DTE-40 very low frequency tester

DTE-40 very low frequency test set

VLF cable testing is the cutting-edge technology for proof testing of fully operating medium voltage cables and the detection of faulty ones. 

The device under test must withstand a very low frequency AC voltage for a preset testing time without flashover. 

The portable, high-performance and energy-efficient DTE test systems are used for testing cables with 0.1; 0.05 and 0.02  Hz . In accordance with guidelines, the dielectric strength of cables and joints must be checked after installation or repair. 

The very low frequency test systems from DTE have high capacity and compact with cosine –rectangular output squarewave.

Test system has several units that can be easily separated that facilitates easy transportation and use. For example, when tested substation insulators only one high-voltage unit can be used.

Internal timer with three fixed time interval (1, 5, 30 minutes) with a real time clock function. After timer tripping the test system automatically turns off testing mode.  DTE test systems has two ranges of measurements of output current—1 mA and 20 mA  with digital indication.


Output voltage, VLF mode (C-R squarewave),  kV , max    40

Fixed frequencies of VLF generator, Hz                               0.1  0.05  0.02

Capacitance in VLF mode, μF, max                                       0.3  0.6  1.5

Max output voltage in AC continuous mode, kV                   50

Max output voltage in DC mode, kV                                     +40/-40

Output current in all modes, mA                                           14

Current and voltage measurement error, %                         3

Voltage measurement resolution, V                                     100

Continuous operation, min                                                    120

Current consumption, A                                                        5

Weight, kg, max                                                                    125

Power supply                                                                        220+/-22V, 50/60 Hz

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