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Weatherproof case,
protection to IP54

Three terminal
measurement for earth
electrode testing

Simple, fully automatic

Digital display
Noise rejection to 40 V

High tolerance to spike

resistance helps testing
in urban areas

Digital Earth Tester


The DET62D is a fully automatic, Six 1,5 V AA dry cells provide power The direct indication of excessive
three terminal instrument built into a for the DET62D allowing 700 typical noise and high spike resistances
rugged, water resistant case giving 15 second tests. A low battery avoids measurement errors, lengthy
protection for outdoor use. The symbol on the display gives an testing of these parameters. The
instrument is suitable for the testing indication of battery condition. direct digital reading is unambiguous,
of single earth electrodes such as avoids errors and assists in faster,
lightning conductors and other small The instrument is built into a small, more economic testing.
earthing systems. The resistance of lightweight case that has been
conductors such as conduit coupling designed for outdoor use and has Earth testing kits which including
joints can also be measured. IP54 protection. Three large suitable test spikes and test leads are
terminals allow either spade or hook available, is the detailed publication
Earth resistance can be measured connectors, 4 mm plugs or bare A Simple Guide to Earth Testing
directly from 100 m to 2 k. The ended wire to be used for the test which describes the various
earth resistance reading is displayed leads. A terminal shorting bar is methods of earth testing.
quickly and accurately on a large, provided for continuity testing. A
clear 31/2 digit liquid crystal display. removable cover allows access to FEATURES AND BENEFITS
LEDs indicate when there is a high the battery compartment.
auxiliary current spike or voltage Simple to use, one touch
probe resistance which may affect APPLICATIONS operation
the earth resistance measurement.
Earth electrode testing is an Auto switch off to save battery
The instrument uses the three- important part of electrical power
terminal method of measurement in installation and maintenance
which the X terminal is connected to procedure. The DET62D can be used Rugged, weatherproof case
the electrode under test and the C by the electrical contractor or
maintenance engineer to check the Large, clear L.C.D.
and P terminals are connected to
temporary, remote current and effectiveness of many types of earth Indicators show if reading may be
potential electrodes. Operation is electrode or earth electrode systems invalid
started by pushing a button on the or for measuring the resistance of
front panel. All other functions of the conductors. Terminal shorting bars supplied
DET62D are completely automatic.
The instrument checks for conditions The DET62D digital earth tester is a Earth testing kits available
that may cause an invalid reading reliable instrument able to measure
during a test. The low service error the earth resistance of simple Optional carrying case and
and wide operating temperature electrode systems. It may be used to harness
range enable accurate results to be test in accordance with BS7430
achieved in real on-site conditions. (1991), BS6651 (1992), BS7671 (the
16th Edition of the IEE wiring
The test frequency has been chosen regulations), IEC364, the French
to avoid interference from stray specification NFC15-100 and the
currents at power frequencies and German specification VDE 0413
their harmonics. An LED indicates part 7 (1982).
when the noise interference is too
high to take a valid reading.

Earth Resistance Ranges Current Loop Interference Terminals

(Autoranging) Voltages of 60 V pk to pk, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, Binding posts suitable for 4 mm
200 Range: 0,1 to 199,9 200 Hz or 162/3 Hz in the current loop plugs, bare ended wire and spade
will have a maximum effect of 1% on adaptors.
2 k Range: 0,001 k to 1,999 k the reading with minimal current
loop resistance. Instrument Protection
Accuracy (at 23C)
2 % of reading 3 digits Maximum Current Loop
Total service error Resistance
An additional error of typically 1% Power Supply
5 % of reading 3 digits
will be introduced for current loop 6 x 1,5 V (AA) IEC LR6 cells giving 700
Display resistances of:- typical 15 s tests at 20C.
31/2 digit L.C.D. with , k and low 20 Range: 4 k
battery voltage indicators. LEDs for 40 k Safety
high noise, high voltage probe 400 k The instrument meets the
resistance and high current loop If the Rc light is not showing, the requirements of IEC1010-1 (1992),
resistance maximum error will not exceed 2%. EN61010-1 (1993).
Test Frequency Note: with minimal current loop EMC
128 Hz 0,5 Hz The instrument meets EN50081-1 and
The instrument will indicate if a EN50082-1 (1992).
Test Voltage combination of current loop
interference and resistance are likely Dimensions
Maximum 50 V peak. to cause an error in the reading. 243 mm x 161 mm x 70 mm
Test Current Maximum Voltage Probe (9,4 in x 6 in x 2,75 in approx.)
(constant within a range) Resistance Weight
200 Range: 1 mA a.c. r.m.s. An additional error of typically 1% 0,82 kg (1.5 lb approx.)
2 k Range: 100 A a.c. r.m.s. will be introduced for a voltage
probe resistance of 75 k. Voltage Withstand
Potential Circuit Interference If the Rp light is not showing, the 240 V a.c. between any two terminals.
Voltages of 40 V pk to pk at maximum error will not exceed 2%.
Temperature Range
50 Hz, 60 Hz, 200 Hz or 162/3 Hz in the
potential circuit will have an effect of Operating: -20C to +45C
typically 1% on the reading in the Storage: -40C to +70C
20 to 2 k ranges. If the NOISE (without batteries)
light is not showing, the maximum
error due to noise voltage on these Temperature Coefficient
ranges will not exceed 2%. In the 0,1% per C over the temperature
20 k range the allowable noise is range -15C to +45C
reduced to 32 V pk to pk.
Operating: 90% RH max. at 45C
Storage: 70% RH max. at 55C

Four terminal earth testing kit

Part no. 6210-161

Item (Qty) Order Code Three terminal Earth testing kit .......................... 250581
Three terminal Digital earth tester .......................DET62D Comprising carrying bag containing: $335.00
$650.00 Two push-in galvanised steel spikes 10 mm
circular section, 450 mm long
Included Accessories 3 m, 15 m and 30 m of cable on a winder
Operating Instructions ..........................................6172-047
Terminal Shorting bar

Optional Accessories
Carrying case ..........................................................6420-103
Instrument Carrying Harness ...............................6220-537 National Distributor: MeterCenter
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