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#198075 - 02/26/08 03:18 PM I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas?
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At work we are dealing with a customer who we believe is having a power brown-out issue, but they of course want to blame our product. We have access to a 1400VA UPS (uninterruptable power supply)which does monitoring and logging of the power coming in and going out, but for several of our device models we need something with at least 2000VA, well that cost goes up pretty quickly just to prove to the customer that they have a power issue.

So, what if we dropped the UPS part of it and just had something that logged voltage to make sure that we are getting good 110v power? Does such a thing exist? I can't drop $1000 on the UPS, but I could probably swing a couple hundred bucks for a voltage monitor type of device.

Help!
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#198148 - 02/27/08 12:17 AM Re: I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas? [Re: nickbuol]
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At around $700 this is probably alot more than your looking to spend but heres a Fluke tester that does what you want.


http://us.fluke.com/usen/products/Fluke+VR101S.htm?catalog_name=FlukeUnitedStates

Heres a cheaper one...

http://www.acscout.com/servlet/.1608ccc1/Page?template=productinformation
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#198189 - 02/27/08 10:00 AM Re: I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas? [Re: Haoleb]
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Too funny, I was just looking at the AC Scout one. I wonder if it is any good... Hmmm. More research....
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#198286 - 02/27/08 05:47 PM Re: I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas? [Re: Haoleb]
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 Originally Posted By: Haoleb
At around $700 this is probably alot more than your looking to spend but heres a Fluke tester that does what you want.


I didn't know you could test flukes. I thought they just happened randomly.

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#198290 - 02/27/08 06:18 PM Re: I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas? [Re: Ray3]
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 Originally Posted By: Ray3
 Originally Posted By: Haoleb
At around $700 this is probably alot more than your looking to spend but heres a Fluke tester that does what you want.


I didn't know you could test flukes. I thought they just happened randomly.


Well the reason they named the company fluke was because you could indeed test flukes which is why fluke is the best company for meters and testing equipment.
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#198292 - 02/27/08 06:28 PM Re: I need a voltage monitor. Any ideas? [Re: Haoleb]
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We just ordered the AC Scout today. Hopefully it will do what we want.
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