According to the company, the device is intended for use by technicians and engineers to measure and carry out diagnostic work and power quality work on single-phase systems or three-phase balanced low voltage networks. Measurements are easily seen on the instrument's large, full color graphic display.
The 8230 also works on three-phase systems with balanced load, and measures and records true RMS AC volts up to 660 VAC/DC and true RMS current up to 6500 AAC or 1400 Amps DC, as well as AC and DC power.
Also via the 8230, users are able to obtain instant waveforms of electrical characteristics, and monitor their variation over a period of time. The company says the instrument's multi-tasking measurement system simultaneously handles all the measurement functions and waveform display of the various magnitudes, detection, continuous recordings and their display without any constraints. The instrument records volts, amps, watts, VARs, PowerFactor, THD, individual harmonics out to the 50th, frequency DC signals and more.
A built-in "In-Rush current measurement function" graphically displays current wave forms, and displays max values down to one half cycle, peak values and total in-rush time. Phase rotation can also be measured and displayed. Up to 4096 alarm events from up to 10 different thresholds can be captured using the included DataView software for data storage, real-time display, analysis and hard copy report generation.