Check for differences in the specifications or features of the instruments.
For values that do not match when inputting a 50/60 sine wave
If the measuring range is too large relative to the input signal, the amount of error will increase. Differences in measured values can occur due to DC offset and other effects on AC power meters and AC/DC power meters. If the waveform is subtly distorted, harmonic components are present. The effects of such harmonic components can cause differences in measured values between power meters dedicated for 50/60 Hz and power meters supporting harmonics.
For values do not match when inputting distorted waves or high frequency waves
If the measured values on power meter A are larger than those from power meter B, there are at least two possibilities:
With 0.02% accuracy and 1MHz bandwidth, the WT3000 delivers where the highest precision measurements are required. It is the industry standard for R&D work on inverters, motor drives, lighting systems and electronic ballasts, UPS systems, aircraft power, transformer testing, and other power conversion devices.
The PZ4000 is designed for High Frequency Power Measurements as well as Transient Power Measurements. Its real-time acquisition system can perform cycle-by-cycle power measurements. One to Four input elements offer Basic Power Accuracy of 0.2% with 2 MHz Bandwidth and 5MS/sec digitizing rates.
The High-end WT1600 is designed for a wide range of applications, from energy-saving to large load applications. The WT1600 has a six element input capability to provide maximum flexibility, and Basic Power Accuracy of 0.1% with 1 MHz Bandwidth.
The WT1800 Power Analyzer offers maximum flexibility with up to six wattmeter elements, high bandwidths, simultaneous high speed digitizing, and wide voltage and current ranges. Although this model is still available, the newer WT1800E offers higher accuracy.
The WT2000 digital powermeter series has been designed with emphasis on basic performance (bandwidth, accuracy, response speed, and noise immunity) from the viewpoint of measurement of electrical quantities. The broad range of functions of these power analyzers enable them to be used in various fields of applications.
The WT500 Power Analyzer excels at single-phase and three-phase power measurements. Standard features include a color TFT display and USB interface for communications and memory. The instrument has a basic power accuracy of 0.1%, maximum inputs of 1000 V, 40 A and a measurement bandwidth of DC to 100 kHz.
A Digital Power Analyzer is an instrument for research & development, design validation, and manufacturing test used to accurately measure electrical power characteristics.