ABB has announced the development of a portable capacitance meter, the CB-2000, that is simpler to use and easier to carry than any other measuring devices previously available.

The CB-2000 is an advanced measurement unit especially developed for measuring the capacitance of high power capacitors without making any disconnections within the capacitor bank. The ergonomic design makes it easy to handle and with the shoulder strap attached, easy to carry. The capacitance value is clearly displayed on an LCD, legible in both daylight and dark environments.

The low voltage (less than 1.4 V) test signal is generated only when a measurement is made, in order to minimize power consumption. The measurement frequency is automatically adjusted according to the measured capacitance for best possible results

To ensure reproducibility, up to five measurements can be stored and shown for each measurement object. The measurements produced by the CB-2000 are time stamped and the internal temperature at the time of measurement is stored as well. The data can later be downloaded to a PC for storage and analysis using the accompanying software.

The CB-2000 is short-circuit proof and has a measuring range of 0-1000 ìF.

Measuring capacitance is an important part of the regular maintenance of capacitor banks. With the CB-2000, even large capacitor banks can be measured quickly and easily.

In addition to the option of purchasing a CB-2000, ABB also offers a weekly rental program.