Current Transformer (P-5000)

The P-5000 transformer is a laboratory standard. The unit’s excellent accuracy and the Knopp One-to-One calibrating feature make this precision transformer well-suited as a standard for calibration work. This transformer can provide a very accurate determination of the ratio and phase angle characteristics of current instrument transformers having ratios from 5 to 5,000 amperes. This transformer also can accurately extend the range of a 5 ampere ammeter or wattmeter to cover all current values up to 5,000 amperes.

The P-5000 provides eight self-contained primary ranges from 5 to 100 amperes. These ranges are brought out to binding posts on the top of the transformer. A 240 turn secondary is provided for use with these primary taps; other secondary taps are provided for other ranges as described below. Ranges above 100 amperes are obtained by passing a primary conductor through the transformer window. Various primary ranges are obtainable by varying the number of through-turns and choosing from among the available secondary taps. These ranges are: 125, 150, 200, 240, 250, 300, 375, 400, 500, 600, 625, 750, 800, 1000, 1200, 1250, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, and 5000A.

These transformers, like other Knopp Precision Multirange Transformers, has excellent ratio and phase angle characteristics with respect to both inter-range accuracy and overall accuracy. This is made possible through a properly engineered design and through exclusive, highly perfected compensating and winding methods.

The transformer is designed and compensated for the highest possible accuracy at the burden specified by the purchaser, but also may be used with excellent results with other burdens up to 25 volt-amperes. When used with the burden for which compensated, the ratio of this transformer standard is well within ±0.02% and the pase angle is well within 2 minutes on all ranges.

A Report of Calibration, traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is included with these transformers.



Dimensions: Approximately 11.5″ (29.2 cm) wide, 4.5″ (11.4 cm) deep, and 13.875″ (35.2 cm) high
Weight: Approximately 32.5 pounds (14.7 kg)

Equipment Documentation


TESCO Knopp P-5000 (Operating Instructions)

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TESCO Knopp P-5000 (Spanish)

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TESCO Knopp P-5000

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