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ZX3 DC Ground Fault Detector and Locator Equipment

ZX3 Ground Detection and Earth Fault Location Equipment for Ungrounded or Floating DC Systems

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Introducing the ZX3 DC Ground Detection and Location Equipment

Please watch the video above for introductory information about the ZX3 DC Ground Detection and Location Equipment by Allied Edison.

Three Location Modes Built Into One Machine

Fast Locate Mode

A Fast Locate mode that can find faults in a typical 135 vdc low capacitive (≤ 2 μF) system that are from 0 Ω to >100 kΩ very quickly and accurately.

Precise Locate Mode

A Precise Locate mode that can find faults in a typical 135 vdc low to high capacitive (≤ 50 μF) system that are from 0 Ω to >100 kΩ quickly and with extreme precision.

Intermittent Locate Mode

An Intermittent Locate mode, which can find an intermittent or cycling fault in a 135 vdc system where system capacitance is zero and the fault is ≤ 8 kΩ or where system capacitance is 2 μF and the fault is ≤ 25 kΩ.

ZX3 -- Z for impedance, X for times, 3 for location methods

The ZX3 is a ground fault locator that finds grounds (current leakage) on a battery system positive rail, the negative rail, on both rails simultaneously, in a field device, battery bank or solar array/string, regardless if they are high resistance or low resistance or in a capacitive environment. It also can provide more information about the DC ground than any other equipment available, providing maximum analyzing capabilities.

Three Location modes built into one DC ground location machine, which allows ZX3 to find ground faults under any condition:

  • Fast Locate mode that can be used to find grounds in low capacitive environments. In these conditions, grounds can be located very quickly and accurately.

  • Precise Locate mode can find DC ground faults in a typical 135 Vdc low to high capacitive (≤50 μF) systems that are from 0 Ω to >100 kΩ quickly and with extreme precision and works on system voltages from 24 vdc to 600 Vdc (including solar applications).

  • Intermittent Ground Locate mode, which can find an intermittent or cycling DC ground faults in battery systems or Solar Strings.

  • The ZX3 is the only machine available on the market that offers a way to locate an Intermittent Ground Fault.  

Two additional operational modes:

  • Ground fault "Detect/Analyze" mode where resistances values electrical parameters are calculated and displayed.

  • Self Test mode, determines any abnormalities in operating the equipment

Works on ungrounded or floating DC systems from 24 to 600 volts, including Solar Generation.

The ZX3 supports Data Logging onto a flash drive for remote viewing of the DC ground for an extended period of time.

The ZX3 has a protective rubber boot around the Base and Tracer Units to make them more rugged and durable, and a magnetic strap so that the system can be hung at eye level.

The Base and Tracer Units also have “fold out” stands that allow them to be placed on a bench top.

The ZX3 illuminates very brightly in dark areas, making ground location as easy at night as in the day.

Hazards of Ground Faults on a DC Ungrounded System

Please watch the video above for further saftey information about the ZX3 DC Ground Detection and Location Equipment by Allied Edison.

The ZX3 Tracer has circuitry that will allow the sensor to detect ground current through a metal conduit, flexible conduit or other cable raceway without the need to have the actual wiring exposed.

The ZX3 combines analog with digital technology, yielding the most innovative, advanced, ground detection and location machine in the world!

The Allied Edison ZX3 is a highly advanced tool by which a DC ground fault can be analyzed for station risk objectives and located without the need to de-energize live vital circuits critical to the station or system. The ZX3 has been rigorously tested by independent laboratories for emissions, immunity, safety and health compliance and complies with all standards set forth by CE regulations. The ZX3 assists in NERC PRC-002-6 compliance, whereby the Station Battery and DC power System must be inspected for inadvertent grounds every four months and aids to overall Nuclear Safety Risk reduction.

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