All-in-one test solution to verify PV system performance and safety, expedite client reporting.
Test that PV systems are performing to their optimal power output as well as operating safely with the Fluke SMFT-1000 multifunction tester with I-V curve tracing. Designed for PV professionals that provide installation, commissioning and maintenance services to systems that operate at 1000 V DC or under, the SMFT-1000 provides a complete PV testing solution that conforms to IEC 62446-1 standards. Through Fluke’s TruTest™ Software, measurement data from solar site installation and commissioning testing can be easily imported, organized and analyzed for effortless reporting without having to bring a laptop on-site.
Critical testing features for periodic inspection of PV systems
Full sequence safety testing – IEC 62446-1 Category 1:
- Protective resistance earth (Rpe)
- Voltage on open circuit (Voc)
- Short circuit current (Isc)
- Insulation resistance (Rins)
ROI and system performance testing – IEC 62446-1 Category 2:
- I-V Curve tracing and software analysis with TruTest
- Irradiance, temperature, tilt, cardinal direction
Wireless Irradiance Meter: No leads required
To perform precise I-V curve measurements, real time irradiance and temperature data is needed. The included IRR2-BT irradiance meter wirelessly connects to the SMFT-1000 to communicate data in real time, providing the most accurate I-V curve measurements possible. If the wireless connection is interrupted for any reason, the IRR2-BT will continue recording data for up to 17 hours that can later be matched to tests taken with the SMFT-1000.
It’s a hassle to change the configuration of test leads constantly while doing different tests. With Fluke’s “Keep the Leads” system, less time is wasted on set-up, and less user errors occur while testing PV systems. Now you can get more testing done in the field in less time
Color Screen with Integrated Interface: On-screen instructions provide an easy walkthrough of tests
Switch the SMFT-1000 to Auto Test Mode to perform an automatic sequence of tests in a variety of combinations:
- With insulation test or without insulation test
- IEC 62446-1 testing for Category 1 or Category 1 and 2
- IEC 62446-1 testing for Protection Class I or Protection Class II
On-location I-V curve results: compare manufacturer I-V curve data to measured data instantly
While taking an I-V curve reading in the field, the SMFT-1000 will display the curve as it loads in the test data, against the module specifications as defined by the manufacturer. This makes it easy to immediately confirm measurements without the use of a laptop or tablet. Run the I-V curve test on new installations to confirm they are working according to the site specifications, or to test if existing modules or strings are working to their expected performance levels.